Top Ten Best Cartoons

A cartoon refers to any television series that primarily employs hand crafted animation. This list includes critical hits, award winners, and high rated shows.
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 13th season. ...read more.

I love SBSP so much. It's one of my favorite cartoons ever. I don't remember when I started watching it, but I love it like I love my electronics... and that's a lot from me. It's just so funny, and with so many episodes, they just ALL make my day. I even have a case of 100 episodes, and I can't wait to watch ALL of them. The movies are also amazing and hilarious. Overall, SBSP is amazing, and my mind will not be changed.

It's sad that the creator of SBSP died, but that's okay, it's airing on Nickelodeon, but here's why SBSP is the best cartoon in my opinion.
1. Most of the characters are dumb and funny, and 20% are wise and smart, but mostly I like dumb characters, they make me laugh good.
2. I like how this cartoon resists today too, it's cool that it's airing for 19 years.

That's all
Like who doesn't love SBSP Show? It's so funny and cool, I would stay all night awaken watching Spongebob.

Hope this explains why this is the best cartoon, PEACE OUT!

One of the greatest things I've ever seen in my entire life with passion themes of pure fun and heart of anybody. This show should be talked about in cartoon history as the character shall sit in cartoon hall of fame. Must watch for any person that breaths!

This is an AMAZING cartoon. SpongeBob began in 1999. It didn't get major success until season 2. Season 3 had SpongeBob it to new heights, although a hiatus was going on in 2003 during this season due to the movie being made. After the movie things went a little down hill. Season 4 and 5 were still pretty good, but season 6 and 7 were pretty bad. But 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!

2 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2021, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

This show is very famously inspiring for other cartoons and for good reason as this show provides laughter and surreal commented but with fun jokes. Must watch!

Yes, I have been watching them since I was 5 or 6. If you think that's too young to watch, well I couldn't understand any dirty jokes until now, and it's certainly more family-friendly than other adult-oriented cartoons. I love Hank Azaria's characters the best, and I can do a really good impression of Wiggum, Dr. Nick, Snake, and Apu. I have been practicing for a while.

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.

My love for the Simpsons just keeps growing with each passing day. This show’s first ten seasons were amazing and brilliantly written. If I could I would go back in time to dec 17 1989 and go through high school with it. I even fantasize what that life would be like. It’s time for this show to end but I will always love it. From the lovable characters to the hilarious jokes.

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

What is love is that South Park never seems to look old, with the exception of the first 4 seasons. You can look at an episode from like season 5 made back in 2001 and it still looks like a season 24 episode from today.

Characters of South Park.

Kyle: Very interesting.

Stan: Charming at times, but mostly bland.

Cartman: The funniest character ever.

Kenny: Very funny.

Butters: THE CUTEST THING EVER! I WANT TO HUG HIM! He can be a little dark at times, but his different personalities are very cute to watch.

Randy: A smarter, kinder, funnier and better Peter Griffin without the fat.

Gerald: I don't find him a great character, but he is okay.

Mrs Marsh: Bland.

Kyle's Mom: Bland.

Cartman's Mom: A bad parent for not grounding Cartman.

Chef: Funny.

Mr Garrison: Used to be funny, but now is propaganda against Republicans.

Mr Mackey: Bland.

Big Gay Al: Very nice despite him being gay.

And so many more characters.

Characters: 9/10

Animation: 8/10

Voice Acting: 9/10

Humor: 10/10

Plot: 10/10

South Park: 10/10

Why? This cartoon is pure brilliance. It has ...more

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 of when he gets killed (ex, Anacid tablets, Sawed in Half, Etc.). My least favorite character is Eric Cartman. The reason why is, 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, Which he well not he killed them, but his Dad was killed) and Scott ate them in the chili, Insults Kyle Broflovski By calling him "Jew" though he is Jewish. And Making Fun of Kenny of when he gets killed.

