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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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+ - 18,230 7,529
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
+ - 15,661 8,964
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
+ - 18,573 5,975
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
+ - 13,942 6,686
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
+ - 14,800 8,476
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
+ - 10,371 7,627
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
+ - 11,767 7,678
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
+ - 10,782 6,916
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
+ - 15,319 7,194
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
+ - 11,421 7,089
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
+ - 10,275 5,473
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
+ - 10,185 7,008
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

13
+ - 10,441 6,482
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
+ - 9,551 4,385
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
+ - 8,156 5,090
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
+ - 8,261 4,573
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
+ - 7,773 4,704
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
+ - 8,742 5,252
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
+ - 7,711 4,555
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
+ - 7,359 3,784
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
+ - 6,757 5,043
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
+ - 7,548 4,738
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
+ - 6,963 3,597
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

24
+ - 7,722 4,496
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
+ - 7,216 3,550
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
+ - 7,123 4,710
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
+ - 6,498 3,944
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
+ - 6,051 3,584
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
+ - 6,854 4,150
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
+ - 8,083 4,224
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
+ - 5,839 3,663
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
+ - 6,489 3,487
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
+ - 5,606 2,437
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
+ - 7,332 4,307
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
+ - 5,835 2,951
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
+ - 5,279 3,507
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

37
+ - 5,185 3,177
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
+ - 5,070 3,712
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
+ - 5,272 3,222
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
+ - 4,048 2,238
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
+ - 5,007 3,085
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
+ - 5,594 2,596
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
+ - 4,770 3,001
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
+ - 4,910 2,743
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
+ - 4,579 2,690
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
+ - 4,740 3,159
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
+ - 4,158 2,840
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
+ - 4,203 2,891
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
+ - 3,812 2,393
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
+ - 4,339 2,943
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30