Parenting 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.

 

1
29,468 14,031
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,342 15,265
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
30,922 10,281
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,709 14,532
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,077 11,292
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,459 13,002
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,444 12,677
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,677 13,149
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,836 11,757
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,187 11,695
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,229 11,528
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,294 10,948
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,909 8,838
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,231 7,676
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,279 8,453
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,048 7,533
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,301 8,168
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,346 7,998
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,626 7,549
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,554 8,076
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,474 7,519
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,724 6,270
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,639 7,748
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,078 6,555
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,668 7,047
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,015 5,704
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,146 6,455
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,807 5,999
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,896 6,824
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,070 7,342
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
10,748 5,870
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,299 7,068
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,097 4,877
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,412 4,043
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,808 5,480
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,934 6,197
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,056 6,095
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,169 5,556
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,512 4,914
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,924 5,314
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,697 3,899
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,117 4,445
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,019 5,366
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,333 3,418
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,716 4,563
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,536 4,927
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,606 4,610
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,543 4,417
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,147 4,932
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,507 5,008
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997