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 never 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 every 13+ to watch this warm, fuzzy, paper masterpiece. Thank you, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

4 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.

Looney Tunes should be number one. Not only were the characters well-drawn, but the writing of the dialog 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.

This is the great-grandfather of animated comedy, and it certainly still is, with lots of gags, tons of likeable characters and while the later shorts have problems (e.g. Removing Elmer's gun) the classics are an easy 10/10.

Definitely the funniest Looney Tunes related show to come out since the 90s, making it a point to stay true to the originals. And it's definitely the best thing Pete Browngardt's ever produced.

While Elmer and Yosemite Sam losing their guns is a little disappointing, Animaniacs or TTA didn't have much gun violence but were hilarious nonetheless, so I can tell this show doesn't need it either.

All you people know is daffy and bugs bunny don't you know about bosko and beans and buddy and the censored 11 (you probably don't). The old looney tunes was better than the new ones there wasnt no bugs bunny no tweety no new characters you know. Bosko was the first star then Buddy, Beans, Porky, and then BUGS. And how can you like bugs he made native americans, asian people and black people look like fools. But otherwise the cartoon is excellent even with the macine guns, tobacco, dynamite sticks exploding, and the blackface crap.

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

This show is every mystery-solver's paradise show. Each episode contained its own little mystery with a twist, all while a couple of overhanging mysteries ran throughout the whole show (like, who wrote the journal?). This is why I was so caught up in this show, it always left me thinking and wanting to see more.

The characters are three dimensional, there's good mysteries, and there are no toilet jokes at all. Probably not suitable for younger children, because it is dark at times, but it is very well written and appeals to preteens, 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, and so is the theme song. Even the cast are very charismatic, like 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.

Why is this show not higher on the list? This isn't a dump cartoon for kids, this is a show about characters and a big main plot with the mystery element. I watched this show since the beginning, started to think it was just a funnu cartoon. But after the season 1 finale, I realised that there was a big main plot and big secrets hidden throughout the episodes. I 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 a episode could be. The show went on to the epic finale, that I watched yesterday. It shows the main character conflict and how much continuity Gravity Falls has. Alex did a great job with the show, even if this show wasn't that long. It has a really serious plot and deserve a better placement on the list. I think that most cartoon, like Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry (I ...more

Gravity Falls is the best cartoon to ever be 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, it has a plot, it has amazing characters, it has mystery, it has suspense, and the whole show just fits together so nicely it makes me want to cry 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 in you life. This is the only show that I counted down the days until the next episode was released. And I'm still in pain that it ended, never getting over that.

6 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 ...read more.

Tom and Jerry is a timeless masterpiece, That's why Avengers, Attack on Titan, League of Legends, Dexter's Laboratory, Spongebob, Roblox.etc are copying this legendary show.

Tom and Jerry is quite silly where Tom puts a dynamite at Jerry's mouse hole and then jerry puts tje dynamite at the other mousehole and KABOOM there goes Tom away!

This is the most amazing cartoon ever made! I don’t know why the Simpsons are higher ranked than Tom and Jerry! (No offence Simpsons Lovers). A cat and a mouse fighting eachother and sometimes teaming up. This cartoon is sooooooo good some other people have decided to make a show about it! My favourite cartoon forever and ever!

Just the funniest thing ever. Simple laughs, making you hooked to the show. You'll watch it for hours and hours, until you realise its just a bunch of sounds and moving pictures. Even after realising it is 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.

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

This is one of the greatest cartoons of all time, but seriously SpongeBob bob beat this. That's really dumb avatar is the picture perfect cartoon. Also Gravity falls beat this. Ok let me get something straight Gravity Falls is a GREAT GREAT cartoon, but avatar is superior in my opinion. I hope you like my opinion.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS BEAT THIS?! Think clearly guys! This show is a total MASTERPIECE. Interesting characters, beautiful romances, plot twists, humor, and sorrow. I almost cried in the finale episode!

