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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
37,882 18,563
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,663 19,816
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
40,039 13,346
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,164 14,733
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,345 18,958
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,744 16,791
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,586 14,673
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
26,020 16,666
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,860 15,632
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,678 15,310
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,243 16,367
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,290 11,402
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,028 10,292
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,283 10,943
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,359 13,974
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,227 9,940
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,723 10,365
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,615 10,132
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,467 9,600
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,478 10,374
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,627 10,169
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,468 8,108
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
15,540 8,582
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
14,829 9,950
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,212 8,119
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time