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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
37,151 18,186
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,072 19,356
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,102 13,137
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,504 14,425
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,599 18,683
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,401 16,484
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,651 16,340
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,460 15,303
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,302 14,987
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,198 14,382
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,570 16,152
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,969 11,204
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,930 13,749
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,012 10,708
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,592 10,122
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,883 9,756
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,428 10,205
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,198 9,438
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,274 10,183
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,175 9,978
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,370 10,001
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,220 7,959
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,593 9,802
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,217 8,465
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,036 7,961
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time