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The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

Updated February 18, 2021 887.6k votes 36.0k voters 469.7k views349 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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  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!3

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

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    ActorsAlan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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  • The Jetsons7
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    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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    ActorsCorey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles10

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  • Popeye the Sailor11
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    ActorsMae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello, Jackson Beck, Margie Hines

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  • Yogi Bear12
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    Yogi Bear

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    ActorsDaws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

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  • The Scooby-Doo Show15
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    ActorsCasey Kasem, Frank Welker, Don Messick, Henry Corden, Daws Butler

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  • Tiny Toon Adventures16
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    ActorsCharles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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  • Garfield and Friends17
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    ActorsLorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

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  • Sylvester and Tweety Pie18
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    Sylvester and Tweety Pie

    1995

    ActorsJoe Alaskey, June Foray, Frank Welker

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  • Animaniacs19
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    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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  • Rugrats20
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    ActorsElizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

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  • Alvin and the Chipmunks21

    ActorsRoss Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

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  • TaleSpin22
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  • The Woody Woodpecker Show23

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  • The Pink Panther Show24
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  • The Smurfs25
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