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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
25,698 11,837
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
23,139 12,950
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
26,549 8,954
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
21,800 12,672
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
19,782 9,898
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
14,272 11,162
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
17,411 11,111
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
22,090 10,585
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
15,404 9,916
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
16,820 9,986
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
15,010 10,079
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
15,175 9,247
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,060 7,587
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,020 6,538
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
11,496 7,309
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
11,912 6,592
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,703 6,858
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,623 7,186
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,176 7,013
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,266 5,282
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
10,844 6,488
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
10,290 6,661
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,517 5,637
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,489 6,623
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,231 6,165
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,651 4,960
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,068 5,452
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,664 5,090
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

Actors of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Where Are They Now?

29
11,604 6,151
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,531 5,905
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,211 5,065
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,043 5,252
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
10,544 6,115
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
7,875 4,224
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,526 4,708
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
7,090 5,252
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,931 3,559
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,204 4,803
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,058 4,571
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,182 4,497
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,718 3,359
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,829 4,147
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

43
8,500 2,602
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6,904 3,919
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,632 4,276
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,609 3,969
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,804 4,026
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,634 4,386
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,426 3,461
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,548 3,984
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time