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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
38,670 18,982
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,400 20,240
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
40,958 13,600
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,846 15,046
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,107 19,314
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,177 17,115
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,510 17,025
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
22,972 15,031
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,181 15,645
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,374 15,988
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,891 16,696
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,677 11,673
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,424 10,573
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,643 11,190
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,798 14,266
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,606 10,162
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,068 10,573
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,807 9,796
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,052 10,367
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,791 10,566
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,906 10,385
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,854 8,269
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,855 8,790
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,057 10,164
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,488 8,284
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time