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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
39,289 19,359
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,010 20,631
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,743 13,813
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,431 15,317
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,859 19,554
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,470 17,412
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,859 17,344
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,320 15,314
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,559 15,926
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,788 16,279
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,602 16,896
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,005 11,859
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,855 10,725
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,912 11,396
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,258 14,458
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,931 10,328
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,327 10,719
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,073 9,950
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,440 10,521
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,962 10,736
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,145 10,538
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,091 8,400
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,144 8,920
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,279 10,300
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,666 8,414
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time