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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
39,300 19,362
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,024 20,634
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
41,755 13,817
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,438 15,323
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
34,867 19,557
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,474 17,419
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
26,863 17,350
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,329 15,316
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,566 15,934
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
23,793 16,287
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
33,611 16,901
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,008 11,866
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
21,858 10,729
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
17,918 11,400
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,263 14,460
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
18,936 10,331
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,332 10,720
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,077 9,953
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,444 10,525
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
13,965 10,740
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,148 10,541
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,096 8,402
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,150 8,924
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,288 10,300
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,670 8,417
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time