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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
30,146 14,397
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,901 15,664
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,703 10,525
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,444 14,890
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,581 11,544
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,777 13,303
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
26,085 12,973
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,999 13,438
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,192 12,043
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,521 11,991
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,569 11,753
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,679 11,206
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,211 9,048
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,599 7,861
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,540 8,652
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,359 7,722
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,597 8,312
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,612 8,171
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
10,775 8,250
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,992 7,710
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,721 7,659
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,989 6,400
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,861 7,912
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,339 6,688
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,902 7,167
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,222 5,809
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,329 6,586
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,000 6,110
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,101 6,957
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,985 6,007
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,322 7,508
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,614 7,216
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,289 4,967
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,636 4,114
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,999 5,590
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,209 6,206
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,072 6,315
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,324 5,659
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,806 5,020
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,850 3,977
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,063 5,417
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,314 4,512
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,171 5,475
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,668 3,533
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,678 5,011
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,852 4,639
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,753 4,689
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,660 4,487
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,281 5,012
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,652 5,098
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997