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
31,467 15,103
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,243 16,364
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,127 11,015
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
24,684 12,075
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
27,485 15,724
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,459 13,938
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,009 13,974
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,459 12,563
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
27,132 13,688
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
20,152 12,573
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
18,650 12,167
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
16,942 9,425
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,503 11,757
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,392 8,294
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,140 9,088
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,982 8,162
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,187 8,654
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,461 7,971
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,228 8,640
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,159 8,569
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,572 8,150
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,495 8,244
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,660 6,696
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
12,868 7,024
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,361 7,517
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,696 6,085
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,852 6,863
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,552 6,374
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,575 7,281
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,947 7,854
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,400 6,346
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,123 7,566
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,109 4,339
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,684 5,225
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,531 6,506
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,580 6,568
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,377 5,934
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,816 5,873
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,200 5,341
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
8,710 4,733
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,156 4,211
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
11,377 3,781
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,414 5,643
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,962 5,271
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,541 5,714
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,900 4,710
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

47
8,053 4,933
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,139 4,855
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,524 5,249
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
6,623 4,242
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time