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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
37,856 18,548
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,641 19,797
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,998 13,339
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
30,137 14,724
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
33,319 18,949
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,731 16,780
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,568 14,668
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
26,010 16,656
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
22,851 15,621
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

10
24,668 15,300
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
32,219 16,360
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
20,283 11,395
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,014 10,287
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
17,278 10,934
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
22,342 13,969
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

16
18,214 9,937
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,710 10,361
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,601 10,125
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
16,454 9,597
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,470 10,368
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,619 10,163
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,461 8,103
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
15,528 8,580
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
14,822 9,946
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,207 8,115
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time