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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
38,614 18,956
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
35,364 20,209
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
40,895 13,589
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
30,802 15,028
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,055 19,293
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,158 17,095
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,492 17,005
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
22,949 15,015
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,164 15,626
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,357 15,969
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
32,849 16,676
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
20,657 11,656
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,397 10,560
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,628 11,176
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
22,767 14,252
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,589 10,144
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,051 10,565
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
16,786 9,787
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,018 10,359
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,778 10,557
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
15,892 10,374
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
15,834 8,261
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
15,833 8,781
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,043 10,155
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,478 8,278
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time