Last Updated on 29 November 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 200 best cartoon shows of all time.

I found 21 different ranked lists online of “best cartoon series or animated TV shows of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to the 21 lists that were averaged. Below is the ranked list.

  1. The Simpsons (1989-present)
  2. Looney Tunes (1930-1969)
  3. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-present)
  4. Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)
  5. South Park (1997-present)
  6. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
  7. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (1969-1970, 1978)
  8. Rick and Morty (2013-present)
  9. Adventure Time (2010-2018)
  10. Futurama (1999-2003, 2008-present)
  11. The Flintstones (1960-1966)
  12. Tom and Jerry (1940-1958)
  13. BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
  14. Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
  15. Family Guy (1999-present)
  16. Samurai Jack (2001-2004, 2017)
  17. Animaniacs (1993-1998)
  18. Pokemon (1997-present)
  19. The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005)
  20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)
  21. Attack on Titan (2013-2023)
  22. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999-2002)
  23. Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015)
  24. Hey Arnold! (1996-2004)
  25. Peanuts (1965-present)
  26. DuckTales (1987-1990)
  27. Bluey (2018-present)
  28. Teen Titans (2003-2006)
  29. King of the Hill (1997-2010)
  30. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991-1996)
  31. Rugrats (1991-2006)
  32. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997)
  33. Dexter’s Laboratory (1996-2003)
  34. Kim Possible (2002-2007)
  35. Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996)
  36. Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (1949-present)
  37. The Fairly OddParents (2001-2017)
  38. Popeye (1933-1957)
  39. Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999)
  40. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999-2008)
  41. Bob’s Burgers (2011-present)
  42. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010)
  43. Death Note (2006-2007)
  44. The Jetsons (1962-1963)
  45. Rocko’s Modern Life (1993-1996)
  46. Rocky and Bullwinkle (1959-1964)
  47. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993-1997)
  48. Justice League (2001-2004)
  49. The Pink Panther Show (1969-1976)
  50. Regular Show (2010-2017)
  51. Johnny Bravo (1997-2004)
  52. Silly Symphony (1929-1939)
  53. The Venture Bros. (2003-2018)
  54. Daria (1997-2002)
  55. Doug (1991-1994)
  56. Archer (2009-2023)
  57. Steven Universe (2013-2019)
  58. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2014, 2020)
  59. Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (2004-2009)
  60. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2013)
  61. The Tom and Jerry Show (1975)
  62. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2001-2007)
  63. The Bugs Bunny Show (1960-1975)
  64. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)
  65. The Transformers (1984-1987)
  66. Invader ZIM (2001-2002, 2005-2006)
  67. Tom and Jerry (1965-present)
  68. The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957)
  69. Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014)
  70. Arthur (1996-2022)
  71. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994-2004)
  72. The Critic (1994-1995, 2000-2001)
  73. The Legend of Hanuman (2021-present)
  74. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-1998)
  75. Recess (1997-2001)
  76. American Dad! (2005-present)
  77. Pinky and The Brain (1995-1998)
  78. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1994)
  79. What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (2002-2006)
  80. Justice League Unlimited (2001-2006)
  81. Garfield and Friends (1988-1994)
  82. Gargoyles (1994-1997)
  83. Mickey Mouse (1928-1953)
  84. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (2002-2006)
  85. The Smurfs (1981-1990)
  86. Ben 10 (2005-2008)
  87. Batman Beyond (1999-2001)
  88. Astro Boy (1963-1966)
  89. Inspector Gadget (1983-1986)
  90. Over the Garden Wall (2014)
  91. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985)
  92. Codename: Kids Next Door (2002-2008)
  93. Danny Phantom (2003-2007)
  94. Teen Titans Go! (2013-present)
