Best Animated Television Series

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The Top Ten

Family Guy
come on... simpsons was the first but family guy just added animated series
Family Guy is easily the most hilarious show I've ever seen. South Park is so overrated. I've watched South Park for about 9 seasons, not nearly as funny as Family Guy.
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.
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2The 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.
Correction to the arhymemaster:
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.


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.
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3Avatar: The Last Airbender
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.
Although I love a majority of these shows (and I'm sad to see greats like My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and Gravity Falls so low on the list...) The Last Airbender is the greatest animation I've ever seen. It's a classic and the inspiration of all modern animation. Not even its spinoff The Legend of Korra can surpass it. Family Guy as #1? Really? What were you guys smoking?
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4South 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.


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.
Funniest Telivision, political inuendos and sexual slander all involving adult persona's stuck inside 4th graders


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5Dragonball 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!
This is a million times better than family guy and simpsons! DBZ is filled with life lessons and insperational messages. You can learn so much more from DBZ than any other show. You can even learn to fight!
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6SpongeBob 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
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7Looney 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.
What retard doesn't love Looney Yunes? It's a classic =O
looney tunes is the best....its the classic.


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8Batman: 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

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.


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.


Pokemon is the greatest thing ever crested! I as well believe the best wishes is the best thing that could possibly have happened to Pokemon it is amazing! Can't wait for Pokemon X and y! Pokemon was, is and always will be the best thing that ever happened to kids, adolescents and for adults as well! Pokemon for ever!
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10My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Everyone, Family Guy and that crap cannot compare to the immortal life of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The episodes are so much better than the stuff that's on the top.
Whats wrong with you people?! Why is this HERE?! This is better than stupid family guy. You all have no minds.
For crying out load the creator of this show wrote for old cartoon network! You can"t hate show made by her!
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The Contenders

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.
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


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.


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12Death Note

None other serieses are like this. If there are others interseted in any series let it be this one... The best among all the animted shows I have ever seen in my life...
Masterpiece in mind games...

Its a masterpiece I think...
The script is oriqinaL


Death Note without a doubt is the greatest show ever. Its also the most under rated show. All those guys watching Prison Break should start seeing this and make a judgment themselves


13American Dad
What's with all these Asian shows being in the top 10?
I believe American Dad is a lot better than people think. People don't realize Seth MacFarlane left the production crew when Fox renewed Family Guy, eventually causing an increase in quality.
Roger roger is the best character in history. Him and stan braking rocks in the hot sun. Stop stan I love that song. Or screw it I thought the law and the law won
I love this show so much. It beats Family Guy and The Cleveland Show by a mile. Better writing and better characters.

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


I say got o hell people who think Freakin 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.


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15Gravity Falls
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 now I know there's going to be a episode about big's so freaky. I'm glad they give you secrets in the title sequence. Gravity falls is the best
I love this show so much! Along with adventure time of course! I love that no other show has been made quite like this before. My favourite characters are Dipper, Mabel and Waddles. If you have not seen this show, you have never lived.
Love this show! For a kids show in disney this show is EPIC!
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16Adventure 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.
It has awesome action and it is the best selling kid show ever at least that's what I think and they have a flipide too and I just want more and more of adventure tim and there flip side.
Best animated show ever
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17Invader Zim
One of the most epic shows ever. They should never have cancelled this amazing show. Invader Zim has a convention (InvaderCON) and STILL has a big fanbase after YEARS of being cancelled. This show is the best. Period.
I love invader zim and it's specal plot and cast of characters it's a good show and deserves to be higher on the list. Besides the fact the animation was great unlike some shows today yes I would love to see the show with new episodes.

~E. V. W
How is this not on the top ten? Gir is freaking adorable, plus he has a pig named Piggy. I actually didn't like this show until I was about 13, though. But anyways, Invader Zim is amazing. (just because of Gir)
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18Teen Titans
Best thing about this show SILKIE
Teen titans r awesome
Teen titans want this show on cn asia

19Oggy and the Cockroaches

20The Legend of Korra
1 of the best T.V. shows on earth!

21Justice League Unlimited

Most underrated show I have had the pleasure of viewing

23Regular Show

24Totally Spice

25Tom and Jerry
I watched about 10 times every episode but I still cannot be without them


Tom and Jerry is original and BETTER than Oggy & the Cockroaches. BECAUSE WHAT?! Tom & Jerry released in 1940 but Oggy & the Cockroaches released in 1998.

26Ed, Edd n Eddy
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.


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.


Ed, Eddy is the best animated television series ever!


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27The Adventures of Tintin
Right know Tintin rules the world!

28Rescue Rangers

Probably the best show ever! Baloo 4-ever!

30Courage the Cowardly Dog
A pink dog that will do anything and go anywhere for the ones he loves even though it scares the crap out of him that and he is funny and cute. Go Courage!
This is my most favorite cartoon. I love it so much and watch it everyday. I hope to see it forever. Nabeel

31Yu Yu Hakusho
Great theme song too. Gets you involved in the characters and surprises you. And it actually is a little scary.
Best anime ever! I don't know why its the last one. I'll give my own list
1. Yu yu hakusho
2. Teen titans
3. Dragon ball z 4. Pokemon 5. Avatar 6. Spongebob 7. Flame of recca 8. Sailormoon 9. Bratz 10. Winx

32Phineas and Ferb
Whys is it so far down! This is one of the best animated show ever.. the characters are so likable and the plot so complicated yet seemingly simple.. sigh..

