Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

The Top Ten

1 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. 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.

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.

I love this show it got me through 5th grade

This show never gets old! I love all the hidden jokes.

2 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 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

Amazing show good for pick out things go gravity falls

4 Ed Edd & Eddy

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

This show is a total crap. How is it so high on the list.

5 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.

Not only is this show jam packed humor dark humor, but it also has an engaging plot and well done episodes. The characters are ingenious, and the comedy spreads to all ages. Oh, and Dib is the best. Fight me.

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

6 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

7 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 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

Wait! This is an anime! But who cares, dbz is beast and should be 1st

9 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

12 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

13 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.

14 The Fairy OddParents
15 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

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


17 Teen Titans Go! 'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television more.

That was unacceptable.


It sucks

Teen Titans NO!

18 Baby Looney Tunes Baby Looney Tunes is an American animated television series taking place in an alternate universe depicting the Looney Tunes characters as toddler and preschool versions of themselves. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
19 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 more.

This show should be WAAAYYY higher on the list! This show is awesome!

i love it

20 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.
21 The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. more.


I’d rather have kids watch this than Teen Titans Go.

The Loud House is one of the BEST T.V. series of all time and always has good episodes. This should be at least number 4 on the list 😀

22 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
23 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!

24 Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig is an American animated comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from May 25, 2013, to July 29, 2016, for three seasons and 60 episodes. The series is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig.

This show was horrible and should not be on this list, it has butt jokes, which kids shouldn't listen to.

Ugh take this off the list!

25 The Moomins The Moomins is a stop motion animated children's television series based on the Tove Jansson's Moomin series of books which was produced by Se-ma-for and Jupiter Film between 1977 and 1982 for Polish, Austrian and German television.
26 Cow & Chicken
27 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 more.

I love my little pony and I'm a 10 year old girl have you seen all the men who watch this show

This show is one of my favorite shows. It has a good plot and has good messages.

Sure. What could possibly go wrong? - Neonco31

I love this show the themes of friendship and togetherness are thinominal! ( I probably spelled that wrong)

28 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.

Power puff girls this is so underrated they deserve to be at the top - lr2005

29 Ben 10 Ben 10 is a media franchise created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The franchise revolves around a boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device, the Omnitrix, which allows him to transform into ten different alien creatures.
30 Little Bear
31 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

Why is Cow and Chicken higher up than Courage?

32 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

Should be much higher

33 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 more.

This show is really underrated

You said it, pal! - xandermartin98

I love this show!

34 Codename: Kids Next Door Codename: Kids Next Door (also known as Kids Next Door or by its acronym KND) is an American animated television series created by Mr. Warburton for Cartoon Network.
35 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many shorts also more.

Why has nobody included Tom and Jerry before? This show is fantastic! An absolute classic that deserves it's praise and shall be remembered forever! - Svampbob164

It should be part of the top ten

36 My Life as a Teenage Robot My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.
37 Angry Beavers
38 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 Arthur

Seriously, this show managed to teach about cancer and do it very good. That episode is one of my favorites

And I say hey (hey! ) what a wonderful kind of day!

40 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
41 Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2019) is an American preschool educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.

Can't be on here. It is stupid and ruined kids shows. Just like Barney and Caillou and Teletubbies and more. - thefirefox

This should not be here they don't like Dora

42 We Bare Bears An animated comedy show by Daniel Chong about three different species of bears - Grizzly, Panda and Ice bear (polar bear). Since they were little, they wanted to get adopted by owners separately. But then they missed each other too much, so they reunited again. Now as adults, they now live in a cave more.

Cartoon Network coulda used this show in 2013

This was pretty funny.

Why is This Below Dora? - kcianciulli

43 The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus is a Canadian/American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and combining entertainment with an educational series. Broadcasting & Cable said more.
44 Chowder Chowder is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Cartoon Network. The series follows an aspiring young child named Chowder and his day-to-day adventures as an apprentice in Chef Mung Daal's catering company.
45 Little Bill Little Bill is an American animated children's television series produced for Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby's Little Bill book series, set in Philadelphia, and feature Bill Jr.
46 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure chanbara animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival more.
47 Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and five years before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing more.
48 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Pokemon is just amazing in my opinion

This should be number 1

49 The Secret Show The Secret Show is a British animated show commissioned by BBC Worldwide in partnership with BBC Children's.
50 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naive young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and more.
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