IGN's "100 Greatest Animated Series of All Time"

This is NOT my own list, it's IGN's. And if it were my list I would make some changes of my own like adding cartoons like Hey Arnold!, Doug and The Angry Beavers to the list. If you don't like this list, check out my own "Favourite and Least Favourite Animated Series/Cartoons". Please leave comments.
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1.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Currently airing its landmark 20th season, The Simpsons is a veritable pop culture icon. The Simpsons is not only the longest running American animated program, it's also the longest running American sitcom, and is currently tied with Gunsmoke for the longest running American primetime series. Those records alone don't earn it the top place on our list, however. The Simpsons is also an incredibly funny show that's produced more amusing characters and situations than the vast majority of all other American sitcoms.From its start as rough shorts airing during The Tracey Ullman Show, the dysfunctional Simpson family has been a sharp parody of the middle class American lifestyle. Many fans view the first eight seasons as the series' best, containing such classics as "The Crepes of Wrath," "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," and "Marge vs. the Monorail," but it can be argued that even with a dip in quality from the early seasons, The Simpsons remains an entertaining and relevant series, and after two decades stays accessible to both the original fans and a whole new generation of viewers. ” - colm-hearne365
 
2.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. (23 mins.)
“ The Gotham night sky burns black and red. The bat signal shines bright and puts a few shady crooks on notice. And then the jet engine of the Bat's sleek tank ignites, the theme music kicks in and an animated icon is born. The opening titles of television's best take on a superhero to date signaled an era-defining change whose impact echoes to this day. From Justice League to Chris Nolan's recent adaptation of the Caped Crusader, TAS' Batman raised the bar and redefined what quality storytelling is. It tested how far one could go in the kid-friendly arena of cartoons and deliver something all ages could respect and appreciate. The stark and deliberate animation style, Kevin Conroy's gravel-lined voice and Mark Hamill's chilling Joker made the majority of TAS' episodes an event. The show even managed to give Batman things to do outside the trouble caused by his rogue's gallery: See the HARDAC episode "Heart of Steel" and "The Forgotten"'s depiction of Bruce Wayne as a homeless amnesiac for proof. "Near-perfect" is a phrase we don't use lightly around here, but one must give credit where credit is due when a show tells a mini-movie in its opening credits that's better than what most feature films can do. Why are you still reading this? See the episodes now for the first time or crack-out the boxset and settle in for a retrospective. Thank us later. ” - colm-hearne365
 
3.
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bugs Bunny, the famous, Oscar-winning cartoon rabbit, hosts his first weekly television series, along... (30 mins.)
“ We debated this one a bit because, yes, it's kind of a cheat. After all, the content of this show was originally produced as shorts for movie theaters. However, several generations have since been introduced to these truly wonderful animated segments as part of a television program. Whether it was simply called Looney Tunes or The Bugs Bunny Show (or the many variations, such as The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour) didn't matter, because what was offered was cartoon bliss for children and adults alike -- hysterical and highly imaginative adventures starring iconic characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, created by amazingly talented men like Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones. From Bugs and Daffy arguing over whether it was duck season or rabbit season, to Elmer Fudd declaring "Kill the wabbit!", to Michigan J. Frog singing "Hello! Ma Baby" to a surprised construction worker, there is one memorable moment after another delivered here that have truly stood the test of time and continue to entertain decades after they were first created. ” - colm-hearne365
 
4.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
5.
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Animated MTV series about two teen aged heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they are bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks." (15 mins.)
 
6.
The Tick (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
 
8.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ The redheaded stepchild of Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Futurama nonetheless remains near and dear to the hearts of several of IGN's editors. A futuristic sitcom that was a cross between The Jetsons and The Simpsons, the adventures of the dimwitted Fry, mono-eyed Leela, drunk and disorderly robot Bender, and all the rest of the Planet Express crew aren't just often hilarious -- they're also loaded with references that will make the average sci-fi and genre fan feel smart. And isn't that what life is all about in the end? Feeling smart?From the darker strains of the early episodes (suicide booths?!) to familiar staples (the recurring robotic and evil Santa of the future, the "Anthology of Interest" segments which are Futurama's version of "Treehouse of Horror," various and sundry disembodied heads) and right on up to the post-cancellation resurrected adventures that have been making the DTV and Comedy Central rounds lately, Futurama is, to paraphrase Fry, "like a party in my mouth and everyone's throwing up." Well, actually it's better than that. ” - colm-hearne365
 
9.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of a modern stone-age family and friends. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father. (24 mins.)
 
