Top 10 Best American Cartoons Excluding Anime

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This list is only for American cartoons only no anime so no Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece or even Pokemon.

The Top Ten

1 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

The Best the best the best, simply the best! Artwork, story, characters, soundtrack - everything's there!

No other cartoon can do what Avatar: The Last Airbender has done. ATLA is an amazing series that brings in action, drama, humor, and an epic story line. It throws all of these in, and perfectly times every scene in just the right way, throwing in certain things, such as humor, at just the right time. ATLA is a great series for the entire family, and truly shows what two great writers are capable of.

Hands down one of the best, most well-thought out, epic cartoons EVER.

Truly meaningful.

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2 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

This is also the best animated show, and the best T.V. show ever. - Goatworlds

I love The Simpsons, it's funny, creative, heart warming, good and amazing.

I love the Simpsons

Homer and Bart are the best carthers ever

homer is sprouldy funny

very fanny crazy drama and more best sitcom ever

matt geroing best cartoon ecer

3 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

The cartoons that taught the little kids what is violence

Call of Duty:
shoot the people

Tom and Jerry:
K.O. this damn cat with a massive piano
K.O. this damn mouse shooting watermelons seeds
K.O. this damn mouse with a table.
K.O. this damn cat with an iron.

seriously, I love Tom and Herry

4 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

Gravity Falls has some of the best mysteries hidden throughout the episodes,intriguing well written characters,beautifully done backgrounds and smooth animations and is overall one of the best cartoons I've ever seen.

Alex rocks!

Gravity falls is the best show ever. This show is amazing I give 5 stars! I can’t stop watching it! This should be #1 cartoon in the WORLD!
- Taylor G

5 Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban ...read more.

This defined a generation.

6 Looney Tunes Looney Tunes 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 Melodies.

Most of the cartoons on this list including this one makes me wonder why people say animes are better and always will be.

Guys, this should be number one, this completely changed cartoons forever, without this, you wouldn't have your beloved cartoons you have today. - PeeledBanana

All segments are tremendous

No no no this show is a complete rip off of mickey mouse - sadfag

You do realize without this, you wouldn't have some of your favorite cartoons today. - PeeledBanana

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7 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo.

Oh! I just loved it as kid and I still do

Keep going and continue

8 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show ...read more.

I love watching this show it never put me down.

THIS IS THE BEST - lolingdog9000

Cool saison 9

9 Rick and Morty Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

This show is simply awesome, it has great attention to detail, The two main characters with great chemistry, plenty of references and, its hilarious.

Your mom gey

Good show

10 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

I love south park

funny as hell

Stan and Kyle are crazy

Eric is a cry baby

Kenny is nothing but a dumb baby

The Contenders

11 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

This show used to be Great. Until they added Poof. Then they became annoying characters.Then they keep on adding more Annoying characters and Chloe is the worst of them all! I hope it ends for good.

12 Kim Possible Kim Possible Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.
13 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

I love this show

14 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.

People who are as just as insane as the Warners, that's who.

Who does not like these nutters

My favorite cartoon show from the 90's. - egnomac

Who doesn't like these Mogwai Cat in The Hat thingies.

15 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.

Personally, I find this show to be head and shoulders above SpongeBob's level

Not to mention Ren & Stimpy's general level overall - xandermartin98

Hm

16 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

When small, I spent doing the ropes of the Ninja Turtles

The new one going on now is good to but not as good as the original. At least they got Rob Paulson to work for the new one. (Incase you didn't know already, he was on the original one).

17 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

Yeah it's the best

18 Batman the Animated Series

Batman animated series was great. Obvious it is batman so making a list without batman:TAS is not a list at all.

Hey guess what. This show was also better than my little pony.

19 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.

It's Canadian-American so it's still technically a cartoon - Neonco31

Eh.. Maybe this shouldn't be here or should be a lot lower.

THis is gay

To be honest,why isn't this anime?! - MLPFan

20 DuckTales DuckTales DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and 100 episodes.
21 King of the Hill King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.
22 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her teenage ...read more.
23 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.
24 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.
25 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

The most emotionally tuned cartoon of all time.
This show is so amazing

Best show

26 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008.
27 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.
28 American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series. It was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Jeff Goode. V 1 Comment
29 Tiny Toon Adventures Tiny Toon Adventures Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcast from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995 as the first collaborative effort of Warner Bros.

This show is a lot better than my little pony.

30 The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series
31 The Flintstones The Flintstones The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.
32 The Jetsons
33 The Boondocks The Boondocks Cantankerous Robert "Granddad" Freeman is the legal guardian of his grandsons, 10-year-old revolutionary Huey and 8-year-old Riley, a product of contemporary rap culture. After moving the family from Chicago's South Side to the safety of suburban Woodcrest -- aka the boondocks -- Granddad hopes to ignore ...read more.
34 The Quick Draw McGraw Show
35 Colonel Bleep

The very first cartoon ever created specifically for television.

36 Q.T. Hush
37 Young Justice Young Justice
38 Regular Show Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.
39 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

They're so beyond cute (even Buttercup) it's worth cuddling all three, or four if you're going to count Bliss.

I have a Buttercup plush, and I can relate to Bubbles in many ways.

40 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.
41 ThunderCats ThunderCats ThunderCats is an American animated series based on a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The show was created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf and animated by Japanese animation studio Pacific Animation Corporation.
42 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory 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 show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.
43 Doug Doug 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 predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show ...read more.
44 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

This was also a lot better than my little pony

45 The Magilla Gorilla Show
46 Beany and Cecil

Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent

47 The Huckleberry Hound Show
48 Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
49 Pinky and the Brain

How was this show not hear yet my little pony was. Pinky and the Brain can kick any of those stupid pony's asses any day.

50 Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015, the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.
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