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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.

 

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1
24,766 11,281
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
22,275 12,443
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
25,522 8,589
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
20,873 12,216
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
19,080 9,509
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
13,796 10,709
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
16,852 10,642
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
21,235 10,125
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
14,935 9,568
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
16,276 9,623
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
14,454 9,700
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
14,543 8,934
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
13,604 7,309
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
13,496 6,273
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
11,105 7,037
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
11,456 6,356
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,347 6,591
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,273 6,956
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,879 6,763
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,897 5,062
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
10,491 6,263
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
9,957 6,422
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,154 5,410
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,039 6,388
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
9,894 5,972
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,332 4,798
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
8,801 5,239
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,408 4,881
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
11,215 5,893
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,225 5,682
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,827 5,044
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,859 4,888
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,600 4,070
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,158 5,908
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,245 4,519
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
6,850 5,052
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,635 3,431
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
6,973 4,642
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
6,835 4,407
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,933 4,309
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,501 3,219
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,433 3,966
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
7,960 2,416
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6,638 3,789
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,407 4,126
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,350 3,831
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,611 3,887
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,396 4,236
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,219 3,335
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,384 3,841
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time