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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
39,128 19,270
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,848 20,528
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,547 13,761
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,266 15,243
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,668 19,488
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,386 17,341
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,760 17,261
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,231 15,235
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,457 15,849
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,671 16,201
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,401 16,841
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,916 11,812
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,747 10,689
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,833 11,343
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,143 14,405
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,843 10,290
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,259 10,684
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,000 9,910
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,339 10,483
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,911 10,697
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,086 10,496
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,026 8,361
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,058 8,887
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,217 10,260
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,610 8,371
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time