Top 10 Best Cartoons of All TimeA cartoon refers to any television series that primarily employs hand crafted animation. These animated series are widely popular amongst children and adults alike and have captured the hearts of generations. From classic shows that defined the golden era of cartoons to modern masterpieces, the world of animation has given us numerous shows that are both entertaining and meaningful.
This list includes critical hits, award winners, and high rated shows that have made an impact on the world of animation. Whether it's the nostalgia of childhood favorites or the awe-inspiring creativity of new releases, these top ten cartoons are a must-watch for any fan of the genre. So sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn, and let's take a trip down memory lane as we explore the best cartoons of all time.
This is an AMAZING cartoon. SpongeBob began in 1999. It didn't achieve major success until season 2. Season 3 elevated SpongeBob to new heights, although a hiatus occurred in 2003 during this season due to the movie being made. After the movie, things went a little downhill. Seasons 4 and 5 were still pretty good, but seasons 6 and 7 were pretty bad. However, season 8 brought back some of the old humor, and season 9 so far is even better than season 8. Season 10 is coming next year and is supposed to be the longest and best SpongeBob season ever! There's a new movie coming next year, and hopefully, SpongeBob will be as good as the first 3 seasons!
I have an interesting theory that the show is just some kid's imagination. I think the kid's name is "Bobby," and that he imagines an underwater city to escape the real world. This explains why SpongeBob acts so childish and doesn't know that much. He is just a kid and is only starting to learn these things. The people and places are all based on Bobby's life. Gary represents Bobby's cat. Like a snail, the cat is slow and doesn't have much time to play. Patrick is his best friend, who is homeschooled and hardly leaves his house. Some would say he "lives under a rock." Squidward is Bobby's neighbor. He is very old and doesn't like to be annoyed by the boy. Mr. Krabs is his father, who always cares about his money and never spends a single nickel. Plankton is the school bully. He always steals Bobby's lunch, but Bobby always gets it back. Speaking of food, Bobby's favorite fruit is a pineapple, and he jokes that the burgers in the cafeteria are made from poop and calls them "Crappy ...more
This is the greatest cartoon I've ever seen, and I've watched many cartoons. It's got tons of great characters with unique personalities. Even if the newer episodes aren't better than the older ones, this show is still very popular to this day. This show very rightfully occupies the number one spot. However, while I'm on this topic, I want to address some other issues. How the hell is Looney Tunes ranked higher than Tom and Jerry? Tom and Jerry is undoubtedly the king of cartoon violence. Just because Looney Tunes is older doesn't mean it's better. Also, why isn't Family Guy in the top ten? I can understand if you like The Simpsons more, but Family Guy is still a really good show and is better than many of the shows above it. But back to the main point, SpongeBob is very worthy of its number one spot.
I don't have to see the rest. SpongeBob SquarePants is the best. It's not just a random under-the-sea cartoon. It's the best kids' show since 1998. I still remember watching it from a super-young age until I was 11. Everyone obsesses over this cartoon. It deserves all those fans and is not overrated like some cartoons I know. People who hate it have horrible taste in cartoons. A cheerful and kindhearted sponge, a stupid but funny starfish, a cheapskate crab, a cranky squid, a depressed driving (uh, boating) instructor, a scientist squirrel - there's a variety of characters to choose as your favorite character. It's such a nice show! Hope you like it too!
Okay, so maybe the modern episodes suck, but man, just watch the first eight seasons. Well-rounded, consistent characters with conflicting motivations who are so fun to watch (especially Homer), amazing dialogue, unforgettable plot lines... this show was amazing and certainly worth your time. Just... if you are or have kids under the age of ten or twelve, don't show this to them. It's fantastic, yes, but kind of too vulgar for younger viewers. It deals with some sexual themes and violence and stuff like that. Also, the characters aren't the best role models, and I can't say it always teaches great lessons. But the stories are great, relatable, and really funny. So watch it, if you can.
The Simpsons isn't only the longest-running cartoon. It's also the most well-rounded by far. Famous guest stars almost every week, well-written stories and jokes, great visuals and animation, top-quality music, and a complete, detailed universe of interesting, politically incorrect characters guarantee intelligent and stupid fun for ALL ages.
Always fully loaded with pop-culture and historic references, the multi-layered story arcs intertwine perfectly in most episodes. Frequently reflecting recent real-world events, conflicts, dilemmas, and emotions, it is not shy about addressing adult topics in a smart and commonly original way.
Some 10 years ago, it did have some less critically acclaimed seasons, but it definitely picked up in recent seasons. There are many real gems lately.
Younger viewers might not even be aware that when it started, some episodes were very controversial (think Mr. Smithers' sexuality back in '89-'90) and paved the way for mainstream ...more
This is a great show. After I stopped watching SpongeBob, I watched one episode and... It was entertaining, FUNNY, and perfect. I love all the characters, especially the D'OH! man, Homer Simpson. Bart is funny as well! It was popular but slightly declined in Season 20 and after. In those seasons, it was more mystery than comedy, and it has LOADS of episodes where Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart. But the FOX company makes good cartoons, and THIS one is the best one! You have to watch this show because you will never ever get bored. Also, Nelson the bully is funny with his HA HA. Also, Homer can be funny with his mmm...Promo or mmm...paper! I love the theme song, especially when the Simpsons sit on the sofa. Marge sure has a funny voice! So please do watch this show if you DON'T watch it because it is really, REALLY funny!
The Simpsons redefined popular culture by moving from relative obscurity to controversially cutting-edge, then to mainstream. Its constant social and political commentary is on point and well-written, even if at the cost of not being as relevant as newer shows like South Park.
At its core, The Simpsons has helped raise more than three generations of young people into humorous, albeit a bit edgy, adults since its inception in 1989.
