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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
5,681 2,949
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety

2
5,461 3,817
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
5,082 2,484
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tom and Jerry Tom, Jerry, Spike

4
5,310 3,767
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
4,710 3,248
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Futurama Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

6
4,274 2,561
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
7,115 2,486
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
4,428 2,499
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
2,979 2,466
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
4,296 2,547
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
3,874 3,572
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
2,689 2,208
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

13
2,898 1,992
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Justice League Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

14
2,616 2,007
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

Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies

15
2,923 1,666
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
2,450 1,791
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

17
2,549 749
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Nicole Clark added Rick and Morty

18
2,368 1,839
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

19
2,022 1,856
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Jetsons Mr. Spacely

20
2,552 1,869
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
3,597 1,834
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Dragon Ball Z Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

22
2,288 1,604
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

23
2,369 1,510
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DuckTales Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

24
2,397 1,624
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

25
2,726 1,568
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
R20X added Pokémon Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

26
2,108 1,623
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
2,283 1,732
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Rugrats Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

28
1,971 2,234
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
King of the Hill Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

The Best Animated TV Shows Since 2015

29
2,299 1,628
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

30
2,267 1,049
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
DrGerm added Teen Titans Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

31
2,219 1,097
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
1,812 1,382
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

33
2,316 1,423
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
2,029 1,937
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
American Dad! Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

35
1,977 1,345
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

The Best Fake Words From The Simpsons

36
1,911 1,348
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
1,632 1,212
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
azzy_roth added Popeye the Sailor

38
2,210 1,584
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Avatar: Legend of Korra Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

39
1,843 1,451
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
1,724 773
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
nick.baumgartner added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward Elric, Roy Mustang, Winry Rockbell

41
1,181 763
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

42
1,166 1,338
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
jbeuscher01 added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

43
1,385 723
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
JamesEdwards added Death Note

44
1,485 1,227
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Tiny Toon Adventures Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

45
1,592 1,735
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
The Ren & Stimpy Show Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

46
1,165 1,153
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

47
1,471 1,896
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Beavis and Butthead Daria Morgendorffer, Beavis, Butt-head

48
1,347 959
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Recess Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler

49
1,359 972
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
1,478 1,157
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made
Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson