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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
37,126 18,163
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,046 19,334
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,069 13,120
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,478 14,412
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,564 18,671
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,384 16,468
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,627 16,321
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,433 15,282
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,277 14,971
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,178 14,366
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,540 16,135
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,949 11,194
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,907 13,735
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,995 10,695
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,570 10,111
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,860 9,748
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,417 10,191
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,181 9,429
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,265 10,169
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,153 9,967
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,353 9,994
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,206 7,949
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,582 9,792
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,198 8,457
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,028 7,950
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time