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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
37,019 18,108
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
33,952 19,274
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
38,944 13,090
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,384 14,373
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
32,441 18,631
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
20,327 16,427
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,578 16,259
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
22,373 15,225
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
24,215 14,919
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
22,128 14,324
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
31,447 16,103
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
19,886 11,172
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
21,841 13,695
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
16,951 10,663
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

15
20,515 10,085
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

16
17,810 9,720
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
16,373 10,171
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
16,141 9,403
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
13,230 10,141
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
16,096 9,938
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
15,309 9,974
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
15,166 7,926
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

23
14,551 9,760
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
15,142 8,431
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,995 7,926
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time