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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
26,415 12,277
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
23,744 13,385
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
27,370 9,219
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
22,519 13,039
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
20,359 10,136
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
14,638 11,480
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
17,885 11,423
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
22,740 10,954
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
15,802 10,159
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
17,226 10,262
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
15,415 10,358
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
15,610 9,545
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,382 7,797
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,400 6,749
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
11,787 7,516
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,256 6,770
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,976 7,056
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,895 7,348
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,410 7,183
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,153 6,646
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,560 5,420
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
10,550 6,839
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,831 6,790
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,803 5,782
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,467 6,332
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,880 5,083
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,282 5,602
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,885 5,225
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

Actors of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Where Are They Now?

29
11,951 6,349
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,765 6,064
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,444 5,215
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,224 5,408
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
10,849 6,291
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
8,067 4,341
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,748 4,841
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
8,173 3,650
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,260 5,390
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,401 4,907
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,214 4,682
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,354 4,626
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,862 3,450
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
9,129 4,275
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

43
7,098 4,003
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,887 2,745
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,777 4,385
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,786 4,076
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,952 4,112
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,786 4,494
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,572 3,536
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,675 4,079
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time