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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
38,590 18,941
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,339 20,197
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
40,867 13,579
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,778 15,013
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,024 19,284
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,145 17,085
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,476 16,995
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
22,935 15,008
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,153 15,613
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,344 15,953
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,823 16,666
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,645 11,647
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,381 10,549
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,615 11,167
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,749 14,243
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,573 10,136
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,037 10,556
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,774 9,775
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
16,997 10,352
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,770 10,549
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,875 10,367
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,817 8,255
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,818 8,772
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,034 10,147
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,468 8,272
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time