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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
39,776 19,624
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,429 20,936
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,333 13,985
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,834 15,541
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,478 19,726
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,701 17,638
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,151 17,576
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,621 15,495
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,866 16,122
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,083 16,506
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,124 17,055
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,254 12,009
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,157 10,856
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,110 11,549
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,563 14,597
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,183 10,447
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,502 10,836
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,265 10,067
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,749 10,633
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,111 10,855
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,312 10,645
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,264 8,485
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,356 9,012
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,457 10,401
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,808 8,504
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time