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
32,048 15,490
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,749 16,767
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,828 11,278
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,222 15,972
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,098 12,369
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,719 14,194
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,307 14,238
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,782 12,853
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,475 12,819
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,594 13,972
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,930 12,424
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,202 9,597
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,852 11,960
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,705 8,502
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,370 9,262
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,255 8,365
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,409 8,798
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,685 8,164
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,382 8,807
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,863 8,300
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,393 8,691
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,688 8,434
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,877 6,861
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,097 7,143
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,563 7,697
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,886 6,224
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,995 6,987
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,690 6,493
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,737 7,402
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,175 8,038
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,592 6,464
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,397 7,713
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,324 4,464
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,840 5,317
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,658 6,608
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,706 6,732
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,536 6,097
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,962 6,020
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,453 5,489
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,738 3,865
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,879 4,861
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,275 4,324
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,560 5,740
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,092 5,348
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,655 5,799
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,177 5,007
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,005 4,779
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,265 4,913
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,621 5,328
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,075 5,385
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997