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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
20,824 9,158
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
18,291 10,558
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
21,551 7,152
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,635 9,994
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
16,049 7,907
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,748 9,032
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,927 8,979
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
12,465 8,128
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
18,073 8,375
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
13,598 8,190
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,965 8,214
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
12,141 7,480
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
11,691 6,259
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
11,284 5,168
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,444 5,919
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
9,684 5,274
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
8,883 5,488
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,778 5,992
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,783 5,321
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
8,573 5,468
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
7,558 5,795
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
8,043 4,229
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
8,620 4,481
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,391 5,405
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,649 5,128
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
8,057 4,112
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,407 4,510
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,984 4,151
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,918 4,761
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
9,334 4,911
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,536 4,055
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
6,598 4,271
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,619 4,945
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,549 3,414
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,138 3,713
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,447 2,888
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,843 4,273
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
5,960 4,015
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
5,955 3,735
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,855 3,584
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,646 2,663
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,949 3,156
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,533 3,452
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
5,384 3,145
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,676 3,173
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,415 3,602
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
5,646 1,674
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
4,767 3,333
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,648 3,291
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,384 2,811
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time