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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
39,843 19,658
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,486 20,973
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,412 14,005
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,884 15,570
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,547 19,742
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,737 17,659
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,182 17,600
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,647 15,515
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,902 16,144
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,119 16,533
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,188 17,070
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,284 12,027
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,186 10,871
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,130 11,565
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,600 14,618
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,209 10,460
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,537 10,842
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,291 10,081
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,789 10,644
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,128 10,871
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,339 10,657
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,291 8,498
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,382 9,022
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,477 10,412
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,830 8,520
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time