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.

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!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The number 1 cartoon in the world is SpongeBob SquarePants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he. The show became a worldwide phenomenon. Just why is SpongeBob the number 1 cartoon in the world? Reason being is because of everything about it. The show debuted in 1999, and still exists toady. Everybody around the world loved it thanks to the creators of the show from other Nicktoons classics like Rocko's Modern Life, The Angry Beavers, and Hey Arnold! Plus it won like over 11-12 awards in the Kids Choice Awards. The video games do count. It may have lost to favorite cartoon in the 2008 Kids Choice Awards, but nobody cared, and the show became the most popular ever since. It has over 32,000-35,500 fans all around the world. So it's both the most popular cartoon on Nickelodeon, and alone all over the world!

This is my favorite show ever!
Fun fact: the deleted scene from procrastination isn't a deleted scene any more they actually brought it back!

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.

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 may have gone downhill as of recently, but in the 90s it was the greatest animated show you could find on TV!
One brilliant episode after another, each one half an hour of hilarious gags and unique humor!

Okay so maybe the modern episodes suck, but man, just watch the first eight seasons. Well rounded, consistent characters with conflicting motivations who are so fun to watch (especially Homer), amazing dialogue, unforgettable plot lines... this show was amazing and certainly worth your time. Just... if you are or have kids under the age of ten or twelve, don't show this to them. It's fantastic, yes, but kind of too vulgar for younger viewers. It deals with some sexual themes and violence and stuff like that. Also the characters aren't the best role models and I can't say it always teaches great lessons. But the stories are great, relatable, and really funny. So watch it, if you can.

The Simpsons isn't only the longest running cartoon, it's also the most well-rounded by far. Famous guest-stars almost every week, well-written stories and jokes, great visuals & animation, top-quality music, and a complete detailed universe of interesting, politically-incorrect characters guarantee intelligent and stupid fun for ALL ages.

Always fully loaded with pop-culture & historic references, the multi-layered story-arcs intertwine perfectly in most episodes. Frequently reflecting (recent) real-world events, conflicts, dilemma's and emotions, it is not shy of addressing adult topics in a smart and commonly original way.

Some 10 years ago it did have some lesser critically acclaimed seasons, but it definitely picked up recent seasons; there are many real gems lately.

Younger viewers might even not be aware that when it started, some episodes were very controversial (think Mr Smithers' sexuality back in 89-90), and paved the way to mainstream acceptance for ...more

This is a great show. After I stopped watching SpongeBob I watched one episode and... It was entertaining, FUNNY and perfect. I love all the characters especially the D'OH! man Homer Simpson. Bart is funny as well! It was popular but slightly went down in Season 20 and after. In those seasons it was more mystery than comedy and it has LOADS of episodes when Sideshow bob tries to kill Bart. But the FOX company makes good cartoons but THIS one is the best one! You've to watch this show because you will never ever get bored. Also Nelson the bully is funny with his HA HA. Also Homer can be funny with his mmm...Promo or m...paper! I love the theme song especially when the Simpsons sit on the sofa. Marge sure has a funny voice! So please do watch this show if you DON'T watch it because it is really, REALLY funny!

3 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.

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.

It is ign 10/10 show because no computer animation the age of it, it only died out ~3 years ago because of controversy I think, there was only 1 voice actor Mel Blanc, and don't tell me that even 1 episode wasn't entertaining or funny. Some ones you may have never saw had a good message, these episodes were made during wwII. This show has always been my favorite by far and I am very disappointed that it doesn't run on mainstream television channels like Cartoon Network

4 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 is one of my favorite cartoons ever. It has something unique that very few other shows (if any) have,. It is a cartoon with interesting mysteries in regards to the plot and lore (you can't tell easily what happens next) and this reason is perhaps the one that gets me hooked to the most. Character dynamics and chemistry is complex and realistic, the Pines and the Stans often conflict with each other and that's what makes them very interesting. And for a show from 2012, the animation is quiet good and aged quiet well. And let's not forget the the theme song, the cryptograms (I admit I haven't kept track of most of them in Season 2), pop culture references and of course the humor. I can't list them all. I suggest you try it, you'll be amazed!

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.

5 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.

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.

I have been a fan since just before my 13th birthday (2011) while many others have been fans since the beginning (1997). I prefer characters like Kyle and Wendy while the majority enjoys characters like Cartman, Randy and Butters. I somewhat enjoy the episode to episode continuity as of late while South Park seems to have lost viewers in the last couple years because of it. I'll admit that with my own opinions, I feel a bit disappointed. But no matter what happens within the show itself and the fandom, I will remain a loyal viewer up to the series finale.

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.

