My Top 100 Animated/Cartoon Shows of All Time

by MidnightzMagick | created - 22 May 2011 | updated - 12 Jun 2011 | Public

All in my opinion...the top 100 animated/cartoon tv shows of all time. These are the shows I tuned into every week and enjoyed most. Includes past as well as present shows. The list is in no specific order.

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1. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 110,520

2. Fruits Basket (2001)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Vale, Laura Bailey, Yui Horie, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 5,148

3. 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: 358,732

4. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 210,245

5. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 86,354

6. Inuyasha (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half-demon recover the shards of a jewel of great power.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Darren Pleavin, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 14,215

7. Pokémon (1997– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Ash Ketchum, his yellow pet Pikachu, and his human friends explore a world of powerful creatures.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 36,809

8. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 66,415

9. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 77,394

10. Doug (1991– )

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

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Terrance Harvey

Votes: 17,337

11. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

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

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 18,954

12. Arthur (1996– )

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

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Daniel Brochu, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden

Votes: 11,944

13. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Scouts to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin, Ron Rubin

Votes: 11,469

14. Sonic the Hedgehog (1993–1994)

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

In a post-apocalyptic and dystopian future, all life has been challenged by oppression and tyranny, as the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Cummings) is on the wake of controlling Mobius.

Stars: Jaleel White, Bradley Pierce, Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh

Votes: 4,499

15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 30,177

16. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

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

The zany adventures of a trio of 1930s animated characters in the modern world.

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

Votes: 20,828

17. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

This show follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have televisions, refrigerators, et cetera. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 15,849

18. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)

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

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: 32,547

19. 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: 31,445

20. 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: 300,307

21. 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: 28,877

22. 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: 14,480

23. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 326,013

24. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988–1990)

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

Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters.

Stars: Peter Cullen, Tress MacNeille, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings

Votes: 16,968

25. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold (Lane Toran, Phillip Van Dyke, Spencer Klein, and Alex D. Linz), a fourth-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of friends and neighbors.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 30,136

26. 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: 11,611

27. 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: 27,735

28. Cow and Chicken (1997–1999)

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

The program focuses on the misadventures of two unlikely yet somehow biological siblings: Cow and Chicken.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Candi Milo, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Dorn

Votes: 18,090

29. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

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

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

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

Votes: 20,522

30. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

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

The life of an adventurous family, from the point of view of an eleven-year-old girl gifted with animal language.

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 12,742

31. The Angry Beavers (1997– )

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

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Rick Logan, Charlie Brissette

Votes: 13,466

32. 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: 42,742

33. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

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

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: 37,192

34. The Smurfs (1981–1989)

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: 15,551

35. 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: 13,222

36. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)

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

The misadventures of a dumb blond egomaniac who is deluded about his own manliness.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 32,233

37. The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)

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

An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.

Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

Votes: 8,078

38. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

Four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into some crazy situations.

Stars: Joseph Ashton, Shayna Fox, John Kassir, Ray Bumatai

Votes: 8,246

39. Yu-Gi-Oh! (I) (2000–2006)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.

Stars: Dan Green, Wayne Grayson, Amy Birnbaum, Eric Stuart

Votes: 18,092

40. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-Y7 | 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: 14,192

41. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

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

Fuelled 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.

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

Votes: 23,811

42. The Tick (1994–1997)

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

An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers.

Stars: Townsend Coleman, Micky Dolenz, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke

Votes: 8,702

43. Little Bear (1995–2003)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

Based upon a series of children's books, a grizzly cub has many misadventures with his friends.

Stars: Kristin Fairlie, Andrew Sabiston, Jennifer Martini, Amos Crawley

Votes: 3,117

44. Ranma ½ (1989)

30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka, Sarah Strange

Votes: 4,508

45. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000)

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

Sakura stumbled upon the book of Clow Cards in a library. Accidentally setting the magical cards loose, it's now up to Sakura to catch them all with her best friend Tomoyo, and Kerberos, the guardian of the cards.

Stars: Sakura Tange, Huyen Chi, Andrea Kwan, Junko Iwao

Votes: 4,288

46. Tenchi Muyô! (1992– )

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