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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
39,811 19,641
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,458 20,950
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,375 13,991
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,856 15,556
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,510 19,734
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,716 17,647
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,164 17,589
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,636 15,506
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,887 16,131
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,102 16,516
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,155 17,064
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,271 12,017
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,172 10,864
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,119 11,560
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,584 14,610
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,195 10,455
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,519 10,837
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,280 10,074
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,763 10,640
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,118 10,863
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,325 10,652
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,278 8,491
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,369 9,015
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,466 10,407
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,819 8,512
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time