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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
19,445 8,441
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,015 9,815
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
19,998 6,655
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
16,287 9,338
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,016 7,409
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,062 8,469
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,096 8,409
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
16,785 7,874
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
11,688 7,576
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
12,678 7,713
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,192 7,635
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
11,057 5,889
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
11,308 6,992
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
10,489 4,787
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
8,877 5,553
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
9,041 4,948
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
8,263 4,990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
8,353 5,135
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,049 4,150
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,255 5,677
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
8,105 5,137
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
7,160 5,487
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
7,500 3,954
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

24
8,162 4,876
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
7,733 5,103
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,611 3,892
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
6,984 4,247
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,584 3,876
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,449 4,451
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
6,268 3,981
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

31
8,712 4,574
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
7,010 3,798
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,964 4,647
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
5,684 3,475
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,001 2,703
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
5,641 3,787
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

37
5,495 4,000
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
6,150 3,212
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,646 3,490
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,452 3,346
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,336 2,483
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,244 2,907
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,191 3,225
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
5,023 2,911
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,291 2,989
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,088 3,387
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
4,472 3,139
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
4,395 3,109
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,577 3,187
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

50
4,551 1,415
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time