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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
20,862 9,180
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
18,318 10,578
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
21,599 7,164
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,667 10,005
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
16,081 7,916
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,770 9,042
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,953 8,988
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
12,482 8,143
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
18,108 8,388
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
13,615 8,205
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,982 8,225
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
12,167 7,495
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
11,706 6,270
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
11,311 5,175
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,455 5,928
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
9,699 5,283
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
8,895 5,495
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,790 5,997
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,799 5,324
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
8,586 5,479
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
7,570 5,800
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
8,061 4,232
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
8,632 4,488
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,403 5,413
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,662 5,136
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
8,072 4,116
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,422 4,514
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,998 4,158
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,926 4,773
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
9,356 4,919
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,546 4,065
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
6,608 4,277
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,637 4,953
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,560 3,419
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,151 3,720
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,462 2,890
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,849 4,280
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
5,971 4,019
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
5,962 3,742
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,863 3,591
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,656 2,667
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,971 3,162
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,544 3,457
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
5,394 3,151
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,686 3,178
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,421 3,608
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
5,670 1,680
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
4,776 3,335
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,656 3,295
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,393 2,816
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time