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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
39,703 19,590
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,375 20,885
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,264 13,961
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,780 15,509
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,395 19,698
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,671 17,608
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,110 17,545
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,580 15,472
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,829 16,094
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,055 16,469
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,038 17,041
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,225 11,986
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,114 10,843
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,091 11,526
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,522 14,582
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,156 10,429
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,475 10,824
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,236 10,053
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,704 10,622
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,092 10,838
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,292 10,631
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,239 8,475
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,326 8,998
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,429 10,387
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,789 8,489
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time