Best Animated Television Series

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1The Simpsons

The Simpsons may be old, lost some of its original music, and has new writers, but I'm going to go with this one. It's been on TV over twenty years, has a plot, and is not a rip-off like Family Guy. I mean the jokes in Family Guy is good, but everything else sucks.

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If it weren't for THE SIMPSONS, most of the shows you see today wouldn't be possible.

As funny as Family Guy is, the creators basically copied off of the Simpsons and added more adult humor and pop-culture references to it. - frostwiire

Best T.V. show ever made, futurama would be a close second. Even though it became terrible from seasons 14-19, seasons 20-23 have been just has good as the first ten seasons.

It is really the first it rocks!

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2SpongeBob SquarePants

This should be MUCCH higher. I could understand other age groups not having grown up with it, but it's got funnier plots than The Simpsons, more structure than Family Guy, less obnoxious crude humor than South Park and much funnier dialogue, and... Well, all in all, it's one of the most entertaining shows I've ever seen. EVERYONE should love it. I love reminiscing about my childhood- though I'm the first to admit recent ones are terrible- and every thing I mention in conversation about it makes me laugh and makes me laugh hard. I don't think I can think of a single bad joke or unfunny plot from when it was actually good. It's the perfect comedy show, and can be enjoyed by everyone, not just kids.

Spongebob is the best show ever and it should be number 1. I especially love the setting and I've been watching this since I was a littles kid. I believe many people underestimate this T.V. series just because it's a kids show.

Best cartoon show ever, pop

This is way better than my little pony. Get this above my little pony! - lizard302

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3South Park

Because they take on everyone. No one is spared, liberals or fascists, religion or humanism. The fact that they took on Scientology puts them right up there with the best. It was a brave act on their part. They continue to inspire. - mgenet

That episode was banned for things against Scientology and 1 of there voice actors quit - SavageCrew

This is by far one of the best things I have ever seen on television. You either laugh your ass off or you are strongly offended. My appreciation for this show is with no limits. Not only do you get humor with your main characters you get humor from the pop-culture it makes fun of. This show gives a message that has already been said in the show. "Either it's all okay, or none of it is."

South Park has some of the most creative writing and is written the same week it airs! They're not afraid to tell any joke, and has a different political affliction from most T.V. shows. Family guy is liberal and south park is libertarian.

Guys, respect this series' authorities.

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4My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

I recently took my 6 year-old daughter out to watch her new pony movie, what I expected was your typical girly movie with things like glitter, rainbows, fairies, and myspace, but instead I found the animation pretty darn nice. The plot was a little dry, something about a mirror that transforms them or something; however, the characters were stunning to say the least. I am a little ashamed to admit this, but they felt so real that I actually found myself attracted to all of them, most notably the white one with the British accent. How the animators managed to draw her... no wait, all of the characters with such beauty was making my head spin. It didn't help that many shots were taken from their backside

I began to feel a little flustered and exited at the mere sight of them, which was wrong considering that I was watching the movie with my daughter, so I should not be having such perverse thoughts. But just when I thought that my heart was going to explode, the movie had to kill the mood by turning them all into these freaky monkey-looking things. I yanked my daughter right out of the theaters and demanded a refund immediately. I will no longer support Hasbro if they think that they can get away with putting such filth in the view of children.

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I have been following this show for as long as it has been on the air, and I am now to the point that I can confidently say that I will be marrying the main character: Twilight Sparkle. She's an absolute perfect woman, and I can think of no one better to make my bride. I have the capability to defend her from harm, and I always dress stylish enough with my favorite black and red fedora that I can accompany to the highest class restaurants. Of course, seeing how gorgeous she is, she will have no chance of not being allowed in, and now neither will I. Our wedding ceremony will be sometime next spring at the crack of dawn (matching her name), right as the season is being "wrapped up" so to say. It will be the most amazing ceremony anyone has ever seen, and our honeymoon is going to be even better! (I can't go into to much detail about that :) )

Some might say that marrying a fictional character is impossible, but to them I say: neigh! She's not a fictional character! I can see her, feel her, and hear her almost always! You see, I created this amazing thing called a "tulpa" that allows me to make characters come to life in real life, but only to me! It's great! The feeling of having her lying next to me in bed as I stroke her mane is indescribable, and I can't help myself to go further some nights, but she's totally OK with it! That just proves what an amazing wife she will be!

Thank you all for your support of me and my Twily! It means the world to us!

I would NEVER EXPECT to have this show #2. That is awesome! And, yes, I love South Park too. - MrBrony8675309

This show is just amazing. Before I started watching it, I thought it was just another crappy show for little girls, but I found out it had an extremely large fanbase of adult men, so I watched the show to find out what they saw in it, and it was amazing. I also learned that just because it's intended for ypung girls doesn't mean I can't watch it.