11.
The Bullwinkle Show (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures. (30 mins.)
 
12.
The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat. (30 mins.)
 
13.
X-Men (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe. (23 mins.)
 
14.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
 
15.
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The misadventures of a fast-food restaurant working sponge who lives under the sea. (23 mins.)
“ No matter what your age group is, you like SpongeBob. You just do. It's true that a lot of the newer cartoons have thrown in a ton of "jokes for daddy," in order to make their ad nauseum viewing by children slightly more tolerable, but SpongeBob found the absolute perfect balance. Whether you're four or 40, you can find joy in this show. Oftentimes, SpongeBob will actually win out in the battle over "there's nothing good to watch on TV right now." Essentially it's about an idiot savant and an idiot, a.k.a. SpongeBob and Patrick, and their knuckleheaded escapades down in the sea town of Bikini Bottom. This show is not meant to be held under a microscope, as there is not a single thing that actually makes any connection with logic or actual aquatic science, but it sure is fun to behold. All SpongeBob wants to do is catch jellyfish in his jellyfishing net and work as a burger chef at The Krusty Krab and make Krabby Patties. He divides his time equally between inadvertently infuriating his next door neighbor, and co-worker, Squidward and suffering giant panic attacks about everyday life occurrences. He's a tremendous case study in both the easily "annoying" and the easily "annoyed." ” - colm-hearne365
 
16.
The Maxx (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world. (154 mins.)
 
17.
Animaniacs (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko... (21 mins.)
“ Filled with off-the-wall comedy and numerous parodies per episode, Animaniacs appealed to kids and adults alike. Purportedly telling the story of the original Warner Brothers -- Yakko and Wakko -- and the Warner sister, Dot, Animaniacs episodes were made up of three mini-episodes, each featuring different characters. The second cartoon produced by Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation (the first being Tiny Toon Adventures), Animaniacs was in many ways a throwback to the slapstick and cartoon violence of classic toons like Looney Tunes.Much like other animated Warner Bros. series during the '90s, Animaniacs was accessible to children but contained a level of sophisticated humor and older references that only adults would enjoy. The series had the feel of a vintage variety show, with running gags and catchphrases galore, from Yakko's Groucho Marx-esque "Goodnight, everybody!" to Wakko's "Faboo!" Two characters became so popular they got their own spin-off series, Pinky and the Brain. ” - colm-hearne365
 
18.
DuckTales (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews. (23 mins.)
“ We all know that Scottish people are cheap, right? Well so are Scottish ducks. And due to their spendthrift ways, they’re able to amass great fortunes and swim around in their vaults filled with gold coins. And even though they have miserly names like Scrooge, their hearts are still big enough to take in their great-nephews when the nephews’ other uncle, Donald, heads off to join the Navy. This was Disney’s first syndicated animated TV series and it paved the way for other hugely successful shows like TaleSpin and Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers. It even created two spin-offs, Darkwing Duck and Quack Pack. Disney made the smart movie of taking classic characters like Scrooge McDuck and Baloo from The Jungle Book and giving them a late ’80s reboot. All this only leaves us with one question: Where were Huey, Dewey and Louie’s parents and why did they keep getting bounced around from uncle to uncle? ” - colm-hearne365
 
19.
G.I. Joe (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Justice League (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever. (22 mins.)
 
21.
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The events and battles of the Old Republic's last major war is recounted. (15 mins.)
“ Not to be confused with the new CGI series which has a "The" in front of the title, Clone Wars debuted in 2003 on Cartoon Network as a series of three-minute shorts (eventually extended to 12-15 minute segments). The goal of this unique format was to delve into the specifics of those famous titular battles, first mentioned in the original Star Wars, long dreamed about and imagined by fans worldwide, and finally seen on film at the end of Attack of the Clones in 2002. Or at least, the very beginning of the Clone Wars was depicted in that film. It would be up to animator Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack) and his team to really show us what was going on during the most famous conflict in Star Wars history.Generally regarded as actually being better than the live-action prequel films, Tartakovsky's all-too-brief series fleshed out the characters, amped up the action and the visual style, and played homage to the best aspects of George Lucas' creation. For all the perceived faults of the modern Star Wars films, Tartakovsky's Clone Wars proved that the franchise can soar when in the hands of a creative team that truly gets it -- and loves it. ” - colm-hearne365
 
22.
The Real Ghostbusters (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service. (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Transformers (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Wallach
 
24.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (30 mins.)
 
