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The Best Cartoons of All Time

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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.

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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  1. 1
    + 12,444
    - 3,937


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  2. 2
    + 9,859
    - 5,411

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1989

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  3. 3
    + 12,478
    - 3,202

    ranked low on reranks
    1940

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  4. 4
    + 7,145
    - 4,274

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1960

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  5. 5
    + 9,072
    - 3,586

    ranked low on reranks
    1969

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  6. 6
    + 9,233
    - 4,819


    1999

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  7. 7
    + 6,759
    - 3,845


    1992

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  8. 8
    + 9,529
    - 4,018


    2005

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  9. 9
    + 6,496
    - 4,436

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1999

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  10. 10
    + 6,687
    - 3,343


    1996

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  11. 11
    + 6,729
    - 3,831


    1997

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  12. 12
    + 6,680
    - 4,439


    1997

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  13. 13
    + 4,616
    - 3,177


    1962

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  14. 14
    + 5,111
    - 3,116


    1991

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    + 6,296
    - 3,462

    ranked low on reranks
    1933

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  16. 16
    + 6,289
    - 4,434

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1999

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  17. 17
    + 5,542
    - 2,890


    1993

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    + 5,868
    - 2,499

    ranked low on reranks
    2002

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  19. 19
    + 5,086
    - 2,096


    1960

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  20. 20
    + 5,167
    - 2,787


    1998

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  21. 21
    + 5,173
    - 2,990


    2001

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  22. 22
    + 5,214
    - 2,866


    1987

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  23. 23
    + 5,234
    - 2,844


    2001

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  24. 24
    + 4,638
    - 2,298


    1999

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  25. 25
    + 4,332
    - 2,584


    1995

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  26. 26
    + 4,500
    - 2,188


    1987

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  27. 27
    + 4,572
    - 2,920

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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  28. 28
    + 4,015
    - 1,810


    1966

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  29. 29
    + 3,870
    - 2,297


    1993

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    + 3,624
    - 1,301

    ranked low on reranks
    1975

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  31. 31
    + 5,211
    - 2,604


    1989

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  32. 32
    + 4,057
    - 2,022


    2002

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  33. 33
    + 4,378
    - 2,643


    1999

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  34. 34
    + 2,586
    - 1,123


    1995

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  35. 35
    + 3,218
    - 2,365

    often listed
    1996

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  36. 36
    + 3,595
    - 2,218


    1994

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  37. 37
    + 2,943
    - 1,709


    1957

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  38. 38
    + 3,987
    - 2,302


    2011

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  39. 39
    + 3,502
    - 2,047


    1997

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  40. 40
    + 4,549
    - 2,748


    2010

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  41. 41
    + 3,068
    - 1,859


    2004

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  42. 42
    + 3,054
    - 1,904


    1958, 1961-01-30

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  43. 43
    + 2,845
    - 1,824


    1988

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    + 3,152
    - 1,622


    2002

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  45. 45
    + 2,482
    - 1,324


    1969

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  46. 46
    + 3,121
    - 2,076


    1997

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  47. 47
    + 3,033
    - 1,946
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  48. 48
    + 2,698
    - 1,611


    2002

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  49. 49
    + 1,788
    - 990
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  50. 50
    + 2,943
    - 1,895


    2001

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