Top 10 Best Animated T.V. Shows

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The Top Ten

1 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.

Now, I didn't grow up with this show either, but it got so high up on the list not just because of group mantality, but because it just does what it wants. It's a person, showing their views on pop culture. When people think of South Park, they usually think of something very raunchy and mature. And yes while it can be like that, it also so great because it, again, has the balls to do whatever it wants. It talks about pop culture topics through its interesting, yet hatable, characters. Yes these characters range from idiotic to just despicable, but still we watch them because we know that they have some humanity, even if it's for the evil things in life. This show shows humanity's strengths, weaknesses, and pop culture's terrible-ness, so you better RESPECT IT'S ATHORITEH!

Never gave the show a chance until recently. hilarious! So happy I gave this a chance. Never thought I got the humor but it's just so good.

If you can't stand the garbage shows that we have made lists about them watch South Park. You'll probably die laughing.

You killed Kenny

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2 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

This is one of the ones that I didn't grow up with. I've seen some old episodes in reruns before, and I think that the new ones I've seen and the old ones I've seen are great. The characters are great (especially Maggie) the jokes are clever, and the more I watch it, the less I focus on how weird everyone looks (Lisa's hair blends right into her skin). It's iconic as heck, funny, and on here because of group mantality.

1989-present

This show is obviously not only one of the greatest shows of all time. It is defiantly the greatest animated show of all time.

This always has been, it is, and always will be the best animated show of all time - CommentandList

I just can't stop watching the simpsons I have watched it since I was little

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3 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.

Family Guy is all over the place, which does it even better than shows as The Cleveland Show attempting to be similar or even to rival it. Brian, and Meg are really something to put thought about. Neat it is well in accept as the positive vote to place it near the best position it should be a part of. True! - iliescu

Finally! A list where family guy is better than the Simpsons!

The Simpsons started ahead of Family Guy. Might be difficult to differentiate the two in the future as well. - iliescu

This show made me laugh all day, thank you seth macfarlane.

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4 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. The show ...read more.

I know what you're thinking "Spongebob was annoying", but if you're a 21st century kid, you were in to this show at some point. I put this show here because it's, I think, the longest running animated kid show still on T.V.. It took inspiration form Tex Avery's wild takes and its humor, in its earlier seasons, was hilarious. I fell a little out of interest as new episodes role in, but that's because I'm getting older. Kids of the newer generation love this show and kids of our generation loved this show. I might not watch the show, but I hope that it goes on for more seasons, enertaining your kids, their kids, and their kids.

I loved this show, love it now, and will always love this show. - connor720

5 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 would be higher up, but I'm falling A LITTLE out of interest because of its hiatus. But this show is still awesome. It's funny, has great main characters as well as a great villain. And it's one of those few kid shows nowadays that actually gives a cliffhanger. I'm not going to spoil it, but the cliffhanger still brings you in. The show is a great mixture of science fiction and fantasy (more fantasy) and I can't wait till Season 2. If you don't watch it, please do so that it doesn't go off the air.

If you need a reason to watch this show just watch the first episode and by the end you'll be staring at the Screen with your jaw hitting the floor. From Tourist Trapped to Gideon Rises, from Into The Bunker to Not What He Seems. Every episode raises the bar, keeps me coming back, and of course makes me smile from the jokes.

Why did crossover with Gravity Falls
Phineas get off my face or Dipper will shrinks down - Minhbraindemon

When the cops aren’t around, anything’s legal.

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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.

If you're looking for a show with great plot, artful animation, complex and likable characters, grabbing action, and a sense of wonder and originality, literally nothing comes close. Be it live action, anime, or other animated T.V. shows, The Last Airbender is probably the best T.V. show ever. The Legend of Korra was almost as good and deserves to be in at least the top ten.

Good heavens, where do I start? It has incredible character development, the worldbuilding is phenomenal, and the magic system is fascinating, especially when you know it's based on real martial arts styles. And this isn't even MENTIONING the marvelous plot. This show deserves every vote.

This show is better than the Simpsons, Family Guy, and much better than South Park and American Dad!

