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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
25 752 11 864
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
23 188 12 971
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
26 608 8 967
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
21 855 12 691
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
19 818 9 913
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
14 294 11 178
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
17 436 11 130
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
22 144 10 597
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
15 431 9 926
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
16 845 10 000
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
15 033 10 096
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
15 205 9 258
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14 078 7 596
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14 047 6 545
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
11 518 7 319
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
11 934 6 601
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10 718 6 869
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11 637 7 195
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9 189 7 024
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10 287 5 288
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
10 864 6 493
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
10 307 6 669
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10 519 6 627
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10 534 5 646
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10 247 6 171
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9 663 4 964
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9 079 5 459
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8 682 5 096
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
11 633 6 161
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9 550 5 912
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9 230 5 072
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8 061 5 257
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
10 571 6 122
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
7 887 4 228
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7 544 4 712
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
7 107 5 259
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7 945 3 563
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7 219 4 806
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7 065 4 576
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7 198 4 502
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5 730 3 361
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8 853 4 153
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
8 532 2 616
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6 916 3 923
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6 645 4 282
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6 624 3 975
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5 814 4 029
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6 648 4 390
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5 437 3 463
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5 560 3 989
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time