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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.

 

1
27,211 12,777
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,440 13,863
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,263 9,521
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,378 13,422
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
21,066 10,475
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,144 11,878
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,445 11,420
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,364 11,879
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,644 10,652
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,170 10,518
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
15,881 10,709
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
16,064 9,923
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,799 8,055
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,870 6,998
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
12,177 7,755
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,723 6,985
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,341 7,313
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,267 7,557
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,722 7,408
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,489 6,893
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,892 5,650
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
11,281 6,991
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,844 7,087
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,154 5,981
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,778 6,541
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,538 5,820
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,167 5,254
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,163 5,416
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
12,254 6,618
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,061 6,276
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,780 5,404
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,429 5,632
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,357 4,487
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,198 6,526
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,492 3,765
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
8,045 5,033
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,496 5,566
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,617 5,092
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,414 4,871
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,504 4,474
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,552 4,848
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,094 3,581
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
9,274 2,934
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,368 4,144
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,004 4,535
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,014 4,235
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,166 4,247
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,016 4,634
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,620 4,593
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
5,765 3,675
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time