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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
20,381 8,922
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,873 10,314
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
21,066 6,986
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,208 9,770
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,715 7,745
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,517 8,849
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,659 8,801
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
12,196 7,956
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,691 8,214
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
13,301 8,045
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,699 8,037
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
11,484 6,131
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
11,860 7,319
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
11,018 5,047
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,252 5,809
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
8,706 5,378
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
9,473 5,173
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,592 5,896
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,605 5,223
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
7,419 5,689
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
7,865 4,144
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

22
8,422 4,391
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
8,404 5,366
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,177 5,313
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,501 5,053
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,911 4,050
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,264 4,429
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,852 4,066
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,754 4,666
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
9,140 4,809
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
6,479 4,190
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,439 4,852
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,372 3,981
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,425 3,351
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,007 3,642
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,313 2,831
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,859 3,951
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,730 4,191
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,863 3,658
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,740 3,515
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,541 2,615
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,753 3,078
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,421 3,389
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
5,272 3,077
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,552 3,121
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,363 1,593
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,308 3,534
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,664 3,282
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,561 3,240
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,286 2,764
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time