  95. G.I. Joe (1985-1986, 1989-1991)
  96. Betty Boop (1930-1939)
  97. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983-1990)
  98. The Yogi Bear Show (1961-1962)
  99. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000-present)
  100. We Bare Bears (2014-2019)
  101. Naruto (2002-2007)
  102. The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)
  103. Total Drama (2007-2014)
  104. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (1989-1990)
  105. Mob Psycho 100 (2016-2022)
  106. Invincible (2021-present)
  107. DuckTales (2017-2021)
  108. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)
  109. Dragon Ball (1986-1989)
  110. ThunderCats (1985-1990)
  111. The Real Ghostbusters (1986-1991)
  112. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973-1985, 1993-1996)
  113. Speed Racer (1967-1968)
  114. Darkwing Duck (1991-1992)
  115. Robot Chicken (2005-2022)
  116. Young Justice (2010-2013, 2019-2022)
  117. TaleSpin (1990-1994)
  118. FLCL (2000-2001)
  119. Huckleberry Hound (1958-1962)
  120. The Looney Tunes Show (2011-2014)
  121. Top Cat (1961-1962)
  122. Home Movies (1999-2004)
  123. One Piece (1999-present)
  124. One Punch Man (2015-2019)
  125. Arcane (2021-present)
  126. Jonny Quest (1964-1965, 1986-1987)
  127. Love, Death & Robots (2019-present)
  128. The Tick (1994-1996)
  129. The Scooby-Doo Show (1976-1978)
  130. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000-2007)
  131. Muppet Babies (1984-1990)
  132. Dreamtoons (1957-present)
  133. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972-1985)
  134. Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984-1985)
  135. Super Friends (1973-1986)
  136. The Boondocks (2005-2014)
  137. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-present)
  138. The Magic School Bus (1994-1997)
  139. Curious George (2006-2022)
  140. Smiling Friends (2020, 2022)
  141. The Tex Avery Show (1996-2002)
  142. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (2022-present)
  143. Felix the Cat (1958-1960)
  144. The Maxx (1995)
  145. Chowder (2007-2010)
  146. The Dragon Prince (2018-present)
  147. The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988)
  148. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2009)
  149. Care Bears (1986-1988)
  150. Sailor Moon (1992-1997)
  151. Superman (1941)
  152. Underdog (1964-1973)
  153. Afro Samurai (2007-present)
  154. Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000)
  155. Taz-Mania (1991-1995)
  156. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995-1996)
  157. Danger Mouse (1981-1992)
  158. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994-1997)
  159. Dungeons & Dragons (1983-1985)
  160. Freakazoid! (1995-1997)
  161. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-2006)
  162. Star vs. The Forces of Evil (2015-2017)
  163. Todd McFarlane’s Spawn (1997-1999)
  164. Baby Looney Tunes (2002-2005)
  165. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995-2002)
  166. Lastman (2016-present)
  167. Vinland Saga (2019-2023)
  168. Blue’s Clues (1995-2007)
  169. Timon & Pumbaa (1995-1999)
  170. Tom and Jerry Tales (2006-2009)
  171. The Proud Family (2001-2005)
  172. Aladdin (1994-1995)
  173. The Daffy Duck Show (1996-1997)
  174. Evil Con Carne (2001-2004)
  175. Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)
  176. CatDog (1998-2005)
  177. The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (1986-1987, 1992-1993, 1999-2000)
  178. Homestar Runner (1996-present)
  179. Steins;Gate (2011-2015)
  180. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988-1991)
  181. Harveytoons (1959-2009)
  182. The Porky Pig Show (1964-1966)
  183. My Hero Academia (2016-present)
  184. Terrytoons (1953-1988)
  185. It’s a Dog-Gone Life (1962-1965)
  186. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003-2005)
  187. Naruto: Shippuden (2007-2017)
  188. The Adventures of Hijitus (1967-1971)
  189. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010-2020)
  190. The Gumby Show (1956-1969)
  191. Berserk (1997-1998)
  192. Tweety and Sylvester (1945-present)
  193. Monster (2004-2005)
  194. Code Geass (2006-2008)
  195. Primal (2019-present)
  196. Haikyu!! (2014-2020)
  197. Gintama (2005-2021)
  198. Jujutsu Kaisen (2020-present)
  199. The Loud House (2014-present)
  200. Liquid Television (1991-1994)

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