Here are the characters that make the show amazing:

Aang: the kindhearted but powerful protagonist

Katara: sweet and strong female lead

Sokka: sarcastic by sometimes soft warrior

Zuko: the redeemed character who is emotionally conflicted and sometimes dark

Iroh: the old, wise dude who is a total boss

Toph: sassy and kickbutt blind girl

Azula: one of the bad guys who descends into mental illness

Watch Avatar!

-AvatarFan

I’m embarrassed to say it but I actually cried at the ending of this show a lot! I barley ever cry in any movies, or TV shows. But the characters are just so beautifully crafted and written! This show holds one of the best redemption arcs in animation history, and is perfect for all ages. Not a single character is poorly written, and the plot is well drawn out and played. Each episode develops a character one way or another, and this show will most likely make you fall in love! (Lots of emotional, heart-filled moments.) This show reminds me of the good early 2000s where creates were beginning to create beautiful atmospheres with their ideas. My favorite characters are: Zuko, Sokka, Katara, and Suki! Defiantly people, even if this show does not look like your type, (I thought it wasn’t for me either,) I would still defiantly recommend giving it a try and a watch!

Deserves to be number 1 without a doubt. The world building in this show is second to none. The characters are very well done with their growth and changes. The lessons taught are important for kids and adults. You could make a book full of inspirational Iroh quotes. Avatar a wonderful story of an epic adventure in a fantastic world with amazing characters. It is the best cartoon ever made.

8 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.

I liked the older episodes of this show. The newer episodes weren't really quite like the older ones; as time went on the episodes got more over the top for me. The true gems in this show are all within the episodes before season 5, so if you haven't seen this show yet, I suggest you start anywhere before season 5.

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 character's misadventures and stories do get touching and amazingly funny at satire, but some can also be redundant with pointless filler. But despite its flaws, Regular Show had a great run and I will cherish it throughout my adulthood forever.

Cartoon Network classics were amazing, however this show blew all of the people away. The show named Regular Show. It became the most popular Cartoon Network cartoon. Everyone loved it, because of the awesome humor, cool lines, and amazing action. Even the characters were amazing. More than 12,000 people loved the show so much. Reason being is that comedy is one of the most popular genres worldwide. The next cartoon isn't from Cartoon Network, but on FOX.

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 story line, 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 the choices of the characters and make them all the more enjoyable. Well done.

9 Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

Oh it disappoints me to see such a great show not in the top 10. I know why this is so low. The people who say "it's to random and colorful. Pen Ward was stoned when he wrote it overlook it and vote for something else. That would be understandable if you never seen the show and based all thoughts of it off of the 2 minutes you've seen. And it's not called "stoned" it is 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 a big shocker for the people whom I've described earlier, it is not just "random to be random". If you were to watch it the randomness is explained, and not through huge reveals, just some bits and pieces of continuity slowly revealing the story's history. That's right. It is not a cartoon that just has one weird episode and starts over the next. There is an ever unfolding history that gets you to keep watching. It is, ...more

Do you like adventures like not Dora, not Pokemon, not even Kung Fu Panda. This one show blew everyone away. The name is Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, or Adventure Time for short. The cartoon was crowned the number 1 Cartoon Network show worldwide. Adventure Time was so funny, it has a lot of adventures. The show is almost the equivalent to the 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 over the world. About 28,000-30,000 people loved the show. However it maybe the number 1 cartoon on Cartoon Network worldwide, but it's still not the number 1 cartoon worldwide alone. As we save the best for last.

This show should be higher because of the huge legacy it brought. I like regular show a lot but this show needs to be the #1 rated cartoon of all time for cartoon network because of the impact it had on cartoon network during it's 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 it's story is better than regular show's story. Although I still think regular show is superior in comedy. Adventure time however has my favorite cartoon character friendship of all time. Finn and Jake are just so well written and their friendship is the best.

