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.

 

1
28,584 13,468
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
25,511 14,670
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
29,831 9,960
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
24,781 14,026
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
22,360 10,954
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,998 12,589
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
24,561 12,243
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,153 12,699
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,336 11,338
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,711 11,272
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
16,788 11,203
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
16,777 10,616
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,520 8,539
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
15,774 7,377
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

15
12,912 8,182
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
13,632 7,279
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
12,953 7,944
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,997 7,744
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,152 7,287
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
12,179 7,303
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,258 7,867
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

22
11,403 6,064
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,343 7,516
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,747 6,343
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,361 6,856
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,740 5,529
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,903 6,250
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,574 5,800
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

75+ Famous People Who Voiced Cartoon Characters

29
10,601 6,608
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,427 5,660
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
12,715 7,103
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
11,782 6,873
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,109 3,935
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
8,875 4,720
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,560 5,298
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

36
8,767 6,017
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

37
7,849 5,916
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,982 5,391
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,095 4,758
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,494 3,789
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,744 5,166
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,865 4,333
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

43
7,830 5,209
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,350 4,803
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
9,868 3,247
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,526 4,462
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,396 4,490
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
5,973 4,809
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

49
6,384 4,319
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

50
7,320 4,888
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997