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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. 2
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    - 5,712

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1989

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  3. 3
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    - 3,396

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    1940

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    - 4,546

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1960

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    1999

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    + 9,515
    - 3,822

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    1969

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    + 7,180
    - 4,101


    1992

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  8. 8
    + 10,114
    - 4,256


    2005

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  9. 9
    + 6,919
    - 4,660


    1999

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  10. 10
    + 7,051
    - 3,532


    1996

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  11. 11
    + 7,141
    - 4,083


    1997

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  12. 12
    + 7,106
    - 4,671


    1997

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  13. 13
    + 5,411
    - 3,319


    1991

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  14. 14
    + 6,617
    - 4,716

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
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    + 4,856
    - 3,380

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1962

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  16. 16
    + 5,473
    - 2,958

    ranked low on reranks
    1998

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  17. 17
    + 6,243
    - 2,670

    ranked low on reranks
    2002

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  18. 18
    + 6,555
    - 3,638


    1933

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    + 5,797
    - 3,060


    1993

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    1960

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    + 5,529
    - 3,005


    2001

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    - 3,154


    2001

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    + 5,477
    - 3,017


    1987

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  24. 24
    + 4,902
    - 2,447


    1999

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  25. 25
    + 4,752
    - 2,309


    1987

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  26. 26
    + 4,851
    - 3,083


    2007

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  27. 27
    + 4,563
    - 2,715


    1995

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    + 4,216
    - 1,924


    1966

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    1993

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    + 4,626
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    - 2,765


    1989

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    + 3,421
    - 2,510

    often listed
    1996

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    + 3,839
    - 1,415

    ranked low on reranks
    1975

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    + 4,324
    - 2,157


    2002

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    + 2,738
    - 1,232


    1995

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  36. 36
    + 4,171
    - 2,425


    2011

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    + 3,677
    - 2,173


    1997

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    + 3,778
    - 2,343


    1994

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    + 4,847
    - 2,905


    2010

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    - 1,986


    2004

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    + 3,086
    - 1,824


    1957

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    + 3,189
    - 2,008


    1958, 1961-01-30

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    + 2,980
    - 1,932


    1988

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  45. 45
    + 3,142
    - 2,013


    2001

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    + 2,639
    - 1,418


    1969

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    + 3,218
    - 2,049
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  48. 48
    + 3,311
    - 2,185


    1997

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    + 2,862
    - 1,729


    2002

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    + 2,918
    - 1,363


    2012

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