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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
37,088 18,143
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,013 19,317
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,024 13,110
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,439 14,400
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,516 18,660
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,368 16,453
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,608 16,303
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,413 15,264
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,252 14,960
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,159 14,351
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,508 16,123
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,925 11,189
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,880 13,720
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,977 10,686
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,551 10,103
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,842 9,741
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,401 10,186
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,168 9,419
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,253 10,160
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,129 9,957
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,336 9,987
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,195 7,943
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,571 9,783
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,179 8,447
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,019 7,939
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time