Best Animated Television Series
The Top TenXW
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.
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.
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. - frostwiire
Best. Show. Ever. - Comic Book GuyV13 Comments
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.
Second only to the Simpsons in my opinion. I only wish they had ended it with the movie. Everything after that was horrendous.
Honestly if they had ended it at season 3 this might be at number 2. The first 3 seasons of Spongebob would be tough to top, and if any T.V. series, maybe the SimpsonsV24 Comments
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.
I love this show! But the fandom is atrocious.V28 Comments
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
So classic. Deserves the top of the list.V4 Comments
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 ...more
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.
Really good for kidsV57 Comments
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 ...more
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?
Great cartoon show best everV44 Comments
I watched about 10 times every episode but I still cannot be without them - MatrixGuy
Everyone start his childhood by watching tom and jerry
This is the best show of all time should be 1
Best cartoon comedyV9 Comments
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
This is not my favorite animated show but my little pony above it? I mean what the $&@#!V18 Comments
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.
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!
You're talking about series? Then DBZ is THE BEST. - LightningBladeV40 Comments
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 ...more
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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 ...more
I would NEVER EXPECT to have this show #2. That is awesome! And, yes, I love South Park too. - MrBrony8675309
How is this crap number 1, I watched four bloody seasons and I finally concluded that this show is crap.
Good for lyrical inspiration and Discord is so funnyV111 Comments
dragonball z is better than futurama!? what is the world smoking? - Jonuskong
Number 12?! Bite my shiny metal ass! This show is awesome! Should be in the top 5! The characters are wonderful! Especially Bender. But this totally isn't him typing this.
-Totally Not Bender
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
Personally my favorite animated series of all time. It's intelligent, it's funny, it's well written, well animated and the characters are amazing.V16 Comments
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.
Truly the best animated series of all time.
Too much... awesomenessV8 Comments
Most underrated show I have had the pleasure of viewing
I totally agree! From the animation itself to the unique and hilarious humour, Archer is always underrated and forgotten, not just by award shoes but in different aspects!
Definitely one of those shows that's pretty unique. For well, a lot of things...V1 Comment
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.
Ok, I am a little biased due to my love of Batman, but this is truly an amazing show. It has an impossible great score, wondrous voice acting, and the most beautiful animation possible. Each episode is truly a work of art. What's more, it somehow manages to capture the characters, settings, and themes of Batman's world better than any movie ever has (don't get me wrong, The Dark Knight was great, but this does a better job of what I'm describing). I won't belittle any other show on this list, but in terms of a product that can be appreciated at any age and stands alone as an art form, Batman: The Animated Series is simply the best.
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.
I have ranked every episode of this show. - BeatlesFan1964V9 Comments
This show is awesome! It's funny and it should be the best.
This should be number one not My Little Pony. - cosmo
Awesome show, sad that the theme song changed thoughV1 Comment
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
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 ...more
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
I used to watch Pokemon back when I was young. I was planning to watch it in order. - LightningBladeV29 Comments
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
Funniest, most entertaining show. - LightningBladeV8 Comments
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... )
Awesome cartoon and I think it deserves more than a 1% rating.V10 Comments
For me it has both the wacky humour of Roald Dahl and imagination of the "Pinky and the Brain". I love shows that have their own set of laws, hence every episode can be realistic according to the shows rules but unrealistic according to our own. - StratThinker
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..
You two deserve better. Like around 15 to 20. Not that great, but watching this was a blast.
The episodes are repetitive. I agree. But that's the best part. - LightningBladeV2 Comments
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