Best Animated Television Series
The Top Ten
Simpsons is enjoyable. I think this show should be down a little lower but all in all great show. Not so much a family show all the time. It is on FOX so there is some adult content on it but the swearing is kept to a minimum. I started watching it two years ago and it is pretty enjoyable to watch
the best - Margarida
Best T.V. show ever! Well, for the first nine seasons...,but this is the only show that went on and on for nine seasons without a single glitch in it. From the tenth season everything went downhill... I recommend this T.V. show for everybody from the age of 5 (better 3 or 4) to "god only knows".
I love the simpsons I watch it nearly every day my favourite character is Agnes Skinner the Simpsons is hilarious
SpongeBob Is The Best Cartoon Character Ever In 2020, Not Bugs Bunny
From 5 to 22 years old, I've watched this all the time!
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.
Just the first three seasons alone could beat all kinds of cartoons out there. The setting is unique, the characters, let alone the three main characters, are funny and relatable. Happy 20th anniversary, SpongeBob.
The best comedy series of all time
I'm not a crazy big fan of south park but this is my favorite quote! "Oh my god! They killed Kenny! You bastards! "
Which kind of idiot put the simpsons on #1?
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 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
A masterpiece - Margarida
My favourite show of all time
Every character is so lovable. I do find wendy very underused though...
This should be first, not this goddarned Simpsons that is one of the worst cartoons ever!
I love Gravity Falls, but Looney Toons should be above that. I find Spongebob to be overrated as well.
#i please - AlmightyPichu
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.
Absolutely wonderful show. I find myself watching it every day and have seen almost every single episode from seasons 1-8. I will be watching season 9 next. So sad they're not making any more episodes. All good things must come to an end unfortunately.
To all anti-bronies demanding this be off the list:
Stop your whining. This is on a community list, and it can't be removed. Deal with it.
To all bronies turned on by the characters:
Stop being disgusting. - RoseWeasley
I didn't watch the whole show, but I saw lots of episodes. I missed a few episodes, plus I saw the majority of MLP. I laughed so hard. I thought it was funny and great. Although some episodes were inappropriate and questionable, it was a near imperfect adventure. Great work, Hasbro. I may as well rewatch every episode that I would either love or hate. Thank you for the all the cheers and amazing adventures of talking horses based on a toy franchise. Thank you.
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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Underrated classic. - JPK
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
Naruto has a way better story than Futurama, which was never all that funny anyways. - damariwave
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
A masterpiece. The best series ever.
Best animated thing to watch it deserves number 1
This really should be number one.
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. - PerfectImpulseX
Better than the Simpsons in every way
Seasons 1-7 are top 10 material for sure. - JPK
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
Better than my little pony. And Simpson's by far
It's not even close to be better than the Simpsons the show is terrible and just a rip-off of the Simpsons done wrong and the Simpsons are a lot better then crappy guy - Winncon
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 show that turns kids into men. Fun with serious undertones. A must watch for all ages.
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
Truly the best animated series of all time.
A great series with many good characters.
The number one show to watch if you have a lot of time.
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!
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.
Definitely one of those shows that's pretty unique. For well, a lot of things...
Really good - Margarida
Best ever animated series
One of my all time favourite shows- definitely deserves to be higher up on this chart. This show is the perfect blend of stupid humour and creepy/dark themes. It's just plain weird, yet it has so much charm. In a world so wacky, the characters are somehow easy to make connections with and relate to. Amongst the spontaneous nature of the episode structures, the underlying themes and backstories are fascinating and at times heartbreaking. Adventure Time did everything from twisting my emotions and producing me to tears, to throwing out crazy plot twists to blow my mind, to making me uncontrollably laugh at the most ridiculous things (sometimes simultaniously). And I don't think I've ever cried more over a finale than I did to the ending of what was this absolute masterpiece. I'll always miss the adventures!
Lumps Lumps Lumps!
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.
GOOD MORNING USA!
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
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
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
Best show ever made
Ferb, I know what we are gonna do today
Watcha you doing?
Just a couple of amazing quotes on this amazing show - Margarida
amazing - Margarida
Ah, yes, dragon ball. I love this series, I can never get enough of it.
MOST HILARIOUS NAME EVER! SERIOUSLY what!?
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
Sorry but this is the best show ever
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...
I love this show it's very funny especially Rick smart
and Morty fear but too much harsh words
Although still early in it's 11:30 time slot on Adult Swim, currently airing season two, I'd happily consider Rick and Morty as one of the best animated programs out there. It's ability to balance belly aching, quick witted humor and hit emotional beats resoundingly are a marvel to watch. The show adds an abundance of fresh ideas within it's irregular main characters (an alcoholic genius grandfather and not too bright, cowardly grandson) and satirical dark humor. Each episode acts like a cinema spectacular, involving immense sci-fi adventures and actions, using clinical science fiction tropes and adding their own unique spin to them, even adding layer upon layer of their own crazy, oddly fitting twists. The pacing of each act is spectacular, as it waste's no time or energy matters they don't need to delve upon. The jokes are almost always great to see come out right, and even most of the side characters are creative and fun to watch. 10/10
This is the most entertaining animated series ever made.Period. (of course for adults)
It deserves to be on the top spot under the limelight which is unfairly denied to it.
I scrolled WAY too far to see this
Looking back on this show quite a few years after watching it end is really strange. When I was a kid, this was my favorite show without a doubt, but it changes with age.
When it was still on, I was simply entertained by the show. When I look back at it now, I'm more than just entertained- I'm amazed by the creativity in every episode. I'm amazed by the jazz background in every episode. I'm amazed by how each character fills an archetype but violates them all at the same time.
