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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
37,097 18,153
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,027 19,324
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,039 13,113
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,450 14,405
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,537 18,664
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,373 16,460
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,614 16,309
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,419 15,273
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,259 14,966
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,165 14,355
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,521 16,125
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,935 11,190
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,887 13,726
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,986 10,688
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,558 10,105
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,851 9,743
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,406 10,188
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,175 9,422
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,257 10,163
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,141 9,960
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,343 9,989
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,198 7,945
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,575 9,787
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,188 8,451
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,021 7,945
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time