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This list contains information about the best kids cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, there have been tons of good cartoons for kids. This list contains funny childrens cartoons and action-packed kids animations. You can even vote on this list of the best kids cartoons to make sure your favorite childrens cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot!

Which cartoons appear on this list of the top kids animated shows? Of course, Tom and Jerry made our list. Tom and Jerry is one of the best clean cartoons for kids of all time. It was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940 and originally ran for 17 years. Dora the Explorer is also a good kids show, thanks to its emphasis on education, its catchy jingles, and adorable characters. 

There are other good childrens cartoon shows like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also appear on this list of cartoon shows with clean humor. Adventure Time is one of the newest kids cartoons to gain a cult following with children, as well as their parents. It was created by Pendleton Ward and premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010.

Where do your favorite kids cartoon shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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14,589 1,981
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1930 Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie ...more

2
13,087 2,765
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1940 Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two main characters, Tom Cat and Jerry ...more

3
12,980 2,814
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1987 DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more

4
11,648 2,732
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1969 Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on CBS ...more

5
11,377 2,669
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1960 The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The ...more

6
9,340 3,635
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1993 Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Animaniacs is the second animated ...more

7
10,053 3,089
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more

8
10,538 2,710
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1962 The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962 to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in ...more

9
10,764 2,622
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1989 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more

10
8,995 2,938
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcasting from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995 as the first collaborative effort of Steven Spielberg's ...more

11
8,246 3,223
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1983 Inspector Gadget is a French-Canadian–American animated television series that revolves around the adventures of a clumsy, dim-witted cyborg detective named lnspector Gadget—a human being with ...more

12
7,832 2,984
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1958, 1961-01-30 Yogi Bear is a fictional character from the 1988 film The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound.

13
9,325 3,402
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1995 Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with ...more

14
7,195 2,407
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1989 The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

15
7,408 2,977
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1933 Popeye the Sailor is an American animated series of comedy short films based on the titular comic strip character created by E. C. Segar. In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios ...more

16
7,026 1,506
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Ru... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
LarryRomo added Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner are a duo of characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In the cartoons, Coyote repeatedly attempts to catch and subsequently eat ...more

17
8,280 3,696
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1981 The Smurfs is an American-Belgian animated fantasy-comedy television series that aired on NBC from September 12, 1981, to December 2, 1989. Made by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it is based on the ...more

18
6,429 3,461
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 2011 X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more

19
7,784 2,626
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1983 Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983–87, ...more

20
6,125 1,683
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Sho... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

21
8,024 3,049
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1988 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Garfield and Friends is an American animated television series based on the comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. The show was produced by Film Roman, in association with United Feature Syndicate ...more

22
5,988 3,528
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added 1984 Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, commonly known by the shortened title Muppet Babies, is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS. The show ...more

23
7,327 2,957
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1957 With arguably the most famous laugh of any cartoon character in history ("ha-ha-ha-HA-ha"), Woody Woodpecker pecked his way into our lives through a 1940 Andy Panda theatrical short ...more

24
6,713 4,053
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1992 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

25
7,294 4,105
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1985 ThunderCats is an American animated television series that was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions debuting in 1985, based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf. The series, ...more

26
7,830 3,417
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1991 Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

27
9,249 2,810
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JosephRoccoC added 1990 TaleSpin is a half-hour animated adventure series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as a preview on The Disney Channel and later that year as part of The ...more

28
6,790 3,710
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1969 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1979, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits ...more

29
5,876 2,072
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Peanuts is a French animated television series based on the franchise of the same name. It is made up of short animated features featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts

30
7,031 2,599
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1991 Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney ...more

31
6,006 3,411
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1984 The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects. Written ...more

32
6,578 3,679
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
slaft added 1959 The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964, on the ABC and NBC television networks. Produced by Jay ...more

33
6,229 3,442
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
RonPierce added 1983 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series produced by Filmation based on Mattel's successful toy line Masters of the Universe. The show, often referred to ...more

34
6,347 3,061
Schoolhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1973 Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming on the U.S. television ...more

35
4,624 1,994
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1995 The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is an animated television series which aired from 1995 to 2002 on Kids' WB.

36
5,768 3,558
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1996 Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series ...more

37
3,191 1,403
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
lalispeter added 1976 The Scooby-Doo Show is the blanket name for the episodes from the third incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. A total of 40 episodes ran for three seasons, from ...more

38
4,735 2,470
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1944-02-11 Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. The character made its first appearance in 1942, and ...more

39
4,835 3,216
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 2003 The Berenstain Bears is an Gemini Award-nominated animated television series based on the children's book series of the same name by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The series follows the lives of a ...more

40
5,098 3,486
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1985 The Care Bears is an animated television series based on the Care Bears franchise, which aired between 1985 and 1988 in syndication; on the ABC network, The CBN Family Channel from 1988 to 1990, ...more

41
4,927 3,710
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 1983 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a half-hour American animated television series based on the successful toyline from Hasbro and the comic book series from Marvel Comics. The cartoon had its ...more

42
3,932 2,341
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1988 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an American Saturday morning animated children's television series produced by Walt Disney Television that ran from January 17, 1988 to October 26, 1991, ...more

43
3,852 3,553
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
1973 Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by ...more

44
4,670 3,137
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo. A revival of the original Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series after a ...more

45
4,644 3,156
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added 2001 Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. ...more

46
4,201 2,418
Doug is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
KellieMcGuire added 1991 Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common ...more

47
2,609 1,654
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
slaft added 1964 Underdog is an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills and continued in syndication until 1973, for a ...more

48
3,239 2,044
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
AbzoluteArtistry added 1999 Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more

49
3,329 1,833
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Best a added 1928 Mickey Mouse is an animated TV program.

50
2,165 1,723
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
lalispeter added 1994 Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more