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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.

 

1
27,432 12,911
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,620 14,006
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,522 9,604
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,621 13,519
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
21,273 10,566
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,285 12,003
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,631 11,559
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,508 12,010
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,759 10,759
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,011 10,794
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
16,268 10,628
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
16,179 10,028
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,910 8,130
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
15,005 7,059
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
12,295 7,822
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,872 7,032
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
12,364 7,619
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,445 7,383
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,812 7,476
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,591 6,955
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
11,417 7,039
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
10,989 5,712
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
10,916 7,161
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,246 6,046
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,879 6,592
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,254 5,300
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,595 5,889
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,228 5,478
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

Actors of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Where Are They Now?

29
12,335 6,692
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,140 6,337
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,882 5,449
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,487 5,693
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,431 4,534
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,290 6,586
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,559 5,618
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best After School Shows from the '90s

36
8,586 3,796
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,133 5,072
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,677 5,133
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,466 4,916
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,606 4,519
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,156 3,612
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,589 4,906
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

43
9,373 2,982
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,434 4,182
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,057 4,576
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,225 4,277
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,076 4,276
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,071 4,667
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,674 4,624
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
5,809 3,710
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time