Avatar is by far the best animated show.

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7 Rick and Morty Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

Pleasantly surprised to find this show. Very hilarious.

2013-present
The newest series on the list, the show is about a mad scientist who takes his stupid grandson on many different journeys. And it is also from cult comedy God, Dan Harmon.

This should be higher on this list

Why is gravity falls above this it should be first its hilarious and wheres that szeuchan sauce morty

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8 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.

I just love this show, you know who else loves regular show my mom.

This was my favourite show when I was younger. - astroshark

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

I like Futurama better than the Simpsons because I've seen more of it, and I like what I've seen. It shows a great world of tomorrow where you see something different everyday. You don't just see The Jetsons' flying cars and robots. You have characters that are funny, but that also have human emotions (even if a makority of them aren't human) and you have clever jokes and clever concepts. I mean, they threat Earth like it's a country. I don't even think that's possible. Thank you Zoidberg Jesus! It's sad that the shows off the air, but I enjoyed what I've seen, so LONG LIVE PLANET EXPRESS!

Futurama is great, I believe the year 3000 will be just like this.

This and the Simpsons are my favourite shows

1999-2003;2008-2013
This cult scifi animated comedy tells the story of pizza boy, Fry, who is accidently sent 1000 years into the future and starts to work with his great great great great great great great elderly grandnephew.

10 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.

Very annoying fandom, I know. Very overrated as well. Still overall very enjoyable once you put the fandom and hype aside. 9.5/10

Quiet nice to watch even for a boy like me. Negative comments should just be ignored.

Best show ever. No questions asked.

Came for the show... stayed for the fandom

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The Contenders

11 Beavis and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-Head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.

There stupidity is funny

This show is actully pretty funny

12 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.

I like to call this the "better version of family guy". There's always more of a story to follow, the jokes are also funnier and not repetitive.

This show is guaranteed to make you laugh at one point or another

Better than Family Guy in every way. Fact.

2005-present
Probably the most underrated Seth Macfarlene show out there. It is defiantly smarter than Family Guy, where it relies on the situations the characters get into and the political commentary. While Family Guy just relies on cut-away gags.

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13 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.
14 Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.

Blood in a show that looks like a little girl show? Awesome! My favorite show, it teaches little kids that reality is scary and not all happy and innocent, it is the sad truth about real life. Criminals robbing and stealing and doing other crimes is reality. I used to think PPG was lame and that it was going to be about three whiny brats that play fairy princesses and unicorns that are spoiled and weak. Then I actually watched the show, the music is amazing, the characters are relatable and not mary sues, and the show is barely even girly. It has awesome fight scenes and the villains are unforgettable. - AnimeDrawer

So cute! Love the blood in the theme song.

Best show ever!

WHY isn't THIS NUMBER 1

Probably because the 2016 reboot damaged the franchise's republic. - Kid_ethinederland

15 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Hate anime. Love death note. That's seriously how amazing it is, so intense, just... The definition of amazing. Even anime haters will love this show, seriously just watch it. You won't be disappointed.

Literally the only shows worth watching on this list are the animes-ESPECIALLY this one

This show was actually meaningful, had a message and had an amazing plot/storyline that was obviously brilliantly thought out. death note actually was suspenseful/intense to the point I was literally at the edge of my seat at times. death note is actually so mature and so incredible I can't even express it in words, unlike every other stupid show on this list.

This should be number 1

16 Archer Archer

2009-present
This James Bond spoof is defiantly one of the best shows on the air, with its witty jokes and talented cast, it defiantly deserves a spot on this list.

Best show of all time

17 Pokémon
18 Scooby Doo

One of the best shows ever Scooby-Doo has everything.

Scooby doo is the best wish Casey casem could still be here to voice shaggy.

19 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.

This show rocks why is it so low.

1992-1995
This dark show about one of the best superheros ever, defiantly deserves a spot on the list.

20 Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and five years before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing ...read more.