This show is complete garbage. It's extremely offensive, very poorly animated, and the characters have terrible personalities. Cartman is a total dick and I don't understand why his "friends" (especially Kyle) still hang out with him. Kenny is a useless character, and Mr. Hanky, Jimmy, and Randy are the most annoying characters I have ever seen. The plots look like they were made by 1st graders. The show isn't even funny, I never laughed once, all the show is is a bunch of toilet humor and offensive crap about celebrities and religion.

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 ...read more.

Lemme get this straight. Gravity falls
Gravity frickin falls
Is higher than this
No
Nonoononon
Don't get me wrong, gravity falls is a great cartoon, but avatar is almost untouchable. Like I get southpark or spongebob and the simpsons being higher than this, but GRAVITY FALLS, no

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.

This show is a masterpiece. It reinvented what it meant to be a cartoon by not being some ridiculous slapstick comedy that relies on shallow and unrealistic plot lines just to gain a laugh. Avatar was the one of the first successful cartoons to introduce an overarching plot, a storyline that stretches over the entire series. By doing this, they were able to show great character development. Sokka turned from a narcissistic, misogynistic jerk to a man deserving of leading the Water Tribe, while still maintaining his comedic elements. Aang turned from a bubbly little kid to a true hero. Katara turned from an overbearing supporting character to a strong, independent warrior. Zuko probably displayed the most change, literally turning from villain to hero. You get the point. And aside from the main characters, there was an amazing and memorable cast of supporting roles like Iroh, Bumi, and Azula. Aside from characters, the universe they creating was so expansive and detailed. So much so ...more

Avatar the Last Airbender is an amazing show. I'm surprised it isn't in number one right now! It's perfect for every age; it has EVERY element that a great show would have; romance, comedy, adventure, action, and great characters. Toph has incredible and awesome earthbending powers, Aang is fun-loving (and of course the Avatar), and Sokka keeps me laughing all the time! (I don't think there was any episode where I didn't laugh out loud). Katara is very brave and kind, which is definitely something to admire! I've seen every single episode, and is NEVER boring. The creators also did a great great job, especially with the whole bending concept! Who doesn't love that? The story line is amazing and filled with danger and excitement. This show is a classic! There is no show currently in the world that can beat Avatar and there never will be! I will never stop liking this AWESOME AWESOME cartoon.

In summary:
GO TEAM AVATAR!

7 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.

Thinking back on it, this is one of my least favorite cartoons of all time. Jerry is my least favorite cartoon character of all time. This whole show is about this cruel mouse torturing, beating up, and abusing this innocent cat named Tom. There is something funny to having characters put through misfortune, in shows liek Johnny bravo, as it had comedic timing, and he is a very good character. But Tom and Jerry is about Jerry abusing the innocent cat, and we're supposed to laugh at it. I have always hated that premise, and it was never funny. And everyone who dislikes the show is described as "hating classic cartoons", which is just wrong. Shows like looney tunes are what I consider some of the best ever cartoons. But this show is unpleasant the whole way through. Some of the sadistic things jerry does to poor Tom makes me cringe in discomfort. This show is so unpleasant that it had given me flashbacks to Ren and stimpy adult party cartoon: REN seeks help, which is considered by many ...more

I don't think this show is good. It's budget is good, but I find it to be boring filler content on channels. It's not awful, but it's boring. I think I would like it more if the mouse didn't always succeed. Sometimes I just felt bad for the cat. I had a weak taste in cartoons as a kid, I would watch any show no matter how bad, as long as it could be in the background. But this show is just flat out white noise on T.V.. I never laughed at it really, and it's plot of the stupid mouse always winning got boring after the first episode. Don't get me wrong it's not the worst, but I wouldn't even consider it top 50.

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!

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.

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.

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.

How is this in the top ten? Each episode is a bland remix of the last adding nothing to the series other than reinforcing the fact that main characters of the series are irritatingly irresponsible and are an overall annoyance to a somewhat decent show. The jokes are recycled roughly 10 episodes (in a good season) and they aren't even that funny. They output this on a kids network yet it has nothing to relate to a kids life other than mere hobbies like slacking off. The fact that this trash heap got so many episodes is mind boggling considering how every single episode plays out the same way: a simple task is given to Mordecai and Rigby, all goes normal until they're fly-like attention span cause a supernatural catastrophe to occur which seemingly obliterates the park, and could have been simply avoided by doing their job in the first place. And before somebody says that would make for a less interesting show, then how come all of the other characters do their jobs and still maintain a ...more

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.

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.

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.

Adventure Time for some begining season can just for kid, but if we still watch is to the next season, you can see how the world make by, mushroom war, past of many character. And when the film go to the end, we will think about the all the series make us cry.

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.

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

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.

