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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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    - 1,088
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  2. 52
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    - 2,272

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1983

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  3. 53
    + 2,768
    - 2,228

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1981

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  4. 54
    + 2,767
    - 2,019


    2004

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  5. 55
    + 2,413
    - 1,559
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  6. 56
    + 2,502
    - 1,383

    ranked low on reranks
    1990

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  7. 57
    + 2,399
    - 1,553
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  8. 58
    + 2,755
    - 2,290

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1985

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  9. 59
    + 2,265
    - 1,554


    1994

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  10. 60
    + 1,990
    - 1,344
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  11. 61
    + 1,963
    - 1,378


    1999

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  12. 62
    + 1,963
    - 1,862

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1959

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  13. 63
    + 2,327
    - 1,861


    1984

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  14. 64
    + 2,308
    - 1,842


    1983

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  15. 65
    + 2,199
    - 2,006

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2005

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  16. 66
    + 1,576
    - 1,068


    1978

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  17. 67
    + 2,238
    - 1,564


    1989

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  18. 68
    + 2,051
    - 1,530


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  19. 69
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    - 2,015

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1991

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  20. 70
    + 1,187
    - 670


    1986

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  21. 71
    + 1,912
    - 1,411

    added by SanctusLupus
    2012

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  22. 72
    + 1,651
    - 1,395


    1996

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  23. 73
    + 1,767
    - 1,385
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  24. 74
    + 1,806
    - 1,400


    1991

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  25. 75
    + 1,523
    - 1,401


    1991

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  26. 76
    + 1,622
    - 1,413


    2001

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  27. 77
    + 1,022
    - 624

    added by SanctusLupus
    1991

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  28. 78
    + 1,881
    - 1,460


    2005

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  29. 79
    + 1,868
    - 1,487


    2010

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  30. 80
    + 1,249
    - 979


    1990

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  31. 81
    + 1,030
    - 564

    added by emilymjewell
    1994

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  32. 82
    + 1,543
    - 1,600


    1997

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  33. 83
    + 1,527
    - 1,589


    1993

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  34. 84
    + 1,191
    - 1,204


    1961

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  35. 85
    + 1,371
    - 1,349

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1964

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  36. 86
    + 1,718
    - 1,367

    ranked low on reranks
    2000

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  37. 87
    + 1,181
    - 1,359

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1968

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  38. 88
    + 1,367
    - 1,089

    ranked low on reranks
    1944-02-11

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  39. 89
    + 1,426
    - 1,151


    1958

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  40. 90
    + 1,537
    - 1,444


    2008

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  41. 91
    + 1,009
    - 627

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisHein
    2003

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  42. 92
    + 1,259
    - 1,319

    often listed
    1964

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  43. 93
    + 1,181
    - 816

    ranked low on reranks
    1988

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  44. 94
    + 1,369
    - 1,637

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2009

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  45. 95
    + 1,356
    - 1,043

    added by ChudiObi
    2009

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  46. 96
    + 1,619
    - 1,810

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1992

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  47. 97
    + 1,700
    - 1,301


    1994

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  48. 98
    + 1,289
    - 1,150


    1958

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  49. 99
    + 1,064
    - 773


    2003

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  50. 100
    + 1,028
    - 734


    1964

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