This show is the best thing to come out of Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm, it is better than The Force Awakens in my opinion. I'd honestly rather see season 4 than see The Last Jedi, by like a LOT. This show has a beautiful soundtrack (especially season 1) and great characters. I think this (and The Clone Wars) is one of the best animated shows of all time. Star Wars never gets old, the idea of Jedi and lightsaber's and millions of cool characters and the soundtrack is great...It's been impressing people for 40 years, and not only that but with every year I am even more impressed. Keep it up Filoni, you know how to GET IT ON.

Some one place this in a higher rank? It's STAR WARS, and the movie franchise is made by Lucasfilm, and Rebels is a storyline in the middle of Star Wars. Rephrase: awesome as hell.

21 The Boondocks The Boondocks Cantankerous Robert "Granddad" Freeman is the legal guardian of his grandsons, 10-year-old revolutionary Huey and 8-year-old Riley, a product of contemporary rap culture. After moving the family from Chicago's South Side to the safety of suburban Woodcrest -- aka the boondocks -- Granddad hopes to ignore ...read more.

The roots of African America society are RIGHT HERE.

Best Show Ever, should be in top ten

22 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball 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.

Easily the best Animated show on T.V. ever.

If you have seen it you love it.

Amazing show. Should be in top 10, honestly

BEST. SHOW. EVER.

23 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.
24 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.

Son, there better not be any walking dead up there!

Dear Nicktoons, Please bring this back

This show is so good I love gerr so much

25 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.

This show could have easily failed, but why didn't it? Is it because of its story arcs, its animation, its characters. I thought it over, and I concluded to why I love it: its mythology is so intense and fantastical, that it seems like a fantasy Bible. As the show performs, the creators build and explore this fantastic world that is very realistic to ours. Like ours, it has people with goals. Like ours, it has people who are shaped by their pasts. Lise ours, it even has its own religion (Gob-ism, or Gob-ianity). It doesn't look at research to see what kids'll watch and it doesn't go by rules. It's completely built up on the creators' nostalgic memories of their childhood adventures into random imagination. It's a show that, if you take it too seiously, you'ld stop enjoying it, but also if you take it too lightly, you won't see its significance. Its funny, but dramatic. Action packed, but even very peaceful at times. It's just ta great show that allows us to stop thinking and be ...more

Super under rated show.

I've never been so attatched to a vampire... Marceline changed my life

26 Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for The Fox Broadcasting Company. It premiered on January 9, 2011 and is still running as of 2017.

2011-present
This hilarious series about a family who owns a poorly run and unsuccessful burger joint.

27 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.

Phineas and Ferb, Family Guy and American Dad are the best shows!

28 Fish Hooks Fish Hooks Fish Hooks is an American animated television series created by Noah Z. Jones which originally aired on Disney Channel from September 3, 2010 to April 4, 2014. Twenty-one episodes were ordered for the first season.
29 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

Did you copy that off of Wikipedia?

Hold up here rugrats was nickelodeons 2nd longest lasting show why is it behind teen titans go and f&cc
? 😵

30 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure chanbara animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival ...read more.
31 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.
32 Spiderman the Animated Series
33 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

This is way better than Teen Titans Go. Bring this show back.

This show rocks like a bazillion times.

I do like this version but not the GO! version.

34 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.
35 Viva Pinata
36 Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network.
37 Cleveland Show
38 The Flinstones
39 The Fairly Oddparents The Fairly Oddparents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
40 Peanuts Specials Peanuts Specials
41 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.
42 King of the Hill King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.

Yeah this is better than family guy

1997-2010
This southern based series takes a humorous and realistic look on the lives of Hank Hill and his friends and family.

43 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

It is amazing my only complaint is that it should have had more episodes, but that isn't really a complaint is it

Fantastic animation, interesting stories, likable characters, good messages. No flaws with this show

44 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
45 Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z
46 Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban ...read more.
47 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her teenage ...read more.

This should be higher.

48 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.

Tom and jerry is loved by every one even elders
Best show in the history

49 The Proud Family The Proud Family The Proud Family is an American animated sitcom that ran on Disney Channel from September 15, 2001 to August 19, 2005.
50 Teen Titans Go

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