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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
26,493 12,325
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
23,814 13,445
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
27,455 9,251
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
22,602 13,081
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
20,427 10,171
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
14,689 11,515
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
17,927 11,473
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
22,814 11,004
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
15,839 10,195
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
17,269 10,300
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
15,455 10,398
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
15,658 9,584
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,420 7,831
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,448 6,785
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
11,820 7,550
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,300 6,799
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,015 7,081
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,938 7,365
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,193 6,671
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,445 7,206
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,598 5,444
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
10,578 6,869
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,884 6,812
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,833 5,804
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,502 6,353
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,301 5,626
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,912 5,099
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,908 5,245
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
11,985 6,373
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,791 6,087
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,478 5,232
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,250 5,425
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
10,888 6,313
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
8,095 4,353
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,778 4,861
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
8,208 3,662
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,280 5,410
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,428 4,927
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,235 4,700
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,376 4,645
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
9,178 4,291
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
5,882 3,464
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
8,939 2,761
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6,804 4,397
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,128 4,017
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,812 4,089
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,973 4,126
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,809 4,511
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,594 3,549
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,692 4,095
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time