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The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

Updated January 5, 2021 961.7k votes 35.8k voters 465.3k views344 items

List RulesVote up the best animated shows geared for an audience of children.

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 children's cartoons and action-packed kids animations, new and popular children's animated series and also old kids cartoons. You can even vote on this list of the best kids cartoons to make sure your favorite children's 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 (Hanna-Barbera cartoons are some of the most beloved of all time). 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 big 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 Tunes1
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    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan

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  • Tom and Jerry2
    14,110
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    ActorsTom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

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  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!3

    ActorsDon Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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  • The Flintstones4
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    ActorsAlan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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  • Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner5
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    11,310
    3,929

    ActorsAlan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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  • The Jetsons7
    9,398
    3,117

    ActorsGeorge O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show8

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Larry Storch

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  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers9

    ActorsCorey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles10

    ActorsSean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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  • Peanuts11
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  • Yogi Bear12
    7,244
    3,122

    Yogi Bear

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    ActorsDaws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

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  • Popeye the Sailor13
    7,148
    2,986

    ActorsMae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello, Jackson Beck, Margie Hines

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  • Tiny Toon Adventures14
    7,685
    3,406

    ActorsCharles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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  • Pinky and the Brain15
    8,123
    3,606

    ActorsMaurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

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  • The Scooby-Doo Show16
    4,180
    1,573

    ActorsCasey Kasem, Frank Welker, Don Messick, Henry Corden, Daws Butler

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  • Garfield and Friends17
    7,087
    3,019

    ActorsLorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

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  • Sylvester and Tweety Pie18
    4,772
    1,934

    Sylvester and Tweety Pie

    1995

    ActorsJoe Alaskey, June Foray, Frank Welker

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  • Animaniacs19
    8,293
    4,056

    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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  • TaleSpin20
    6,994
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    ActorsEd Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

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  • Rugrats21
    7,074
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    ActorsElizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

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  • Alvin and the Chipmunks22

    ActorsRoss Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

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  • The Woody Woodpecker Show23

    ActorsGrace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons

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  • Inspector Gadget24
    7,090
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    ActorsDon Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

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  • The Pink Panther Show25
    6,447
    3,139

    ActorsPaul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

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