Animated TV Series 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
33,471 16,323
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
30,201 17,561
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
35,355 11,826
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,285 12,989
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
29,440 16,796
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
18,428 14,884
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,489 14,837
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
19,840 13,518
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
21,614 13,413
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
19,945 12,928
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
28,724 14,644
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,996 10,063
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
19,724 12,456
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
18,561 8,987
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
15,074 9,682
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,958 8,802
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,978 9,207
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
14,513 8,798
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
14,414 8,547
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,904 9,215
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,931 9,092
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
13,549 7,176
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
13,723 7,502
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
13,251 8,835
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,073 8,074
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,564 7,256
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
12,361 6,540
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
11,260 6,768
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
12,266 7,748
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,837 8,434
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,967 8,137
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
10,787 4,727
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
12,065 6,810
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,277 5,543
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
9,055 6,932
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
10,214 7,026
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,421 6,294
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

38
9,926 6,464
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
12,573 4,157
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,931 5,890
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
9,269 5,138
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,928 6,012
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
7,603 4,577
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
9,074 6,078
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,409 5,629
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,601 5,112
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,906 5,580
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

48
8,529 5,282
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
7,290 4,994
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

50
6,347 3,688
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time