Top 10 Best Cartoon Finales

Here is a list of the best cartoon and anime finales, the episode or series of episodes or even movies that ended the series on a high note, as mentioned above any cartoon episode or anime episodes that ended the series movies in which the series came to an end can also be included as well as spin off series.

The Top Ten

1 Sozin's Comet - Avatar: The Last Airbender

In this epic four part finale the Aang faces off against Ozai, Zuko and Katara face off with Azula, and Sokka, Toph and Suki attempt to stop the fire lord's fleet ships before they reach Ba Sing Se as all the characters stories play out of the course of the four part episodes with amazing visuals and breathtaking action sequences, Aang finaly takes down Ozai with out taking his life by taking his bending away thanks to a technique he learned form a lion turtle and peace is finally restored as everyone celebrates and all the characters stories come full circle as the episode ends Aang and Katara kiss and the series ends. - egnomac

Yea this was an incredible way to end a series. It's one of the most dramatic, action packed, most visually inspired episodes of the series. It was such a journey both figuratively and literately. And within 3 years it helped establish Avatar: The Last Airbender as one of the best shows Nickelodeon has ever done.

I’ve never seen anything more mind-blowing in a T.V. show. No other show will ever top this finale. The animation and effects were insanely good, and at times terrifying. It really brought everything together, and stayed very true to the story and characters which we had seen develop over the previous episodes. It was precise— everything that happened in it had a reason to be there. The first time I watched it, I was sitting in front of the T.V. with my eyes and mouth wide open, absolutely in awe and inspired to a point that I can’t express in words. And after multiple viewings since, it continues to have this effect on me. It’s outstanding.

2 Weirdmageddon - Gravity Falls Weirdmageddon - Gravity Falls

A very epic and yet bitter sweet with the epic battle to save Gravity Falls and the emotional goodbye scene. - egnomac

Thousands cried when it was done. Good action packed, great revolution to deal with, and the best plot and plans. Who would say no to this?

I know someone will

3 Graduation - Kim Possible

A great finale to the series Kim and Ron prepare for their graduation which is interrupted by Warmonga from a previous episode and Worhok abduct both Dr. Drakken and Kim leading to Ron and Shego to team up to rescue them and the four must work together to stop the both Warmonga and Warhok from destroying the earth which leads to an epic battle back on Earth which takes a turn for the worst as the alien pair turn the tide on the battle and just as it seems like good guys are finished Ron uses his mystical monkey powers with help from sensei surprisingly single handedly take out both Warmonga and Warhok and save the day, the graduation continues and a montage of what happen to the characters are shown Dr. Drakken receives a medal saving the world and turns good much to the other villains delight and Ron and Kim attend a beach party along with their friends before driving away and sharing one last kiss as the series ends. - egnomac

4 Come Along With Me - Adventure Time

Easily one of the most moving pieces of animation from 2018.

One last, open-ended, Adventure Time acid trip to end the series. Not overwhelmingly fantastic, but solid nonetheless.

An amazing ending to an amazing series, what more to ask for?

Its just tear jerking to watch 8 years of good memories just fade away inevitably

5 A Regular Epic Final Battle - Regular Show

Jolly good show

The best cartoon ending ever

Started off slow but then it rapidly gave us am we needs in a show I'm just sad I finished it so quickly

Fitting to see two of Cartoon Network's best modern shows going out with a big bang as the 2010's come to an end. Regular Show's regular series finale was anything but in the greatest way possible, and I can't wait to see how things will turn out with Adventure Time's series finale 3 months from now as of this comment. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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6 Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie - Hey Arnold

The series originally ended without a proper conclusion leaving a lot of questions unanswered The Hey Arnold Jungle Movie was in development before being canceled due to the failure of the first Hey Arnold Movie it wouldn't be until 15 years later that Hey Arnold the jungle movie finally saw the light of day which follows Arnold and his class winning a trip to San Lorenzo which happens to be the place where Arnold's long lost parents were when they disappeared when they arrive they are captured by Lasombra who was posing as Arnold's parents friend Eduardo who tricked them into coming to San Lorenzo knowing that Arnold would want to search for his missing parents so he can use him to lead him to the lost city of the green eyed people and steal their treasure, eventually they do find Arnold parents who unfortunately have been contaminated by a sleep sickness along with the other adults of the tribe that left them in a deep sleep for years and making matters worst the very treasure that ...more - egnomac

7 Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show - Ed, Edd n Eddy

Watched this for the first time at the age of 23, not realising that the show had one last chapter in the book. A beautiful send-off with a significant resolution, while retaining all of the original cast, animation, jokes, and charm that kept my cartoon-viewing childhood warm.

For a show so centered on Failure is the Only Option, the Big Picture Show truly wrapped things up for one of my favorite cartoons ever. Earn Your Happy Ending, indeed. They're finally in, baby. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 The Last Stand - The Legend of Korra The Last Stand - The Legend of Korra

Though not as great finale as The Last Airbedner but it was still a pretty mazing one at that as Korra and the others are able stop Kuvira;s giant mecha from destroying everything following all this Varrick and Zhu Li get married at Air Temple Island and Korra and Asami take a vacation to the spirit world and begin their romantic relationship together. - egnomac

9 Meanwhile - Futurama

I love this episode but I also cried when watching it because it was the very last episode in Futurama

10 Underfist: Halloween Bash - Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

The Newcomers

? Fright to the Finish - Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
? So Long Sonic - Sonic X

The Contenders

11 Phantom Planet - Danny Phantom
12 Journey's End - FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood Journey's End - FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Not a cartoon but truly emotionally fulfilling. The last few episodes really encompass so many interesting themes and you really do feel the stakes are high. As well as high stakes, it ties back into the feeling of family and caring about each other enough to sacrifice, and the idea of giving more to the world and in turn more will come back to you. That works really well with "equivalent exchange," and I love the moment when winry jumps on them with a hug.