Wow, this show is amazing! It brings elements of morality and humor into a cartoon that is intended for children, yet works it's way up to a top tier show of any age group. Finn, the main protagonist, is a teenage boy growing up in the weird post-apocalyptic land of Ooo who faces adventures with his best friend and brother through adoption, Jake the dog. It's compelling to see the deep plots of characters such as Simon and Marceline and there hardships throughout the aftermath of a nuclear war. Meanwhile, Finn also faces troubles of growing up and dating through the character Phoebe aka flame princess. Fantastic show and my favorite cartoon at the moment!

10 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.

The cartoon that made me a Batman fan in the first place and was a huge part of my childhood! While it is aimed at kids (like most cartoons are), it doesn't dumb itself down for the audience, which makes it very enjoyable for adult viewers as well. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are iconic in their roles as the Batman and the Joker, and serve as the definitive versions of the characters for me. If you even have the slightest interest in the Batman character and haven't seen this show yet then I highly recommend that you check it out.

The dynamic storytelling and unique film noir style is only matched by the high caliber action scenes and unforgettable cast of characters. This show redefined batman. The Joker's insane maniacal schemes, the riddlers uncanny intellect, Poison ivy's charms and wiles, Two-Face's juxtaposition and character development, these are only matched by the Strong harshness of a kind caring batman who knows what it is like to "have a bad day". Alfred's dry wit and Commissioner Gordon's determination and inclusion as part of the Bat-family really makes this show complete. Adults, children and teens may 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 of Batman, but because of its amazing storytelling skills, 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 Joker, Bob Hastings as Jim Gordon, etc (and it made most of them famous too! ). Also, this cartoon stands out as an old show who's animation still rivals that of conglomerates like Pixar or DreamWorks. This cartoon changed the way we look at animation as a whole. This cartoon took true effort and emotion to make, and would have been 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 was untainted. A hero able to stare into the worst of humanity and seek its redemption. Which other hero or series was able to give deep and meaningful's through a twenty minute cartoon. The insanity and evil of the Joker, the sad story of Mr Freeze the cast of unusual villains (Kyodai Ken, Lyle Bolton, and Doll-Face, I'm looking at you), the episodes without supervillians, and the uniqueness of every episode makes this the greatest animated series of all time. The episodes "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" are just a few of the many episodes which redefined Batman and his villains showing them to be more human than ever.

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The Contenders
11 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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 with some of the greatest characters in cartoon history (I.e. Bender, Zoidberg) and you've got the greatest cartoon ever. Sure, Looney Toons is awesome, but come on, compared to nudist scammers that 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 is just plain hilarious.

Wow, there is no comparison to this show! It's surreal story-lines, 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.

This show is like space age Simpsons, plus except the characters are unique, the setting is hilarious, the plot lines demonstrate mastery in storytelling, and it has so many 1 liners and quotable scenes that it's just about my favorite cartoon ever. Real shame that it got cancelled.

I loved futurama so much! It had so many memorable characters, hilarious jokes, serious plot lines, and everything to make a show great! The movies created were just amazing too! My favorite being Bender's Big Score. My vote could've gone to spongebob but I can't forget about seasons 6-9, so my vote goes here

12 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

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 noting like that first show you become obsessed with when you're young- when no 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 don't show 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 some day!

The way the overall whole story of this show was structured was great. Having villians come back the right time, having events that affect outcomes in future episodes, the whole overall story is so cleverly written this way.

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

Pokemon and Teen Titans are the best cartoons ever Pokemon is funny and cool and Teen Titans is DC NATION; they don't follow the comics. Teen Titans does follow the comics teen titans go just messes everything up they don't follow the comics all teen titans go is is just corny jokes and immaturity they give bad advice and all they are a disgrace to DC Teen Titans is truly part of DC they are promoting it while teen titans go is making it look bad Pokemon AND TEEN TTIANS ARE THE BEST CARTOONS EVER May the Grace of Our Lord Jesus be with ALL

13 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 awesome this show will not make you gay, Second Uncle Grandpa I like the art feels you like a pro cartonist art and drawings Third Johnny Test are my favorite flash games and childhood. SU Fans & DeviantARTS Sucks!

