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
31,927 15,408
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,645 16,687
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,680 11,220
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,083 15,920
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,019 12,311
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,670 14,151
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,246 14,192
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,721 12,805
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,407 12,771
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,499 13,901
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,871 12,366
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,154 9,564
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,774 11,917
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,638 8,456
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,316 9,231
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,196 8,317
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,363 8,774
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,632 8,121
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,345 8,781
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,813 8,269
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,351 8,664
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,647 8,385
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,836 6,816
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,057 7,115
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,515 7,655
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,851 6,185
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,961 6,966
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,663 6,466
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,703 7,379
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,131 7,987
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,557 6,433
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,340 7,671
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,282 4,426
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,813 5,295
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,633 6,582
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,680 6,688
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,498 6,055
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,939 5,977
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,398 5,448
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,662 3,849
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,850 4,824
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,253 4,292
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,539 5,706
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,068 5,331
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,630 5,783
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,154 4,991
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,986 4,769
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,239 4,900
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,601 5,313
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,049 5,365
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997