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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
39,280 19,357
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,000 20,629
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,737 13,811
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,425 15,313
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,847 19,551
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,466 17,407
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,856 17,339
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,317 15,308
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,555 15,922
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,780 16,276
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,594 16,894
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,002 11,857
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,851 10,724
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,910 11,393
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,253 14,456
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,928 10,326
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,326 10,718
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,071 9,949
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,435 10,521
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,961 10,734
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,144 10,535
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,089 8,398
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,143 8,918
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,278 10,298
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,664 8,411
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time