Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

SpongeBob is a brilliant kids cartoon, I still watch sometimes. Its for all ages and it always has a unique storyline. I have never watched any of the other cartoons on this list.

I love this show it got me through 5th grade

This show is my childhood. The characters are so likeable, the story is so interesting, and it became a huge success all over the world. Easily the best kids cartoon.


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2 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

The art style is extremely unique!

This show is amazing! - MeeMeeCandy777


3 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 more.

This show is amazing, and there is something for everyone. For your nerdy brother, there's codes, mysteries, and ciphers to crack. For your weird younger sister who only watches SpongeBob all day, there's Mabel's weirdness, and jokes littered through the show. For your own self, who loves feels and emotions, there's sibling relationships and heartbreak. For your mom, there's mottos every person could learn from. And finally, for your dad, there is storylines and plotlines to push the show to an amazing conclusion. There truely is something for everyone.

Gravity Falls, in definition, is amazing. It has a huge mystery element, while keeping the bonding between the main characters, Dipper and Mabel, with their Grunkle Stan. The show has evolved so much. The plot is amazing. You'll love the main characters.

This is one the greatest cartoons of today. It is simply astounding and should be above Phineas and Ferb

It feels like an actual Disney movie rather than a cartoon. Id reccomend it to anyone over 9 that likes Disney movies

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4 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

This show is so weird... it's very captivating. I remember watching this show, and it definitely deserves third, if not, second.

5 Ed Edd & Eddy

So glad this show is so high on the list. It is fantastic!

6 The Fairy OddParents
7 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.

Whoever said the new cartoons are better should stop watching cartoons. And that awful show Ed, Edd, n Eddy is apparently better than Looney Tunes? Give me a break. - 445956

I prefer the newer looney tunes show. Its more epic than the old cartoons.

8 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.

Steven Universe is about a boy named Steven, and he is a crystal gem. He fights alongside Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. The show is very emotional. There are some secrets about the characters that weren't introduced the first time they were on screen. Of course, the first couple of episodes, were okay. The animation team was getting used to drawing the characters, and Steven's voice was different. In the beginning, SU was supposed to be a silly show, with almost no plot. Rebecca Sugar, the creator of SU, has changed that. It is now plotheavy and the storyline is amazing, not to mention the amazing art put in to the backgrounds.

Why hasn't this show gotten more votes

It is such an amazing show and I ship Lapidot!

Awesome awesome awesome yaaah

9 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 more.

Avatar the last Airbender is awesome! Its deep, emotional, and um fjasiluthliuhyiuht! Again, its awesome! Its underrated as a kid's show though. Its hard when you share a channel with a stupid sponge creature.


This show is much better for adults in my opinion. Probably why it's at number 10. No hate though. I love all the other shows above also. Just not as much as Avatar :D

10 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

Think this should the number 1 show on nickdlone the best show ever. - 2i3ioieioeoiijq

The best show ever. on nick slame they got ruinte it. and I think this should be the 1on nickdlone - 2i3ioieioeoiijq

The Contenders

11 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.

Hey Arnold! Is truly one of the greatest animated shows of all time as it correlates morals, hilarity, and kindness in a way that is not seen on shows today.

12 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 more.

BOSS BOSS BOSS adventure time go grab your friends and we can go to very distant land with jake the dog and finn the human the fun will never end its adventure time!

My heart sparkles only for my cuddly marceline

Why is this so low? It's easily in the top 5, if not 10.

13 Ren & Stimpy Ren & Stimpy The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

Ren and stimpy is not for kids its really innapproapriate for kids it has lots of sexual innuondoe and graphic vilonce like bleeding intestines bleeding eyeballs and kidneys all being thrown up into the air and bob camp a person who worked on ren and stimpy said we are not aiming the stuff at little kids although kids do love it so kids just loved it it was never meant for kids

14 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros. V 1 Comment
15 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
16 Teen Titans

Such a great show. Running from 2004-2007, it is an adaption of the third version of the comics(however, no prior knowledge is necessary). Following the teenage fighting force called the Teen Titans(led by former sidekick Robin), the show includes a great balance if action, comedy, and character building, as well as some things from the comics. Great series overall. Personal favorite of mine.

17 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

First, this should be in the anime section second, if this was suppose to be on the list it should be #1 - Champ

Action humor huge fanbase most powerful characters ever best hero what more!

We want it back again - budhaditya54


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18 Cow & Chicken
19 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 more.

One of the best shows of all time, so simple yet so good

Hey, Where's Perry?

My personal number 1

Isn't high enough! Shows like DragonBall Z and Steven Universe beat this. This should at least be number 3!

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20 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation.
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