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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
39,700 19,587
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,373 20,879
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,259 13,959
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,775 15,507
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,386 19,697
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,671 17,604
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,108 17,543
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,576 15,471
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,828 16,091
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,053 16,467
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,027 17,041
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,223 11,983
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,108 10,843
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,091 11,525
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,521 14,581
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,156 10,428
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,474 10,823
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,236 10,052
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,702 10,621
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,092 10,836
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,290 10,631
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,238 8,474
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,325 8,997
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,428 10,386
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,789 8,488
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time