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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
30,086 14,378
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,852 15,637
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,632 10,507
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,387 14,865
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,535 11,527
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,754 13,278
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
26,030 12,953
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,976 13,414
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
19,161 12,018
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
17,489 11,968
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

11
17,542 11,741
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,645 11,183
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

13
16,191 9,029
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,575 7,846
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,517 8,638
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,335 7,710
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,573 8,303
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,595 8,154
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
10,758 8,231
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,967 7,698
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,698 7,646
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,971 6,384
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
11,841 7,898
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,327 6,675
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,884 7,154
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,205 5,801
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,318 6,576
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,989 6,100
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,086 6,944
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,968 5,994
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
13,298 7,494
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,591 7,203
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,273 4,958
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,615 4,110
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,983 5,579
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,196 6,194
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,061 6,305
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,313 5,652
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
10,788 5,009
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,835 3,971
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,054 5,406
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,301 4,503
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,157 5,467
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,644 3,524
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,666 5,002
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,837 4,633
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,739 4,679
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,650 4,478
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,269 5,003
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
7,638 5,089
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997