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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
37,138 18,174
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,059 19,345
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,089 13,128
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,493 14,416
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,577 18,678
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,392 16,475
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,637 16,331
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,449 15,290
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,288 14,978
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,186 14,374
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,550 16,140
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,958 11,199
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,915 13,743
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,001 10,704
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,580 10,116
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,869 9,752
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,420 10,198
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,189 9,433
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,270 10,175
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,163 9,973
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,362 9,996
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,211 7,954
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,586 9,797
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,209 8,459
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,033 7,954
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time