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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
38,751 19,052
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,480 20,294
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,075 13,628
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,923 15,082
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,210 19,349
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,216 17,157
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,557 17,066
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,026 15,064
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,243 15,686
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,422 16,029
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,976 16,717
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,721 11,699
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,477 10,595
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,672 11,224
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,855 14,294
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,644 10,192
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,099 10,598
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,853 9,813
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,102 10,388
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,815 10,593
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,931 10,410
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,891 8,290
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,892 8,817
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,083 10,188
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,509 8,304
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time