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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
39,823 19,647
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,466 20,955
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,387 13,994
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,862 15,560
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,522 19,737
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,722 17,650
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,169 17,594
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,639 15,509
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,892 16,135
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,104 16,522
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,170 17,067
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,274 12,022
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,177 10,867
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,121 11,562
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,591 14,611
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,199 10,457
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,527 10,839
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,285 10,077
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,775 10,642
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,122 10,868
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,329 10,654
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,284 8,492
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,373 9,019
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,470 10,410
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,824 8,516
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time