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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.

 

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1
37,091 18,146
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,017 19,321
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,028 13,111
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,440 14,402
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,523 18,662
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,368 16,457
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,611 16,306
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,414 15,269
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,254 14,963
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,160 14,352
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,512 16,124
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,927 11,190
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,883 13,722
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,979 10,687
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,553 10,104
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,844 9,742
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,402 10,187
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,170 9,420
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,253 10,162
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,133 9,958
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,338 9,988
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,196 7,943
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,572 9,785
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,181 8,449
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,021 7,941
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time