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The Very Best Cartoon TV Shows

Updated March 5, 2021 44.1k votes 2.3k voters 76.2k views182 items

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The very best cartoon series on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest cartoon series also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular cartoon series have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining cartoon series of all time is. Don't let your favorite cartoon television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of cartoon television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows here include everything from Spider Riders to Scooby-Doo.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best cartoon series of all time?" and "What are the greatest cartoon series?"

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  • Looney Tunes1
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    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan

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  • Tom & Jerry2
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    ActorsTom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

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  • Scooby-Doo3
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    ActorsCasey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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    #38 of 288 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History#1 of 22 The Best Versions Of Scooby Doo You Watched As A Kid

  • The Simpsons4
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    ActorsDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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  • The Flintstones5
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    ActorsAlan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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  • The Bugs Bunny Show6

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus

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    #113 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate#17 of 486 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

  • The Jetsons7
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    ActorsGeorge O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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    #3 of 81 The Best Hanna-Barbera Cartoons You're Dying to Watch Again#16 of 117 The Best Shows About Families

  • DuckTales8
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    ActorsAlan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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  • Animaniacs9
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    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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  • Futurama10
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    ActorsBilly West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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  • Family Guy11
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    ActorsSeth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

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  • Pinky and the Brain12

    ActorsMaurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

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    #24 of 83 The Best After School Shows from the '90s#14 of 352 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles13

    ActorsSean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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  • Batman: The Animated Series14

    ActorsKevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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  • Tiny Toon Adventures15

    ActorsCharles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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    #8 of 42 The Greatest Cartoon Shows on Kids' WB#18 of 47 The Best Children's Cartoons with Adult Humor

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender16

    ActorsZach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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  • Justice League17
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    ActorsCarl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

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    #2 of 23 The 23 Greatest DC Animated Shows Of All Time#110 of 397 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers18

    ActorsCorey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

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    #8 of 203 The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On Disney+#4 of 25 The Best 80s Cartoon Theme Songs

  • South Park19
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    ActorsTrey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Eliza Schneider

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  • Dexter's Laboratory20

    ActorsKath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh

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    #183 of 278 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time#435 of 449 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

  • Yogi Bear21
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    Yogi Bear

    1958, 1961-01-30

    ActorsDaws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

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  • SpongeBob SquarePants22

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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  • Garfield and Friends23

    ActorsLorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

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  • The Smurfs24
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    ActorsDon Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss

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  • TaleSpin25
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    ActorsEd Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

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    #86 of 648 The Best Cartoons of All Time#32 of 130 The Best Cartoons of the '90s