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The Best Cartoons of All Time  

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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 (just check out our list of the best kids' cartoons), 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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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
8
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
9
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
11
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
13
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
14
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
16
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
23
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
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Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time