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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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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Looney Tunes 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

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12,366 2,602
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Tom and Jerry 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

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12,552 2,563
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 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
11,181 2,603
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! 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
11,014 2,548
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
The Flintstones 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
9,086 3,448
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Animaniacs 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
9,780 2,889
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 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
10,258 2,575
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
The Jetsons 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
10,583 2,467
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 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
8,801 2,804
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Tiny Toon Adventures 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
8,083 3,083
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Inspector Gadget 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
7,609 2,883
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30 Yogi Bear is a fictional character from the 1988 film The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound.

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9,136 3,265
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Pinky and the Brain 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

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6,904 2,276
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
The Simpsons 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
7,184 2,874
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Popeye the Sailor 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
6,775 1,428
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 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
6,285 3,323
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added X-Men 2011 The X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic ...more

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8,085 3,575
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 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

19
7,614 2,509
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Alvin and the Chipmunks 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
5,871 3,390
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added Muppet Babies 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

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7,830 2,956
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Garfield and Friends 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

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6,542 3,959
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Batman: The Animated Series 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

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5,921 1,612
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Sho... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

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7,182 2,859
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added The Woody Woodpecker Show 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

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7,632 3,323
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 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

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7,188 3,989
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
ThunderCats 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

27
9,153 2,703
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JosephRoccoC added TaleSpin 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

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5,677 2,009
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Peanuts 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

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6,601 3,642
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
The Pink Panther Show 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

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6,942 2,498
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Darkwing Duck 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

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5,901 3,314
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added The Transformers 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

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6,472 3,591
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
slaft added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show 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

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6,119 3,350
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
RonPierce added He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 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

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6,213 2,982
Schoolhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Schoolhouse Rock 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

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5,620 3,484
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Dexter's Laboratory 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

36
4,462 1,949
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Sylvester and Tweety Pie 1995 The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is an animated television series which aired from 1995 to 2002 on Kids' WB.

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4,658 2,382
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Mighty Mouse 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

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4,691 3,140
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added The Berenstain Bears 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

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4,987 3,392
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added The Care Bears 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

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4,853 3,611
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added G.I. Joe 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

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2,997 1,364
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
lalispeter added The Scooby-Doo Show 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

42
3,776 2,284
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 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

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4,508 3,079
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added What's New, Scooby-Doo? 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

44
4,523 3,075
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
JoshGunter added Justice League 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

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4,111 2,331
Doug is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
KellieMcGuire added Doug 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

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3,766 3,468
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
Super Friends 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

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2,535 1,569
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
slaft added Underdog 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

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3,136 1,953
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
AbzoluteArtistry added Futurama 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

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2,060 1,647
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
lalispeter added Spider-Man 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

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3,305 3,024
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. ...more