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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
29,572 14,080
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,437 15,321
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,041 10,312
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,821 14,585
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,160 11,334
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,514 13,053
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,543 12,726
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,731 13,194
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,895 11,800
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,241 11,740
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,295 11,562
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
15,972 8,868
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
17,357 10,986
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
16,284 7,707
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,314 8,497
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,093 7,571
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,349 8,189
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,386 8,033
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,694 7,578
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,584 8,106
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,514 7,538
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,764 6,287
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,677 7,771
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,120 6,576
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,707 7,067
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,053 5,719
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,173 6,479
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,837 6,017
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,929 6,844
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,788 5,897
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
12,346 7,093
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,115 7,363
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,129 4,893
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,449 4,053
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,834 5,503
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,959 6,218
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,072 6,123
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,200 5,574
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,549 4,937
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,947 5,334
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,727 3,912
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,145 4,462
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,046 5,387
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,378 3,439
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,735 4,580
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,554 4,946
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,627 4,628
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,564 4,427
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,169 4,943
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,528 5,031
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997