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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. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. 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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1
27,114 12,710
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,348 13,800
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,153 9,477
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,262 13,369
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
20,976 10,425
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,080 11,826
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,347 11,365
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,296 11,830
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,592 10,607
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,127 10,473
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
15,822 10,666
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
16,011 9,878
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,751 8,025
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,806 6,971
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
12,126 7,732
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,663 6,957
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,294 7,280
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,220 7,529
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,685 7,382
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,452 6,857
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,855 5,616
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
11,225 6,955
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,809 7,055
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,111 5,953
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,744 6,510
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,505 5,795
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,136 5,229
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,131 5,386
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

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29
12,218 6,584
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,017 6,257
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,742 5,382
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,398 5,606
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,324 4,469
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,146 6,497
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,453 3,750
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
8,009 5,014
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,464 5,546
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,592 5,073
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,385 4,853
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,458 4,450
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,526 4,826
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,063 3,568
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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43
9,216 2,914
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,335 4,130
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,973 4,517
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,989 4,213
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,144 4,233
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,989 4,620
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,743 3,659
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,597 4,578
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981