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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
37,737 18,485
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,544 19,722
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,852 13,302
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,025 14,674
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,202 18,905
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,682 16,724
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,505 14,618
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
25,947 16,601
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,784 15,566
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,608 15,249
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,099 16,324
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,236 11,364
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
20,931 10,265
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,240 10,896
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,274 13,930
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,168 9,902
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,662 10,334
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,413 9,571
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,529 10,105
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,444 10,330
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,582 10,137
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,423 8,073
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,786 9,919
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,474 8,558
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,179 8,085
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time