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
30,116 14,388
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,873 15,650
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,666 10,515
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,411 14,879
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,557 11,535
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,763 13,291
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
26,059 12,963
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,988 13,426
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,178 12,028
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,506 11,979
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,553 11,748
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,662 11,195
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,203 9,036
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,588 7,851
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,529 8,644
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,347 7,716
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,585 8,307
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,607 8,161
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
10,769 8,240
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,978 7,704
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,713 7,650
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,978 6,391
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,850 7,905
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,332 6,681
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,892 7,159
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,213 5,803
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,322 6,579
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,994 6,103
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,093 6,951
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,975 6,001
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,309 7,500
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,599 7,209
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,281 4,963
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,625 4,111
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,990 5,584
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,204 6,198
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,067 6,309
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,319 5,654
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,797 5,012
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,841 3,974
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,057 5,411
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,307 4,508
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,164 5,470
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,657 3,528
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,670 5,007
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,844 4,636
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,746 4,683
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,656 4,483
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,277 5,008
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,644 5,094
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997