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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
37,826 18,528
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,612 19,782
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,967 13,326
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,111 14,710
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,287 18,937
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,713 16,768
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,554 14,651
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
25,993 16,641
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,832 15,606
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,650 15,284
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,185 16,351
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,275 11,384
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
20,991 10,281
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,266 10,923
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,322 13,958
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,202 9,924
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,699 10,351
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,582 10,118
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,442 9,590
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,463 10,360
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,610 10,156
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,455 8,094
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
15,515 8,574
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
14,815 9,940
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,200 8,108
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time