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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
29,444 14,019
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,321 15,253
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
30,896 10,272
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,685 14,520
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,063 11,281
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,449 12,991
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,418 12,668
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,668 13,139
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,823 11,748
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,174 11,687
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,214 11,522
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,283 10,941
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,900 8,835
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,218 7,671
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,267 8,451
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,037 7,531
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,294 8,164
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,338 7,995
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,617 7,545
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,546 8,074
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,467 7,517
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,718 6,266
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,633 7,744
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,067 6,553
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,664 7,042
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,010 5,702
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,140 6,453
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,799 5,998
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,890 6,821
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,057 7,340
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
10,741 5,868
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,285 7,068
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,095 4,876
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,406 4,043
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,804 5,477
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,932 6,194
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,051 6,094
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,165 5,555
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,505 4,912
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,921 5,312
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,695 3,898
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,114 4,443
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,014 5,365
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,320 3,417
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,714 4,562
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,534 4,926
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,605 4,609
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,539 4,416
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,145 4,931
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,500 5,008
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997