When I watched the final movie, I was innocently happy. I had seen the whole series end, and everything had ended happily. When I watch it now, it's so incredibly sad. An entire universe full of characters you loved simply ends, and it's tragic. I never really feel "nostalgia", but this show is an anomaly for me.
If you haven't watched this show, you might want to, and you might want to very soon (sorry this was so cheesy) - WeirdScienceGuy
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
A forthcoming crossover movie had Ed, Edd n Eddy going back to the year of 1972 to cross paths with The Brady Kids after what Marie Kanker did to Edd's time machine. Now the Eds have to go back to their own time before they get stuck here with The Brady Kids. - welliewishersfan78
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!
Huey punch Riley and dragging him into their room Huey kicked Riley in the leg Riley jump on Huey and punch him 20 times Huey push Riley away from him and kicking him in the face Huey grabbed a gun and points it at Riley Riley said hell no Riley runs away but Huey smacked him across the face and kicking him into the ground Riley try to choke him But Huey grabbed Riley and tossed him into the kitchen Huey said Riley what did Granddad say he doesn't want you to get in trouble Riley kicked Huey right in face Huey fell down but got up Huey shot Riley in the arm and choking him Riley grabbed a brick and hit Huey hard in his head the two being fighting and fighting until they stopped
Please bring back a season 6! (But if you do, please don't ruin it and bring back the original creators. Don't ruin it like spongebob! ) Come on, people! This show ROCKS. It deserves to be way higher than this! I wish I was born in the mid 1900's so I could have watched it. Sadly, I was born in 2007 when the show was cancelled. Luckily, I'm able to watch it On Demand and on the CN app (Why I downloaded it in the first place! ) The show rocks! I know the whole theme song (Japanese AND english my heart! ) and LOVE them both. The characters were so amazing. Robin was my cartoon crush and badass leader, and all the other titans perfectly fit together as a team! But TTG gives a bad name to them! CANCEL IT! (by the way, please BUY THE NEW TTG MOVIE. TARA STRONG SAID THAT IF MORE PEOPLE BUY IT, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO BRING BACK TT WITH A SIXTH SEASON! )
Eh, tops go sure but eh - AlmightyPichu
Awesome can't know why they stopped airing it
They are so much better than teen titans go
Best 90s nicktoon!
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
Why is this so low? even though I think the Simpsons is the best T.V. show, this one will always be one of the best
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!?!?!
Best superhero animated series ever. It truly felt like a comic book and it even incorporated elements from the Raimi trilogy. - Solarian
BEST actually the best!
This show must be at the top. It is the best superhero series ever and now it’s been more than 10 years that everyone want this show to start again and it’s further better that the Batman animated series, because Batman had many boring or bad episodes but spectacular Spider-Man never had a bad episode. PLEASE BRING IT BACK AGAIN MARVEL
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.
Much better than all those "revived" looneytunes such as looneytunes show and wabbit
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
I love The Simpsons,Mickey Mouse, and Oswald the lucky rabbit but this takes the whole dang cake!
If You Hate Steven Universe
I respect your opinion
This show has an amazing plot line that you'll definitely see the beginning of in the first season. Sure it has its rough beginning, but it's still important to watch because it sets the stage. Steven Universe deals with issues that not every cartoon T.V. show does. Not to mention how every character has their own problems and personality's. This should definitely be higher up in the ranking at least below Gravity Falls. I highly suggest giving this show a chance. Stick through the first season and I promise you each episode gets better.
I totally agree with the comment below. I mean, it was DEFINITELY rough in the beginning, but it's all worth it the later episodes. Sad that it's going on hiatus for a while, but come on! There's no way Steven Universe should be behind Teen Titans! It should be at LEAST right behind Gravity Falls!
Amazing storyline and characters
Move over, My Little Pony, you aren't stopping this depressed horse from the 90's.
This is simply art, unlike most shows out there this reflects the inner turmoil of our life and discusses on how to deal with it through philosophical ideals of the 20th century such as existentialism or absurdism, seen in philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre or Albert Camus.
Everyone always talks about Rick and Morty, but Bojack is far better.
Best show, confronts many modern day opinions and speaks heavily on the note of depression. great show
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 far
great - Margarida
This should be not be this low I love this show
Amazing - Margarida
AHHH! AAH! Why is this so low...? WHY IS THIS SO DAMN LOW?!?!? WHAT?!?!
Okay, how? HOW? Come ON, this show is ranked below the SPECTACULAR SPIDERMAN?
Okay, obviously this show started out near the bottom and people don't spend any time looking for it in the pages of this list.
BUT THIS SHOW IS SO GOOD. So GOOD. VOTE FOR IT NOW.
Rate it some more high
There'd be no Simpson's if not for this successful show
The movie was okay, but this show was better. - Solarian
How the hell is this not in the top ten... it's one if the best animation T.V. shows ever
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
Some dummy or holagan would like this show stupid people
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.
Amazing and underrated show - Margarida
awesome - Margarida
Isn't this cartoon network - AlmightyPichu
What? How is this at #50? This show deserves at least top 10. The show really lives up to its title: its amazing. This show is not only one of the most hilarious I've seen, but it also covers a lot of morality. TAWOG truly does live up to its name: its amazing.
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!
Love this show, but I never found it creepy or scary you Americans are wimps.
Should be in the top 10.
This show is awesome! Fisher Biskit is probably the coolest animated character ever! This show should be 1! - Weasltown
Its way to low down. In my opinion it is the 2nd best series ever after Atla.
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.
1 of the best T.V. shows on earth!
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.