Best Animated Television Series

The Top Ten

1 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer and his family going through a long series of misadventures.

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

I like simpsons

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2 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

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.

This show is AWESOME, how is the Simpsons any better, especially since in the later years, the Simpsons has gotten worse while south park has gotten better.

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3 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. Spongebob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season.

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 and Invader Zim are Nickelodeon classics in my book.Well Zim isn't that old,but not new either.(I'm not counting the upcoming reboot! )

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4 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

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.

I've got to say this had got to be one of my favourite shows of all time and I hope they make more.

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5 Looney Tunes Looney Tunes Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.

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

love jit

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6 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

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?

Greatest animated series of all time

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7 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

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 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 looney tunes

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8 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.

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.

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

Sorry but it deserves the top spot. Kill me if you want but this is the best! - Neonco31

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9 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

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.

Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie...rea

Family guy is simply amazing. I would say it can be number 3 in this list right after Simpsons and South Park.

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10 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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.

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The Contenders

11 Dragonball Z Dragonball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

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!

The Best Show.Especially,Goku and Gohan!

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12 Archer Archer

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...

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13 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.

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 is

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14 Regular Show Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

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? - PeeledBanana

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15 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

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 network

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16 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

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 #1

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17 Beavis and Butthead

This show is rad!

So true!

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

18 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series ...read 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

Best animated series I have ever seen I especially like Tsunade 's boobs

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19 American Dad American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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.

BEYOND underrated. The invader zim of adult entertainment, and probably has the catchiest theme song I've ever heard.

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20 Drawn Together Drawn Together Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting.

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

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