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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
20,343 8,898
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,831 10,299
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
21,022 6,970
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,171 9,755
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,694 7,734
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,492 8,837
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,633 8,790
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
12,172 7,941
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,653 8,203
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
13,269 8,037
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,470 6,125
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
11,675 8,028
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

13
11,842 7,307
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
10,998 5,036
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,238 5,797
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
8,688 5,370
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
9,456 5,166
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,575 5,891
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,590 5,214
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
7,406 5,683
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
7,851 4,137
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

22
8,409 4,383
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
8,389 5,358
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,159 5,306
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,487 5,047
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,901 4,044
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,253 4,423
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,842 4,058
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,740 4,657
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
9,121 4,803
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
6,470 4,185
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,423 4,846
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,360 3,973
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,413 3,345
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
5,991 3,632
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,300 2,824
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,849 3,944
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,721 4,183
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,859 3,648
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,727 3,510
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,530 2,611
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,731 3,071
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,413 3,381
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
5,264 3,069
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,546 3,114
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,335 1,588
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,302 3,527
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,555 3,234
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,654 3,277
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,278 2,758
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time