Yeah, but they are typically called "Japanese Cartoons". Wait a second, they are called Japanese Cartoons for a reason; That's what makes it anime!
Anime is better in my opinion. Cartoons are just plain silly, ridiculous, and stupid. I just can't stand them. But, One Piece and Naruto are about the same as those western cartoons (Especially one piece, but a lot of people like that show cause of the humor.)
However, it was a different story back when I was a kid. The cartoons back then were actually worth watching. But the cartoons now days, forget it. Shows like Adventure Time, and Regular show is just stupid and ridiculous, and something we shouldn't let our kids be watching if you know what I mean. I remember hearing jokes about 'flipping the bird' in Adventure Time, and I know that there was something a bit pg 13-ish in Regular show.
Anime however, is shown at a different pace and a way different and more realistic art style than our silly cartoons that americans get over here. I like anime cause Tezuka and Shotaro anime (and others like Mia Ikumi's and Reiko Yoshida's ect.) have meaning to them, and are more serious than western animation.
And yeah, Tom and Jerry... I enjoy the classics, but however, like I said before, cartoons just aren't my thing anymore. I mean sure, I'll watch some like once in a blue moon on Netflix like Courage the cowardly dog, Foster's home for imaginary friends, and Dexter's laboratory, but it's just not my thing, and I don't become a fan of it. It's just something I used to watch as a kid, and I am jumping back to take a peek at my childhood.
I am glad I found out about anime, cause western cartoons get old to me pretty quick. Unlike anime, which is more defined, brisk paced, beautiful, and entertaining. (Especially Tezuka anime like Astro boy and Black Jack! XD)Anime For The Win! XD