Parenting The Best Cartoons of All Time  

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There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

 

list ordered by

1
30,015 14,348
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,804 15,594
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,550 10,490
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,311 14,839
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,484 11,512
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,718 13,259
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,972 12,928
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,953 13,392
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,133 11,996
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,464 11,943
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,510 11,723
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,606 11,165
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,167 9,018
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,537 7,833
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,494 8,627
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,303 7,703
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,548 8,292
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
10,739 8,219
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,562 8,147
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,934 7,685
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,675 7,637
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,952 6,375
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,825 7,883
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,300 6,667
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,866 7,143
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,185 5,793
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,304 6,565
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,973 6,092
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,069 6,935
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,940 5,988
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,276 7,480
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,561 7,189
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,256 4,951
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,593 4,107
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,963 5,573
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,181 6,187
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,045 6,296
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,297 5,646
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,761 5,001
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,822 3,966
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,040 5,401
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,281 4,499
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,146 5,461
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,611 3,518
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,653 4,996
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,826 4,626
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,722 4,674
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,636 4,474
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,255 4,998
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,631 5,080
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997