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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
24,722 11,245
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
22,236 12,421
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
25,478 8,570
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
20,829 12,197
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
19,042 9,491
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
13,774 10,689
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
16,826 10,621
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
21,199 10,098
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
14,917 9,550
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
16,253 9,607
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
14,432 9,684
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
14,512 8,921
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
13,584 7,297
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
13,478 6,261
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
11,084 7,026
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
11,439 6,344
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
10,330 6,583
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
11,256 6,948
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,865 6,752
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
9,883 5,053
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

21
10,471 6,253
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

22
9,942 6,415
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,134 5,401
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
10,023 6,378
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
9,876 5,966
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,318 4,793
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
8,788 5,234
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
8,396 4,873
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

Actors of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Where Are They Now?

29
11,199 5,882
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
9,206 5,677
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
7,819 5,037
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

32
8,838 4,881
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
7,584 4,067
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,137 5,894
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
7,234 4,508
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Best After School Shows from the '90s

36
6,838 5,043
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,620 3,427
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
6,962 4,634
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
6,824 4,400
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
6,923 4,302
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
5,487 3,215
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,420 3,956
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

43
7,941 2,404
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
6,628 3,784
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,401 4,118
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,342 3,824
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,604 3,883
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,389 4,232
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,206 3,334
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
5,377 3,837
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time