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
32,031 15,483
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,738 16,759
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,807 11,272
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,203 15,964
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,088 12,359
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,713 14,189
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,303 14,231
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,776 12,847
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,468 12,810
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,581 13,965
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,925 12,418
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,198 9,594
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,845 11,955
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,695 8,499
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,364 9,259
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,250 8,361
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,405 8,795
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,679 8,161
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,379 8,804
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,855 8,297
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,389 8,687
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,683 8,431
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,872 6,860
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,093 7,141
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,556 7,693
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,884 6,221
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,991 6,985
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,688 6,491
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,734 7,400
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,173 8,034
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,588 6,462
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,390 7,708
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,321 4,460
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,839 5,315
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,653 6,607
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,702 6,730
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,530 6,094
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,960 6,015
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,446 5,486
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,732 3,863
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,875 4,858
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,275 4,320
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,557 5,737
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,090 5,346
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,652 5,798
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,173 5,006
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,004 4,777
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,263 4,910
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,620 5,325
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,072 5,384
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997