Animated TV Series The Best Cartoons of All Time  

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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
31,344 15,043
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,147 16,295
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
32,979 10,977
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
27,367 15,673
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
24,593 12,027
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,398 13,879
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
27,045 13,624
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
20,954 13,908
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
18,384 12,500
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
18,589 12,115
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
20,090 12,518
South Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

12
16,891 9,380
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,436 11,705
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,331 8,250
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,105 9,051
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,940 8,115
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,139 8,627
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,113 8,537
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,420 7,930
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,187 8,609
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,521 8,119
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,451 8,211
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,616 6,667
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
12,825 6,991
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,314 7,483
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,657 6,059
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,827 6,836
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,526 6,346
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,537 7,257
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,909 7,817
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,374 6,323
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,087 7,542
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,657 5,200
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,067 4,324
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,509 6,485
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,559 6,539
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,349 5,911
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,788 5,851
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,161 5,320
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,132 4,190
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,676 4,713
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,387 5,623
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
11,324 3,763
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,948 5,251
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,516 5,699
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,035 4,918
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,114 4,840
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,886 4,694
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,505 5,232
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
6,599 4,219
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time