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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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  1. 1
    + 12,849
    - 4,069
    Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Looney Tunes

  2. 2
    + 10,158
    - 5,587
    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Simpsons 1989

  3. 3
    + 12,851
    - 3,310
    Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom and Jerry 1940

  4. 4
    + 7,344
    - 4,431
    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Flintstones 1960

  5. 5
    + 9,337
    - 3,734
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! 1969

  6. 6
    + 9,538
    - 4,987
    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    SpongeBob SquarePants 1999

  7. 7
    + 7,008
    - 3,993
    Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Batman: The Animated Series 1992

  8. 8
    + 6,739
    - 4,565
    Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Futurama 1999

  9. 9
    + 9,864
    - 4,162
    Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005

  10. 10
    + 6,899
    - 3,456
    Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Dexter's Laboratory 1996

  11. 11
    + 6,981
    - 3,989
    Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Pokémon 1997

  12. 12
    + 6,914
    - 4,575
    South Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    South Park 1997

  13. 13
    + 4,765
    - 3,290
    The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Jetsons 1962

  14. 14
    + 5,287
    - 3,235
    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Rugrats 1991

  15. 15
    + 6,461
    - 3,558
    Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Popeye the Sailor 1933

  16. 16
    + 6,471
    - 4,601
    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy 1999

  17. 17
    + 6,078
    - 2,602
    Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Teen Titans 2002

  18. 18
    + 5,356
    - 2,877


    1998

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  19. 19
    + 5,253
    - 2,170
    The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Bugs Bunny Show 1960

  20. 20
    + 5,695
    - 2,985
    The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Pink Panther 1993

  21. 21
    + 5,333
    - 3,088
    Justice League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Justice League 2001

  22. 22
    + 5,371
    - 2,953
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987

  23. 23
    + 5,404
    - 2,944


    2001

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  24. 24
    + 4,794
    - 2,385


    1999

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  25. 25
    + 4,654
    - 2,253


    1987

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  26. 26
    + 4,479
    - 2,655
    Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Pinky and the Brain 1995

  27. 27
    + 4,740
    - 3,016
    Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Phineas and Ferb 2007

  28. 28
    + 4,133
    - 1,875
    The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Road Runner Show 1966

  29. 29
    + 4,007
    - 2,368
    Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Animaniacs 1993

  30. 30
    + 4,520
    - 2,734
    Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Ed, Edd n Eddy 1999

  31. 31
    + 3,753
    - 1,367
    The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tom and Jerry Show 1975

  32. 32
    + 4,204
    - 2,105


    2002

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  33. 33
    + 3,332
    - 2,452
    Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

    often listed
    Hey Arnold! 1996

  34. 34
    + 3,714
    - 2,282
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Spider-Man 1994

  35. 35
    + 5,378
    - 2,699
    Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Dragon Ball Z 1989

  36. 36
    + 2,667
    - 1,192
    Tweety and Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Tweety and Sylvester 1995

  37. 37
    + 4,105
    - 2,368
    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    X-Men 2011

  38. 38
    + 3,607
    - 2,117
    Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Johnny Bravo 1997

  39. 39
    + 3,029
    - 1,774
    The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Woody Woodpecker Show 1957

  40. 40
    + 4,717
    - 2,842
    Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Adventure Time 2010

  41. 41
    + 3,186
    - 1,934
    Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Danny Phantom 2004

  42. 42
    + 3,144
    - 1,956
    Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

  43. 43
    + 3,251
    - 1,694


    2002

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  44. 44
    + 2,924
    - 1,887
    Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Garfield and Friends 1988

  45. 45
    + 3,144
    - 2,005
    Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends 2004

  46. 46
    + 3,232
    - 2,136
    Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Recess 1997

  47. 47
    + 2,577
    - 1,376
    The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Pink Panther Show 1969

  48. 48
    + 2,790
    - 1,682
    Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Codename: Kids Next Door 2002

  49. 49
    + 3,053
    - 1,969
    Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    Samurai Jack 2001

  50. 50
    + 1,876
    - 1,043
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

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