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 Newcomers

? The Neverending Story (1995)
The Contenders
11 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

I like this more than The Simpsons and Family Guy because:
1. Unlike in The Simpsons, the characters don't all look like they have hepatitis (though it did make Homer Simpson more iconic)
2. While it can be cruel at times, unlike Family Guy, it isn't like this all the time, and there isn't really any unnecessary violence.
3. Unlike in both Family Guy and The Simpsons, the show didn't overstay its welcome, and while the last season was kind of lackluster (though it had its gems of episodes), it was still great, and it wrapped up the show pretty nicely.
Vote this to #1!

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.

12 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 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.

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.

Man, where do I begin with this. This has to be my all-time favorite show. The characters are some of the most realistic-feeling, layered, and lovable characters I've ever seen in a T.V. show. Garnet is a strong leader that cares deeply for the rest of the Crystal Gems, even if she doesn't always show it. Pearl is basically the closest thing Steven has to a motherly figure, and despite still having some troubles with past experiences, she still shows passion for what she believes in. Amethyst is just a bundle of fun, with some surprisingly deep self-esteem issues, that acts as a sibling/friend for Steven. And Steven is a sweet, relatable kid who just wants the world to be a better place. I could go on about the characters but do to length and spoilers, I'll stop here. The point is that the characters are extremely relatable and perfectly imperfect. The music is absolutely gorgeous, weather it is a song playing in the background or a character randomly breaking out into song. The art ...more

Steven universe is literally one of my favorite cartoons of all. When I first found out about Steven universe and how much attention it got from social media I thought this was going to be another boring, dumb overrated cartoon network show... But man how wrong I was after watching some episodes of season one and two, Steven universe is a literal masterpiece, it has the most amazing well developed plots and character along with catchy music played by the creator Rebecca sugar I've seen a lot of cartoons but this one is just gorgeous (p. 's yes I know the Fandom is quite atrocious at times and I know that's what drives people away but, please give this show a try)

13 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

This is an excellent show. I loved the final season where it was the Titans and an army of heroes vs the brotherhood of evil and all the villains they ever fought. All of the action, the story, and characters were all just so much fun to watch. My only problem was how they ended the series, leaving us with no clue how Tara is alive.

14 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.

This show is basically Simpsons but for kids and twisted a bit. We had a dysfunctional family of 5 living in a fictional American town, the twist being with everyone equally weird and the weirdness is its defining quality

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.

Why on earth is this not in the top ten. Sure it's like War of the great cartoons but everything it does is awesome. The theme the plots the characters (especially Gumball, Darwin, Penny and Patrick) Are all pitch perfect. And the only reason this actually manages to beat SpongeBob SquarePants is because squidward is the only character I actually like in the show and just to make it clear, These people have all saved their town at least once. Homer saved Springfield by stopping a bomb with Bart and ended the simpson Griffin grudge. SpongeBob saved bikini bottom once and the Krusty Krab numerous times. But gumball has saved lots of people and made them feel better about themselves. Like when Penny revealed her true form and Gumball had to convince her she wasn't a monster. And has been saved more times than I could count ever. So I think the reign of SpongeBob should end and to me, This is the new champion. Note:Only show that's better is Top Gear.

It is mostly pretty good. Watchers beware the episode where Gumball mom imagines if she married someone else. The part when the alternative husband was unhappy because his dinner was cold and she ¨heated it¨ by setting the house on fire scared me.

15 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 show is certainly a masterpiece, and remains one of my favorite cartoons of all time. However, I think it is worth mentioning a couple of bad things about this show

-The animation itself is kinda disgusting (though it works out well with the settings.)
-Sarah, just Sarah. I get she is meant to be the brat, but she should be a little bit nicer to her older brother
-season 5, while still being a solid season, had a couple of downright horrendous episodes like smile for the ed.

That's literally all I have to complain about. The rest of this series is pure gold! The characters were hilarious, the voice acting is pretty darn good, and it is so easy to rewatch episodes. Also, it didn't last too long or get cancelled way too soon like most of the good shows did (teen titans, fairly oddparents, etc.) the big picture show ended it with a bang! While I do wish it was still airing, I'm glad it ended when it did since it could have easily lost its magic if it stayed much ...more

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

These guys were my best friends growing up, taught me to be creative, sociable, and funny in my own way. This will forever be my favorite cartoon no matter what and I hope one day they'll make a remake of the original show because this was a one hit wonder no one can compete with at all, straight up.

16 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 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

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 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.

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.

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.

