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
32,012 15,474
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,723 16,751
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,786 11,268
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,191 15,954
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,080 12,352
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,709 14,182
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,290 14,226
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,768 12,838
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,456 12,802
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,568 13,955
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,915 12,412
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,191 9,589
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,836 11,951
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,684 8,495
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,357 9,253
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,243 8,357
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,397 8,792
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,672 8,156
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,374 8,799
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,850 8,291
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,384 8,681
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,675 8,424
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,866 6,853
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,087 7,136
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,550 7,685
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,878 6,216
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,983 6,984
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,684 6,486
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,731 7,394
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,166 8,026
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,585 6,457
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,385 7,703
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,319 4,455
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,837 5,311
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,652 6,600
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,697 6,724
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,526 6,089
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,959 6,007
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,439 5,481
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,720 3,860
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,873 4,853
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,272 4,316
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,554 5,734
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,088 5,344
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,649 5,797
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,170 5,004
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,002 4,775
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,260 4,908
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,619 5,321
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,067 5,380
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997