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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. 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
20,361 8,903
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,842 10,306
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
21,037 6,975
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,181 9,761
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,701 7,739
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,502 8,841
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,641 8,793
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
12,181 7,944
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,662 8,205
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
13,276 8,039
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,473 6,126
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
11,679 8,030
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

13
11,849 7,313
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
11,004 5,039
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,240 5,800
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
8,692 5,373
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
9,458 5,169
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,579 5,893
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,592 5,218
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
7,408 5,686
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
7,856 4,139
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

22
8,413 4,385
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
8,397 5,360
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,163 5,307
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,491 5,049
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,905 4,046
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,256 4,425
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,844 4,061
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,743 4,659
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
9,130 4,805
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
6,474 4,186
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,427 4,848
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,366 3,974
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,416 3,348
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
5,996 3,633
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,303 2,826
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,853 3,946
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,722 4,185
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,860 3,650
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,731 3,511
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,532 2,613
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,740 3,072
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,417 3,382
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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44
5,269 3,070
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,548 3,117
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,344 1,589
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,305 3,528
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,556 3,236
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,655 3,279
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,281 2,760
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time