25.
Robot Chicken (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, 'Robot Chicken' is stop-motion animation with a demented twist. (11 mins.)
 
26.
The Critic (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living. (522 mins.)
 
27.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Home Movies (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Speed Racer (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (30 mins.)
 
30.
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An animated television show that focuses on a 16-year-old Peter Parker and the origins of Spider-Man. (23 mins.)
 
31.
Muppet Babies (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Liquid Television (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A collection of animated shorts, from a variety of non- mainstream producers, in a wide range of styles... (30 mins.)
 
33.
Schoolhouse Rock! (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism. (3 mins.)
Director: Tom Warburton
 
34.
Robotech (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world. (23 mins.)
“ Though short-lived, Avatar: The Last Airbender garnered a lot of attention with its crisp animation and carefully crafted fantasy world based on Eastern culture. It was different in many ways (who would've guessed a 12-year-old bald kid could be popular?), and the storytelling was top notch -- which is rare in Nickelodeon's usual fare.Fans of true Japanese anime think Avatar is a cheap American knockoff, and there's no denying that the show borrowed heavily from anime. In an industry often dominated by Asian imports, Avatar found a way to emulate the best features of Japanese animation while keeping some unique elements of western cartoons, and that formula made it the top rated animated show in its demographic. It's so popular with the kids that the King's Island theme parks cashed in on the fun with an Avatar-themed thrill ride. The Avatar phenomenon is sure to grow even more with the upcoming release of three live-action movies directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. ” - colm-hearne365
 
36.
Superman (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However... (15 mins.)
 
38.
Naruto (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Follows the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training. (24 mins.)
 
39.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey. (15 mins.)
 
40.
Batman Beyond (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham. (23 mins.)
 
41.
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of a new generation of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters.
“ The Looney Tunes characters hadn't been used for much original content in quite some time, but this series not only brought them back, it also kicked off a slew of successful new Warner Bros. cartoons through the 1990s, produced in conjunction with Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, including Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Freakazoid. Tiny Toon Adventures took a clever, post-modern approach to the Looney Tunes characters, re-introducing Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the gang as instructors at Acme Looniversity, where they teach the next generation of Looney Tunes things like how to take an anvil to the head like a pro. A genuinely likeable and fun group of young new characters were the focus, including Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Plucky Duck and Hamton J. Pig -- though perhaps the most inspired creations were the antagonists, Montana Max and the blissfully dense and dangerous Elmyra Duff, who was known to squeeze pets to death... literally. While nothing could recapture the perfection of the original Looney Tunes shorts, Tiny Toon Adventures was a worthy homage to those shorts, made up of funny and creative episodes that included moments of subtle and smart humor for older viewers. ” - colm-hearne365
 
42.
The Powerpuff Girls (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Samurai Jack (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world. (25 mins.)
“ Created by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory), Samurai Jack is a fun, action-heavy animated series that appeals to kids and adults alike. The show's simple and colorful art style lends itself well to the cinematic scope and frenetic action sequences that fill each episode. Influenced by spaghetti westerns, Star Wars, Conan, and Seven Samurai, Samurai Jack tells the story of a boy who was sent to train with the best fighters in the world in an attempt to defeat the evil Aku. When Jack finally faces Aku, he's thrown far into a bizarre future, and must fight his way back to take on Aku, battling others and having adventures along the way. ” - colm-hearne365
 
44.
Battle of the Planets (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. (30 mins.)
Director: David E. Hanson
 
45.
Gargoyles (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago (30 mins.)
Director: Yeun Young Sang
“ Disney had one hit animated series after another in the late '80s and 1990s with the likes of DuckTales, TailSpin and Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers. However, the iconic studio went outside their usual style in a big way with Gargoyles. Far darker, stylized and serialized than the other Disney series, not to mention almost any other animated series of the era, Gargoyles featured mature characters, and references to Scottish history and Shakespeare, while telling an engaging story about the title characters -- centuries old Gargoyles secretly living amongst humans in modern day Manhattan, who turn to stone during the day. The creator of the series, Greg Weisman (now the man behind The Spectacular Spider-Man), told a layered and intriguing story, refusing to write down to his audience. A decent success at the time, Gargoyles has maintained a strong cult following since it ended more than a decade ago, and the story has continued in comic book form. ” - colm-hearne365
 
46.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
47.
Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night. (30 mins.)
 
