50 Of The Best Animated TV Shows Ever

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1. The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (1985–1986)

45 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A Saturday morning series, collecting of some of the most popular classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes catalogue.

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 15,257

2. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 17,370

3. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 31,024

4. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 346,573

5. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 292,590

6. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 80,342

7. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Backus, Joan Gardner, Marvin Miller, Howard Morris

Votes: 536

8. Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh, Katie Leigh

Votes: 13,805

9. TaleSpin (1990–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Baloo the Bear from The Jungle Book (1967) is cast as a 1930s Pacific Islands bush pilot.

Stars: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers, Jim Cummings

Votes: 12,594

10. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The wacky adventures of the new young hip generation of Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters, most of them descendants of the original classic toon cast.

Stars: Charlie Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 11,098

11. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993–2011)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Dave Willis

Votes: 5,696

12. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown

Votes: 77,577

13. Loonatics Unleashed (2005–2007)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic descendants of the Looney Tunes characters become superheroes when the aftershock of an alien meteor grants them each with strange new powers.

Stars: Charlie Schlatter, Jason Marsden, Jessica DiCicco, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 829

14. Tom & Jerry Kids Show (1990–1994)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An updated version of the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons from 1940s/ 1950s. The 'kids' in these cartoons are far less violent than their parents were, but still find ways to cause plenty of ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Welker, Don Messick, Charlie Adler, Teresa Ganzel

Votes: 2,381

15. The Yogi Bear Show (1961–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Yogi, a smooth, talkative forest bear looks to raid park goers picnic baskets, while Park Ranger Smith tries to stop him.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon, Vance Colvig Jr.

Votes: 8,634

16. Baby Looney Tunes (2002–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The characters of Looney Tunes are all babies and live with Granny.

Stars: Sam Vincent, June Foray, Terry Klassen, Britt McKillip

Votes: 3,459

17. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,587

18. Snorks (1984–1988)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music.

Stars: Michael Bell, Nancy Cartwright, Barry Gordon, Edie McClurg

Votes: 2,365

19. The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young, Hal Smith

Votes: 2,906

20. Top Cat (1961–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone.

Stars: Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 6,444

21. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Jerry Dexter, Cathy Douglas, Patrice Holloway

Votes: 1,645

22. Underdog (1964–1973)

TV-G | Animation, Action, Comedy

The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.

Stars: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift, Norma MacMillan

Votes: 1,895

23. Speed Racer (1967–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes

Votes: 2,309

24. The Pink Panther (1993–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The cartoon follows the adventures of an actual pink panther with the occasional cartoon starring Inspector Clouseau.

Stars: Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner, Dan Castellaneta

Votes: 976

25. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,901

26. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 24,668

27. The Woody Woodpecker Show (1999–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An updated iteration Woody Woodpecker and friends with Chilly Willy and even Winnie Woodpecker, Knothead and Splinter appearing in their own segments.

Stars: Billy West, Mark Hamill, B.J. Ward, Andrea Martin

Votes: 704

28. Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

Votes: 12,811

29. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,417

30. The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977–1979)

Animation, Family, Musical

An all new Variety show with Mickey Mouse and some new friends.

Stars: Shawnte Northcutte, Lisa Whelchel, Allison Fonte, Billy 'Pop' Atmore

Votes: 74

31. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.

Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 2,912

32. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,247

33. Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993–1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Family

In a world of anthropomorphic felines, two demoted fighter pilots battle evil as high flying masked vigilantes.

Stars: Barry Gordon, Charlie Adler, Gary Owens, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 3,666

34. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fuelled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy), he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 22,742

35. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Christopher Collins, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

Votes: 4,319

36. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 40,714

37. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 26,855

38. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 20,008

39. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 27,691

40. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland one thousand years earlier.

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 13,479

41. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 30,204

42. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,955

43. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 35,627

44. The Herculoids (1967–1969)

TV-Y7 | 10 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.

Stars: Mike Road, Virginia Gregg, Ted Eccles, Don Messick

Votes: 836

45. Thundercats (1985–1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 15,186

46. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 15,314

47. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9