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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
39,137 19,273
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,854 20,532
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,554 13,764
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,273 15,248
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,678 19,492
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,391 17,344
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,762 17,267
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,234 15,239
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,461 15,851
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,673 16,205
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,408 16,843
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,920 11,814
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,749 10,691
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,838 11,347
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,146 14,408
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,847 10,291
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,260 10,687
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,001 9,913
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,342 10,485
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,914 10,699
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,088 10,498
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,027 8,363
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,059 8,889
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,219 10,261
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,611 8,372
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time