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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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  1. 51
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    - 2,422

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1981

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  2. 52
    + 2,705
    - 1,741
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  3. 53
    + 2,995
    - 2,210


    2004

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  4. 54
    + 2,763
    - 1,538


    1990

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  5. 55
    + 2,188
    - 1,276
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  6. 56
    + 3,004
    - 2,477


    1983

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  7. 57
    + 2,703
    - 1,727
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  8. 58
    + 2,978
    - 2,473


    1985

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  9. 59
    + 2,207
    - 1,549


    1999

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  10. 60
    + 2,482
    - 1,733


    1994

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  11. 61
    + 2,532
    - 2,039


    1984

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  12. 62
    + 2,214
    - 1,502
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  13. 63
    + 2,462
    - 2,217

    often listed
    2005

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  14. 64
    + 2,116
    - 2,031

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1959

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  15. 65
    + 2,450
    - 1,715


    1989

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  16. 66
    + 2,488
    - 2,029


    1983

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  17. 67
    + 1,729
    - 1,219


    1978

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  18. 68
    + 2,282
    - 1,714


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  19. 69
    + 2,274
    - 2,216

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1991

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  20. 70
    + 2,177
    - 1,631

    added by SanctusLupus
    2012

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  21. 71
    + 1,960
    - 1,539
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  22. 72
    + 2,142
    - 1,650


    2005

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  23. 73
    + 1,859
    - 1,591


    1996

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  24. 74
    + 1,839
    - 1,593


    2001

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  25. 75
    + 1,336
    - 822


    1986

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  26. 76
    + 1,982
    - 1,541


    1991

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  27. 77
    + 1,675
    - 1,564


    1991

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  28. 78
    + 1,197
    - 752

    added by SanctusLupus
    1991

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  29. 79
    + 2,128
    - 1,667


    2010

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  30. 80
    + 1,243
    - 696

    added by emilymjewell
    1994

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  31. 81
    + 1,696
    - 1,743

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1993

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  32. 82
    + 1,104
    - 570

    ranked low on reranks
    2013

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  33. 83
    + 1,427
    - 1,113


    1990

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  34. 84
    + 1,223
    - 759

    added by ChrisHein
    2003

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  35. 85
    + 1,898
    - 1,540


    2000

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  36. 86
    + 1,711
    - 1,757


    1997

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  37. 87
    + 1,481
    - 1,501


    1964

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  38. 88
    + 1,308
    - 1,361


    1961

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  39. 89
    + 1,304
    - 1,507

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1968

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  40. 90
    + 1,669
    - 1,612


    2008

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  41. 91
    + 1,475
    - 1,237


    1944-02-11

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  42. 92
    + 1,353
    - 941

    ranked low on reranks
    1988

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  43. 93
    + 1,541
    - 1,286


    1958

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  44. 94
    + 1,255
    - 997

    added by ChudiObi
    2010

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  45. 95
    + 1,857
    - 1,435


    1994

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  46. 96
    + 1,467
    - 1,185

    added by ChudiObi
    2009

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  47. 97
    + 1,377
    - 1,474


    1964

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  48. 98
    + 1,534
    - 1,802


    2009

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  49. 99
    + 1,795
    - 1,981


    1992

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  50. 100
    + 1,388
    - 1,279


    1958

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