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There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

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+ - 18,991 8,142
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
+ - 16,551 9,543
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
+ - 19,479 6,451
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
+ - 15,794 9,068
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
+ - 14,662 7,201
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
+ - 10,830 8,209
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
+ - 12,738 8,190
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
+ - 16,289 7,636
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
+ - 11,439 7,383
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
+ - 12,321 7,523
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
+ - 10,896 7,402
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
+ - 10,804 5,756
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
+ - 11,023 6,816
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
+ - 10,177 4,650
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
+ - 8,651 5,398
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
+ - 8,776 4,817
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
+ - 8,076 4,847
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
+ - 8,153 4,991
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
+ - 9,076 5,547
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
+ - 7,815 4,033
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
+ - 7,901 5,017
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
+ - 7,017 5,353
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
+ - 7,319 3,844
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

24
+ - 7,991 4,767
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
+ - 7,497 4,984
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
+ - 7,475 3,794
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
+ - 6,820 4,149
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
+ - 6,418 3,780
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
+ - 7,257 4,343
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
+ - 6,137 3,870
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

31
+ - 8,506 4,451
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
+ - 6,826 3,694
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
+ - 5,517 3,361
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
+ - 5,870 2,609
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
+ - 7,713 4,538
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
+ - 5,508 3,699
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

37
+ - 5,353 3,898
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
+ - 6,037 3,124
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
+ - 5,505 3,400
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
+ - 5,291 3,255
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
+ - 4,223 2,404
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
+ - 5,960 2,816
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
+ - 5,041 3,143
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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44
+ - 4,874 2,830
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
+ - 5,151 2,907
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
+ - 4,964 3,300
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
+ - 4,359 3,056
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
+ - 4,307 3,026
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
+ - 4,494 3,101
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

50
+ - 3,976 2,568
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time