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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
20,314 8,882
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,806 10,280
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
20,994 6,964
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,143 9,746
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,667 7,722
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,474 8,828
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,617 8,780
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
12,159 7,930
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,631 8,191
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
13,251 8,021
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,462 6,112
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
11,662 8,012
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

13
11,825 7,293
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
10,981 5,026
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,231 5,784
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
8,680 5,358
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
9,442 5,160
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,561 5,887
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,583 5,205
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
7,842 4,130
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
7,395 5,677
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
8,400 4,375
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
8,382 5,350
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,143 5,300
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,479 5,043
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,890 4,041
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,242 4,419
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,830 4,054
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,728 4,650
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
9,115 4,793
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
6,462 4,177
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,404 4,838
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,353 3,963
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,402 3,343
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
5,988 3,625
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,291 2,822
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,842 3,938
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,715 4,177
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,852 3,644
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,719 3,506
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,525 2,606
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,709 3,063
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,405 3,376
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
5,254 3,063
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,535 3,110
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,314 1,581
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,297 3,520
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,648 3,271
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,550 3,230
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,271 2,755
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time