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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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1
19,868 8,668
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,388 10,048
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
20,504 6,811
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
16,694 9,542
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,329 7,577
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,262 8,656
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,350 8,593
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
11,930 7,741
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,226 8,031
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
12,954 7,852
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,424 7,823
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
11,261 5,993
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
11,576 7,134
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
10,747 4,905
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,065 5,669
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
9,240 5,056
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
8,516 5,244
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,410 5,776
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,224 4,258
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
8,422 5,094
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
8,241 5,234
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
7,684 4,037
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
7,276 5,582
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
7,931 5,201
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,314 4,962
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,749 3,972
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,119 4,325
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,705 3,954
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,590 4,537
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
8,920 4,670
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
6,365 4,067
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
7,193 3,874
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
8,189 4,734
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
5,833 3,549
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,278 3,273
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,151 2,757
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,740 3,854
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,597 4,079
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,741 3,557
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,595 3,414
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,429 2,537
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,485 2,975
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,308 3,293
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
5,137 2,974
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,401 3,047
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
4,954 1,490
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,188 3,444
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,463 3,165
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,561 3,204
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,171 2,689
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time