The characters are three-dimensional, there are good mysteries, and there are no toilet jokes at all. It's probably not suitable for younger children because it can be dark at times, but it is very well written and appeals to pre-teens, teens, and even some adults. There are also no stereotypes, laugh tracks, or even any fashion-obsessed teenage main characters like in other Disney shows. The art style is also very original, as is the theme song. Even the cast is very charismatic, featuring Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter - son of John Ritter - and many guest stars, such as John Oliver, John DiMaggio, and Patton Oswalt. This is definitely unlike any other cartoon I've ever seen.
Gravity Falls is the best cartoon ever created, and let me tell you why. Most cartoons that I watch are basically the same thing over and over, with no progression or character development. But Gravity Falls has a plot, amazing characters, mystery, and suspense. The whole show fits together so nicely that it makes me want to cry from happiness. I understand that not all people want actual progression because they don't have time to keep up, but if you watch them all online and in order, everything will make sense, and it will be the best experience of your life. This is the only show for which I counted down the days until the next episode was released. And I'm still in pain that it ended, never getting over that.
Why is this show not higher on the list? This isn't a dumb cartoon for kids. This is a show about characters and a major plot with a mystery element. I've watched this show since the beginning and initially thought it was just a funny cartoon. But after the Season 1 finale, I realized there was a major plot and big secrets hidden throughout the episodes. I've watched theories about Gravity Falls on YouTube, like the twin brother theory, and really got into it. Then I watched Season 2, which has a bigger focus on the main plot, and we got more answers. The episode "Not What He Seems" blew my mind and showed how good an episode could be. The show went on to an epic finale that I watched yesterday. It highlights the main character conflict and how much continuity Gravity Falls has. Alex did a great job with the show, even if it wasn't that long. It has a really serious plot and deserves a better placement on the list. I think that most cartoons, like Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry (I ...more
The show starts out very light and airy, a cute little monster-hunting show that draws in the attention of the younger crowd and their parents. But as the show progresses, things get darker. I have never in my entire lifetime seen a cartoon as beautiful as Gravity Falls. It has changed my entire perspective on cartoons. The characters progress like regular people would, all the jokes are hilarious, and the monsters are always creative, with even more creative ways to capture them. When the show takes dark turns in season 2, you are on the edge of your seat. It has made me feel more suspense, surprise, and shock than any other show. You don't see the twists coming, and they are scary, nerve-wracking, and exciting. All the while, they still find a way to teach you good morals, something I personally love about this show.
My passion and love for this show will never end. Sure, it's crass, it's crude, and it's pretty over the top, but you can't judge something by its surface. Unlike something like Mr. Pickles (not trying to offend fans), there's a really positive spirit behind that shocking exterior. These messages leave you thinking but also laughing because, readers, they're pointing out everything wrong with society! It makes you realize what has become of the world and how you can try to fix it. A bonus is, maybe this is my own bias, but I love this art style. The characters are perfect, the voice acting cracks me up, and the writing is unbelievably sharp. It can be low-brow, but I adore this show. I highly recommend it for everyone 13 and older to watch this warm, fuzzy, paper masterpiece. Thank you, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
I've been a fan since just before my 13th birthday in 2011, while many others have been fans since the beginning in 1997. I prefer characters like Kyle and Wendy, while the majority enjoys characters like Cartman, Randy, and Butters. I somewhat enjoy the episode-to-episode continuity as of late, though South Park seems to have lost viewers in the last couple of years because of it. I'll admit that, given my own opinions, I feel a bit disappointed. But no matter what happens within the show itself and the fandom, I will remain a loyal viewer up to the series finale.
I love this show! It may sometimes be racist, and Cartman frequently insults Jews, but this show actually has a plot - a plot for every episode. Back in the old days, Kyle or Stan always learned something. They impart lessons that we use in our everyday lives.
And the fact that, in their Cartoon Wars episodes (may be a spoiler), Cartman stated that Family Guy is nothing but jokes unrelated to the storyline. South Park has jokes that align with the storyline.
I truly enjoy South Park, though my name says "Yin Yang Yo" in it. My favorite character in South Park is Kenny McCormick. Why? Because shouldn't we all feel bad for him when he gets killed (e.g., antacid tablets, sawed in half, etc.)? My least favorite character is Eric Cartman. The reason is that he is the most evil kid in South Park (along with Damien). He killed Scott Tenorman's mother and father (so Scott's father is possibly Cartman's dad, although he won't admit he killed them), and Scott ate them in the chili. He insults Kyle Broflovski by calling him "Jew," even though he is Jewish, and makes fun of Kenny when he gets killed.
Looney Tunes should be number one. Not only were the characters well-drawn, but the writing of the dialogue was so witty and creative. Plus, incorporating classical music was genius.
I took my kids to Symphony Hall in Chicago to see Bugs Bunny on Broadway. Just thinking about the live orchestra playing with perfect precision to those classic cartoons gives me chills. That performance had a profound impact on my five-year-old daughter, who had never seen musical notes in her life. When we got home, she drew out the notes she remembered seeing when they performed "Little Brown Jug." I recommend watching the clip for those who have never seen it.
What could possibly be better than Bugs Bunny playing tricks on Elmer Fudd, Daffy and Porky being friends, and the Roadrunner being chased by the Coyote?
It's an IGN 10/10 show because of its lack of computer animation and its age. It only died out about three years ago due to controversy, I think. There was only one voice actor, Mel Blanc, and don't tell me that even one episode wasn't entertaining or funny. Some episodes you may have never seen had a good message. These episodes were made during WWII. This show has always been my favorite by far, and I am very disappointed that it doesn't run on mainstream television channels like Cartoon Network.
