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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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    the people's #1

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    + 11,455
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    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    1989

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    1940

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    + 10,542
    - 4,332


    1969

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    1960

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  6. 6
    + 10,826
    - 5,792


    1999

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    + 7,975
    - 4,627


    1992

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  8. 8
    + 7,699
    - 5,269


    1999

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  9. 9
    + 11,341
    - 4,789


    2005

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  10. 10
    + 7,784
    - 3,986


    1996

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    + 7,923
    - 4,585


    1997

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  12. 12
    + 7,912
    - 5,183


    1997

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  13. 13
    + 7,361
    - 5,221


    1999

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  14. 14
    + 6,035
    - 3,755


    1991

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    + 7,043
    - 3,040

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    2002

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    + 6,047
    - 3,354


    1998

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  17. 17
    + 5,329
    - 3,765

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1962

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  18. 18
    + 7,095
    - 3,964


    1933

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    - 3,489


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    + 6,135
    - 3,347


    2001

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    + 5,846
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    1960

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    + 6,012
    - 3,345


    1987

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    - 3,394


    1993

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    + 5,424
    - 2,766


    1999

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    + 5,313
    - 2,575


    1987

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    + 5,455
    - 3,437

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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    - 3,009


    1995

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    + 6,138
    - 3,100


    1989

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    + 4,861
    - 2,451


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    1999

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    1994

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    1966

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    - 2,709


    1993

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    + 4,280
    - 1,636

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    1975

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    + 4,548
    - 2,708


    2011

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    + 3,794
    - 2,824

    often listed
    1996

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    + 3,734
    - 2,261


    2004

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    + 3,086
    - 1,440


    1995

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    + 5,477
    - 3,201


    2010

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    - 2,401


    1997

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    - 1,952


    2002

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    - 1,627


    1969

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    + 3,511
    - 2,259


    2001

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    + 3,294
    - 2,142


    1988

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    + 3,623
    - 1,622


    2012

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  46. 46
    + 3,344
    - 2,057


    1957

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    + 3,592
    - 2,263
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    + 3,482
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    1958, 1961-01-30

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    - 2,407


    1997

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    + 3,244
    - 1,956


    2002

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