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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
19,800 8,637
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,318 10,022
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
20,425 6,791
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
16,636 9,515
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,285 7,557
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,236 8,630
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,308 8,571
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
11,897 7,720
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,167 8,007
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
12,916 7,832
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,381 7,796
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
11,230 5,978
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
11,540 7,112
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
10,711 4,891
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,038 5,648
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
9,216 5,042
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
8,494 5,229
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
8,393 5,079
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,198 4,244
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,390 5,764
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
7,660 4,020
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

22
8,224 5,218
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
7,262 5,569
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
7,910 5,181
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,291 4,947
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,731 3,961
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,095 4,315
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,684 3,942
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,573 4,519
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
6,356 4,050
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

31
8,888 4,656
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
7,165 3,862
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
8,160 4,719
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
5,811 3,533
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,257 3,267
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,125 2,749
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,724 3,844
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,583 4,067
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,729 3,545
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,573 3,405
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,413 2,532
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,448 2,963
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,288 3,283
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
5,122 2,962
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,387 3,040
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
4,897 1,481
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,170 3,434
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,545 3,198
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,451 3,160
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,157 2,684
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time