One of the very first series of cartoons ever made, Looney Tunes introduced a new style of cartoons that is still used today: slapstick. This involves safes and anvils falling from the sky, bombs and TNT stuffed into pants, giant hammers, explosions. The list goes on. It also introduced great characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
This show is a masterpiece. It reinvented what it meant to be a cartoon by not being some ridiculous slapstick comedy that relies on shallow and unrealistic plot lines just to gain a laugh. Avatar was one of the first successful cartoons to introduce an overarching plot, a storyline that stretches over the entire series. By doing this, they were able to show great character development. Sokka turned from a narcissistic, misogynistic jerk to a man deserving of leading the Water Tribe, while still maintaining his comedic elements. Aang turned from a bubbly little kid to a true hero. Katara turned from an overbearing supporting character to a strong, independent warrior. Zuko probably displayed the most change, literally turning from villain to hero. You get the point. And aside from the main characters, there was an amazing and memorable cast of supporting roles like Iroh, Bumi, and Azula. Aside from characters, the universe they created was so expansive and detailed that the makers ...more
The reason I love this is because of the creative and imaginative 'Avatar' world. It gives you an enjoyable background of the world around the characters, and absolutely stunning visuals. There are diverse and three-dimensional characters, and you can relate to the main cast but also remember the background characters as well. Sokka and Toph have to be the greatest clowns ever! And Zuko's development is so real! You can feel for the characters, such as Katara losing her mother and acting like a motherly figure toward her group so they have someone to keep them intact. Aang, as the Avatar, has development throughout the series where he goes from being a naive kid to a matured and spiritual leader for the world.
An amazing show, in my opinion, should be in the top 3. The story, the characters, the animation, the concept, the music, and its humor really come together to form something incredible. This show doesn't just stand out from any other cartoon on Nick, but from any other cartoon period. It was a very mature show for kids, dealing with heavy topics such as war, family, friendship, abuse, and even death! Think about it. This show aired from 2005 to 2008, and people are still talking about it. It has aged phenomenally. It was a revolutionary cartoon that has stood the test of time for good reason. I love this show.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is an amazing show. I'm surprised it isn't number one right now! It's perfect for every age. It has EVERY element that a great show should have: romance, comedy, adventure, action, and great characters. Toph has incredible and awesome earthbending powers, Aang is fun-loving (and of course the Avatar), and Sokka keeps me laughing all the time! (I don't think there was any episode where I didn't laugh out loud.) Katara is very brave and kind, which is definitely something to admire! I've seen every single episode, and it's NEVER boring. The creators also did a great job, especially with the whole bending concept! Who doesn't love that? The storyline is amazing and filled with danger and excitement. This show is a classic! There is no show currently in the world that can beat Avatar, and there never will be! I will never stop liking this AWESOME cartoon.
GO TEAM AVATAR!
Nothing beats this cat and that mouse. Not even each other.
This is seriously amazingly awesome, and I couldn't part with it. It has been a piece of my life since I was a little kiddo and now I am a teen - and I still love it more than ever!
Also, I don't know why it is NOT in the top three! Because it is way better than South Park - especially. Come on, vote for it! And get it to the top because it really, really deserves it!
Probably one of the best cartoons ever, hands down. If you're under, let's say, 40 years old, you probably don't appreciate these older cartoons due to the time these toons came out.
Wait, the creator of Yogi Bear created this masterpiece of animation. Hanna-Barbera is capable of great things. It's the first cartoon I ever watched. All I knew back then was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which is my childhood.
Tom and Jerry is actually funny, but also entertaining. I'd rather watch Tom and Jerry than Scooby-Doo episodes or season 30 of The Simpsons. I like the old Simpsons, not Lisa Goes Gaga.
Just the funniest thing ever. Simple laughs make you hooked to the show. You'll watch it for hours and hours until you realize it's just a bunch of sounds and moving pictures. Even after realizing it's just drawings, you continue to fall into the deep hole of TOM AND JERRY.
You are never too old or too young for Tom and Jerry.
Oh, it disappoints me to see such a great show not in the top 10. I know why this is so low. People who say, "It's too random and colorful. Pen Ward was stoned when he wrote it," overlook it and vote for something else. That would be understandable if you had never seen the show and based all your thoughts on the two minutes you've seen. And it's not called "stoned". It's a little something called creativity. If you don't know why this show has such a large adult fanbase, I'll give you the gist: This show is quotable, creative, has likable characters, is funny, clever, and - big shocker for the people I've described earlier - it's not just "random to be random." If you were to watch it, the randomness is explained, and not through huge reveals, just bits and pieces of continuity slowly revealing the story's history. In simple words, it's great.
Do you like adventures? Not Dora, not Pokemon, not even Kung Fu Panda. This one show blew everyone away: Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, or Adventure Time for short. The cartoon was crowned the number one Cartoon Network show worldwide. Adventure Time was so funny and had a lot of adventures. The show is almost equivalent to Super Mario Bros. because they both have kingdoms, they both save princesses, and they both have sports to play. Everyone loved Adventure Time because it was a complete success. It was the best cartoon in the world. About 28,000-30,000 people loved the show. However, it may be the number one cartoon on Cartoon Network worldwide, but it's still not the number one cartoon worldwide alone. We save the best for last.
This show should be ranked higher because of the huge legacy it brought. I like Regular Show a lot, but this show needs to be the number one rated cartoon of all time for Cartoon Network because of the impact it had during its dark age. If it wasn't for Adventure Time, shows like Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Gravity Falls wouldn't exist. I like the setting it has, and its story is better than Regular Show's story. Although I still think Regular Show is superior in comedy, Adventure Time has my favorite cartoon character friendship of all time. Finn and Jake are just so well-written, and their friendship is the best.
People's first impressions of this show are usually: "The characters are so annoying," "What, the people who made this were high?" "There's nothing special about this. Why do people like it?" "This makes no damn sense. Why should I care about a stupid, good-for-nothing, waste of time like this?" and "It's just a bright and colorful distraction for kids under the age of 6. I can't stand watching this brain-numbing nonsense any longer." ... WOW. Just WOW. This show isn't the problem. They are. They want action immediately and aren't willing to spend brain power to try to figure out the mystery behind all of this. The story behind AT is much more complicated, deep, mysterious, and dark than Gravity Falls could ever dream to be. You know why? Because it doesn't take place after an atomic, nuclear warfare. That's why.
