The Top Ten Greatest Cartoons Ever Made

by murphybrady3515 | created - 17 Aug 2012 | updated - 17 Aug 2012 | Public

When you're a kid, one of the biggest things in your life since the sixties has always been TV. And cartoons were our TV; cartoons were always there. But which were the best of the best? We're here to tell you!

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1. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name.

Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Erin Fitzgerald

Votes: 26,166

It knows what it is and what it's trying to be: an entertaining cartoon. That's all it is, and that's all you're going to get out of it. An entertaining cartoon. But it has perfected this down to a science, and remains the only one of the original Cartoon Cartoons to still be aired, simply because it is an entertaining cartoon. It does what it does really well.

2. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003–2008)

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

9.2
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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.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena

Votes: 160,990

It treats it's cast with a lot of dignity and respect, allowing us to get inside their heads and enjoy them all the more as they make decisions or choices through out the arc. Not to mention the animation is wonderfully detailed, and story is really intense and gripping.

3. Pokémon (1997–2002)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

Stars: Unshô Ishizuka, Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ôtani, Megumi Hayashibara

Votes: 7,451

GOTTA CATH EM ALL, GOTTA CATHC EM ALL!

4. Xiaolin Showdown (2003–2006)

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

7.5
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A young Xiaolin monk named Omi with a giant yellow head leads a trio of other students to collect powerful items known as Shen Gong Wu while battling the evil Jack Spicer who is also after the artifacts

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Danny Cooksey, Grey DeLisle, Tom Kenny

Votes: 5,458

Wonderful characters, and despite being episodic maintained a story line, and you could often feel the pressure on top of stunning animation and a realistic fight between good and evil.

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

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

9.0
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

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

Votes: 64,423

The literal pioneer of all modern animation.

6. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Bob Camp

Votes: 17,804

Strange, strange, strange. The humor is good, but the straight up strangeness is gold.

7. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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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.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 29,323

One of the coolest shows ever made for kids, yet still having the absolute girliest name ever. On top of that, the characters were likable and the villains were a ton of fun.

8. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 29,215

Each episode was like a mini-horror movie for kids, which is something to respect for just being new, as well as having fu while doing it.

9. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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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.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

Votes: 20,016

On top of having an all-star rogues gallery, it was also a much darker cartoon than most are used to and actually made Robin cool. That's not easy.

10. The Secret Saturdays (2008–2010)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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An adventuresome family of experts in the field of creatures known as cryptids attempts to protect their secrets and powers from the forces of evil.

Stars: Sam Lerner, Diedrich Bader, Phil Morris, Nicole Sullivan

Votes: 826

It was not episodic, with a compelling story and characters, as well as a somewhat tragic ending. At times, it could even be a bit frightening for younger children.