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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
39,337 19,384
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,055 20,663
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,804 13,830
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,469 15,337
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,923 19,567
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,493 17,438
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,881 17,370
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,353 15,330
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,591 15,945
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,815 16,303
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,646 16,912
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,029 11,872
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,881 10,735
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,931 11,408
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,285 14,471
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,956 10,338
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,345 10,725
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,095 9,957
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,467 10,534
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,977 10,746
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,160 10,549
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,109 8,408
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,169 8,929
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,297 10,308
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,679 8,422
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time