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
31,986 15,455
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,700 16,730
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,747 11,251
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,156 15,941
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,061 12,334
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,696 14,171
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,272 14,216
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,751 12,826
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,442 12,791
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,538 13,934
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,901 12,396
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,182 9,579
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,814 11,938
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,668 8,484
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,344 9,247
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,224 8,344
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,384 8,787
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,654 8,146
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,362 8,795
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,834 8,284
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,368 8,678
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,662 8,415
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,852 6,841
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,077 7,130
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,542 7,674
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,869 6,207
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,976 6,979
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,675 6,481
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,722 7,389
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,152 8,013
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,576 6,449
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,368 7,691
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,306 4,445
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,828 5,308
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,645 6,593
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,688 6,713
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,516 6,077
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,950 5,997
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,423 5,469
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,698 3,855
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,864 4,843
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,263 4,309
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,549 5,726
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,081 5,339
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,640 5,793
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,166 4,999
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,996 4,775
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,255 4,907
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,614 5,319
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,063 5,375
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997