Best Animated Television Series
The Top Ten
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
1989-1998 version of the simpsonsV 20 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.
Best cartoon show ever, pop
There's no one that can beat the king.V 34 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."
I love Family Guy and the Simpsons but South Park is by far my favorite, it has no limits, even though 2 censored episodes are still banned mind boggles me, it's made 21 seasons, has 20-50 hilarious episodes but it's legendary characters make the show feel real from Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny to Satan, I love how Matt and Trey turn reality into comedy, if it weren't for those to guys I wouldn't be as cheery as I am when I watch those hilarious episodes they created
Yes go CartmanV 38 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
I love Family Guy, Spongebob, and many other cartoons, but Gravity Falls is something entirely new and original. I mean for a kid's show it can get really dark and has really funny jokes without cursing and highly innapropriate subjects (unlike Family Guy and South Park) It's also one of the few shows with continuity. Once you get further into the show, things from past episodes start to add up and make more sense. The amount of detail in the setting, the hidden easter eggs, and the "clues" are what makes this show so amazing. I forgot to mention how amazing the characters are! I don't think there is a single character I truly despise in the series, but in other cartoons, such as Family Guy, there are a lot of characters I do not like. At the least I believe that Gravity Falls should be higher than South Park.
It is nothing but the bestV 79 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
The Baby Looney Tunes was the best seriesV 7 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?
No 6? and Simpons at 1? what is wrong with people, this show is best show I've ever seen.V 57 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.
Haha! I never get tired of Family Guy. Their way of delivering jokes through cutaway is repetitive, but the jokes themselves never lose their touch. Been my favourite animated show since I was very young.
What is this? Seven? It should be first, and South Park should be second. what?! SpongeBob at 2? Simpsons at 1? This is golden, it's hilarious. Oh forgot, this site is for little kiddies who like stupid SpongeBob? What the living hell?V 25 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
Greatest cartoon of all time! Many cartoon have come and gone but this will remain till the end of the world.
This show has always had a special place in my heart as I remember my father recording episodes of this show on Cartoon Network when I was little. After all these years, this is still my #1 animated T.V. show of all time. - PerfectImpulseXV 12 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
Visitor, it's glady nice to you and visit our wonderful site, but have you ever heard of an opinion? Well, this site is all about it! - MostTalented_BoyX
How is this crap number 1, I watched four bloody seasons and I finally concluded that this show is crap.
This list is crap! You guys are a bunch of brainwashed idiots for making this junk higher on this stupid list!
If you like this you have been brainwashed by the evil bronies and you have paranoia. This tries so hard to be a magicall girl anime and horibley fails. TThey didn't eeven try, they just ripped off of anime. the movie, MLP the movie? Did they even try on the title? They even copied Pokemon cards! I hope your reading this Looren Foost, because if you are, I want to meet you in person, so I can tell you, STOP RIPPING OFF OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS AND U MAKE BABY SHOWS! PS: I got your name wrong. It's Leeren Feest, isn't it?V 121 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
While the Simpsons kept getting dumber and dumber to try and be more like Family Guy, Matt Groening kept true to the original premise of the show. The series was so well liked by true fans that when Fox got rid of it for other 'worthless' animated shows, fans petitioned hard enough to bring the show back; done in the form of 3 movies and then picked back up by Comedy Central.
The series also had critical acclaim by being nominated for 17 Annie awards and 12 Emmy's. Not bad for a show that lasted 7 seasons.
Not many shows in general (let alone animated) can garner that kind of fan base or praise.
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!
Adventure Time is very dumb but I like this show It is very interesting and funny
This is the show on cartoon networkV 11 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!
This site is really not worthy. How can DBZ not even be in the list? High on weed Noobs?V 55 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.
Too much... awesomeness
You know who else likes this show? - PeeledBananaV 12 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!
Once I watched this show I had a hard time finding another show to takes it's place.
UNIQUE!V 2 Comments
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.
The flat-out greatest superhero show there isV 13 Comments
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.
I love this show so much. It beats Family Guy and The Cleveland Show by a mile. Better writing and better characters.
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
BEYOND underrated. The invader zim of adult entertainment, and probably has the catchiest theme song I've ever heard.V 6 Comments
This show is rad!
