Animated TV Series 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
31,960 15,433
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,680 16,707
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,716 11,238
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,126 15,931
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,041 12,324
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,687 14,160
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,266 14,205
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,736 12,817
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,426 12,784
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,529 13,919
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,890 12,384
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,173 9,572
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,797 11,929
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,659 8,472
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,336 9,238
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,214 8,332
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,377 8,780
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,645 8,135
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,827 8,276
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,355 8,788
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,363 8,672
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,657 8,402
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,844 6,831
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,074 7,123
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,531 7,667
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,863 6,198
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,973 6,972
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,671 6,476
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,717 7,384
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,138 8,001
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,572 6,439
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,358 7,682
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,297 4,437
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,821 5,302
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,642 6,588
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,684 6,701
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,510 6,069
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,945 5,988
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,416 5,461
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,683 3,852
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,856 4,835
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,258 4,302
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,546 5,716
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,077 5,335
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,637 5,786
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,162 4,994
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,993 4,771
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,248 4,905
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,608 5,316
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,058 5,369
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997