Another show that kicked off this decade. This cartoon was the very first that I grew up with. It takes mundane situations and makes them surreal and zany yet fun. However, that formula has been fairly overused, but when you have a variety of unique characters, it can still make the show interesting. The characters' misadventures and stories do get touching and are amazingly funny at satire, but some can also be redundant with pointless filler. Despite its flaws, Regular Show had a great run, and I will cherish it throughout my adulthood forever.
It is the smooth delivery and character development that makes this show enjoyable to watch over all others. While with each new episode most shows seem to reset situations or continue a storyline, Regular Show implements scenarios that end in each episode but still will carry weight later on in the next. We watch as these experiences begin to weigh on the choices of the characters and make them all the more enjoyable. Well done.
Regular Show is such a refreshing and entertaining cartoon. It's very consistent with good episodes and doesn't have a lot of bad ones. It's too underrated, and in my opinion, it's better than most modern cartoons, with the exception of Steven Universe. I like most of the characters because they all have different personalities to make the show more likable. I recommend this awesome cartoon for anyone because it's something people can watch at all ages.
Regular Show is amazing! SpongeBob would deserve to be number 1 if it had ended after the movie was made. Everything after the movie is garbage. For that reason, I'm voting for Regular Show. It's hilarious and pretty much shows two 21-year-old guys getting drunk on chicken wings and stuff. It's always exciting to see the occasional episode that shows Mordecai's romantic life. Great show altogether.
The dynamic storytelling and unique film noir style are only matched by the high-caliber action scenes and unforgettable cast of characters. This show redefined Batman. The Joker's insane, maniacal schemes, the Riddler's uncanny intellect, Poison Ivy's charms and wiles, and Two-Face's juxtaposition and character development are only matched by the strong, harsh yet kind, caring Batman who knows what it's like to "have a bad day." Alfred's dry wit and Commissioner Gordon's determination and inclusion as part of the Bat-family really make this show complete. Adults, children, and teens can watch this show and each enjoy it on different levels. It is everything a cartoon should be.
Hell yeah! This is my favorite cartoon of all time, not just due to my love for Batman, but because of its amazing storytelling, dark tone, powerful themes, stellar voice acting, and game-changing animation. The characters immerse you in a dark and surreal world, with intense, gritty developments happening all the time. They keep you invested in this series until the very last moment, when everything changes. Every voice actor was a perfect fit for their character, like Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, Bob Hastings as Jim Gordon, etc. (and it made most of them famous, too!). Also, this cartoon stands out as an old show whose animation still rivals that of conglomerates like Pixar or DreamWorks. This cartoon changed the way we look at animation as a whole. It took true effort and emotion to make, and it would have been just another random Batman cartoon without it. This show is, without a doubt, the best cartoon of all time.
Kevin Conroy's stellar performance, mixed in with the artwork and animation, really made us believe in a Batman - a real Batman. One who fought evil and remained untainted. A hero able to stare into the worst of humanity and seek its redemption. Which other hero or series has been able to give deep and meaningful insights through a twenty-minute cartoon? The insanity and evil of the Joker, the sad story of Mr. Freeze, and the cast of unusual villains (Kyodai Ken, Lyle Bolton, and Doll-Face, I'm looking at you), along with the episodes without supervillains, make this the greatest animated series of all time. Episodes like "Second Chance," "His Silicon Soul," "Perchance to Dream," "Two-Face (Parts 1 & 2)," "Heart of Ice," "Over the Edge," "Mad Love," and "I Am The Night" have redefined Batman and his villains, showing them to be more human than ever.
The cartoon that made me a Batman fan in the first place was a huge part of my childhood! While it is aimed at kids, like most cartoons, it doesn't dumb itself down for the audience, making it very enjoyable for adult viewers as well. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are iconic in their roles as Batman and the Joker and serve as the definitive versions of the characters for me. If you have even the slightest interest in the Batman character and haven't seen this show yet, then I highly recommend that you check it out.
This show is all-around hilarious. It has the awkward working situations and romances of The Office and Parks and Rec, the surreal adventures of Rick and Morty, and the tone of The Simpsons. Mix all of that in with some of the greatest characters in cartoon history (i.e., Bender, Zoidberg), and you've got the greatest cartoon ever. Sure, Looney Tunes is awesome, but come on, compared to nudist scammers who want to rob the world of everything valuable by getting Bender to go back in time and steal them using a code that breaks the universe, it's just plain hilarious.
I like this more than The Simpsons and Family Guy because:
1. Unlike in The Simpsons, the characters don't all look like they have hepatitis (though it did make Homer Simpson more iconic).
2. While it can be cruel at times, unlike Family Guy, it isn't like this all the time, and there really isn't any unnecessary violence.
3. Unlike in both Family Guy and The Simpsons, the show didn't overstay its welcome, and while the last season was kind of lackluster (though it had its gems of episodes), it was still great, and it wrapped up the show pretty nicely.
Vote this to #1!
Futurama is what every cartoon should strive to be. The fact that it is currently at 11 on this list is upsetting. This deserves to be in the top 10. It is better than The Simpsons by a mile, in every way. And it didn't outstay its welcome, unlike other cartoons.
Wow, there is no comparison to this show! Its surreal storylines, hilarious jokes, and crude but likable characters make for the greatest cartoon of all time. It's more of an adult show, but it isn't super inappropriate, so kids around age ten or eleven can still watch and enjoy it. Hands down, my favorite cartoon ever.
In the 21st century, where cartoons are becoming more developed with plots that even threaten to outwit anime, Steven Universe should rise high, along with other great shows like Gravity Falls. Steven Universe tackles some great issues in society, such as dictatorship and individuals feeling pressured. It has creative character designs, beautiful pastel animation, awesome storylines and plots, and most importantly, the emotional connection between characters. If there is one thing Steven Universe has taught me, it's that "perfect" doesn't exist. No one is perfect, and yet we get along with that and are happy with it. This show is the masterpiece of modern cartoons and, even more so, an important lesson for the modern universe.
