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.

 

1
28,663 13,525
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
25,586 14,723
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
29,934 9,993
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
24,885 14,060
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
22,436 10,986
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,042 12,624
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
24,639 12,285
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,205 12,743
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,386 11,370
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,755 11,307
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
16,827 11,229
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
16,839 10,641
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,555 8,564
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
15,826 7,400
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

15
12,940 8,206
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
13,671 7,299
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
12,974 7,962
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,030 7,764
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,180 7,304
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,231 7,318
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,280 7,886
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
11,427 6,080
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,370 7,532
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,786 6,360
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,389 6,870
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,756 5,548
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,920 6,269
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,594 5,814
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

75+ Famous People Who Voiced Cartoon Characters

29
10,636 6,626
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
12,769 7,117
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
10,459 5,683
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
11,824 6,888
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,137 3,948
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
8,891 4,737
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,589 5,317
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
8,787 6,033
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

37
7,865 5,934
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,999 5,405
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,141 4,771
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,505 3,802
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,758 5,180
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,890 4,340
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
7,855 5,221
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,366 4,819
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
9,908 3,265
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,542 4,468
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,416 4,505
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
5,990 4,821
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

49
6,399 4,328
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

50
7,338 4,902
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997