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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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  2. 2
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    - 5,231

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1989

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  3. 3
    + 12,053
    - 3,088

    ranked low on reranks
    1940

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    + 6,901
    - 4,111

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1960

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    + 8,739
    - 3,456

    ranked low on reranks
    1969

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    + 8,907
    - 4,652


    1999

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    + 6,513
    - 3,685


    1992

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  8. 8
    + 9,185
    - 3,853


    2005

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    + 6,258
    - 4,286

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1999

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    + 6,453
    - 3,226


    1996

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    + 6,469
    - 3,667


    1997

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  12. 12
    + 6,431
    - 4,281


    1997

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    + 4,466
    - 3,049


    1962

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  14. 14
    + 4,923
    - 2,999


    1991

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    + 6,116
    - 3,348


    1933

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    + 6,095
    - 4,286

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1999

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    + 5,643
    - 2,397

    ranked low on reranks
    2002

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    + 5,013
    - 2,893


    2001

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    + 5,369
    - 2,802


    1993

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    + 4,988
    - 2,689


    1998

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    + 4,915
    - 2,020


    1960

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    + 5,049
    - 2,775


    1987

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    + 5,050
    - 2,751


    2001

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    + 4,183
    - 2,484


    1995

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  25. 25
    + 4,486
    - 2,222


    1999

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    + 4,343
    - 2,112


    1987

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    + 4,396
    - 2,839

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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    + 3,897
    - 1,738


    1966

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    + 3,746
    - 2,214


    1993

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    + 4,238
    - 2,540


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    + 3,478
    - 1,242

    ranked low on reranks
    1975

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    + 5,042
    - 2,491

    ranked low on reranks
    1989

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    + 3,108
    - 2,275

    often listed
    1996

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    + 3,902
    - 1,942


    2002

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    + 2,468
    - 1,063


    1995

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    + 3,480
    - 2,153


    1994

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    + 2,831
    - 1,651


    1957

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  38. 38
    + 3,859
    - 2,245


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    + 3,384
    - 1,982


    1997

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    + 4,376
    - 2,660


    2010

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    + 2,965
    - 1,845


    1958, 1961-01-30

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    + 2,948
    - 1,786


    2004

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    + 3,039
    - 1,556


    2002

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    + 2,750
    - 1,765


    1988

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    + 2,922
    - 1,879
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    + 3,014
    - 2,016


    1997

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    + 2,390
    - 1,266


    1969

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    + 2,839
    - 1,829


    2001

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    + 1,699
    - 939
    The Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time


    The Peanuts

  50. 50
    + 2,592
    - 1,548


    2002

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