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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
24,598 11,176
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
22,143 12,351
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
25,358 8,531
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
18,953 9,452
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
20,711 12,143
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
13,707 10,639
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
16,755 10,563
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
21,094 10,042
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
14,857 9,513
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
16,186 9,565
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
14,367 9,640
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
14,452 8,881
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
13,533 7,271
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
13,420 6,231
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
11,042 6,995
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
11,378 6,319
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,288 6,552
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,211 6,924
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,829 6,725
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,828 5,031
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
10,424 6,235
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
9,904 6,392
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,090 5,379
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
9,975 6,352
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
9,843 5,945
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,274 4,776
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
8,767 5,207
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,364 4,843
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

Actors of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Where Are They Now?

29
11,145 5,852
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,172 5,653
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,806 5,009
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,796 4,857
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,551 4,047
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,077 5,870
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,203 4,483
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best After School Shows from the '90s

36
6,809 5,018
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,583 3,407
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
6,936 4,613
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
6,798 4,370
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,872 4,280
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,459 3,196
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,363 3,931
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

43
7,865 2,377
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6,596 3,759
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,370 4,103
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,309 3,804
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,577 3,866
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,361 4,212
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,182 3,318
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,348 3,821
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time