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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
38,573 18,931
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,322 20,184
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
40,843 13,571
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,762 15,004
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,005 19,276
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,137 17,076
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,469 16,989
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
22,924 15,002
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,143 15,605
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,335 15,945
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,804 16,660
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,640 11,642
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,372 10,546
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,608 11,164
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,739 14,236
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,561 10,135
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,033 10,552
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,767 9,774
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
16,981 10,351
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,765 10,546
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,873 10,361
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,810 8,254
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,810 8,770
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,032 10,144
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,466 8,270
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time