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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
36,081 17,610
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
33,076 18,790
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
37,942 12,758
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,573 13,995
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
31,604 18,131
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
19,850 16,012
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
24,878 15,856
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
21,713 14,796
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
23,519 14,545
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
21,503 13,995
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
30,670 15,741
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,373 10,895
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,260 13,359
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,486 10,403
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
19,977 9,819
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,316 9,490
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,002 9,920
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
15,628 9,204
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,893 9,906
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
15,659 9,663
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
14,928 9,760
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
14,712 7,760
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,168 9,547
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
14,748 8,215
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,630 7,754
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time