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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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+ - 18,954 8,115
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
+ - 16,512 9,521
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
+ - 19,438 6,434
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
+ - 15,746 9,046
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
+ - 14,636 7,182
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
+ - 10,804 8,187
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
+ - 12,709 8,167
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
+ - 16,247 7,623
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
+ - 11,417 7,368
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
+ - 12,295 7,501
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
+ - 10,873 7,383
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
+ - 10,782 5,743
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
+ - 10,991 6,801
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
+ - 10,145 4,639
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
+ - 8,631 5,384
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
+ - 8,748 4,805
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
+ - 8,061 4,833
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
+ - 8,131 4,976
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
+ - 9,057 5,536
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
+ - 7,797 4,020
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
+ - 7,886 5,005
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
+ - 6,999 5,337
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
+ - 7,303 3,831
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

24
+ - 7,973 4,753
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
+ - 7,478 4,969
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
+ - 7,465 3,780
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
+ - 6,807 4,137
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
+ - 6,403 3,770
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
+ - 7,243 4,331
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
+ - 6,127 3,860
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

31
+ - 8,490 4,440
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
+ - 6,810 3,686
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
+ - 5,501 3,354
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
+ - 5,858 2,603
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
+ - 7,693 4,526
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
+ - 5,498 3,690
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

37
+ - 5,339 3,892
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
+ - 6,026 3,119
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
+ - 5,493 3,392
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
+ - 5,278 3,246
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
+ - 4,213 2,396
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
+ - 5,942 2,805
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
+ - 5,028 3,138
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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44
+ - 4,860 2,824
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
+ - 5,142 2,899
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
+ - 4,952 3,294
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
+ - 4,352 3,047
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
+ - 4,298 3,019
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
+ - 4,485 3,095
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

50
+ - 3,967 2,560
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time