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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
37,809 18,524
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,602 19,767
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,948 13,323
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,095 14,704
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,273 18,933
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,707 16,762
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,543 14,644
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
25,987 16,633
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,825 15,600
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,646 15,278
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,165 16,346
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,267 11,380
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
20,977 10,276
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,260 10,920
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,311 13,952
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,194 9,918
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,689 10,347
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,570 10,115
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,439 9,585
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,461 10,353
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,602 10,154
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,447 8,090
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,812 9,933
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,507 8,569
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,195 8,103
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time