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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. 52
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    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  3. 53
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    - 1,675
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  4. 54
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    1983

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  5. 55
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    - 1,479

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    1990

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  6. 56
    + 2,912
    - 2,134


    2004

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  7. 57
    + 2,584
    - 1,659
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  8. 58
    + 2,900
    - 2,401


    1985

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  9. 59
    + 2,108
    - 1,477


    1999

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  10. 60
    + 2,397
    - 1,665


    1994

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  11. 61
    + 2,458
    - 1,964


    1984

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  12. 62
    + 2,139
    - 1,438
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  13. 63
    + 2,373
    - 1,651


    1989

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  14. 64
    + 2,361
    - 2,127


    2005

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  15. 65
    + 2,060
    - 1,962


    1959

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  16. 66
    + 1,673
    - 1,158


    1978

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  17. 67
    + 2,415
    - 1,958


    1983

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    - 2,135

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    1991

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  19. 69
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    - 1,648


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    1986

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  21. 71
    + 1,782
    - 1,509


    1996

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  22. 72
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    - 1,541

    added by SanctusLupus
    2012

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    - 1,473
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  24. 74
    + 1,909
    - 1,485


    1991

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  25. 75
    + 2,039
    - 1,569


    2005

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  26. 76
    + 1,750
    - 1,521


    2001

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  27. 77
    + 1,612
    - 1,497


    1991

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  28. 78
    + 1,124
    - 701

    added by SanctusLupus
    1991

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  29. 79
    + 2,011
    - 1,591


    2010

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  30. 80
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    - 1,684

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    1993

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  31. 81
    + 1,349
    - 1,058


    1990

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  32. 82
    + 1,154
    - 646

    added by emilymjewell
    1994

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  33. 83
    + 1,126
    - 700

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisHein
    2003

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  34. 84
    + 1,255
    - 1,293


    1961

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  35. 85
    + 1,649
    - 1,686


    1997

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  36. 86
    + 1,609
    - 1,541


    2008

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    - 1,443

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    1968

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    - 1,473

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    2000

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    + 1,437
    - 1,433

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    1964

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  40. 90
    + 1,427
    - 1,177


    1944-02-11

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    + 1,492
    - 1,229


    1958

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    - 499

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    2013

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    + 1,337
    - 1,407

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    1964

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  44. 94
    + 1,793
    - 1,378


    1994

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  45. 95
    + 1,282
    - 883


    1988

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  46. 96
    + 1,732
    - 1,896

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1992

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  47. 97
    + 1,416
    - 1,128

    added by ChudiObi
    2009

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  48. 98
    + 1,166
    - 935

    added by ChudiObi
    2010

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  49. 99
    + 1,460
    - 1,724

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2009

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  50. 100
    + 1,346
    - 1,223


    1958

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