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
29,479 14,035
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,348 15,274
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
30,935 10,283
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,720 14,539
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,087 11,295
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,465 13,007
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,458 12,681
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,680 13,154
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,843 11,760
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,191 11,699
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,238 11,530
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,300 10,953
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,916 8,840
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,237 7,681
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,280 8,459
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,050 7,538
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,307 8,170
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,352 8,000
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,631 7,553
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,556 8,078
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,479 7,521
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,729 6,272
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,643 7,750
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,083 6,557
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,671 7,051
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,018 5,706
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,147 6,460
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,810 6,002
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,900 6,827
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,076 7,344
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
10,752 5,874
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,301 7,072
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,102 4,878
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,417 4,043
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,810 5,483
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,937 6,200
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,058 6,100
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,173 5,558
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,514 4,919
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,929 5,316
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,699 3,902
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,122 4,447
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,022 5,369
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,336 3,419
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,717 4,566
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,536 4,931
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,609 4,613
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,546 4,417
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,151 4,933
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,508 5,013
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997