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
31,963 15,436
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,681 16,712
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,720 11,240
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
28,128 15,933
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
25,045 12,324
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,687 14,162
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,267 14,207
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,737 12,820
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
20,427 12,786
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
27,529 13,921
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
18,892 12,384
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,173 9,574
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,798 11,930
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,660 8,473
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,336 9,240
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,214 8,334
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,378 8,781
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,646 8,136
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,827 8,278
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,355 8,790
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,363 8,674
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,658 8,403
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,844 6,832
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,074 7,124
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,532 7,667
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,863 6,199
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,973 6,973
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,671 6,477
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,717 7,385
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,138 8,002
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,572 6,440
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,358 7,683
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,297 4,438
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,821 5,303
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,642 6,589
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,684 6,702
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,510 6,070
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,946 5,988
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,416 5,462
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,683 3,853
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
8,856 4,836
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,258 4,303
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,546 5,717
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
8,077 5,336
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,637 5,787
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,162 4,995
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,993 4,772
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

48
7,248 4,906
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,609 5,316
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
8,058 5,370
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997