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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
39,207 19,308
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,920 20,580
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,646 13,785
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,345 15,277
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,774 19,513
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,425 17,373
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,806 17,296
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,275 15,269
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,505 15,883
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,720 16,235
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,498 16,866
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,961 11,828
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,794 10,709
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,867 11,368
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,200 14,426
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,887 10,304
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,285 10,698
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,035 9,925
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,388 10,498
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,933 10,712
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,117 10,514
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,056 8,379
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,095 8,902
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,245 10,274
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,630 8,391
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time