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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.

 

1
27,337 12,856
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,541 13,957
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,418 9,571
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,529 13,475
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
21,185 10,531
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,222 11,957
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,550 11,507
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,448 11,958
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,707 10,726
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,231 10,584
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
15,955 10,766
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
16,137 9,986
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,864 8,102
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,952 7,034
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

15
12,249 7,793
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,818 7,009
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,406 7,351
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,321 7,594
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,771 7,449
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,545 6,931
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,948 5,689
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
11,366 7,015
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,884 7,135
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,209 6,020
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,835 6,572
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,212 5,284
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,570 5,866
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,201 5,452
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

75+ Famous People Who Voiced Cartoon Characters

29
12,295 6,666
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,110 6,313
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,841 5,433
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,454 5,674
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,397 4,514
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,249 6,566
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,548 3,781
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
8,102 5,055
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,533 5,600
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,648 5,120
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,445 4,901
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,573 4,502
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,129 3,600
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,573 4,888
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
9,332 2,967
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,407 4,169
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,038 4,563
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,048 4,261
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,200 4,266
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,050 4,656
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,648 4,615
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
5,786 3,698
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time