Steven Universe might look like another run-of-the-mill, bland cartoon where the perfect, invincible Gems are always happy, and there's sunshine and rainbows - The End...at first glance. Don't judge a book by its cover. Steven Universe is a wonderfully thought-out show. It deals with problems such as (but not limited to) growing up and losing a loved one, all in a gentle manner that's appropriate for kids and adults alike. It shows that anyone can be strong in their own ways. And despite Steven Universe's darker backstory, it still manages to be very funny. If you haven't given this show a try, please give it a chance.
Steven Universe is literally one of my favorite cartoons of all time. When I first found out about Steven Universe and how much attention it got from social media, I thought it was going to be another boring, dumb, overrated Cartoon Network show. But man, how wrong I was. After watching some episodes from seasons one and two, Steven Universe is a literal masterpiece. It has the most amazing, well-developed plots and characters, along with catchy music played by the creator, Rebecca Sugar. I've seen a lot of cartoons, but this one is just gorgeous. P.S. Yes, I know the fandom is quite atrocious at times, and I know that's what drives people away, but please give this show a try.
I watched the first episode a few months back. I thought it was going to be a dumb show about dumb things. A few weeks later, I was watching live TV when I saw Mindful Education, and wow, was I wrong. I started watching all the episodes in order, and now there is only one episode that I extremely hate (cough, Rocknaldo, cough). It deals with things no other kids' cartoons have even thought about doing - take darker subjects like Maximum Capacity, Full Disclosure, Wayside Motel, Keeping It Together, etc. And I love Peridot. She's the best! Make this number one, you CLODS! Steven Universe also has some really amazing songs, such as Here Comes a Thought, Full Disclosure, Stronger Than You, Do It for Her, etc. The show is the only good show on air on Cartoon Network right now, and I really hope it doesn't go downhill.
By far the most incredible show ever made. As I get older, I'm introduced to more and more shows, but Teen Titans will always remain my favorite. There's nothing like that first show you become obsessed with when you're young - when no other show could ever be the same. I love how you can really connect with the characters. Robin and Starfire were always my favorites. The GO version is completely different and is shown for different reasons. Sometimes I watch it, not just for a good laugh, but also for something more. I watch the show to look for clues hinting back to the original, in hopes of Robin and Starfire's relationship. I feel like maybe the creators withhold this stuff in hopes we will keep watching and waiting. It was very clever of them. But still, the original will always have a special place in my heart. That's who the Titans really are to me. That was my childhood. So, I'll keep waiting and hoping. This cartoon was too good. Who knows, maybe Season 6 will come someday!
A lot of shows on this list are amazing cartoons. Ed, Edd n Eddy. Futurama. Courage. Scooby-Doo, and so many others defined my childhood. However, this one is just something else. The characters were exciting, each with their own personality that developed throughout the course of the show's entire run. GO is decent, and I'm glad the newer generations can have their own Teen Titans. But nothing will compare to the specific flaws and skills of each of these characters and the lessons they taught me.
This is an excellent show. I loved the final season, where it was the Titans and an army of heroes versus the Brotherhood of Evil and all the villains they ever fought. All of the action, the story, and characters were just so much fun to watch. My only problem was how they ended the series, leaving us with no clue how Terra is alive.
Personally, one of the best cartoons out there! With a detailed plot and amazing characters you really get to know, how can you not fall in love with the animation style and characters? I'm sad that it's so low on the list when, to me, it beats quite a few of the cartoons above it.
South Park, SpongeBob, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog - add these and you've got yourself the best era for cartoons: the '90s! As a '90s kid, I have to give it to this show because of how relatable it was. Going out and playing with your friends and getting into trouble in your neighborhood was part of being a kid. Unless you're a late 2000s kid, this show won't relate to staying inside all day playing Minecraft and watching Adventure Time while being on your $700 iPhone with no way of interacting with other people other than through Facebook and tweeting them. Ha! Truly sad, but give them like 10 to 15 years and they will see their kids become antisocial hermits and will understand what the '90s kids were talking about. I imagine the year 2030 will look a lot like the people in Wall-E.
This is one of the best Cartoon Network shows, by far. Easy choice. I really relate to Ed, being so derpy and loving buttered toast. Edd is also really funny and has my favorite voice actor. Eddy is a funny character with funny schemes, but he can get really mean and annoying every once in a while, as can Edd. Ed was the one I never disliked. Rolf, Jonny 2x4, Nazz, Kevin, Jimmy, Sarah, even the Kankers were really fun to watch. The plots and humor were top-notch, making it really awesome. Danny Antonucci must be a genius! ...MeoMeo
This show is certainly a masterpiece and remains one of my favorite cartoons of all time. However, I think it is worth mentioning a couple of bad things about this show:
- The animation itself is kind of disgusting (though it works out well with the settings).
- Sarah, just Sarah. I get that she is meant to be the brat, but she should be a little bit nicer to her older brother.
- Season 5, while still being a solid season, had a couple of downright horrendous episodes like Smile for the Ed.
That's literally all I have to complain about. The rest of this series is pure gold! The characters were hilarious, the voice acting is pretty darn good, and it is so easy to rewatch episodes. Also, it didn't last too long or get canceled way too soon like most of the good shows did (Teen Titans, Fairly OddParents, etc.). The Big Picture Show ended it with a bang! While I do wish it was still airing, I'm glad it ended when it did, since it could have easily lost its magic if it ...more
These guys were my best friends growing up. They taught me to be creative, sociable, and funny in my own way. This will forever be my favorite cartoon, no matter what, and I hope one day they'll make a remake of the original show. This was a one-hit wonder that no one can compete with, straight up.
