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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. 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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  2. 2
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    - 5,722

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1989

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  3. 3
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    - 3,407

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    1940

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    - 4,554

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1960

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    - 3,827

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    1969

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  6. 6
    + 9,752
    - 5,135


    1999

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    + 7,194
    - 4,105


    1992

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  8. 8
    + 10,130
    - 4,264


    2005

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  9. 9
    + 6,934
    - 4,664


    1999

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  10. 10
    + 7,060
    - 3,536


    1996

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  11. 11
    + 7,148
    - 4,091


    1997

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  12. 12
    + 7,117
    - 4,676


    1997

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  13. 13
    + 5,422
    - 3,322


    1991

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  14. 14
    + 6,624
    - 4,720

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
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    + 4,864
    - 3,381

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1962

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  16. 16
    + 5,479
    - 2,960

    ranked low on reranks
    1998

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  17. 17
    + 6,253
    - 2,671

    ranked low on reranks
    2002

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  18. 18
    + 6,564
    - 3,638


    1933

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    - 3,062


    1993

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    1960

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    + 5,539
    - 3,006


    2001

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    - 3,156


    2001

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    + 4,907
    - 2,448


    1999

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  24. 24
    + 5,480
    - 3,019


    1987

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  25. 25
    + 4,755
    - 2,311


    1987

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  26. 26
    + 4,859
    - 3,085


    2007

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  27. 27
    + 4,564
    - 2,716


    1995

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    - 1,925


    1966

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    - 2,425

    often listed
    1993

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
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    + 5,521
    - 2,767

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    1989

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    + 3,424
    - 2,510

    often listed
    1996

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    + 3,847
    - 1,415

    ranked low on reranks
    1975

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    + 4,331
    - 2,158


    2002

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    + 2,740
    - 1,234


    1995

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  36. 36
    + 3,683
    - 2,173


    1997

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    + 4,175
    - 2,427


    2011

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    + 3,781
    - 2,345


    1994

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    + 4,857
    - 2,907


    2010

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    + 3,285
    - 1,987


    2004

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    + 3,088
    - 1,825


    1957

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    - 2,009


    1958, 1961-01-30

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    - 1,745


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    + 2,983
    - 1,934


    1988

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    + 3,143
    - 2,014


    2001

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    + 2,644
    - 1,419


    1969

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    + 3,222
    - 2,051
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    + 3,315
    - 2,186


    1997

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    + 2,867
    - 1,730


    2002

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    + 2,930
    - 1,366


    2012

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