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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
37,721 18,470
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,524 19,708
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,823 13,295
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,014 14,661
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,182 18,898
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,674 16,713
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,497 14,610
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
25,936 16,593
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,773 15,555
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,601 15,239
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,083 16,320
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,226 11,361
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
20,919 10,262
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,236 10,889
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,262 13,925
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,162 9,895
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,657 10,330
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,404 9,566
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,520 10,101
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,441 10,325
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,576 10,132
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,417 8,068
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,781 9,910
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,465 8,555
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,175 8,078
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time