Family Guy is stupid! It got stupid when it began because of the constant randomized humor and it's stupid because of PETER GRIFFIN who is a retarded man-child. I only laughed once or twice at a time when I watched it on Netflix. The characters are bland: Peter is retarded and annoying, Lois is a stereotypical mother who isn't even hot at all, Chris is stupid but tries, Meg is outspoken, Stewie is a vulgar and abusive person who doesn't bring humor at all, and Brian is a dumb liberal!

So far on this website I have been negative about the show, well that's because of the modern episodes, and they're HORRIBLE! All of the characters went downhill! However, this IS a best list so I'm going to talk about the positive aspects of the show before it got uncanceled. The humor was top-notch and the characters were likable. It also had a charm to it. Modern episodes -10/10. Old episodes 8/10.

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.

I have no problem with the original, But why does it have over 10 remakes? That's forty years of the same thing. Well, How am I not being a hypocrite because Tom & Jerry lasted more than that length?
At least Tom and Jerry wasn't so damn repetitive with their episodes/series with just Tom chasing Jerry and someone interfering, They actually call a truce in certain episodes.
Scooby doo on the other hand:
unmasking
unmasking
unmasking
unmasking
unmasking
UNMASKING.
Keep in mind that if that didn't happen for literally forty years then I wouldn't be here.

Also don't hate on this, I was just commenting my thoughts.

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 Doo had the most underrated cartoon character ever Scrappy Doo, come on he was just so cute. Ok maybe some hated his catchphrases "dananaadana puppy power" "let me at 'em." But from childhood to now I just thought he was a cute dog. I just ignore the evil Scrappy from the movies. He was out of character he would never try to kill his uncle.

20 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.

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.

Phineas and Ferb starts the countdown, because although it is a popular Disney Channel show, but it's still not enough for the most popular shows right now. Most people loved the show, it made some of them watch Disney Channel more often. It just goes to show that Phineas and Ferb is a funny comedy, and lots of people in the world love comedy. More than 5,000 people worldwide loved the show, but the show is still in danger because it's still number 10 in the countdown.

This show is absolutely amazing and my favorite cartoon of all time! I love this cartoon with all my heart! It's funny, creative, and every character is fun & likable. I recommend this cartoon not just to kids, but to EVERYONE! I also recommend the first 8 seasons of the Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Legend Of Korra, Wander Over Yonder, Adventure Time, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Star Vs the Forces Of Evil, Lonney Toons, And Tom & Jerry if you can find them.

21 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.

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!

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.

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.

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 deserves to be higher. Though I don't like Chloe and the show's recent seasons, this show should be at least in the top 15. Honestly, I think this show is better than Adventure Time.

This show deserves to be higher. It has everything: life lessons, fun scenes, emotions and also, magic. I've heard for this only four months ago, but it's better than anything else.

Dude, this deserves to be higher. It's lower than Adventure Time and Family Guy, which is weird in my opinion. I think it should be between 15-10. Very good show.

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.

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.

Only at 16! This cartoon was hysterical! This should be in top 10.

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*

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.

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.

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.

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 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 ...read more.

Perfect, perfect, PERFECT! A great cartoon that defies many stereotypes! First of all, when you look at the main character, you think that Star is another blonde-haired, blue-eyed Disney princess. Well, she is all that, but, move over, Sleeping Beauty! There's more to this princess! Instead of sitting in her throne and waiting for her prince charming, she kicks monster butt with her friend, Marco. And you don't see something like this too often! This show is also a lot funnier and more original than some other cartoons on today. This show is great! I highly suggest it!

First I thought this was a dumb cartoon cause I looked at random clips of there episodes on youtube a while back. A couple weeks back my internet friend suggested cartoons to me that I should watch, she brought up this one, then I said to myself
"Why not I watch the very first episode and see how it goes"
So then I did, then I thought it was pretty hilarious, so then I got more into the series and it was pretty worthy to watch! It's a good cartoon to watch, I watched it because I was bored all the time, so if your bored or have any spare time and have nothing to do in it, you should go watch this

This show is the next Steven Universe its fairly new so many people don't know about it but let me tell you that this shows first season is very promising! The show has magic, comedy, and an actual plot near the end of the season. This show got a 7.9/ 10 rating which is REALLY good and it deserves it for sure! The main character Star is an awesome character and her companions such as Marco and others are equally as fun. This show is worth your time...just get to the season 1 finale!

(Spoiler Warning)
The best Disney show I have ever seen! (Well, probably because this is the only show on Disney that I have got into by myself)
It shows characters with flaws and character development. For example, Star is a girl sent from Mewni. Marco isn't comfortable with her at first but then falls in love in the seasons 3 and 4. This should at least have a season 5, or a movie. I try to get myself into drawing art for it when I can, and this is just my opinion. Please do not hate. Also I love underrated shows. And SvtFoE; is just one of them.

8Load More
PSearch List