Top 10 Best Animated T.V. Shows

The Top Ten Best Animated T.V. Shows

1 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.

Family Guy is just a knock-off of the Simpsons. South Park should knock Family Guy down.

2 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 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

South park is absolute crap!
The Simpsons and Family Guy are WAY better

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.


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

3 Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. 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

4 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 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, like a lot of other adult shows that started in the 90s, is kind of getting out of touch, somewhat in jokes and a lot in animation (I mean look at there mouths, they're just boring C shapes), but past Family Guy was great. I mean who didn't love "Road To..." or "FCC Song". Family Guy watched T.V. like we did, the only difference was that they were also IN the T.V.. The characters are great, the jokes were hilarious, and yes its cutaways and pop culture references were just to fill in the time slot, but if you're a true Family Guy fan, you can look past it.

5 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 more.

How is this not #1 it has the best plot, story and characters than this whole list the creators did an amazing job with this show

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!

6 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 more.

The animation, plot, story telling, music, characters, development, conclusion, everything was perfect about this show. I love this show.

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

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

This should be top five, in between gravity falls and family guy

Pleasantly surprised to find this show. Very hilarious.

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

8 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 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 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.

Never saw this very high. Great idea! - Neonco31

10 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

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.

The Newcomers

? Spider-Man: The Animated Series Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comic.
? The Flintstones The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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

Should be a lot higher

This show is actully pretty funny

13 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.

Okay, this show is FUNNY - MoldySock

14 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.

So cute! Love the blood in the theme song.

Best show ever!


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

15 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

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 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
? 😵

19 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.

20 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.

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

21 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 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.

22 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many shorts also more.

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

23 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 The Fairly Oddparents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
25 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
26 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 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


27 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 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.

Needs to be higher

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

28 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.

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

29 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 more.

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

30 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

31 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.
32 Catscratch Catscratch is an American animated television series created by Doug TenNapel (also known for creating Earthworm Jim). It was aired on both Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on July 9, 2005 and ended February 10, 2007. It is an adaptation of TenNapel's graphic novel, Gear, which is also the name of the cats' more.
33 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 more.
34 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.
35 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.

36 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 more.
37 Viva Pinata
38 Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network.
39 Cleveland Show
40 The Boondocks The Boondocks is an American animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. It is based upon his comic strip of the same name. The series premiered on November 6, 2005.

The roots of African America society are RIGHT HERE.

Best Show Ever, should be in top ten

41 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

I wish Fearless Leader never appeared in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. I wish Boris Badenov never appeared in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. I wish Natasha Fatale never appeared in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is so much better without Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale because of the time I screamed at Boris and Natasha when they were on T.V. 📺

That was a great 👍 cartoon. Rocky is awesome 😎. Bullwinkle is so funny 😂. I’ve always found Boris and Natasha annoying and if any characters had to be dropped from Rocky and Bullwinkle, it would be Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale

42 Peanuts Specials
43 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.
44 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

45 Hey Arnold

YEAH! Hey Arnold is totally AWESOME! It's my favorite show it's centered around real life, has memorable Characters, and the best episodes! This person who added Hey Arnold! is smart.

46 Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z is a Japanese magical girl anime series directed by Megumu Ishiguro, based on the American animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. The anime is co-produced by Cartoon Network Japan and Aniplex and was animated and produced by Toei Animation, featuring character design by Miho more.
47 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 more.
48 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 more.
49 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.

This show is just a beautiful work of art. - xandermartin98

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