Greatest Cartoons

by giantflea | created - 02 Mar 2012 | updated - 16 Jan 2013 | Public

A list of my all-time favourite cartoons. It's roughly in chronological order. No feature films, only TV shows and shorts. I made it, because I saw a British show on youtube that was called "100 greatest cartoons" and it was so dumb...

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1. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 1,904

all colored Popeye shorts

2. The Practical Pig (1939)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third, he is captured by the third pig who uses his new lie detector to get ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Rickard | Stars: Betty Bruce, Tom Buchanan, Ralph Hansell, Richard Holland

Votes: 354

3. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,361

all the Fleischer Studios/Famous Studios shorts

4. Woody Woodpecker (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The psychiatrist needs a psychiatrist after attempting to treat Woody Woodpecker.

Director: Walter Lantz | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Margaret Hill-Talbot, Danny Webb

Votes: 783

all shorts

5. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,387

6. Donald's Happy Birthday (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A birthday present of cigars goes awry when Donald thinks his nephews are planning to take up smoking.

Director: Jack Hannah | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 464

7. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

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: 27,665

8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 37,553

9. Wacky Races (1968–1970)

30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo

Votes: 4,597

10. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969–1970)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 2,438

11. Nu, pogodi! (1969–2006)

10 min | Action, Family, Animation

Much like Tom and Jerry, this show revolves around the relationship between the wolf and the mischievous hare.

Stars: Klara Rumyanova, Anatoliy Papanov, Igor Khristenko, Olga Zvereva

Votes: 3,636

12. The Pink Panther Show (1969–1976)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc

Votes: 12,391

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

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 24,578

14. The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–1978)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Scooby Doo and the gang solve mysteries; then Blue Falcon and Dynomutt fight crime in each two-part episode of this animated series.

Stars: John Stephenson, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Don Messick

Votes: 2,474

only The Scooby-Doo Show

15. Angel (1979–1980)

24 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Magical girl Lun Lun is trying to find the seven-colored flower all over Europe to bring it back to the king of another planet.

Stars: Mari Okamoto, Fuyumi Shiraishi, Takuzô Kamiyama, Michie Kita

Votes: 148

16. Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979–2010)

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

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, monsters and unexplained occurrences. Joining the gang is ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North, Lennie Weinrib

Votes: 2,685

17. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Short, Animation, Family

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 19,637

18. The Littles (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure

Animated series about a 13-year-old boy named Henry Bigg who goes on vacation and finds mouse-like creatures in his suitcase called Littles. There's a whole family of Littles. William and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Keegan, Bettina Bush, Alvy Moore, Robert David Hall

Votes: 593

19. Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984–1985)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

This series focuses on five lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor.

Stars: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Neil Ross

Votes: 3,376

20. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

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

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh

Votes: 7,621

21. 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: 13,746

all Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes shorts

22. The Glo Friends (1986– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of friendly glowworms tries to get along with their bad-tempered neighbors, a group of moles called The Moligans.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Joey Camen, Roger C. Carmel, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 77

24. My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986–1987)

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

The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.

Stars: Sherry Lynn, Bettina Bush, Susan Blu, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 910

26. Grimm Masterpiece Theatre (1987– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

An animated series retelling a different folk or fairy tale in each episode.

Stars: Mitsuko Horie, Ichirô Nagai, Shigeru Chiba, Minoru Inaba

Votes: 220

27. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987–1988)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the distant future, a team of four high tech Star Sheriffs defends frontier space colony Yuma from outlaws, as well as Outriders, an army of humanoid alien beings called Vapors, led by mysterious Nemesis, who need Yuma's resources.

Stars: Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley, Pat Musick, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 1,898

28. 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: 26,031

29. Beetlejuice (1989–1991)

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

Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.

Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain, Elizabeth Hanna

Votes: 5,817

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

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

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.

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

Votes: 13,836

31. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

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

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 312,202

32. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

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

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 8,975

33. Los Fruittis (1990– )

25 min | Animation, Family

The Fruitties are a peace loving community of fruit who were happily living in a supposedly extinct volcano, until one day it roused from its slumber and forced them to leave and look for a... See full summary »

Stars: Rafael Turia, Ramon Puig, Joan Pera, Luisa Soler

Votes: 289

34. The Prince and the Pauper (1990)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Arthur Burghardt, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 2,254

35. 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: 1,975

36. The Addams Family (1992–1993)

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

An animated series based on the 60's TV series and 90's movie of the same name. Gomez and Morticia Addams, along with their children Wednesday and Pugsley, are just an ordinary American ... See full summary »

Stars: John Astin, Nancy Linari, Debi Derryberry, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 1,251

37. Bananas in Pyjamas (1992–2001)

Animation, Family

The many adventures of full-size bananas, B1 and B2. They live on Cuddles Avenue which is also home to three Teddies (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a sneaky Rat-in-a-Hat.

Stars: Karina Kelly, Nicholas Opolski, Taylor Owyns, Jeremy Scrivener

Votes: 2,081

38. 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., Robert Hastings

Votes: 66,858

39. Eek!stravaganza (1992–1997)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The comical misadventures of Eek, a kind-hearted purple cat who finds himself in constant mortal danger.

Stars: Tawny Kitaen, Charlie Adler, Elizabeth Daily, Bill Kopp

Votes: 2,356

40. Funnybones (1992–1993)

5 min | Animation, Comedy

TV adaptation of the popular series of children's books about the comical adventures of two skeletons and their skeletal dog. Originally broadcast in Welsh and later English. Narration is by Welsh comedian Griff Rhys Jones.

Star: Griff Rhys Jones

Votes: 95

41. My Little Pony Tales (1992)

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

The adventures and misadventures of a group of young ponies.

Stars: Brigitta Dau, Willow Johnson, Maggie Blue O'Hara, Venus Terzo

Votes: 561

42. Sandokan (1992– )

25 min | Animation, Adventure

Add a Plot

Votes: 104

43. X-Men (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: 30,507

44. 2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

"Two Stupid Dogs" follows the lives of two dogs: the overly excited Little Dog (the dachshund) and easy-paced Big Dog (the sheepdog). These crazy canines don't know how to fit in the world,... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Garrett, Mark Schiff, Jess Harnell, Jim Cummings

Votes: 2,955

2 Stupid Dogs + Super Secret Secret Squirrel

45. 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. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too "zany" to be of any ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 18,160

46. Cro (1993– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In the Ice Age, a young cave boy uses simple engineering and physics concepts to solve everyday problems, with help from his adopted Neanderthal family and a herd of friendly talking woolly mammoths.

Stars: Max Casella, Ruth Buzzi, Jim Cummings, April Ortiz

Votes: 211

47. Droopy: Master Detective (1993–1994)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Droopy and his son Dripple are detectives on the mean streets of the city.

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

Votes: 485

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

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

Two demoted fighter pilots battle evil as high flying masked vigilantes.

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

Votes: 3,163

49. Twinkle, the Dream Being (1993–1994)

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

Twinkle is an intergalactic genie who grants all the wishes of the inhabitants of the Land of Possibility along with his partners Nova and Wishball. The perverse witch Miss Diva Weed tries ... See full summary »

Stars: Tress MacNeille, Pat Fraley, Russi Taylor, Cam Clarke

Votes: 17

50. Aladdin (1994–1995)

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

Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.

Stars: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Dan Castellaneta, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 6,111

51. Dr. Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop (1994– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2