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.

I liked the idea of different 'Gems' using superpowers and mixed together and stuff, and each mix always makes me think about what the two Gems that mixed have in common. Like Smoky Quartz has Steven and Amythest's childlike qualities, along with curly hair and black-purple color.

In the 21st century, where cartoons are getting more developed with plots that even threaten to outwit anime, Steven Universe should go straight high along with other great shows like Gravity Falls. Steven Universe handles some great issues in society, such as dictatorship and individuals being pressured. It has creative character designs, beautiful pastel animation, awesome story lines and plots, and most importantly, the emotion & link between the characters. If there is one thing Steven Universe taught me, it's that "perfect" doesn't exist. No one is perfect, and yet we get along with it, and are happy with it. This is the masterpiece of modern cartoons, and even more, the important lesson upon the modern universe.

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

South park, SpongeBob, samurai jack, courage the cowardly dog, and this and you got yourself the best era for cartoons, the 90s! As a 90s kid I had to give it to this show because of how much as a kid you could relate to this show. 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 then this show won't relate to staying inside all day playing Minecraft and watching adventure time while being on your 700 dollar iPhone with no way of interacting with other people other than Facebook and twitting them ha! Truly sad, but give them like 10 to 15 years and they will see their kids become anti social and hermits and will see what the 90s kids were talking about. I imagine the year 2030 to look a lot like the fatass 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 that has funny schemes, but he can get really mean and annoying every once and a while, and so can Edd. Ed was the one I never didn't like. Rolf, Jonny 2x4, Nazz, Kevin, Jimmy, Sarah, even the Kankers were really fun to watch. Plots and humor were top notch, and that makes it really awesome. Danny Antonucci must be a genius!...MeoMeo

I loved this show as a kid and really missed it when the show ended. I loved every episode, whether it was the ed's getting the tar beaten out of them by farm boy, Ralph. Or the three boys scamming the block with wacky ideas to buy jaw breakers. I'll never forget this great show with its unique animation style, and u memorable characters, Like PLANK!

This series finale, Ed Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show was just as perfect as how you may think the ending to Avatar: The Last Airbender was. It had a great balance of drama, comedy, suspense and action. Plus: the design for Eddy's brother was perfect. I can clearly tell that that's Eddy's brother and he looks cool.

15 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.

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. Definitely needs more episodes, because although I love it, seeing the same episodes over and over gets old really fast. All in all, its 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 flack it's gotten these past few years; or if they just ended it after the movie, it would've easily been the best cartoon of all time, even surpassing this one.

Actually, I think the movie would've been a good stopping point for the series. There've been a few good episodes after 2004, but EVERY episode before the movie was a classic. Invader zim ending was kind ...more

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 humans 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 if 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 loveable.

Dib, a kid who (tries) to persue the paranormal. Also the only who seems to able to tell that Zim is an alien. Smarter than the rest of his race, but has some of the worst luck.

Another thing!
This. Cartoons. Humor.

If you like dark humor, this is a show that delivers. Weather it be about life, or someone being sent to their doom. There are better examples but that's what I could ...more

This show is one of the best T.V. shows I've ever seen, along with SpongeBob, Gravity Falls, and Steven Universe. Infact, this might me my favorite show out of all of them. A show about an alien that it's own race doesn't like with a stupid robot who likes waffles, an obvious descise, 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 ever time his plans fail, Gaz is... Well, Gaz, and GIR is the cutest and dumbest thing ever, witch 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 the 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 at it also features great 3D animation for something that has been 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.

16 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.

An absolute work of art. I loved every second of it, and every joke was smart and well thought. Sometimes I would go on laughing forever. Every plot if either cute, adventure-ish, 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, and that's 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', and each character has made at least one joke that's made me laugh, and all in all it's just beautiful.

