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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
36,012 17,568
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
33,007 18,749
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
37,866 12,726
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,500 13,966
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
31,541 18,097
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
19,815 15,978
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
24,820 15,829
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
21,667 14,757
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
23,460 14,520
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
21,461 13,973
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
30,616 15,715
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,347 10,869
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,215 13,337
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,451 10,379
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
19,938 9,800
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,283 9,467
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
15,974 9,902
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
15,602 9,181
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,863 9,888
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
15,622 9,646
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
14,896 9,748
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
14,682 7,746
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,144 9,531
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
14,725 8,195
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,602 7,744
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time