Gumball is just like The Simpsons, but for kids. If The Simpsons is a parody of the American way of life, Gumball is a parody of the American kids'/teenagers' way of life.
Why on earth is this not in the top ten? Sure, it's like the War of the great cartoons, but everything it does is awesome. The themes, the plots, the characters (especially Gumball, Darwin, Penny, and Patrick) are all pitch-perfect. And the only reason this actually manages to beat SpongeBob SquarePants is because Squidward is the only character I actually like in that show. Just to make it clear, these people have all saved their town at least once. Homer saved Springfield by stopping a bomb with Bart and ended the Simpson-Griffin grudge. SpongeBob saved Bikini Bottom once and the Krusty Krab numerous times. But Gumball has saved lots of people and made them feel better about themselves, like when Penny revealed her true form and Gumball had to convince her she wasn't a monster. He has been saved more times than I could ever count. So I think the reign of SpongeBob should end, and to me, this is the new champion. Note: The only show that's better is Top Gear.
What? 20th place? I seriously hoped they would put it on the list. It's my number one show and it's much better than SpongeBob! Cute characters, jokes for both adults and children, family-friendly content, realistic backgrounds, realistic situations - this show is the best in my opinion. Even though season 1 was a bit bad, seasons 2, 3, 4, and 5 are awesome. The show beats some standards we often see in cartoons: dumb parents (Fairly OddParents, Billy and Mandy), naughty brothers (even though Gumball is a bit selfish, Darwin is always there to show him the right way), comedy based on fart effects and pranks. I rate this show 10/10. It's the best show ever!
An absolute work of art. I loved every second of it, and every joke was smart and well-thought-out. Sometimes I felt like laughing forever. Every plot is either cute, adventurous, or absolutely hilarious. Gumball is a great character because he is just SO relatable, and he has his flaws. Darwin is nice, but sometimes too nice, which is his flaw. Anais's smart remarks are funny, Richard's jokes are comedy gold, and Nicole is one of the funniest characters with her anger and all. I love Gumball and Penny, especially in 'The Shell.' Each character has made at least one joke that made me laugh, and all in all, it's just beautiful.
An amazing show that for some reason just couldn't stay on television. Fans brought it back a few years later, in 2006, and brought back reruns on Nicktoons a few years after they stopped showing those. It definitely needs more episodes because, although I love it, seeing the same episodes over and over gets old really fast. All in all, it's one of the greats in the era which I consider to have come out with the highest concentration of hilarious and edgy cartoons, 97-03. Back when SpongeBob had its original writers, as well. If the creator and the writers hadn't left after the movie, I doubt SpongeBob would get any of the flak it's gotten these past few years. Or if they had just ended it after the movie, it would have easily been the best cartoon of all time, even surpassing this one.
Actually, I think the movie would have been a good stopping point for the series. There have been a few good episodes after 2004, but EVERY episode before the movie was a classic. Invader Zim ...more
This show is one of the best TV shows I've ever seen, along with SpongeBob, Gravity Falls, and Steven Universe. In fact, this might be my favorite show out of all of them. A show about an alien that its own race doesn't like, with a stupid robot who likes waffles, an obvious disguise, and ONE person who knows he's an alien - it's comedy gold! Plus, the plots are hilarious. They made a guy eating waffles for 11 minutes funny. Any show that can do that is amazing. Zim is a hilarious villain that we end up rooting for, Dib makes you laugh every time his plans fail, Gaz is... well, Gaz, and GIR is the cutest and dumbest thing ever, which is amazing. I wish this show was still on the air because it was AMAZING! You get stuff like Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, SpongeBob, and all of a sudden you have a show that nails dark humor. Every time, it managed to get it right. They made going back in time and slowly killing someone funny because it was with rubber pigs. This show is a brilliant work of art ...more
Why isn't this higher?
This has to be one of the most creative shows of all time, and it also features great 3D animation for something that was made in 2001. The jokes were also good, and the voice acting is 10/10.
It's a shame it got canceled so early. I know many shows, but as far as I know, nothing I've seen is quite like Invader Zim. Not even Kid vs Kat, a show I grew up with (Kid vs Kat ripped off Invader Zim). I don't think there will ever be a show to have the same energy this one has.
Not really suitable for little kids unless they like dark stuff, but I think it's good for teenagers and adults.
This show is a good one.
It is unique in how it is darker than many other cartoons. Like in the Dark Harvest, in which Zim takes human organs in an attempt to keep his secret of being an alien safe.
It has some amazing characters!
Zim, as stated before, is an alien. He is kind of incompetent in many fields and rather egotistical. But he also has positive traits, being incredibly good with technology.
Gir is a defective robot that has made his way into the hearts of many who watch the show. He is a chaotic bot who is much like a child. Loud, but lovable.
Dib, a kid who tries to pursue the paranormal, is also the only one who seems able to tell that Zim is an alien. He's smarter than the rest of his race but has some of the worst luck.
This cartoon's humor.
If you like dark humor, this is a show that delivers. Whether it be about life or someone being sent to their doom, there are better examples, but that's what I could ...more
If you need a reason why Courage is one of the best cartoons of all time, check out these episodes: Freaky Fred, Courage in the Big Stinking City, King Ramses' Curse, Perfect, Remembrance of Courage Past, and Last of the Starmakers. All fantastic episodes. The last three are the saddest episodes of the series.
There's just something about Courage that makes you love him. The show is definitely creepy at times, but somehow the little pink pup always pulls through and makes you want to keep watching. Very, VERY unique cartoon with a vivid world in the middle of Nowhere.
This is my personal favorite show. It is very artistic and has an abstract mood and visuals. A very creative show that is loved by many critics. Plus, it has the saddest series finale I've ever seen.
I only watched it when I was little. (I need to watch it again.) But I need to watch it again! From what I remember, it was funny but it freaked me out. However, I would probably like it better now.
