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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
26,346 12,243
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
23,682 13,346
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
27,287 9,194
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
22,447 13,007
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
20,298 10,112
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
14,590 11,447
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
17,839 11,390
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
22,677 10,917
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
15,769 10,129
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
17,188 10,234
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
15,367 10,332
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
15,560 9,517
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,346 7,776
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,355 6,730
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
11,754 7,496
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,210 6,753
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,939 7,038
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,867 7,327
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,383 7,164
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,119 6,632
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,528 5,406
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
10,525 6,820
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,795 6,770
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,768 5,768
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,443 6,316
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,857 5,068
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,257 5,585
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,860 5,211
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
11,920 6,327
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,731 6,052
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,416 5,202
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,208 5,389
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
10,823 6,272
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
8,048 4,326
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,721 4,826
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
8,147 3,640
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,237 5,379
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,384 4,894
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,191 4,675
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,339 4,610
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,842 3,442
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
9,099 4,260
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
7,079 3,995
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,853 2,728
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,762 4,374
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,765 4,064
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,939 4,100
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,765 4,485
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,558 3,527
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,662 4,067
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time