Feel Like a Kid Again: The Best Cartoons Of All Time

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Animated films and shorts have become very popular with adults. But, at their core, they’re still cartoons made for kids. Of every age.
Today, we think of animated films as being cutting edge and the older cartoons as being pretty tame. Until we reach adulthood. Then, suddenly, we get the joke.
Here’s a completely arbitrary list of the best cartoons, both classic and new age, that are suitable for children. Until they grow up, that is…
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Looney Tunes

Debut Episode: 1930
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DuckTales

Debut Episode: 1987
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Tom and Jerry

Debut Episode: 1940
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The Flintstones

Debut Episode: 1960
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Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers

Debut Episode: 1989
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Animaniacs

Debut Episode: 1993
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Debut Episode: 1969
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The Jetsons

Debut Episode: 1962
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Tiny Toon Adventures

Debut Episode: 1990
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Debut Episode: 1987
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Inspector Gadget

Debut Episode: 1983
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Pinky and the Brain

Debut Episode: 1995
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Yogi Bear

Debut Episode: 1958
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X-Men

Debut Episode: 1981
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Popeye the Sailor

Debut Episode: 1933
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Muppet Babies

Debut Episode: 1994
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The Smurfs

Debut Episode: 1981
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Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

Debut Episode: 1958
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Garfield and Friends

Debut Episode: 1988
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The Simpsons

Debut Episode: 1989 (and still going strong…)
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