Best Cartoon Shows of 20th Century

Beside listed ones, there are cartoon shows, I watched, I didn't find on IMDb listed as series: Gusztav, Possible Possum, Hokey Wolf, Snagglepuss, The Hillbilly Bears, Impossibles, Betty Boop, Asterix, Disney (Mickey, Goofy, Donald). No Japanese cartoons on this list. I didn't get to see Futurama, it aired in most parts of the world in 21st century.
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1.
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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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 teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks." (15 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
Sport Billy (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Vanda, an evil alien witch, is earth's greatest enemy. The only one to oppose her and her minions is Sport Billy... (30 mins.)
 
7.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
 
8.
Wacky Races (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The participants of an unusual car race compete around America. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
10.
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.)
 
12.
Speedy Gonzales (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales... (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
13.
Lineman (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When artist draws a magic line, it takes on a life of its own, becoming a silhouette of a living hot-tempered person. This "Mr. Line" wants more things drawn so he can enjoy himself, but the artist loves having fun on Mr. Line's account. (3 mins.)
 
14.
The Road Runner Show (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The desert in the U.S. southwest is the natural habitat of the Road Runner, a high-octane, cartoon bird... (30 mins.)
 
15.
Wally Gator (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
16.
Spider-Man (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage boy with the powers of a spider fights crime as the Webslinging Wonder.
 
17.
The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
Popeye the Sailor (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
This series is based on the adventures of Tarzan who seeks to champion the less fortunate, to right wrongs and to protect both the animals in his jungle as well as the human visitors. (30 mins.)
“ This poster is not from that show.
This one is how that Tarzan looked:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/tljtoon.jpg ” - parxig
 
22.
The Atom Ant Show (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show was an animated series which featured the pint sized hero Atom Ant and super-sleuth Secret Squirrel. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Top Cat (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone. (30 mins.)
 
24.
The Sylvester & Tweety Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Sylvester Cat is a lisping, inept, and often loud-mouthed cartoon alley cat with a penchant for chasing... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.
 
26.
Pepe Le Pew's Skunk Tales (1986 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A collection of Warner Bros. cartoons featuring the skunk character Pepe Le Pew. (56 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
27.
The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A TV show featuring funny old and new shorts starred by Woody Woodpecker and his friends like Andy Panda... (30 mins.)
 
28.
Maya the Bee (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures. (30 mins.)
 
29.
The Mumbly Cartoon Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This show focuses on a detective dog named mumbly,who is also featured on laff-a-lympics, who dresses... (6 mins.)
 
30.
Snorks (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music. (22 mins.)
 
31.
The Daffy Duck Show (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(30 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
32.
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The adventures of the original stretchable superhero and various other characters. (120 mins.)
 
33.
Bolek i Lolek (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two small boys travel the world, but seem to have trouble everywhere they go. (10 mins.)
 
34.
The Biskitts (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In medieval times, tiny anthropomorphic dogs called Biskitts live on a small island in a forest and safeguard the riches of local kings. Mean local king Max, his dogs Fang and Snarl, his jester Shecky and wildcat Scratch hunt them. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Beetlejuice (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia. (22 mins.)
 
36.
The Mask (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The further adventures of Stanley Ipkiss and his magic reality defying mask. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Les barbapapa (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Barbapapas are creatures that can change their form, and those are the adventures is this unusual family in his struggle to find his place in the planet while helping other people and animals (26 mins.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
Bananaman (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas... (5 mins.)
 
41.
The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(30 mins.)
“ In this series was Touché Turtle & Dum Dum show broadcasted, I couldn't find it anywhere else on IMDb ” - parxig
 
42.
Johnny Bravo (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The misadventures of a dumb blond egomanaic who is deluded about his own manliness. (30 mins.)
 
43.
The Yogi Bear Show (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Yogi, a smooth, talkative forest bear looks to raid park goers picnic baskets, while Park Ranger Smith tries to stop him. (30 mins.)
 
44.
The Foghorn Leghorn (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is... (6 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
45.
Pat & Mat (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two friends facing self-made problems where they try to solve them by using anything impossible and possible and their solutions lead to more problems, at the end the "problem" is fixed and finish off with their distinctive handshake.
 
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.
Garfield and Friends (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals. (30 mins.)
 
48.
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Every Saturday morning The Peanuts Gang does skits, mostly taken from newspaper strips. (23 mins.)
 
49.
The Great Grape Ape Show (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The tender, passionate relationship between a 40-foot purple ape and his wisecracking canine pal. (10 mins.)
 
50.
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.)
 
51.
The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine"... (30 mins.)
 
52.
Celebrity Deathmatch (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Celebrities duel it out in a wrestling ring, the first one who dies loses. (25 mins.)
 
53.
Hong Kong Phooey (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime. (22 mins.)
 
54.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters. (23 mins.)
 
55.
Jonny Quest (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world. (30 mins.)
 
56.
Godzilla (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help. (30 mins.)
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
The Dick Tracy Show (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Cartoon series produced by UPA, in which Dick Tracy (voiced by the distinguished film and stage actor... (23 mins.)
 
59.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The continuing adventures of Casper, The Trio, and the Harveys, based on the popular 1995 film.
 
60.
Professor Balthazar (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Television series for children about an old inventor. (7 mins.)
 
61.
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.
 
62.
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.)
 
63.
Dexter's Laboratory (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. (23 mins.)
 
64.
The Bluffers (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Animation about animals living in the last forest on the barren land of Bluffoonia. Clandestino, the local tyrant, wants to exploit these lands. (25 mins.)
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Josie and the Pussycats (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries. (30 mins.)
 
67.
Jabberjaw (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions. (30 mins.)
 
68.
Roger Ramjet (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bumbling daredevil and American Eagle Squadron leader Roger Ramjet, aided by his crew of do-gooders Yank...
Director: Fred Crippen
 
69.
The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
70.
Cow and Chicken (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The program focuses on the misadventures of two unlikely yet somehow biological siblings: Cow and Chicken. (30 mins.)
 
71.
Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
72.
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The adventures of comedian Martin Short's greatest sketch character. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Harlem Globe Trotters (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The adventures of a basketball comedy team. (30 mins.)
 
74.
Silverhawks (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A team of cyborgs protects Limbo from Mon Star and his gang. (23 mins.)
 
75.
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Droopy: Master Detective (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Droopy and his son Dripple are detectives on the mean streets of the city. (30 mins.)
 
77.
The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Magilla Gorilla is a gorilla who spends his time languishing in the front display window of Melvin Peebles' pet shop, eating bananas and being a drain on the businessman's finances. (30 mins.)
 
78.
Blue Racer Blues (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Japanese Beetle helps the lonely Blue Racer make friends with humans. Beetle tries everything from making him a pet who can sing and do tricks, disguising him as a dog, and joining a hippie parade. However, all plans fail. (6 mins.)
Director: Art Davis
 
79.
Richie Rich (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The adventures of the poor little rich boy and his friends. (30 mins.)
 
80.
The Shoe People (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This series follows the magical adventures of The Shoe People who live in their own magical land called Shoe Town. (5 mins.)
 
81.
Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
82.
Just, Wait! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Much like Tom and Jerry, this show revolves around the relationship between the wolf and the mischievous hare. (10 mins.)
 
83.
Fish Police (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Inspector Gill, a fish detective, navigates an underwater metropolis, solving often Mafia-related crimes while avoiding the seduction of vamp Angel Jones and avoiding marriage to diner owner Pearl. (30 mins.)