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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
38,694 19,002
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,420 20,259
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,002 13,609
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,869 15,053
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,137 19,329
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,184 17,129
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,522 17,036
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
22,989 15,038
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,203 15,656
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,387 16,003
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,919 16,704
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,690 11,682
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,438 10,582
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,653 11,204
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,817 14,278
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,620 10,172
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,080 10,582
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,824 9,802
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,068 10,374
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,800 10,575
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,916 10,393
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,867 8,274
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,876 8,797
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,067 10,171
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,496 8,290
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time