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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. 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
19,844 8,661
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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2
17,368 10,041
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
20,478 6,805
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
16,675 9,534
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
15,315 7,569
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
11,253 8,647
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
13,335 8,585
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

8
11,919 7,735
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

9
17,205 8,024
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
12,944 7,844
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

11
11,408 7,816
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
11,251 5,989
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
11,564 7,129
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
10,734 4,900
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
9,052 5,665
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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16
9,234 5,052
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
8,506 5,241
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
9,403 5,772
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
8,214 4,254
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
8,412 5,090
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
8,238 5,229
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
7,676 4,031
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
7,271 5,578
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
7,922 5,196
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
8,304 4,958
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
7,741 3,970
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
7,111 4,321
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
6,701 3,949
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
7,584 4,532
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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30
6,364 4,062
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

31
8,908 4,666
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
7,181 3,872
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
8,180 4,729
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
5,823 3,545
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
6,266 3,271
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
6,141 2,754
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
5,733 3,849
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

38
5,591 4,077
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
5,733 3,555
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
5,583 3,413
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
4,421 2,536
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,469 2,972
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
5,299 3,291
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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44
5,130 2,971
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
5,396 3,044
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
4,940 1,487
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
5,182 3,440
Recess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

48
4,459 3,163
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
4,554 3,200
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

50
4,165 2,687
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time