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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.

 

1
27,186 12,758
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,422 13,848
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,239 9,509
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,352 13,411
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
21,042 10,470
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,129 11,869
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,425 11,406
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,347 11,866
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,634 10,644
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,156 10,510
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
15,867 10,698
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
16,054 9,912
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,784 8,050
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,853 6,992
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
12,163 7,750
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,710 6,980
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,326 7,307
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,257 7,550
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,713 7,402
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,481 6,883
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,884 5,641
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

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22
11,267 6,985
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,832 7,083
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,142 5,977
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,772 6,535
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,159 5,248
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,524 5,818
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,152 5,410
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

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29
12,243 6,611
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,049 6,273
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,768 5,400
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,418 5,627
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,351 4,481
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,183 6,518
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,484 3,758
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
8,033 5,028
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,486 5,559
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,608 5,085
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,405 4,866
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,489 4,465
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,539 4,842
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,085 3,577
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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43
9,257 2,926
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,355 4,141
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,989 4,532
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,004 4,231
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,159 4,242
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,005 4,629
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,761 3,667
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,612 4,589
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981