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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.

 

1
27,260 12,802
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
24,474 13,886
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
28,313 9,538
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
23,433 13,433
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
21,101 10,495
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
15,174 11,897
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
23,485 11,444
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
18,396 11,899
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
17,665 10,675
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
16,195 10,535
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
15,906 10,725
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

12
16,083 9,943
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
14,821 8,067
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
14,894 7,009
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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15
12,201 7,763
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
12,748 6,995
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
11,360 7,327
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,289 7,565
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
9,743 7,417
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,509 6,904
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
10,911 5,662
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

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22
11,302 6,999
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
10,860 7,099
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
11,172 5,992
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
10,801 6,548
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
9,546 5,834
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,180 5,262
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,179 5,425
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

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29
12,263 6,634
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,074 6,289
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
9,799 5,413
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
8,438 5,643
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

33
8,371 4,493
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
11,213 6,538
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,509 3,771
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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36
8,064 5,041
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
7,506 5,578
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
7,627 5,099
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
7,426 4,878
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
9,528 4,481
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,561 4,858
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
6,102 3,586
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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43
9,292 2,943
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,383 4,149
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
7,016 4,544
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,025 4,242
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
6,179 4,250
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,026 4,639
Recess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997

49
5,628 4,599
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
5,773 3,679
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time