No! Take this off now! SpongeBob needs to be above this! Take this off! Shi... - lizard302

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5Gravity Falls

This show is so great I need to describe it in critic mode. ORIGINALITY: This show is very original and not just a knockoff of another show with a plot that's almost EXACTLY the same as the show they knocked off. Very original show! FIVE STAR RATING FOR ORIGINALITY! CHARACTERS: The characters are special in their own way and very funny and quirky! They have AWESOME designs and their dialogue suits them PERFECTLY! FIVE STAR RATING FOR CHARACTERS! Animation: It's fortunate that Alex Hirsch decided to do two-dimensional animation instead with the overused three-dimensional animation! The animation is high-quality and the animation crew seemed to work on it very hard! FIVE STARS FOR ANIMATION! PLOT LINE: The plot line just sums it all up! It gets more and more tense as the show goes on! First it's starts off as a cute little show about a set of twins visiting their great uncle for the summer to a mysterious show full of secret messages, dream-demons, and mystical devices! FIVE STARS FOR PLOT LINE!

Really! Gravity falls is 24th on this list! It should be at least in the top tens! Gravity falls is like the best show ever next to spongebob. And guess what, I saw something creepy in the title sequence.ok I was watching gravity falls on T.V. I saw something so I paused for a minute rewinded it played it slowly and guess what, I saw BIG FOOT! Yeah crazy right.so now I know there's going to be a episode about big foot.it's so freaky. I'm glad they give you secrets in the title sequence. Gravity falls is the best

If they can get such dark stuff mixed with comedy past Disney CENSORS it must be that good. Truth be told this is my favorite show, each episode that airs increases my respect for it and makes me crave more, if a show can actually do that it deserves credit and it is one of the few shows that has a second season better than the first, every time I think they can't top something they do. It's amazing and deserve its high ratings.

For all you fans out there who you love Gravity Falls, Steven Universe will be your second favorite!

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6Family Guy

I'm not fan of this show anymore but I used to love this show back in the old seasons. Better plots, hilarious jokes, MOST OF ALL the characters are awesome. Credit to Seth MacFarlane from Season 1 to Season 7

Family Guy is hilarious because of all the stupid humor. Seth McFarlene does an amazing job voicing Peter, Stewie, Brian and a lot of other characters.

come on... simpsons was the first but family guy just added animated series

I love Family Guy. It's my 5th favorite show. - cosmo

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7Avatar: The Last Airbender

This is truly one of the best animated T.V. series I have ever seen. This show has everything you could ask for, it manages to have comedy, action, adventure, and drama at the same time! There's always something you will like about it. The plot is amazing and the development of the characters is so amazing and real. I've learned a lot about life from this T.V. series and it has actually helped me to live my life to the fullest. I also love the romance in the show because it feels so real and so alive. The music is so amazing that every time I listen to it I feel the emotion the music transmits. I love the way the creators managed to create a whole universe, in which each nation has its own culture and traditions, in which there is a spiritual world, in which they have different animals from ours.
I really liked this show because its not dumb like others, they only have good jokes and not a real plot or purpose, but this show has everything plotted out from the beginning, it gives you life lessons you will never forget, it feels real. You won't regret watching the whole series.

Hands down the best animated series I've had the privilege of experiencing. The beautiful art animation, the scored music (done by the talented Jeremy Zuckerman) was second to none, the little quirks of each character, and even the ideas expressed great morality in situations.
I remember thinking how animated shows nowadays seem to be going downhill, and it made me feel terrible about the young minds being exposed to such garbage. BUT knowing that such a show as Avatar: The Last Airbender exists, I believe there will be plenty of amazing shows to come! I hope to see more shows like this one.

Honestly the greatest animated television show. It is more of an epic adventure, rather than a T.V. show. Action, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Life Lessons, Great Plot, Amazing Animation, Perfect Narration... This show has all that and more. If you think that this show is just for kids, then think again. Holds its own all the great fantasy series: LOTR, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, FMA, Twilight Zone, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.

This is the best animated series. Love the characters so much that it makes me want to be like them!

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8Regular Show

Good show. Jolly good show indeed.

I love it how the characters are in a real life situation but always wind up in trouble. If I had a job it would be at the park

Great for all ages.

It is so funny for little kids and there trying to get the young youth and it has a quality that no other show as just like adventure time.

Regular show should be number 1 least no. 1 1/512

Haha! Good show, Jolly good show

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9Dragonball Z

I grew up on DBZ! Sure some of the jokes are kinda cheesy but I absolutely love it. I can tell you the name of every character and everything that happened in all of the episodes until the Bu Saga. I don't know about all of you, but Bu annoyed me and I lost interest in watching after that. Anyways, DBZ is what inspired me to start writing my own adventures and when my novel finally gets published everyone that reads this post will know. Ps. I don't like Goku, Vegeta is the best character!

Best part of everyone's life should be number one for sure. All of the others are funny, but this show is so great it gives everyone goose bumps. Keep voting for this!

Dragon ball is the First animated series I had seen when I was the age of 3 and at that age it attracted me so much this kind of action can not be founded in any animated series and movies. Thanks to dragon ball z it gave me much pleasure I will keep watching it in my entire life.

