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The Very Best Cartoon TV Shows

Updated January 14, 2021 45.9k votes 2.3k voters 76.1k views175 items

List RulesVote up your favorite cartoon TV series.

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
    880
    326

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

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  • Scooby-Doo3
    769
    296

    ActorsCasey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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  • The Simpsons4
    744
    309

    ActorsDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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  • The Flintstones5
    552
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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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    #20 of 132 The Best, Most Fab Cartoons from the '70s#17 of 486 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

  • The Jetsons7
    479
    227

    ActorsGeorge O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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  • DuckTales8
    580
    300

    ActorsAlan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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  • Animaniacs9
    481
    240

    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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  • Futurama10
    542
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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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  • Tiny Toon Adventures13

    ActorsCharles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles14

    ActorsSean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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  • Batman: The Animated Series15

    ActorsKevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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  • South Park16
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    ActorsTrey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Eliza Schneider

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  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers17

    ActorsCorey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender18

    ActorsZach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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  • Justice League19
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    ActorsCarl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

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  • Dexter's Laboratory20

    ActorsKath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh

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  • Yogi Bear21
    317
    189

    Yogi Bear

    1958, 1961-01-30

    ActorsDaws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

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  • Garfield and Friends22

    ActorsLorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

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  • The Smurfs23
    331
    204

    ActorsDon Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss

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  • SpongeBob SquarePants24

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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  • The Powerpuff Girls25

    ActorsCathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong

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