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.

 

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1
29 995 14 338
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26 791 15 583
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31 533 10 481
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26 289 14 831
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23 474 11 504
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16 710 13 247
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25 955 12 921
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19 946 13 380
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19 121 11 989
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17 454 11 935
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17 503 11 716
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17 594 11 159
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16 159 9 013
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16 528 7 825
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13 488 8 620
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14 292 7 694
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13 541 8 285
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
10 733 8 213
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12 554 8 141
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12 922 7 682
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12 670 7 631
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11 943 6 371
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11 821 7 878
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12 294 6 662
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11 863 7 139
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11 180 5 788
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10 299 6 562
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9 969 6 089
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11 066 6 931
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10 936 5 984
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13 267 7 479
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12 550 7 187
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9 250 4 947
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9 591 4 102
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8 956 5 571
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8 174 6 184
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9 041 6 292
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8 291 5 643
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10 751 4 999
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6 820 3 961
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8 036 5 397
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8 275 4 498
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8 145 5 456
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10 597 3 517
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7 645 4 996
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6 823 4 623
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7 715 4 674
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6 635 4 470
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6 251 4 995
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7 627 5 077
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997