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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 cartoons 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
6,626 3,714
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety

2
6,265 4,565
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
6,032 3,077
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tom and Jerry Tom, Jerry, Spike

4
6,063 4,507
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
5,375 3,936
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Futurama Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

6
8,504 3,009
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Avatar: The Last Airbender Azula, Zuko, Katara

7
5,090 3,079
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Scooby-Doo Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

8
5,213 2,971
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
3,416 2,946
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
5,099 3,005
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star

11
4,439 4,178
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Family Guy Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Lois Griffin

12
3,398 2,409
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Justice League Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

13
3,085 2,638
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

14
2,942 2,421
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

Celebrities With Problem Children

15
3,349 2,030
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dexter's Laboratory Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

16
3,596 1,151
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Nicole Clark added Rick and Morty

17
4,443 2,174
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dragon Ball Z Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

18
2,771 2,145
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

19
2,966 2,176
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

20
2,730 2,198
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

21
2,312 2,193
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Jetsons Mr. Spacely

The 17 Greatest Simpsons Religion Jokes

22
2,695 1,873
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

23
3,346 1,838
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
R20X added Pokémon Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

24
2,560 1,923
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

25
2,739 1,780
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DuckTales Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

26
2,776 1,885
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

27
2,608 1,990
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Rugrats Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

28
2,692 1,885
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

29
2,235 2,570
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
King of the Hill Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

30
2,771 1,266
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DrGerm added Teen Titans Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

31
2,771 1,362
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
2,076 1,629
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

33
2,767 1,681
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Adventure Time Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

34
2,344 1,572
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
WarrenMitchell added Kim Possible Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

35
1,888 1,417
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
azzy_roth added Popeye the Sailor

The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked

36
2,221 1,557
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
2,457 970
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
nick.baumgartner added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward Elric, Roy Mustang, Winry Rockbell

38
2,002 925
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
JamesEdwards added Death Note

39
2,270 2,199
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
American Dad! Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

40
2,112 1,681
Archer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Ryanturcotte added Archer Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

41
2,525 1,855
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Avatar: Legend of Korra Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

42
1,367 921
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

The Best Food & Cooking Shows On Netflix

43
1,304 1,508
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

44
1,731 1,939
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Ren & Stimpy Show Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

45
1,322 1,302
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

46
1,643 1,388
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tiny Toon Adventures Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

47
1,618 1,143
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher, Tina Belcher, Louise Belcher

48
1,584 1,037
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Cowboy Bebop Faye Valentine, Spike Spiegel, Jet Black

49
1,619 2,104
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Beavis and Butthead Daria Morgendorffer, Beavis, Butt-head

50
1,698 1,298
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson