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
31,941 15,420
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,660 16,696
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,694 11,229
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,101 15,925
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,031 12,316
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,677 14,154
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,253 14,198
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,726 12,811
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,414 12,776
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,518 13,909
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,882 12,373
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,160 9,568
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,785 11,922
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,648 8,463
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,325 9,234
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,204 8,324
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,369 8,776
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,637 8,127
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,348 8,783
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,820 8,271
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,355 8,667
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,650 8,393
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,838 6,823
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,063 7,118
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,521 7,660
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,855 6,191
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,965 6,969
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,665 6,469
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,707 7,381
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,133 7,994
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,565 6,435
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,347 7,677
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,287 4,432
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,817 5,298
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,636 6,585
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,682 6,694
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,506 6,063
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,943 5,982
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,407 5,454
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,670 3,852
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,853 4,830
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,255 4,297
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,541 5,712
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,070 5,333
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,632 5,785
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,157 4,992
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,987 4,770
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,242 4,902
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,603 5,314
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,054 5,367
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997