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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
39,179 19,295
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,888 20,567
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,612 13,775
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,313 15,266
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,730 19,509
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,411 17,363
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,793 17,284
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,260 15,258
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,489 15,871
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,700 16,227
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,462 16,856
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,947 11,821
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,778 10,701
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,858 11,357
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,172 14,416
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,867 10,298
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,276 10,691
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,022 9,921
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,365 10,492
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,926 10,706
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,106 10,505
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,046 8,370
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,083 8,893
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,233 10,269
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,622 8,382
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time