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
31,300 15,023
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,104 16,274
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
32,938 10,962
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
27,330 15,652
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
24,562 12,009
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,376 13,867
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
20,935 13,891
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
27,013 13,601
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
18,365 12,486
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
18,566 12,101
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
20,068 12,502
South Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

12
16,870 9,369
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,403 11,691
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,308 8,235
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,086 9,042
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,920 8,101
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,122 8,621
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,096 8,526
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,400 7,920
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,170 8,602
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,497 8,108
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,435 8,197
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,598 6,657
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
12,813 6,977
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,294 7,476
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,640 6,052
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,818 6,824
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,512 6,338
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,525 7,244
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,891 7,801
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,365 6,313
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,067 7,530
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,643 5,194
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,049 4,315
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,495 6,478
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,544 6,525
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,337 5,898
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,772 5,840
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,145 5,310
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,123 4,183
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,667 4,704
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,372 5,617
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
11,306 3,747
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,942 5,241
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,506 5,689
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,029 4,908
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,104 4,835
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,872 4,691
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,494 5,227
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,934 5,294
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997