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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
    + 12,828
    - 4,061
    Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Looney Tunes

  2. 2
    + 10,144
    - 5,582
    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons 1989

  3. 3
    + 12,831
    - 3,305
    Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom and Jerry 1940

  4. 4
    + 7,337
    - 4,424
    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Flintstones 1960

  5. 5
    + 9,326
    - 3,727
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! 1969

  6. 6
    + 9,522
    - 4,979
    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    SpongeBob SquarePants 1999

  7. 7
    + 6,997
    - 3,985
    Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Batman: The Animated Series 1992

  8. 8
    + 6,727
    - 4,558
    Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Futurama 1999

  9. 9
    + 9,849
    - 4,156
    Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005

  10. 10
    + 6,889
    - 3,450
    Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Dexter's Laboratory 1996

  11. 11
    + 6,969
    - 3,979
    Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Pokémon 1997

  12. 12
    + 6,893
    - 4,569
    South Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    South Park 1997

  13. 13
    + 4,753
    - 3,284
    The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Jetsons 1962

  14. 14
    + 5,279
    - 3,231
    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Rugrats 1991

  15. 15
    + 6,455
    - 3,554
    Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Popeye the Sailor 1933

  16. 16
    + 6,459
    - 4,592
    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy 1999

  17. 17
    + 6,068
    - 2,596
    Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Teen Titans 2002

  18. 18
    + 5,346
    - 2,874
    The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Powerpuff Girls 1998

  19. 19
    + 5,240
    - 2,167
    The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Bugs Bunny Show 1960

  20. 20
    + 5,690
    - 2,980
    The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Pink Panther 1993

  21. 21
    + 5,327
    - 3,081


    2001

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  22. 22
    + 5,364
    - 2,947
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987

  23. 23
    + 5,395
    - 2,940
    The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Fairly OddParents 2001

  24. 24
    + 4,782
    - 2,382
    Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Courage the Cowardly Dog 1999

  25. 25
    + 4,647
    - 2,251


    1987

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  26. 26
    + 4,471
    - 2,651


    1995

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  27. 27
    + 4,732
    - 3,011
    Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Phineas and Ferb 2007

  28. 28
    + 4,124
    - 1,871
    The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Road Runner Show 1966

  29. 29
    + 3,999
    - 2,363
    Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Animaniacs 1993

  30. 30
    + 4,509
    - 2,731
    Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Ed, Edd n Eddy 1999

  31. 31
    + 3,741
    - 1,366

    ranked low on reranks
    1975

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  32. 32
    + 4,196
    - 2,099
    Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Kim Possible 2002

  33. 33
    + 3,325
    - 2,449
    Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    often listed
    Hey Arnold! 1996

  34. 34
    + 3,708
    - 2,277


    1994

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  35. 35
    + 5,368
    - 2,695
    Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Dragon Ball Z 1989

  36. 36
    + 4,098
    - 2,364
    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    X-Men 2011

  37. 37
    + 2,661
    - 1,189
    Tweety and Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Tweety and Sylvester 1995

  38. 38
    + 3,599
    - 2,114
    Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Johnny Bravo 1997

  39. 39
    + 3,022
    - 1,770


    1957

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  40. 40
    + 4,710
    - 2,836
    Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Adventure Time 2010

  41. 41
    + 3,176
    - 1,930
    Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Danny Phantom 2004

  42. 42
    + 3,137
    - 1,954


    1958, 1961-01-30

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  43. 43
    + 3,244
    - 1,692
    What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    What's New, Scooby-Doo? 2002

  44. 44
    + 2,919
    - 1,884
    Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Garfield and Friends 1988

  45. 45
    + 3,138
    - 2,003
    Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends 2004

  46. 46
    + 3,227
    - 2,134
    Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Recess 1997

  47. 47
    + 2,570
    - 1,372
    The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Pink Panther Show 1969

  48. 48
    + 2,785
    - 1,678
    Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Codename: Kids Next Door 2002

  49. 49
    + 3,048
    - 1,963
    Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Samurai Jack 2001

  50. 50
    + 1,869
    - 1,041
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

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