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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
22,452 10,032
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
20,340 11,219
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
23,015 7,792
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
17,305 8,559
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
18,687 11,184
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
12,646 9,708
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
15,559 9,550
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
13,768 8,712
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
19,138 9,134
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
14,979 8,742
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
13,224 8,783
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
13,059 8,119
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
12,511 6,695
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
12,170 5,655
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
10,169 6,390
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
10,371 5,768
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
9,649 5,681
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,439 5,988
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,992 4,526
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

20
10,394 6,407
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
8,209 6,169
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
9,170 5,872
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
9,207 4,915
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
8,939 5,870
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
9,127 5,499
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
8,591 4,400
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
8,151 4,754
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
7,734 4,408
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
8,430 5,168
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
10,108 5,297
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,271 4,547
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
7,994 4,442
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,159 5,388
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
6,967 3,699
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,914 3,132
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,503 4,080
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
6,236 4,596
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
6,401 4,269
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
6,318 4,026
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,273 3,887
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,972 2,897
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
7,401 3,526
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,857 3,750
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
6,018 3,446
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,705 3,461
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
5,821 3,867
Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

47
5,134 3,549
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,663 1,953
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,953 3,516
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,690 3,035
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time