48.
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad. (30 mins.)
 
49.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
 
50.
Super Friends (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges. (60 mins.)
 
51.
Death Note (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it. (24 mins.)
 
52.
Galaxy High School (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A short-lived cartoon dealing with Doyle and Aimee, two Earthling students, who are chosen to attend... (30 mins.)
 
53.
Freakazoid! (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Washington, D.C. has a new defender: Freakazoid. The comedy (and sanity) never stops when he's around and he's only one of the weird heroes of the series! It's better than a nice tub of good things! (30 mins.)
 
54.
Inspector Gadget (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends. (30 mins.)
 
56.
The Venture Bros. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons. (22 mins.)
 
57.
Invader ZIM (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise. (30 mins.)
 
58.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (30 mins.)
 
59.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar. (22 mins.)
 
60.
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are reimagined as the leaders of a team of detectives/crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly. (22 mins.)
“ We're not saying that a catchy theme song guarantees admission on the list, but it sure helps. Rescue Rangers' opening music is catchy in that stuck-in-your-head-for-days, foot-tapping sorta way, so much so that 15 years since it went off the air, we still hear it. Its inclusion on our Best Ever list is in some small part our way to address the special guilty pleasure we have for this show. Part of the Disney Afternoon line-up, Chip and Dale did their best impression of Indiana Jones and Magnum P.I., respectively, solving crimes too small for the full-sized police to handle. That's right, chipmunks playing CSI before there was CSI; and in some cases they made Indy look like Regarding Henry. Pals Gadget, Monterey Jack and Zipper were on hand for back-up, and then there's that damn song again. "Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chip 'N Dale, Rescue Rangers..." Somebody stop us. Actually, don't. We're too busy having fun watching C and D take care of Fat Cat. ” - colm-hearne365
 
61.
Count Duckula (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants. (22 mins.)
 
62.
Danger Mouse (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans. (25 mins.)
 
63.
The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine"... (30 mins.)
 
64.
Dungeons & Dragons (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants. (30 mins.)
 
65.
Spawn (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After being betrayed and murdered by his employer, a government trained assassin named, Al Simmons, is resurrected as a Hellspawn and is forced to become the reluctant leader of Hell's army. (30 mins.)
 
67.
The Pink Panther Show (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat... (90 mins.)
 
68.
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest. (16 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
“ I couldn't get "Popeye" by it's self so I had to go with this. ” - colm-hearne365
 
69.
Gypsy Life (1945 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
“ I couldn't get "Mighty Mouse" on it's own. ” - colm-hearne365
 
70.
Pokémon (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the grand champion of the pokemon battle. (24 mins.)
“ Don't be afraid to admit that you've watched this show at least once. Despite the many negative associations with the kiddie fanbase, the show had clever writing and a golden marketing formula designed to spread Nintendo's Pokémon videogames into new, lucrative territory. The merchandise spread to every corner of the known mediaverse: from movies, to TV, to comics, even Happy Meal toys. ” - colm-hearne365
 
71.
Johnny Bravo (1997 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a dumb blond egomanaic who is deluded about his own manliness. (30 mins.)
“ Another by-product of Cartoon Network's World Premiere Toons block (a.k.a. the What a Cartoon! Show, which also spawned such series as Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, and Cow and Chicken), Johnny Bravo started out as a collection of seven-minute shorts, like the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The series' titular star, Johnny Bravo, was a not-so-bright manchild who talked like Elvis and thought he was God's gift to the ladies (even if he struck out every time). He'd often strike body-building poses to show off his physique, was completely full of himself, and was generally over-the-top ridiculous. ” - colm-hearne365
 
72.
Dexter's Laboratory (1996 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. (23 mins.)
“ Originally appearing as shorts on Cartoon Network's World Premiere Toons (later known as What a Cartoon! Show, now known as The Cartoon Cartoon Show), Dexter's Laboratory introduced the world to its creator, Genndy Tartakovsky, who would later become known for his creations Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. The star of the show was Dexter, a young boy in a normal American family who happens to have a thick European accent, a secret laboratory, and the intellect of a mad genius. Dexter's elaborate experiments were often interrupted by his flighty older sister, Dee Dee, who had a knack for getting into his lab despite his best efforts to keep her out. ” - colm-hearne365
 
73.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995 TV Series)
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A squadron of giant robot pilots of a beleaguered Earth colony bring the war to their oppressive home planet. (30 mins.)
 
