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
31,975 15,447
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,693 16,723
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,735 11,248
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,142 15,940
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,054 12,331
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,692 14,169
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,269 14,213
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,743 12,825
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,436 12,790
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,534 13,930
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,899 12,393
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,178 9,578
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,808 11,936
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,663 8,482
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,340 9,245
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,221 8,342
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,383 8,784
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,652 8,144
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,360 8,793
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,831 8,282
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,365 8,677
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,661 8,411
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,850 6,838
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,074 7,129
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,540 7,671
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,866 6,204
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,974 6,977
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,673 6,479
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,719 7,388
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,146 8,009
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,575 6,444
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,363 7,688
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,302 4,443
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,826 5,306
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,642 6,592
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,687 6,708
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,513 6,075
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,948 5,994
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,421 5,467
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,691 3,854
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,862 4,840
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,261 4,307
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,546 5,725
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,079 5,338
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,639 5,790
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,164 4,997
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,995 4,773
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,250 4,907
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,612 5,317
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,062 5,372
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997