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
33,584 16,386
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
30,302 17,639
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
35,487 11,866
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
26,374 13,041
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
29,568 16,832
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
18,481 14,941
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,567 14,885
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
19,910 13,582
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
21,687 13,464
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
20,018 12,974
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
28,854 14,679
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
18,046 10,110
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
19,802 12,490
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
18,643 9,017
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
15,115 9,718
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
16,021 8,832
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
15,027 9,229
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
14,585 8,823
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
14,464 8,575
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,937 9,241
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,973 9,122
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
13,588 7,205
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
13,763 7,531
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
13,289 8,866
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,120 8,093
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,594 7,286
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
12,400 6,559
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
11,287 6,794
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
12,313 7,767
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,898 8,456
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
14,037 8,160
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
10,829 4,741
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
12,111 6,826
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,305 5,557
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
9,076 6,956
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
10,247 7,047
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,460 6,313
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

38
9,966 6,480
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
12,639 4,183
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
11,989 5,911
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
9,305 5,154
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,951 6,031
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
9,108 6,096
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,628 4,592
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,443 5,644
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,625 5,123
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
8,572 5,292
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,930 5,597
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

49
7,306 5,008
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

50
6,363 3,703
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time