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
30,109 14,386
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,866 15,645
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,655 10,512
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,398 14,874
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,549 11,531
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,760 13,287
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
26,043 12,962
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,982 13,422
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,172 12,024
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,499 11,976
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,549 11,747
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,655 11,191
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,198 9,035
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,582 7,850
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,523 8,643
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,342 7,715
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,582 8,305
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,602 8,159
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
10,765 8,237
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,976 7,701
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,707 7,648
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,977 6,388
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,847 7,903
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,330 6,679
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,890 7,158
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,211 5,802
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,321 6,578
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,992 6,102
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,089 6,949
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,972 5,999
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,304 7,498
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,596 7,207
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,279 4,960
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,623 4,110
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,986 5,583
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,200 6,197
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,065 6,308
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,318 5,653
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,793 5,011
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,839 3,972
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,056 5,410
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,306 4,505
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,161 5,470
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,650 3,528
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,668 5,005
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,843 4,634
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,744 4,682
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,655 4,481
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,276 5,005
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,641 5,092
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997