One of the few anime that I like. The character, the fighting sceneS and the universe is brilliant. Top 10 animated T.V. series for sure. Top 3 anime. - Deathbook22

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10Futurama

dragonball z is better than futurama!? what is the world smoking? - Jonuskong

I say got o hell people who think Naruto is better than futurama or SpongeBob at the same time who made this list? Cause I want to punch who ever did

Even funnier than the Simpsons sometimes. - Bec

you basters why the hell did you cancel it

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11Looney Tunes

The Looney Tunes are classics! I prefer the shorts to the new show, though. I loved how they were so unexpected. You never knew what the characters would do next! Plus, I love how they're appealing to everyone, not just kids. They're also timeless cartoons. Anyone of any generation would enjoy these cartoons.

looney tunes is the best....its the classic. - jwileson

This show is the root of cartoons without looney tunes cartoons would be gone in the late 90s

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12Adventure Time

Best cartoon of all time. Some people just look at the strange setting and weird slang in the show and say that it sucks, but every episode teaches you something and there are actually very deep story plots in the show.

Should definitely be higher up. Absolutely brilliant!

Marceline has the total control of my heart and lacrimal ducts too (damn penultimate episode of the 4th season... )

Adventure Time is very dumb but I like this show It is very interesting and funny

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13Ed, Edd n Eddy

I couldn't stop laughing. This has to be the best show to ever come on T.V. , and if not, it is definitely the best show to ever come on Cartoon Network. - nallimcamybloc

This cartoon show was made to be funny for both kids and adults. Bad animation, but when I watched it, I found it hilarious. Definitely #3 in the top 10. - vmacmil-1

Ed, Eddy is the best animated television series ever! - vmacmil-1

Hindi version is the all time best!

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14Archer

Most underrated show I have had the pleasure of viewing

15Pokemon

Digimon better then this the only reason ass keeps losing because you like more you like the more he loses go on YouTube and look up 16 reasons why digimon better then Pokemon I will give you 11 reason 1 they all can speak the one cat 2 if you like vmon don't be sad you can devolve them xvmon to vmon if you like snivey if she transform your out of luck 4 they save the world name one time that ass save the world 5 they die they die and you see it not like Pokemon if you see a sad seen 2 seconds later happy ending 6 they fuse two people become one person 7 god digimon have gods Pokemon just have some w ho survived dinosaur days 8 digimon have real pervert scenes little bits of naked girls but Pokemon have pink back grounds and how hot they are 8 main main character digimon tern to a evil form 9 better opening falling from the sky and Pokemon just have ass with 3 or 4 new friends every season 10 dark evil villeins killing mind controlling them don't listen get your ass killed in season 1 you see the main villein suck the blood off a person body and you see the blood from his teeth in season 5 you see some guy robot army killing them if not taking them prisoner torturing them but you see team rocket becoming a star 11 they have a reason to fight not I going to be a master or you see them save human digimon from death or world war 3 in Pokemon you see some 10 year old kid save Pokemon like 10 or 12 of them what happens when you go in a pokeball and do Pokemon want to be in them or its just a thing like you save me so now were friends but I am your slave now

I was going to put Family Guy but Pokemon holds so many fond memories of the 90's for me. It was one of the breathrough Japanese cartoons along with DragonBall Z. It was just such an exciting and magical concept. - bigtanga05

Pokemon is the best ever, even though it might seem a little kidish for a 15 year old to watch. Raelly, though, who doesn't know what Pokemon is? It's popular even if you never watch it. - ToPh

It's so boring -__-

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16Batman: The Animated Series

Deserves to sit at the top of this list. Inception (reality vs dream), Matrix (virtual reality), Terminator (artificial intelligence, cyborgs) and other such movie's essence can be found in a 90's show (darkest cartoon ever, its not a just kid show, its much more). That's not it, you get to watch all the best of batman's villains. Men who gave batman's & joker's voices for the first time are still doing stupendous job in batman arkham video game series.

I love this show... It is one of the best American cartoons I have seen. It's probably up there with some of the best anime I have seen. I don't usually watch American animation because I find it most of it too boring or childish but this show is mature, amazing, and well-written. Its sequel is just as good, too.

Said to be a kids show, but even today it still is amazing and relevant

Best show ever! Well written, superb voice acting! Top at least!

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17The Fairly OddParents

This show is awesome! It's funny and it should be the best.

This should be number one not My Little Pony. - cosmo

18Naruto

Naruto and DBZ are really good anime, but people think they're for stupid humans. If you just watch it, it would amaze your eyes into the core of existence. By the way, Pokemon anime is getting REALLY old now, I used to like it, but the same plot kinda keeps repeating, and Ash's new voice is just... weird. Don't watch, but play the game, it's enjoyable - animedude7

Best ever animie show I have ever seen. Nice story. The most exciting thing about it is you never get bored after watching. Watch in japanese version. English versions steal away the expressions from it. You will definitely get addicted to it once you start watching it. Start watching from d beginning or you will not get d story.

If you watch it in its original version(japanese), Naruto is the beat anime show. it's very funny, sometimes sad... and the story is very good. - klausmeine

second to only pokemon

- mongoose

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20Tom and Jerry

I watched about 10 times every episode but I still cannot be without them - MatrixGuy

One of the best.

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