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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
37,147 18,185
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
34,072 19,355
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
39,098 13,136
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,503 14,422
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,596 18,682
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,399 16,483
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,650 16,339
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,459 15,303
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,301 14,987
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,196 14,381
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,564 16,151
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,968 11,203
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,926 13,748
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,011 10,707
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,591 10,121
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,882 9,755
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,426 10,204
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,197 9,437
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,273 10,182
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,170 9,977
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,369 10,000
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,220 7,958
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,592 9,801
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,215 8,464
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,036 7,960
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time