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The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

Updated November 20, 2020 669.4k votes 48.9k voters 735.3k views486 items

List RulesVote up your favorite cartoon or computer animated TV and streaming series.

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

More than just cartoons, animated TV shows 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 animated TV 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. With great writing and memorable visual styles, popular animated shows stand out in a pack of cheap, uninspired cartoon cash grabs. Whether you're voting for real storytelling or actual humor, rank the best animated shows of all time.

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  • Looney Tunes1
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    5,813

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan

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  • Tom and Jerry2
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    ActorsTom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

    NetworkCBS

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  • Scooby-Doo3
    8,220
    4,817

    ActorsCasey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

    NetworkUSA Network, Boomerang, American Broadcasting Company, Television syndication, The WB Television Network

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    #38 of 288 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History#1 of 112 The Greatest TV Title Sequences Ever

  • Batman: The Animated Series4

    ActorsKevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    NetworkFox Kids, Fox Broadcasting Company

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender5

    ActorsZach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

    NetworkNickelodeon

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  • SpongeBob SquarePants6
    8,410
    4,570

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

    NetworkNickelodeon

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  • The Simpsons7
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    6,527

    ActorsDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

    NetworkFox

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  • Teen Titans8
    4,881
    2,636

    ActorsHynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

    NetworkSistema Brasileiro de Televisão, RTP 2

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  • DuckTales9
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    ActorsAlan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

    NetworkToon Disney, Disney Channel

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  • Rick and Morty10
    7,560
    3,140

    ActorsJustin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, Dan Harmon

    NetworkAdult Swim, Cartoon Network

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  • Dexter's Laboratory11
    4,603
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    ActorsKath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh

    NetworkYTV, Discovery Channel, Teletoon, Cartoon Network

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles12

    ActorsSean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

    NetworkCBS

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  • Pokémon13
    5,467
    3,284

    ActorsVeronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

    NetworkTV Tokyo

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  • The Bugs Bunny Show14
    3,913
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    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus

    NetworkNicktoons, CBS, American Broadcasting Company

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  • The Road Runner Show15
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    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet

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  • Popeye the Sailor16
    2,923
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    ActorsMae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello, Jackson Beck, Margie Hines

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  • Justice League17
    4,922
    3,774

    ActorsCarl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

    NetworkCartoon Network

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  • X-Men: The Animated Series18

    ActorsNorm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, Iona Morris, Alison Sealy-Smith

    NetworkG4

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  • Futurama19
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    ActorsBilly West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

    NetworkComedy Central, Fox Broadcasting Company

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  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!20

    ActorsDon Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

    NetworkCartoon Network, CBS, American Broadcasting Company

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  • The Flintstones21
    4,840
    3,893

    ActorsAlan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

    NetworkCartoon Network, Boomerang, American Broadcasting Company

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  • Dragon Ball Z22
    6,368
    3,713

    ActorsSean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

    NetworkFuji Television

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  • Kim Possible23
    3,526
    2,413

    ActorsChristy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

    NetworkDisney Channel

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  • Rugrats24
    3,555
    2,820

    ActorsElizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

    NetworkNickelodeon

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  • Garfield and Friends25
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    1,495

    ActorsLorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

    NetworkCBS, NBC

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