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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
6,118 3,309
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety

2
5,841 4,186
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
5,519 2,771
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tom and Jerry Tom, Jerry, Spike

4
5,699 4,101
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
5,054 3,550
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Futurama Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

6
4,661 2,816
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
7,816 2,733
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
4,807 2,719
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
3,175 2,688
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
4,674 2,783
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
4,141 3,869
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
3,134 2,187
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Justice League Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

13
2,874 2,413
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

14
2,766 2,199
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

The Best Animated TV Shows Since 2015

15
3,123 1,829
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
2,592 1,964
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

17
3,094 944
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Nicole Clark added Rick and Morty

18
4,042 1,984
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dragon Ball Z Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

19
2,534 2,003
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

20
2,737 2,010
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

21
2,142 2,013
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Jetsons Mr. Spacely

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

22
2,465 1,738
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

23
3,038 1,679
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
R20X added Pokémon Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

24
2,530 1,637
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DuckTales Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

25
2,583 1,744
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

26
2,318 1,760
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

27
2,438 1,855
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Rugrats Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

28
2,513 1,741
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies

29
2,520 1,144
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DrGerm added Teen Titans Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

30
2,089 2,390
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
King of the Hill Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

31
2,491 1,225
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
1,925 1,505
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

33
2,552 1,541
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
2,160 1,455
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
2,056 1,445
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Fairly OddParents Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

36
1,740 1,315
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
azzy_roth added Popeye the Sailor

37
2,152 2,071
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
American Dad! Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

38
2,118 862
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
nick.baumgartner added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward Elric, Roy Mustang, Winry Rockbell

39
1,986 1,564
Archer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Ryanturcotte added Archer Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

40
2,383 1,730
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Avatar: Legend of Korra Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

41
1,704 807
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
JamesEdwards added Death Note

42
1,644 1,839
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Ren & Stimpy Show Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

Celebrities With Heterochromia Iridis

43
1,249 848
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

44
1,223 1,419
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
jbeuscher01 added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

45
1,547 1,314
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tiny Toon Adventures Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

46
1,226 1,224
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

47
1,461 1,035
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Recess Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler

48
1,485 1,047
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher, Tina Belcher, Louise Belcher

49
1,589 1,228
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson

50
1,418 954
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Cowboy Bebop Faye Valentine, Spike Spiegel, Jet Black