Gumball and Darwin yes so silly because they will always be silly because Susie , Rob , etc. Are quite silly because gumball saying silly words to the shape people.

I love this show because of how twisty it is for me. The ways things always play out, usually small things that spiral out of control, is always so unexpected. It is crazy what they come up with that makes things go haywire, things that you wouldn't even think of at first.

I love this show, literally all the characters are amazing and you forget none of them! all the characters are so unique and hilarious and there are times where this is a wholesome show, it really brought my inner artist out of me

17 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.

Courage will do anything to protect his family because his family has been kidnaped and he was adopted cause he so lonely and sad.

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 shows, It is very artistic and has an abstract mood and visuals. A very creative show that is loved by many critics. Plus has the saddest Series finally I've ever seen.

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

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 sparks 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.

I just love this show. Brian and Stewie are awesome, the musical numbers are just brilliant, the plots are usually great, and most of the secondary characters are great, or at least funny (Quagmire, Carter, etc.). It's my type of show, my type of humor. I don't think it copies from the Simpsons. Sure, the family might be based around it (dad, housewife, son, daughter, baby) but otherwise, they aren't very alike. In short, I adore the genius that is Family Guy. And if you disagree, all I can say is: LET ME HAVE MY OWN OPINION.

Speaking of comedy, this show became so popular, it came on FOX. The name of that show is Family Guy. Why is Family Guy one of the popular cartoons worldwide? Reason being is because of the humor. But like South Park, there is some stuff inappropriate for kids. But most adults loved it, and became a worldwide phenomenon. It was crowned the most popular show on FOX, because more than 15,500 people around the world was so amazed of the show. However it's still number 5, because it stole it from one of the cartoons coming up next.

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

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

Scooby Doo has lasted longer then any cartoon that you have put on this list and AT LEAST deserves to be 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 then it has been given credit for on this list. Without Scooby on this list, it is irrelevant and just straight up garbage.

This is the best Scooby-Doo cartoon out there! I loved it! Funny, scary, and interesting, all mixed into one great cartoon masterpiece! I 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 dooby doo where are you we need some help from you know come on scooby doo I see you and the way you shake and shiver come on scooby do we need to catch that villain

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

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

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 wide 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? Why, just add parasites that infest people's memories! ), great characters and awesome action scenes. The only way to describe this master piece is Futurama meets American Dad, and they get cross bred with Invader Zim, and that result is then ate by Ren and Stimpy. And if that doesn't sound awesome, then you're weird.

This show likely has the most cleverly written episodes of all. The ideas they come up with is so smart, and so trippy as well. I don't know how they come up with half the stuff, the twists, that happen. It is just so insanely smart.

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 whats behind Rick's giant mind. I only just started watching this cartoon 2 weeks ago and, even though I've only seen the first season on dvd, This is my new favorite cartoon of all time. Things like Regular Show and Spongebob have nothing on this extremely good cartoon. My 2 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 below Spongebob and the Powerpuff Girls, I'm killing myself because this is the best cartoon on television right now. I swear, it's the funniest, smartest, and most creative show out there, and if you think The Simpsons is better, I'm sorry, but I will think very low of you unless it's for nostalgia or childhood memories reasons.

21 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.

This show absolutely deserves to be in the Top 5. BUT NOT IN THE TOP 10. This show is too good for Top 10. And the Top 20. I got to be honest this show crashed in the last season. I mean if you compare the last song (From the Episode "Last Day of Summer") to a season 1 song (such as Backyard beach) it's like comparing Poop to a bag of M&M's I mean the last song is ABSOLUTE TRASH. Even my 5 year old cousin could write a better song. Seasons as the year went on just were trash.
Season 1: Great songs, better plots and awesome desperate attempts from Candace to bust her brothers and notice Jeremy.
Season 2: Good songs, Still good plots and funny attempts from Candace to bust there brothers. Still trying to get Jeremy
Season 3: Not as Good songs Stale Plots and the desperate attempts from Candace was just getting old. Jeremy and Candace finally got together.
Season 4: Trash songs, Stale plots again the attempts to bust her brothers were getting pretty idiotic and Jeremy and ...more

Even Though this show is popular, what I really liked about it was it was the only Best Bro Show (In my 2009-2014 Gen) 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 show 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 put in a lovelife with 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.

