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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
    + 3,149
    - 2,524

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1981

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  2. 52
    + 2,823
    - 1,820
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  3. 53
    + 3,099
    - 2,294


    2004

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  4. 54
    + 2,864
    - 1,609


    1990

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  5. 55
    + 2,290
    - 1,350
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  6. 56
    + 2,839
    - 1,802
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  7. 57
    + 3,096
    - 2,557


    1983

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  8. 58
    + 3,069
    - 2,558


    1985

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  9. 59
    + 2,315
    - 1,632


    1999

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  10. 60
    + 2,569
    - 1,821


    1994

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  11. 61
    + 2,601
    - 2,128


    1984

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  12. 62
    + 2,305
    - 1,577
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  13. 63
    + 2,567
    - 2,308


    2005

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  14. 64
    + 2,530
    - 1,782


    1989

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  15. 65
    + 2,175
    - 2,113

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1959

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  16. 66
    + 2,549
    - 2,111


    1983

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  17. 67
    + 1,786
    - 1,286


    1978

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  18. 68
    + 2,394
    - 1,783


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  19. 69
    + 2,349
    - 2,285

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1991

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  20. 70
    + 2,276
    - 1,720

    added by SanctusLupus
    2012

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  21. 71
    + 2,272
    - 1,727


    2005

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  22. 72
    + 1,941
    - 1,662


    2001

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  23. 73
    + 1,327
    - 635

    ranked low on reranks
    2013

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  24. 74
    + 2,033
    - 1,615
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  25. 75
    + 1,935
    - 1,662


    1996

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  26. 76
    + 2,267
    - 1,742


    2010

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  27. 77
    + 1,393
    - 881


    1986

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  28. 78
    + 2,036
    - 1,609


    1991

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  29. 79
    + 1,273
    - 800

    added by SanctusLupus
    1991

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  30. 80
    + 1,723
    - 1,636

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1991

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  31. 81
    + 1,323
    - 755

    ranked low on reranks & added by emilymjewell
    1994

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  32. 82
    + 1,762
    - 1,807

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1993

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  33. 83
    + 1,475
    - 1,180


    1990

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  34. 84
    + 1,297
    - 821

    added by ChrisHein
    2003

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  35. 85
    + 1,968
    - 1,609


    2000

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  36. 86
    + 1,789
    - 1,838


    1997

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  37. 87
    + 1,355
    - 1,419


    1961

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  38. 88
    + 1,358
    - 1,566


    1968

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  39. 89
    + 1,522
    - 1,569


    1964

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  40. 90
    + 1,729
    - 1,678


    2008

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  41. 91
    + 1,343
    - 1,061

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChudiObi
    2010

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  42. 92
    + 1,516
    - 1,291


    1944-02-11

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  43. 93
    + 1,419
    - 997


    1988

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  44. 94
    + 1,596
    - 1,335


    1958

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  45. 95
    + 1,925
    - 1,496


    1994

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  46. 96
    + 1,600
    - 1,867

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2009

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  47. 97
    + 1,512
    - 1,250

    added by ChudiObi
    2009

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  48. 98
    + 1,422
    - 1,540

    often listed
    1964

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  49. 99
    + 1,867
    - 2,055


    1992

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  50. 100
    + 1,433
    - 1,340


    1958

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