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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.

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. 2
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    - 5,367

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1989

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  3. 3
    + 12,394
    - 3,171

    ranked low on reranks
    1940

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  4. 4
    + 7,096
    - 4,236

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1960

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    + 9,012
    - 3,551

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    1969

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    + 9,169
    - 4,786


    1999

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    + 6,699
    - 3,810


    1992

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  8. 8
    + 9,460
    - 3,983


    2005

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  9. 9
    + 6,439
    - 4,407


    1999

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  10. 10
    + 6,640
    - 3,312


    1996

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  11. 11
    + 6,676
    - 3,793


    1997

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  12. 12
    + 6,621
    - 4,408


    1997

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    + 4,587
    - 3,144


    1962

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  14. 14
    + 5,067
    - 3,092


    1991

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    + 6,261
    - 3,434


    1933

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    + 6,253
    - 4,406

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1999

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  17. 17
    + 5,508
    - 2,866


    1993

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  18. 18
    + 5,811
    - 2,482

    ranked low on reranks
    2002

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    + 5,140
    - 2,967


    2001

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    + 5,054
    - 2,075


    1960

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    + 5,127
    - 2,765


    1998

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    + 5,180
    - 2,841


    1987

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    + 5,189
    - 2,826


    2001

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    + 4,304
    - 2,558


    1995

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    + 4,609
    - 2,278


    1999

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  26. 26
    + 4,471
    - 2,171


    1987

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    + 4,533
    - 2,900

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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  28. 28
    + 3,998
    - 1,788


    1966

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    + 3,843
    - 2,280


    1993

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    + 5,181
    - 2,570


    1989

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    + 4,355
    - 2,616

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
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    + 3,595
    - 1,285

    ranked low on reranks
    1975

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    + 4,030
    - 2,003


    2002

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    + 3,198
    - 2,346

    often listed
    1996

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    + 2,564
    - 1,109


    1995

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    + 3,571
    - 2,201


    1994

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    + 2,923
    - 1,691


    1957

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  38. 38
    + 3,958
    - 2,290


    2011

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  39. 39
    + 3,478
    - 2,030


    1997

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    + 4,517
    - 2,728


    2010

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    + 3,035
    - 1,890


    1958, 1961-01-30

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  42. 42
    + 3,044
    - 1,840


    2004

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  43. 43
    + 2,826
    - 1,809


    1988

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    + 3,134
    - 1,604


    2002

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    + 2,465
    - 1,307


    1969

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    + 3,015
    - 1,929
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    + 3,096
    - 2,058


    1997

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  48. 48
    + 1,767
    - 977
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  49. 49
    + 2,921
    - 1,878


    2001

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  50. 50
    + 2,676
    - 1,595


    2002

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