My top 10 reasons why Phineas and Ferb is the best Disney channel cartoon

1 Doofenshmirts is the funniest villain ever.
2 Perry the platypus is the coolest cartoon character ever.
3 Phineas and Ferb are the best partners ever.
4 Isabella is the cutest cartoon character ever.
5 Phineas and Isabella are the best cartoon couple ever.
6 the voices are very sharp.
7 the animation style is great.
8 they make every episode with the same formula and make it good at the same time.
9 the inventions are cool and creative.
10 across the second dimension is the best Disney channel animated movie ever.

Nostalgia. Every character is different, Doofenshmirtz is the most relatable and funny character ever, and I love each new invention and it never gets old.

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

This T.V. Show was very awesome in the first 5 seasons, but then Season 6 they started to run out of ideas, by introducing Poof. By season 9, I lost interest, but do NOT get me started on Season 10. I hate season 10 with a passion. It ruined my childhood, a bad theme song, getting rid of the good secondary characters, and introducing CHLOE! Now I'm so glad this show will be cancelled soon...

This show is great! Deserves to be higher! But what's the point of Poof? I'm not complaining or anything I'm just saying he really just floats there.

The animation is great, the creator of this show worked on the amazing Danny phantom, honestly this show might have gone downhill (suprizingly enough I still like it) the animation became more and more modern and well drawn,
I'm mad that nickelodeon canceled this in June, I WANT MORE! MORE! This is my favrote cartoon!

I hate that dog sparky it ruined fairly odd parents and don't forget that Chloe and SHARING the God parents dang this show sucks nowadays I miss this show before that dog I hope sparky gets worms and Chloe gets Ebola and they both DIE!

23 The Flintstones The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.

I grew up with the Flinstones.I didn't want to go back to school! It was so clever and funny at the same time. I loved the way they incorporated movie stars, singers and popular culture at the time into the show. Some of the songs were the best! " MY BROKEN HEART WILL NEVER MEND NO NO " was my favorite and the WAYOUTS song, I still love it!

How is this not #1 or #2?! Kids today don't know what good children's shows are! This day and age... *shakes head in dismay*

Bro this was the bomb back then. I remember watching the old show and specials on Boomerang.

The Flintstones was so, so clever. Amusing and inventive. Excellent for its age.

24 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

I love 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 seemed to do something that lots of other shows would struggle to do. It was super boring at 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 so 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 entertraining and interesting. Kids should watch cartoons like this because I learned a lot from this as a kid.

This show should be in the top ten of 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

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

This show rugrats is the best it lasted for 13 years 1991-2004 the show was the best those little kids adventure was so cool it made you want to be one of them coming from my opinion I watched this show everyday when I was a kid this show was so awesome it was so good they even made a spinoff all grown up 2003-2008 T.V. series this show was also the bomb but nothing can beat rugrats this really should be number 1 who doesn't love chuckie this show should of never ended it should lasted long like the Simpsons since 1989 if I were a producer I would've renewed this show after all grown up was done. this show shouldve been number 1 spot or 2 how dare they put this at 21
. but this was my favorite show ever no doubt. love it if you haven't seen it check it out you'll fall in love.

One of the cutest shows I've ever seen. Tommy and Chuckie are absolutely adorable. But let's face it, some part of us will always want to punch Angelica.

Lots of my childhood featured the Rugrats. Chuckie Finster is just the cutest little thing!

If you hate rugrats then you think Sanjay and Craig or modern SpongeBob are great

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