Scooby-Doo has lasted longer than any cartoon that you have put on this list and at least deserves to be in the top two, if not number one. The two most iconic cartoon characters in the world are Mickey Mouse and Scooby-Doo, and you need to respect this show way more than it has been given credit for on this list. Without Scooby on this list, it is irrelevant and just straight-up garbage.
A big part of my childhood, Scooby-Doo is the best cartoon ever. All characters have different characteristics and personality traits that make them unique and interesting. The best thing is the humor is of good taste, unlike many cartoons today.
This is the best Scooby-Doo cartoon out there! I loved it! It's funny, scary, and interesting, all mixed into one great cartoon masterpiece! It should be number 5 in all cartoons, 1 in old cartoons, and 10/10 on a scale of greatness. Hanna-Barbera's greatest creation is this amazing cartoon that deserves to be in the top ten! Thank you, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, for making such a great cartoon!
Scooby-Doo has been the only cartoon that I continue to watch even now. Watching this show when I was five years old is the reason why mystery is my favorite genre today. For many people, including myself, those meddling kids will always have a very special place in our hearts. Love you, Scooby-Doo x.
Family Guy is a perfect definition of my humor: it is politically incorrect, yet still not only features shock-value content but also silly and goofy humor. Peter is a random and childish/childlike character who can barely say a word that doesn't seem hilariously stupid. It works because it shines through that Seth MacFarlane is, in fact, an intelligent person with awesome views on the world and is pretty much laughing at the characters and world he created, not so much with them. Family Guy may have gotten more graphic over the years, but the goofiness has stayed the same. It is the way it is delivered that makes it work so well.
So far on this website, I have been negative about the show. Well, that's because of the modern episodes, and they're HORRIBLE! All of the characters went downhill! However, this IS a best list, so I'm going to talk about the positive aspects of the show before it got uncanceled. The humor was top-notch, and the characters were likable. It also had a charm to it. Modern episodes: -10/10. Old episodes: 8/10.
Every single character in Family Guy has a completely different personality. Every episode packs different stories happening at the same time from different perspectives. While Peter and his friends might be going on a road trip, Stewie and Brian might be visiting the future or past, and Lois, Meg, or Chris might have something else going on. All of that in one episode of Family Guy. Deserves #1.
This show is good, but I find myself disliking all the characters and the dark and racist material. The recurring characters are dull, and unlike The Simpsons, you don't get the feel of an outlined town. This show sometimes gets boring and has a lot of racist cutaway gags to enhance its comedy. Some of the content is just plain disgusting. Quagmire's antics and the cast's vomiting are horrible.
Even though this show is popular, what I really liked about it was that it was the only Best Bro Show (in my 2009-2014 generation) that wasn't ruined by a girl (other than SpongeBob). I'm not being hateful, but in cool shows like Gumball and Regular Show, halfway through the series they decided to throw in a girlfriend for Gumball, Mordecai, and Rigby, which made the dynamic duos grow apart. I like how Jeff Swampy Marsh and David (or Dave) Povenmire didn't introduce a love life for Phineas. I mean, there was a time towards the end of the series where Phineas kissed Isabella, but I didn't get enraged because that episode came out the week before the finale.
This show is absolutely amazing and my favorite cartoon of all time! I love this cartoon with all my heart! It's funny, creative, and every character is fun and likable. I recommend this cartoon not just to kids, but to EVERYONE! I also recommend the first 8 seasons of The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Wander Over Yonder, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Star vs the Forces of Evil, Looney Tunes, and Tom & Jerry if you can find them.
What the heck! Why would the worst cartoons be higher than the best one? South Park, The Simpsons, and SpongeBob are absolutely ridiculous. Kids shouldn't watch those kinds of shows, especially Family Guy. I still love this as an adult. It's very creative and funny and has everything a kid loves. I think it's stupid that it's at number eleven. I've always loved Candice because I could totally relate to her. This is, in my opinion, the best cartoon ever!
Phineas and Ferb is THE best cartoon for both parents and kids. Its characters are entertaining, and the whole "did you know" aspect of each episode is great for parents who find themselves watching with their kids. It's not mindless but still fun. GREAT show.
Honestly, I'm not generally into Adult Swim. I know that's kind of strange, but it's just that they're so inconsistent. They release one great show like Robot Chicken, and then they release Squidbillies. They release Venture Bros, then they release Mr. Pickles. But out of the shows they've released, this is far and away the best. It has sharp, clever humor, fantastic plots (I mean, how do you beat switching dimensions because you ruined your old planet with a love potion? Just add parasites that infest people's memories!), great characters, and awesome action scenes. The only way to describe this masterpiece is as if Futurama meets American Dad, and they are crossbred with Invader Zim. That result is then consumed by Ren and Stimpy. And if that doesn't sound awesome, then you're weird.
Bizarre and funny. Cool and smart. Amazingly animated, and the voices are great. Impressive and awesome. Creative and sometimes even heartfelt. This cartoon has deep characters and it's mysterious, like what's behind Rick's giant mind. I only just started watching this cartoon two weeks ago and, even though I've only seen the first season on DVD, this is my new favorite cartoon of all time. Shows like Regular Show and SpongeBob have nothing on this extremely good cartoon. My two favorite minor characters of all time have to be Dr. Bloom and Snowball. I could write a 700-page book on how much I love this cartoon. I am watching it right now. Please don't judge me on everything that I've said. Goodbye, and Wubba Lubba Dub Dubs!
If this is seriously ranked below SpongeBob and the Powerpuff Girls, I'm beside myself because this is the best cartoon on television right now. I swear, it's the funniest, smartest, and most creative show out there. If you think The Simpsons is better, I'm sorry, but I will think very lowly of you unless it's for nostalgia or childhood memories.
This needs to be in the top ten. Seriously, it is now my new favorite TV show of all time, with its clever humor, great dialogue, interesting storyline, and how the characters aren't too complex, but the things they do and what they accomplish are complex yet clever and make sense at the same time. It is the Simpsons of our generation!
