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Simpsons Top Cartoon Poll

Simpsons News — Posted 28 Feb, 2005 by Scott

The Simpsons has eclipsed classics like Tom and Jerry to be named the greatest cartoon. Matt Groening's 16-year-old creation has topped a poll of 100 best cartoons voted for by TV viewers.

Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa beat Hanna Barbera's Tom and Jerry to second place, and the more recent South Park to third.

It has been voted more impressive than Hollywood blockbusters Toy Story (4th), and Shrek, voiced by stars like Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. Bugs Bunny has made it to tenth place but other classics like Popeye (23), Danger Mouse (24) and Pinnochio (25) have been relegated by modern wonders like The Incredibles (9th) and Finding Nemo (14). Full Story.

The characters of The Simpsons are named after Groening's family.

They came about in 1986 when he was asked to create a few animated shorts for the Tracey Ullman Show.

The Simpson family had their own show on Fox three years later, becoming the network's highest-rated show almost immediately, and attracting a host of guest star voices.

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