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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
39,829 19,651
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,470 20,959
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,394 13,997
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,867 15,563
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,528 19,738
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,725 17,652
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,172 17,596
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,641 15,510
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,895 16,136
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,109 16,524
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,176 17,067
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,277 12,023
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,179 10,868
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,123 11,563
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,595 14,612
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,202 10,458
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,530 10,840
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,286 10,078
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,781 10,642
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,123 10,869
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,331 10,655
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,286 8,493
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,376 9,020
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,471 10,411
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,825 8,517
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time