33Code Geass

Probably the most insane cartoon I have ever seen. It was silly and entertaining and even had some educational values. The adult humor of this show was so well hidden that children didn't detect it, making it one of the most ideal cartoons for both kids and adults. We really need shows like this.
This is the most wonderfully insane cartoon since Rocky and Bullwinkle. Its smart, funny and appeals to kids, while adults life at the more off the wall comments

This show was my LIFE It had everything a good anime needed, and lovable characters too! I'll never forget watching this 1, it was one of my first animes. Got me so hooked on Japanese music too!
I can't believe thhis show is on 23 this is such a funny show
Come on guys vote for it just watch it once and you'll fall in love
With it inuyasha and kagome are so damn funny

36Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

37Samurai Jack

38Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

39The Fairly OddParents
This show is awesome! It's funny and it should be the best.


41The Flintstones

42Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

43Digimon Data Squad

AWESOME SHOW! Marcus and agumon totally rock. They make you laugh until your stomach hurts and thomas and marcus fights well you watch and decide

44Code Lyoko
This is my all time favorite show with the best monsters. My favorite character is William Dunbar since he's so cool when possessed by XANA. Heard they're making a sixth season in January 2013
This is my all time favorite show. I love the monsters and they're going to bring it back for a 6th season and I hope it gets more votes.

45Sailor Moon

46The Tick


48Kim Possible
Kim Possible is AWESOME! I'm surprised she's not on this list! (
Kim possible is the BEST T.V. SHOW IN THE WORLD

49The Transformers

50Happy Tree Friends and Friends
Splendid, Giggles, Cuddles, Flippy, Flaky, Flipsy ^^ Lipsy, Pop ^^ Cub, Lumpy, Disco Bear, all characters must go upper!
Wait shouldn't it be Happy Tree Friends or have I been missing something? This is weird. Eh oh well.
Why is this at number 38? Should be number one! Or Flippy will kill you! Rahh!

51Rurouni Kenshin
This should be in top 3. It is better than any other


OMG! I loved Daria... why did they ever have to stop showing that show. MTV sucks... they have taken off or don't show much of or any of the good shows anymore. Now we're just stuck with drama filled "fake" shows like Laguna Beach, The Hills, Super Sweet 16 and more.

53G.I. Joe

54Superman: The Animated Series

55Beavis and Butthead
Wow. Number 50? I would honestly rather watch this than any crap from Seth MacFarlane. Beavis and butthead is labeled and demonized as immature when it has quite genius and intellectual humor. I love a show where metal rules and pop sucks! I REALLY love season 4 also because they bash garbage shows like Jersey Shore. Love the originality and I love shows and movies from Mike Judge. I hate how overrated Family Guy is though. The first season is a HUGE ripoff of the Simpsons. Original? Not really. Clever puns? Not at all. Just random nonsense. Original humor? I wish. Almost every joke is ripped from a movie. You would be surprised how many times someone tells me "a joke from family guy" that turns out to be something I have seen in a movie. The cutscenes are ok, but do nothing for the plot. Believe it or not, I actually kind of like family guy, but not enough for a top ten list of any kind. Beavis and Butthead, South Park, and King of the Hill > Family Guy, American Dad, and Cleveland Show.

56Fullmetal Alchemist

57Clifford the Big Red Dog

58Cowboy Bebop

59The Jetsons

60Attack on Titan

61Ren and Stimpy

62King of The Hill
Though I give the Simpson's the title to the animated throne, this one will always be my favorite.

63Total Drama Island

64Drawn Together


66The Animals of Farthing Wood

67Xiaolin Showdown

Most people have never even heard of this AMAZING show!

68Battle Of The Planets


OMG I miss this show so much



In the 80's they're great, but today it gets better and better with good quality and good acting except for little bit of boring quotes. This new version of Thundercats is still good. Lets hope it doesn't turned down on us.

Will Friedle and Emmanuelle Chriqui are execellent actors for the new Thundercats on Cartoon Network. That'll be way awesome for the new generation of Thundercats!

71Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates

72The Critic


74Katekyou Hitman Reborn

75Robot Chicken

76Case Closed
I feel this show is TOO under-appreciated in America

77Jonny Quest

It was the best was out when I was growing up, loved playing the card game

79Ben 10

80Cow & Chicken

So classic! Although Dexter, Courage Dog and I am weasel are way up there as well :)

81Camp Lazlo

82Sym-Bionic Titan
This show kicks ass, but it should've last longer just like other animated action shows including Teen Titans.

83Transformers Prime

84Dexter's Laboratory


C'mon folks, let's hear it for pine cone likker, tweeked out squids and Dan Halen!


87Card Captor Sakura

88Princess Sarah



91Mr. Bean


93Aqua Teen Hunger Force

94The Amazing Spiez!

95Dora the Explorer
This show is garbage. Why is it on the list?

96Brandy & Mr. Whiskers

97My Gym Partner's a Monkey

98Totally Spies!


10007- Ghosts
This is the best animated show I've ever watched..! It's inspiring and all the characters in the show are very good.. I love frau and teito...!

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