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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
37,766 18,500
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,567 19,743
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,897 13,311
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,061 14,683
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,227 18,923
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,692 16,742
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,524 14,632
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
25,964 16,617
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,800 15,584
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,624 15,263
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,130 16,336
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,251 11,374
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
20,958 10,271
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,248 10,912
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,288 13,943
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,181 9,909
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,676 10,341
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,548 10,112
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,428 9,577
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,451 10,342
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,593 10,143
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,435 8,080
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,800 9,926
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,491 8,563
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,191 8,093
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time