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
32,005 15,472
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,719 16,747
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,775 11,266
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,181 15,953
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,074 12,349
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,706 14,179
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,284 14,224
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,765 12,835
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,451 12,800
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,563 13,950
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,913 12,409
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,189 9,586
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,829 11,948
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,681 8,494
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,354 9,252
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,234 8,357
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,396 8,790
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,667 8,155
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,371 8,798
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,845 8,288
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,379 8,680
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,672 8,424
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,863 6,850
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,085 7,133
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,547 7,684
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,875 6,215
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,981 6,981
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,681 6,484
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,730 7,391
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,164 8,024
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,582 6,454
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,380 7,701
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,317 4,453
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,834 5,310
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,650 6,598
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,693 6,723
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,524 6,087
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,957 6,006
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,435 5,479
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,716 3,857
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,870 4,851
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,267 4,316
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,553 5,732
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,087 5,342
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,648 5,796
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,170 5,002
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,999 4,775
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,258 4,908
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,617 5,320
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,066 5,379
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997