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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
37,731 18,482
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,536 19,720
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,841 13,300
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,022 14,669
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,196 18,902
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,679 16,719
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,501 14,615
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
25,941 16,599
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,778 15,563
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,606 15,245
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,091 16,323
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,229 11,364
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
20,924 10,264
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,236 10,892
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,269 13,927
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,164 9,899
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,658 10,332
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,409 9,568
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,525 10,103
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,443 10,327
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,579 10,135
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,420 8,070
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,786 9,914
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,471 8,557
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,176 8,081
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time