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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
38,674 18,986
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,406 20,244
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
40,969 13,601
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,853 15,047
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,115 19,318
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,177 17,118
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,512 17,029
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
22,975 15,032
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,185 15,648
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,375 15,992
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,900 16,696
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,680 11,674
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,427 10,573
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,645 11,193
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,806 14,267
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,611 10,163
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,070 10,575
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,811 9,796
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,057 10,367
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,792 10,568
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,907 10,385
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,854 8,270
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,862 8,791
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,060 10,164
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,489 8,284
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time