Parenting 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
30,026 14,352
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,814 15,597
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,561 10,493
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,321 14,844
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,493 11,514
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,724 13,263
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,975 12,931
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,957 13,395
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,138 11,999
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,466 11,948
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,517 11,724
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,614 11,167
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,171 9,022
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,540 7,837
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,497 8,629
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,305 7,706
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,550 8,294
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
10,742 8,222
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,565 8,149
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,937 7,687
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,680 7,637
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,956 6,375
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,826 7,886
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,304 6,668
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,870 7,144
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,188 5,794
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,308 6,566
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,977 6,092
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,070 6,938
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,944 5,989
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,279 7,484
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,563 7,192
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,259 4,952
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,596 4,108
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,965 5,575
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,182 6,189
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,049 6,298
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,301 5,646
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,765 5,003
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,825 3,967
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,041 5,403
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,283 4,501
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,148 5,463
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,613 3,520
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,654 4,998
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,829 4,627
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,725 4,676
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,638 4,475
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,257 4,999
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,633 5,083
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997