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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.

 

1
27,160 12,740
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,393 13,832
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,210 9,497
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,316 13,398
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
21,020 10,450
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,113 11,852
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,389 11,391
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,324 11,855
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,616 10,633
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,149 10,497
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
15,854 10,687
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
16,045 9,899
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,775 8,041
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,838 6,983
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
12,150 7,745
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,693 6,974
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,317 7,296
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,248 7,540
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,707 7,392
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,477 6,868
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,874 5,628
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

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22
11,251 6,974
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,827 7,071
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,134 5,969
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,763 6,526
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
10,155 5,239
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
9,517 5,811
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,146 5,400
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

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29
12,236 6,603
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,040 6,266
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,758 5,394
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,415 5,618
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,345 4,475
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,175 6,510
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,477 3,753
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
8,023 5,024
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,481 5,553
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,605 5,080
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,400 4,862
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,477 4,459
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,538 4,836
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,081 3,573
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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43
9,244 2,923
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,351 4,137
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,984 4,525
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,997 4,227
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,157 4,239
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,001 4,627
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,758 3,665
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,610 4,585
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981