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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.

 

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1
24,695 11,234
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
22,213 12,404
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
25,452 8,562
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
19,025 9,482
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
20,807 12,186
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
13,759 10,678
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
16,813 10,607
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
21,184 10,080
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
14,902 9,544
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
16,234 9,597
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
14,418 9,670
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
14,497 8,912
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
13,571 7,294
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
13,466 6,254
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

15
11,072 7,023
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
11,425 6,337
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,321 6,577
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,244 6,945
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,854 6,750
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,869 5,050
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
10,457 6,252
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
9,935 6,408
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,121 5,397
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,012 6,373
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
9,867 5,962
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,307 4,790
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
8,782 5,226
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,386 4,865
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

75+ Famous People Who Voiced Cartoon Characters

29
11,187 5,872
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,197 5,671
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,816 5,025
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,830 4,872
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,573 4,061
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,127 5,884
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,228 4,500
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
6,829 5,038
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,612 3,419
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
6,956 4,627
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
6,816 4,392
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,910 4,298
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,482 3,209
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,403 3,949
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
7,923 2,397
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6,618 3,779
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,391 4,113
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,329 3,820
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,598 3,879
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,380 4,226
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,203 3,327
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,370 3,830
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time