Animated TV Series The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made  

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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!

 

1
6,903 3,893
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety

2
6,473 4,780
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
6,316 3,206
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tom and Jerry Tom, Jerry, Spike

4
6,222 4,725
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
5,512 4,137
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Futurama Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

6
8,866 3,148
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
5,334 3,182
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
5,412 3,107
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
3,534 3,055
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
5,327 3,109
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
4,575 4,324
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
3,542 2,507
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Justice League Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

13
3,173 2,745
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

14
3,011 2,536
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 New Animated TV Shows Since 2015

15
3,803 1,265
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Nicole Clark added Rick and Morty

16
3,475 2,113
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dexter's Laboratory Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

17
4,588 2,287
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
3,078 2,254
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
2,861 2,226
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

20
2,824 2,289
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
2,827 1,939
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time

22
2,393 2,262
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Jetsons Mr. Spacely

23
3,481 1,930
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
R20X added Pokémon Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

24
2,709 1,992
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
2,825 1,852
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DuckTales Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

26
2,698 2,065
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Rugrats Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

27
2,858 1,970
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

28
2,910 1,324
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DrGerm added Teen Titans Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies

29
2,289 2,665
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
2,779 1,964
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

31
2,910 1,429
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
2,869 1,750
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Adventure Time Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

33
2,158 1,689
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

34
2,313 1,611
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Fairly OddParents Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

35
2,598 1,036
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
nick.baumgartner added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward Elric, Roy Mustang, Winry Rockbell

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36
2,446 1,638
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
WarrenMitchell added Kim Possible Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

37
1,961 1,468
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
azzy_roth added Popeye the Sailor

38
2,128 996
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
JamesEdwards added Death Note

39
2,606 1,930
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
2,322 2,265
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
American Dad! Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

41
2,171 1,732
Archer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Ryanturcotte added Archer Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

42
1,423 955
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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43
1,375 1,337
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

44
1,674 1,187
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher, Tina Belcher, Louise Belcher

45
1,659 1,077
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Cowboy Bebop Faye Valentine, Spike Spiegel, Jet Black

46
1,328 1,555
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
jbeuscher01 added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

47
1,768 1,989
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Ren & Stimpy Show Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

48
1,686 1,420
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tiny Toon Adventures Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

49
1,741 1,336
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson

50
1,750 1,348
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd, Jimmy