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List Rules Best cartoon or computer animated TV shows

The top animated series of all time include some of the best TV shows ever to flicker in your living room (or on your computer screen as time has gone on). The greatest cartoon series ever include cartoons from every decade of television's existence and is here so you can vote for the best animated series ever on this list of the best cartoons

TV animations like Family Guy and Simpsons are also considered to be some of the funniest animated comedies of all time as well. If you've missed out on these top rated animated shows, you can watch them on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites. 

What are the best cartoon shows of all time? The greatest serial cartoons ever painted on acetate include classics like Looney Tunes, anime series like One-Punch Man, and modern day classics like South Park and King of the Hill. This list is a consensus of popular opinion on the ultimate ranking of awesomeness. Writing or artwork, these good series stood out in a pack of cheap, uninspired marketing tools. Real storytelling or actual humor, rank the best cartoon shows of all time and add them to the list. If you see something missing, add it!

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1
5,172 2,544
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety

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2
4,999 3,388
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Simpsons Homer Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Mr. Burns

3
4,524 2,130
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tom and Jerry Tom, Jerry, Spike

4
4,855 3,329
South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
South Park Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski

5
4,293 2,863
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Futurama Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

6
3,816 2,255
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Scooby-Doo Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

7
6,195 2,186
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Avatar: The Last Airbender Azula, Zuko, Katara

8
3,933 2,236
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Batman: The Animated Series Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker

9
2,731 2,170
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Flintstones Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble, The Great Gazoo

10
3,547 3,208
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Family Guy Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Lois Griffin

11
3,807 2,255
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star

12
2,444 1,932
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

13
2,550 1,755
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Justice League Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

14
2,406 1,759
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Pinky and the Brain Jimmy Joe Jr., Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle

15
2,642 1,446
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dexter's Laboratory Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

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16
2,243 1,582
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

17
2,124 1,594
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

18
2,328 1,661
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

19
1,854 1,624
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Jetsons Mr. Spacely

20
3,100 1,601
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dragon Ball Z Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

21
2,059 1,427
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

22
2,145 1,332
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DuckTales Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

23
2,162 1,441
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

24
2,090 1,544
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Rugrats Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

25
1,830 537
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Nicole Clark added Rick and Morty

26
2,363 1,394
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
R20X added Pokémon Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

27
1,814 2,023
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
King of the Hill Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

28
2,050 1,467
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

29
1,843 1,460
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

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30
1,947 916
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DrGerm added Teen Titans Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

31
1,850 954
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
dale358z added Gravity Falls Robbie, Cute Biker, Toby Determined

32
1,881 1,750
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
American Dad! Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

33
1,648 1,251
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

34
2,031 1,258
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Adventure Time Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

35
1,777 1,206
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
WarrenMitchell added Kim Possible Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

36
1,731 1,215
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Fairly OddParents Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

37
1,501 1,083
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
azzy_roth added Popeye the Sailor

38
1,665 1,304
Archer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Ryanturcotte added Archer Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

39
1,975 1,441
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Avatar: Legend of Korra Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

40
1,474 1,586
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Ren & Stimpy Show Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

41
1,358 1,109
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tiny Toon Adventures Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

42
1,212 850
Recess is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Recess Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler

43
1,073 1,224
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
jbeuscher01 added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

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44
1,386 1,750
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Beavis and Butthead Daria Morgendorffer, Beavis, Butt-head

45
1,064 662
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

46
1,074 1,039
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

47
1,347 1,027
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd, Jimmy

48
1,335 1,057
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson

49
1,193 870
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher, Tina Belcher, Louise Belcher

50
1,127 1,130
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made