74.
Underdog (1964 TV Series)
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The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.
 
75.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995 TV Series)
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Stand-up comedian Jonathan Katz voices Professional Therapist Dr. Jonathan Katz. A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben... (30 mins.)
 
76.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984 TV Series)
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This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. (24 mins.)
Director: Franklin Cofod
 
77.
Jonny Quest (1964 TV Series)
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The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world. (30 mins.)
 
78.
Dragon Ball Z (1996 TV Series)
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies. (24 mins.)
 
79.
Sealab 2021 (2000 TV Series)
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The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other. (11 mins.)
 
80.
Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983 TV Series)
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Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations. (30 mins.)
 
81.
TaleSpin (1990 TV Series)
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Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot. (30 mins.)
 
82.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972 TV Series)
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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Teen Titans (2003 TV Series)
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A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today. (30 mins.)
 
84.
Spider-Man (1994 TV Series)
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A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life. (23 mins.)
“ This show has a very fond place in the hearts of those who grew up with it in the '90s, so some might complain about it being rather low on this list. Sorry guys, we have a soft spot for it too, but when you look at The Spectacular Spider-Man, it's clear that this show, while significant for Spider-Man, was a stepping stone along the way as far as creating a truly great show based on the character. Still, the 1990s Spider-Man series deserves a lot of credit for being the first Spidey show to truly use the comics for inspiration when it came to adaptation, as many familiar stories were given a twist here, including the Venom saga and even Spider-Man's odd time spent with six arms. ” - colm-hearne365
 
85.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004 TV Series)
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A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children. (30 mins.)
 
86.
Astroboy (1963 TV Series)
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This show is about a robot boy who fights crime and other robots not mega man (30 mins.)
 
87.
Frisky Dingo (2006 TV Series)
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A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult. (11 mins.)
 
88.
The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957 TV Series)
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A TV show featuring funny old and new shorts starred by Woody Woodpecker and his friends like Andy Panda... (30 mins.)
 
89.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV Series)
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The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights, fights the New Droid Army of the Separatists. (23 mins.)
“ As we write this list, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is still a very new show, only halfway through its first season, thus it's hard to fully gauge it as yet. What we've seen though shows plenty of promise, and even though there are definitely some issues with the series -- those ever-annoying Battle Droids perhaps chief among them -- the show consistently delivers solid action and fun. More importantly, a couple of the early episodes, especially "Rookies" and "Cloak of Darkness" have been true standouts, telling dark and moody stories in the Star Wars universe that are among the best the Expanded Universe has offered. Guided by talented uber-Star Wars fan Dave Filoni, and using notable writers like Batman: The Animated Series's Paul Dini, The Clone Wars has had to overcome cynicism from older fans and those who feel the 2003 Cone Wars series can't be outdone -- and slowly but surely, it's battling past those obstacles and proving to be a quite entertaining series in its own right. ” - colm-hearne365
 
90.
Afro Samurai (2007 Mini-Series)
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A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
 
91.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer. (15 mins.)
Director: Robert Renzetti
 
92.
Rugrats (1990 TV Series)
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The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand. (30 mins.)
“ Want to know what kids are thinking? Well yer gonna. Rugrats might have had a sort of hideous animation style that transformed a bunch of toddlers into grotesque monstrosities, but it sure was popular. Sure, there were grownups around to let us know exactly what was going on, but the focus of the show was "how kids look at things." How they could see monsters and magic in everyday occurrences simply because they don't understand the world yet. With all the toddlers able to effectively communicate with each other through baby speak, Rugrats took its cues from earlier shows like Muppet Babies and had the kids use their imaginations to create adventures for themselves. The misadventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil, and even Tommy's devilish cousin Angelica ran for 13 years! And not only that, the characters have a new show called All Grown Up, where you can find them...all grown up and in middle school. ” - colm-hearne365
 
93.
Darkwing Duck (1991 TV Series)
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A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick. (30 mins.)
 
94.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
 
95.
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 TV Series)
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The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back. (24 mins.)
 
96.
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973 TV Series)
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The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (30 mins.)
 
97.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
98.
Clerks (2000 TV Series)
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The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob. (22 mins.)
 
99.
MASK (1985 TV Series)
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Matt Tracker leads a team of masked crimefighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against the forces of V.E.N.O.M. (22 mins.)
 
100.
Josie and the Pussycats (1970 TV Series)
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'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries. (30 mins.)