Perfect, perfect, PERFECT! A great cartoon that defies many stereotypes! First of all, when you look at the main character, you might think that Star is another blonde-haired, blue-eyed Disney princess. Well, she is all that, but move over, Sleeping Beauty! There's more to this princess! Instead of sitting on her throne and waiting for her Prince Charming, she kicks monster butt with her friend Marco. And you don't see something like this too often! This show is also a lot funnier and more original than some other cartoons on today. This show is great. I highly suggest it!
At first, I thought this was a dumb cartoon because I looked at random clips of their episodes on YouTube a while back. A couple of weeks ago, my internet friend suggested cartoons to me that I should watch. She brought up this one. Then I said to myself, "Why not watch the very first episode and see how it goes?" So then I did, and I thought it was pretty hilarious. After that, I got more into the series, and it was pretty worth watching! It's a good cartoon to watch. I watched it because I was bored all the time. So if you're bored or have any spare time and have nothing to do with it, you should go watch this.
This show is the next Steven Universe. It's fairly new, so many people don't know about it, but let me tell you that this show's first season is very promising! The show has magic, comedy, and an actual plot near the end of the season. This show received a 7.9/10 rating, which is REALLY good, and it definitely deserves it! The main character, Star, is an awesome character, and her companions, such as Marco and others, are equally as fun. This show is worth your time. Just get to the season 1 finale!
This is the best Disney show I have ever seen! (Well, probably because this is the only show on Disney that I've gotten into by myself.) It shows characters with flaws and character development. For example, Star is a girl sent from Mewni. Marco isn't comfortable with her at first but then falls in love in seasons 3 and 4. This should at least have a season 5 or a movie. I try to create art for it when I can, and this is just my opinion. Please do not hate. Also, I love underrated shows, and SvtFoE is just one of them.
There are so many comments here talking about stereotypes, which is the first mistake. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is unique in its style. This cartoon show breaks those stereotypes most of you talk about, so that just lets me know you do not know the show well. And I'm not going to tell all of you "go and watch more episodes." No, just watch a documentary about the show, called "Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony," and you'll see why this cartoon show does not have those stereotypes. Let me tell you, if you say this cartoon show has stereotypes, then you don't know a single thing about it. By the way, one episode for all of you: "Bridle Gossip" from Season 1. I hope you enjoy it!
Honestly, most people who hate the show haven't watched it at all. They just see it as something targeted for preschool girls. And there is some truth to that. The original show was made for that age group. The episodes were nothing more than an extended advertisement for the MLP toy line.
But that was Gen 1 MLP. The show in question is Gen 4. Gen 4 was made to actually be a cartoon. Though they still supported the toy line, that was never Gen 4 creator Lauren Faust's main focus. She wanted to make a show that broke the expectations and clichés for all the past generations of this show.
To quote The Last Jedi, "Let the past die, kill it. It's the only way to become who you're truly meant to be."
That's what this show does. It doesn't care about where it came from or what everyone expects it to be. The story becomes something of its own, unique and radiant among countless other works.
My Little Pony - it's a show about ponies, magic, but above all, ...more
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is my favorite show ever. Even though I am 12 years old, I still watch it. The show is enjoyable and fun to watch. I get mad when people make fun of the show. It's just a show. But I seem to fit into the brony category. I even collect the toys, and they are of amazing quality. The show doesn't have many annoying episodes. The show is coming to an end this year, though, and that is sad, but it will end with good memories. I also enjoy the Equestria Girls.
Top five favorite shows/movies:
1. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
2. The Hunger Games franchise
3. X-Men franchise
MLP will forever be my favorite TV show.
My second favorite show is The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. And if you ask me, I think Pooh and Twilight are completely dominating this whole "friendship" thing they have going on. (Not to mention that Winnie the Pooh fans are just Disney's version of Bronies.)
This series is also responsible for getting me hooked on Care Bears. I really like the '80s series produced by Nelvana called "The Care Bears Family."
My bed is completely full of Winnie the Pooh characters, Care Bears, and of course, ponies! Though in reality, I only sleep with Tigger and Celestia.
This show is the best that Seth Macfarlane has ever done since Johnny Bravo in the 90's it's funny with Stan who is actually hilarious, Francine who is the typical mother who ACTUALLY IS HOT!, Steven is funny because of his attempts to be cool, Hayley is the hippy daughter, and Roger the funniest character of the show with Klaus. American Dad can never die.
American Dad should be at number one it is just so funny. Roger is hilarious and so over the top. Francine is funnier than every other cartoon mom. She made Stan and Hayley go out to bond otherwise she would cut there faces with a wine bottle. You wouldn't see Linda, Donna, marge or even Lois doing that. The other charictors are funny and good to.
Seth is actually trying to appeal to conservatives. After Brian. Seth is actually not at all too bad and Steve and roger are a perfect couple. Big improvement over family guy.
Why it's just #32? , it's better than shows like Fairly Odd Parents... Roger is funnier than Cosmo, Stan is less bad than Timmy... American Dad is like Futurama, Family Guy and The Simpsons!
This show seemed to do something that lots of other shows would struggle to do. It was super boring in the first season or two, but after that, it got better and better all the way to its end. The Jungle Movie was great and ended the whole franchise perfectly. I just wish they would have made a scene where Arnold finds out that Helga was Cecile this whole time, from the Valentine's Day episode.
Hey Arnold is one of the best cartoons I've ever known. I loved it as a kid and I love it as a 20-year-old adult. It's full of little hints, and all of the episodes are entertaining and interesting. Kids should watch cartoons like this because I learned a lot from it as a kid.
I love watching this show! Sid is the funniest character, and when he cries, it sounds hilarious. I'm sad there weren't more seasons because it could go on until season 20-something if there were.
This show should be in the top ten on the list! This show is the best show ever, and I recently bought the whole series on DVD, and it's amazing! This show deserves more love.