Parenting The Best Cartoons of All Time  

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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
30,055 14,368
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,834 15,619
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,592 10,505
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,355 14,854
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,509 11,523
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,736 13,273
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
26,003 12,939
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,968 13,401
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,150 12,006
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,475 11,956
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,532 11,730
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,629 11,174
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,181 9,025
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,560 7,842
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,507 8,634
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,322 7,708
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,565 8,299
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,584 8,152
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
10,749 8,228
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,954 7,694
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,691 7,643
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,962 6,381
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,836 7,893
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,320 6,672
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,877 7,150
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,195 5,799
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,312 6,573
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,982 6,098
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,082 6,942
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,956 5,993
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,288 7,491
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,578 7,198
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,266 4,956
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,606 4,110
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,977 5,578
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,191 6,194
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,057 6,302
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,308 5,649
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,777 5,006
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,831 3,970
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,048 5,405
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,293 4,502
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,153 5,466
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,635 3,522
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,664 5,001
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,833 4,631
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,735 4,678
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,643 4,478
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,263 5,002
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,637 5,087
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997