Great Ending but it's anime

13 The Hong Kong Longs - American Dragon Jake Long

Jake his family and Spud and Trixie vacation to Hong Kong where Jake and Grandpa are planning to go to attend the One Thousand Years Toast at Victoria Peak at a Dragon Temple that only appears once every one hundred years while there Grandpa Long gets captured by Chang whos working with The Dark Dragon who was resurrected in the previous episode and orders Jake to spike the Dragon Toast at the temple with a mind control potion so the Dark Dragon can take over both magical the and mortal world or he'll never see his grandfather again this leads to Jake to seek out Rose whose family moved to Hong Kong after Jake wished that she was never taken by the Huntsclan despite her not remembering anything hoping to get her to help him stop the dark dragon since she still has the mark of a dragon slayer of course this doesn't go well as she doesn't believe him, later during the toast Jake slips another potion instead thwarting the Dark Dragons plans and a battle begins Jake's family and Spud and ...more - egnomac

14 CI - Samurai Jack

To me Samurai Jacks Finally Sucked It pretty much Ruined the show - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

[Spoiler Alert for Season 5] The ending of this show was tragic yet hopeful and T.V. shows for both old and young need to take this kind of beautifully crafted story and give it some due credit. Ashi's death in the series finale shows not all endings for our heroes are perfect but they will find a way to make peace with themselves for all the loss that they went through. In my personal opinion this is probably the best ending to a show I could ever have asked for.

15 Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S. - Codename: Kids Next Door
16 Normeadeus - Freakazoid

For the finale the episode plays out like a typical episode with random weirdness after another Freakazoid must save Norm Abram from The Lobe who has kidnapped him so he can build him a wooden weapon to destroy Freakazoid, Freak recues Norm Abram and the two defeat The Lobe and the other villains but what really puts this episode on the list is after the episode ends Freakazoid along with the other characters like the villains and good guys and even Steven Spielberg come out and sing "Will Meet Again". - egnomac

17 Last Day of Summer - Phineas and Ferb

What do you get when you mix time travel and the void with the last day of summer? You get this masterpiece! When Candace and Doofenshmirt activate a Do-Overinator, it creates a time rift that causes the days to get shorter and almost cause the end of time. Only Candace can stop it with the help of Baljeet, Isabella and Buford. They win and time is restored. The opening theme and closing themes are also masterpieces to listen to. It was overall a great way to end off Phineas and Ferb and I enjoyed it! I heavily recommend it!

18 Future Schlock - Rocko’s Modern Life

The true series finale of Rocko’s Modern Life, Future Schlock is set 17 years intimacy the future, where when Filburt’s kids ask about a banana found in Rocko’s “refrigerizor”, he tells them about the day Rocko, Heffer, and Spunky got blasted into space, but they return in the end, and Ed Bighead gets teleported away by talking bananas and a monkey. Then, Filburts kids go into space, but then take Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, and Spunky with them, it ends with Heffer singing as the rocket flies off into space. This was a great way to end off Rocko’s Modern Life.

19 The Unknown - Over the Garden Wall
20 Until We Meet Again - Pokèmon XYZ

It really took the finale in style, with flashbacks for the characters, Serena leaving for Hoenn (which Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire take place), Clemont and Bonnie returning to Lumiose City to live normal lives, and Greninja saving the world.

21 Re; - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Not only the best ending in anime, nor the best ending in T.V.. The best ending in Fiction, period.

Ok at first I agreed the last airbender should be first, but I wasn’t thinking about anime so In that case YES BEST ENDING EVER. OF ALL TIME.

22 The End is the Beginning - Voltron: Legendary Defender
23 Mama Luigi - Super Mario World

It was how they found Yoshi. It didn't properly end the show but was pretty good in general.

24 Graduation Day - Fish Hooks

Oscar and Bea share one last kiss before leaving for university.

25 The Last Temptation - The Ren & Stimpy Show

This is the proper finale of Ren & Stimpy, not "Stimpy's Pregnant" since all of APC is bad and I consider it non-canon due to the grotesque and horrid stories that should not have murdered a very successful franchise thanks to John K. for making these ideas.

But again, "The Last Temptation" is a good finale, but way more tolerable than "Stimpy's Pregnant", which is a finale to the old show's abysmal reboot.

26 Bonafide Heroes - Duck Dodgers

Dodgers is the subject of a reality television show called "Bonafide Heroes," which is documenting his life as a captain, and Dodgers decides to fake the capture of the criminal Camoman for the cameras. Meanwhile, the camera crew interviews various enemies and friends about Dodgers in-between.

27 Christmas and New Year - Nu, Pogodi! (Well, Just You Wait!)
28 Powerpuff Girls Rule! - The Powerpuff Girls
29 The Final Battle - Astro Boy (2003)
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Top Remixes

1. Sozin's Comet - Avatar: The Last Airbender
2. Graduation - Kim Possible
3. Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie - Hey Arnold
1. Weirdmageddon - Gravity Falls
2. Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show - Ed, Edd n Eddy
3. Underfist: Halloween Bash - Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy


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