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.

 

1
28,609 13,484
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
25,537 14,686
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
29,867 9,968
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
24,815 14,038
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
22,381 10,962
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,012 12,600
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
24,592 12,253
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,176 12,713
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,352 11,351
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,727 11,284
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
16,804 11,210
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
16,799 10,622
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,526 8,545
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
15,785 7,384
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
12,916 8,189
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
13,640 7,284
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
12,961 7,951
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,004 7,751
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,160 7,294
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,196 7,306
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,262 7,874
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
11,409 6,069
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,354 7,520
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,756 6,348
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,366 6,862
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,745 5,536
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,907 6,255
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,580 5,803
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

Actors of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Where Are They Now?

29
10,609 6,613
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,435 5,670
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
12,736 7,109
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
11,799 6,876
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,118 3,939
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
8,879 4,725
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,568 5,301
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
8,775 6,022
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

37
7,853 5,919
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,990 5,393
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,111 4,760
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,496 3,792
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,750 5,167
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,869 4,334
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

43
7,838 5,211
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
9,885 3,251
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,353 4,805
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,529 4,463
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,400 4,492
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
5,975 4,810
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

49
6,385 4,321
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

50
7,325 4,889
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997