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 ...more
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
Naruto,fairy tall,dbz is bestV 13 Comments
Why's this on here and why is so high up? It's gross and overrated!
Horrible overrated series.
Funnier than South Park my a**!
Funnier than South Park
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
Thank you Ed Edd n Eddy 10 years thank youV 7 Comments
Ah, yes, dragon ball. I love this series, I can never get enough of it.
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.
Who does not love the animaniacs they have top be in the top 10
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
How is this not on the top ten? Gir is 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)
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.
man I miss this show it was the most demented show ever - Okami
How is this not #1V 3 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.
I love this show! #2 ONLY behind spongebob.V 3 Comments
Fosters should be way above oggy and the cockroaches - Heyo_Simba
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 - wtvrinc
Epic. Really, it's depth and story have no words to describe it. Death note deserves better than this. A must watch. See it and you'll know its great.
Its a masterpiece I think...
The script is oriqinaL - rebeLLious
This has to be in between top 3!V 8 Comments
The storyline is absolutely amazing, and there is plenty of character development. If you like Animes like Baccano, you'll love this one.
I have always liked anime but I don't watch it as much as I used too this show has an incredible soundtrack and animation. Digimon, Soul Eater and this are my favorite anime.
Good show. - Skullkid755
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.
I almost can't describe how much I love this show and how much I hate MTV for cancelling it...
Should be way higher than this.
Though I give the Simpson's the title to the animated throne, this one will always be my favorite.
What why is
This awesome T.V. show down here!?!?!
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
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
Guys pokemon have like 1000 of pokemon with arceus and pokemon is the best of all.Digimon sucks.V 37 Comments
Why The hell is this not in at least the top 30. - 90skid311
This is the best show ever! This should be higher.
Terrible Animation.Spinoff is better.
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 though
Love it! It should be top 5.V 1 Comment
Teen titans r awesome
One of my favorite show behind Avatar.
Teen Titans is awesome. - letdot52
Kyou mo kotsu ruuru mamoru yo, Teen Titans!
Suki kirai naku nandemo taberu yo, Teen Titans!
Jishin kaminari kaji oyaji, kokugo sansuu rika shakai
kowai mono wa nani mo nai, Teen Titans Go!
Ookina koe de yon de okureyo, Teen Titans!
O nayami hanbun kaiketsu shi chau yo, Teen Titans!
PAPA no sukejuuru kontorooru
MAMA no taijuu kontorooru, negau no wa hateshinai
Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go!
I love this show, I wish it was never cancelled. - mayamanga
My god the turtles for Michael bays 2014 film are hideous, it's a miracle I didn't puke.
Going down to my grandmas and watching this with my brothers. this should be #1. sad to see they are ruining my childhood with the new movie.
Yes you are right
Best show by farV 2 Comments
Should be in the top 10.
The legend of korra is a good show. It explains the origin of the avatar and has a lot more action in it. It can never be better than the last airbender but it isn't bad.
Show's low down because it has to split votes with its Last Airbender cousin, and it gets a lesser share of votes despite being similar quality.
This show is incredible. One of the best takes on overcoming mental illness I have ever seen.
Whoever wrote the 4 the comment should shut up because korra is awesomeV 4 Comments
Fun series at the surface, but has some deep characterization going on under the surface. There's more to this series than most writing for American television. I think a good show should tell me a story, not just distract me pointlessly. - dataless
Great characterization, great music, good animation, intriguing plots to the episodes. I have absolutely no problems with this show.
Underrated. Better than DragonBall Z and Yu-Gi-Oh!
Maybe I scrolled to fast, but this was a smart cartoon
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
This show may be after my number one show, Phineas and Ferb, but still, I always loved this show. It's funny, and even though most things that Courage does scares the crap out of him, he still does it. Love it!
Ah the childhood nostalgia... You deserve better than 37.V 4 Comments
Great show grew up on it
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
I like how it uses different types of animation. - Hydreaisevol
All people should watch this
I LOVE THIS SHOW! GO GUMBALL!
Funny - DWisawesomethe3rdV 1 Comment
How is this down at 50? It should be #2 behind Ninjago, which isn't even on the list!
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