The 15 best cartoons of all time

Coming up with a list of the best cartoons of all time would be an arduous task in any situation, and it gets worse in a scenario where animations are no longer reserved for childhood.


Today’s adults have been able to follow Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon – which have become synonymous with animation. We try to be fair and contemplate several epochs, but in the end, the criterion is timeless relevance of productions. Check out!

15. Cowboy Beebop

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This Japanese animation of the genre space western It has wonderful action sequences. Cowboy Bebop follows a group of bounty hunters as they travel in their spaceship, the Bebop.

Its protagonist, Spike Spiegel, is a bounty hunter with a dark past, and in each episode the cartoon brought different genres to narrate his trajectory, like movies noir and police programs of the 1970s.

14. the tick


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Adapted from the comic book series created by Ben Edlund, the tick ranked fourteenth on our list of the greatest cartoons of all time.

The animation was one of first big ones satires of the genre of superhero productionsswith a humor so peculiar that many associate the cult Monty Python. It is so remarkable that it won two television adaptations with real actors.

13. The Knights of the Zodiac

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Another production out of Japanese manga, The Knights of the Zodiac was a very important cartoon, a true phenomenon throughout the 90s.

In the wake of series of Japanese origin, such as jaspion, animation that mixed different mythologies entered the imagination and popular culture. Merchandise products, dolls, new adaptations and an entourage of fans make the production the 13th place.

12. pokemon

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We can say that many animes would not exist without pokemon. Pikachu and Ash went down in history with their epic battles. The phenomenon was so great that it followed in the footsteps of productions such as The Knights of the Zodiac.

Movies, dolls and various products joined Pokemon GO – an app that took over the world for months. Literally!

11. South Park

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There are 25 seasons on the air. Few cartoons can boast of this feat. Even less so if we take into account how South Park maintains its relevance over the years.

There are countless episodes that satirize society (and not just American society), make parodies of pop culture and use and abuse eschatological humor, often all mixed up in the same episode.

10. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

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It was only two years in the air, but Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? did what it took to break into pop culture. With a peculiar humor, guaranteed the tenth place of the best cartoons of all time.

Its episodes showed a group of young people chasing ghosts, revealing scammers and preventing crimes from being committed, all always accompanied by the dog Scooby Doo.

9. Family Guy

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Family Guy It wouldn’t be 21 seasons on the air if it wasn’t an amazing cartoon. Not bad for a show that debuted after the 1999 Super Bowl.

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The animation created by Seth MacFarlane also entered popular culture, following a super dysfunctional family and their crazy misadventures. Filled with pop culture references, it won the admiration of young and old alike.

8. Sponge Bob Square Pants

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Sponge Bob Square Pants It’s one of those cartoons that are admired by people of different generations. full of humor nonsensethe animation follows the daily life of the silly SpongeBob and his friends, who reside in the maritime city of Bikini Bottom.

Without any pretense of sounding doable with marine life, it is amusing for the jokes it makes with everyday life, such as the difficulty of getting along with neighbors or co-workers.

7. Avatar: The Legend of Aang

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The 7th place for best cartoon of all time is from a Nickelodeon original: Avatar: The Legend of Aang. Airing over three seasons, it garnered a lot of attention for showing a carefully crafted fantasy world based on Eastern culture.

In an industry dominated by Asian productions, avatar he was effective in emulating many elements of Japanese anime. The success continues to this day, including a film directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

6. the Jetsons

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Impossible to put together a list without the amazing and striking the Jetsonswho in the distant 1960s tried to imagine the future.

Created by producer Hanna-Barbera, the Jetsons it portrayed a world in which space had been dominated by man, who had put robots to perform tasks that took up time.

Originally only 24 episodes were produced. However, in the 1980s, another 50 episodes were created and aired.

5. The Flintstones

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The 5th place for best drawing of all time goes to another iconic Hanna-Barbera production. The Flintstones it was on the air for 6 seasons, following the routine of Fred, a working class man in the period that mixed the Jurassic with the chipped stone.

Set around 10,000 BC, the cartoon talked about work, social relationships, family and many other subjects. It gained several adaptations and is extremely remembered to this day.

4. Beavis and Butt-Head

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Today’s MTV is not the same as it was in 1993, the year Beavis and Butt-Head went on the air. At that time, the station was very important, dialoguing with a young audience, attentive to what it had to say.

Therefore, Beavis and Butt-Head portrayed this generation of young people, who were coming out of the rough 1980s, without much perspective, but hungry for fun – and sex. A milestone that entered pop culture.

3. Adventure Time

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Over 10 seasons, Adventure Time, the 3rd best cartoon of all time created a universe of simple premise, but that entered the pop culture.

Finn and Jake roam the countryside to defend the land of Ooo from vampires, ice mages and other geeks. Animation turned into one of those products capable of pleasing children, teenagers and adults.

two. Batman: The Animated Series

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Batman: The Animated Series It almost deserved to be the best cartoon ever. It was not designed to tell the Batman stories to children, although it eventually did.

The intention was to tell the best Batman stories, with a sharp script, dark imagery and a very challenging tone. It is, without a doubt, one of the best animations we have ever seen on TV.

1. the simpsons

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There are 34 seasons on the air. This yellow family and the citizens of Springfield are part of pop culture and not just in the United States.

In these more than 30 years on the air, The Simpsons has been present in important moments of humanity, satirizing, criticizing and even stepping on the ball a few times.

But Homer and company did what no other cartoon could do: be adored and hated in the four corners of the globeleaving a legacy that spans generations.

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