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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
30,046 14,365
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,826 15,615
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,587 10,501
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,347 14,851
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,506 11,521
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,736 13,271
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,993 12,938
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,965 13,400
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,147 12,004
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,472 11,953
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,526 11,730
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,625 11,173
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,179 9,024
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,553 7,842
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,503 8,634
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,318 7,707
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,561 8,297
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
10,748 8,226
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,577 8,152
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,949 7,692
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,688 7,643
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,961 6,380
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,833 7,892
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,318 6,670
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,876 7,148
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,195 5,797
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,311 6,571
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,981 6,096
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,079 6,941
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,952 5,992
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,284 7,491
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,576 7,197
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,265 4,954
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,606 4,108
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,974 5,577
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,187 6,193
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,054 6,302
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,306 5,649
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,774 5,005
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,831 3,969
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,048 5,404
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,293 4,501
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,152 5,465
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,631 3,521
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,664 4,999
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,833 4,630
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,732 4,678
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,643 4,477
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,263 5,001
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,637 5,086
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997