Best Cartoon Network Shows of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

This show is so well put together and creative, it has everyone's favorite themes including drama, adventure, comedy, and action! The suspense is to die for and not to mention the songs, oh how beautiful they are (the best is "stronger than you", of course that is in my opinion)they really bring out the characters true selves. All of the characters have their own personality traits, Pearl is dramatic and doesn't treat herself to the fullest, Amethyst is funny, lazy, and emotional, Garnet is mysterious Powerful and a fusion, Steven is loving, kind, and is half human half gem, Connie is his (Girl) friend and trains with pearl to use a sword, Peridot was at first loyal to the evil Yellow diamond but was abandoned with the crystal gems and soon after that became one of them, Lapis Lazuli is loyal to Steven, Peridot's crush and not officially a Crystal Gem yet but is living with them, Rose is a flirt when it comes to humans but eventually found her match with Greg, Rose gave up her ...more

This show is in my opinion, the best show they've ever aired on Cartoon Network. Most of season 1 was just filler to be introduced to the characters and what the show is about, but at the end of the season, it gets more onto the plot and has one of the best songs in the show's history; "Stronger than you". At times it can be a slice of life in the filler episodes, but the plot episodes can be a mix of comedy, action, drama and feels! Honestly, Cartoon Network should let them add a couple more seasons, since season 5 is going to be the last season so far.

Really didn't expect this to be the first thing I see on this list when I clicked the link! My absolute favorite show at this point in time, and I love how free and open it is. It's open to kids and adults of all ages. The songs are incredible (my favorite being "It's Over Isn't It? "). 28% is CRAZY! That's more than 1/4 people saying this is their favorite show from this year! Being someone who got into the show a few months ago, I can truly say it's an impeccable show and never doubts to impress me.

I love Steven Universe, it's one of those shows that depend on other episodes. It continues the story and doesn't leave any details out. It also has so many secrets about the characters. Pearl is obsessed with Rose (Stevens mom), Amythest is likes to have things her own way and doesn't like being bossed around, Garnet is a fusion, Steven has a crush on Connie which we all figured out, and lion...well we know not much of this lion, but it might be Rose's.

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2 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 more.

Adventure Time went a little downhill in Season 6 but Season 7 had been completely awesome so far! I think it has regained its title of CN's best show. Especially with Regular Show's declining quality and Steven Universe's hiatus.

I love Adventure Time I'm sad it's getting cancelled this year I'm gonna miss it. - PatrickStar3

Yup... Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself.

Adventure time is so creative and funny they really need a come back

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3 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 loved Regular Show why are all the good Shows ending or cancelled. - PatrickStar3

This show's jokes are just the best and the characters' developments are cool as well.

It's way better than adventure time sadly it is getting cancelled this January 2017

Ya I also miss Thomas - Cartoons4life

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4 Pokemon: XY & Z

Pokemon XY and Z has been a pretty great series. It shows a side of Ash that we haven't really seen and it gets pretty deep. So far I'm loving it because he's actually matured after all these years.

World wonderful cartoon

5 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.

THis should be the second

This is the Show I watch the most nowadays I absolutely love it. - PatrickStar3

Th is show is so good. I can't stop watching it. It's my show conditions favorite next to Steven Universe which I already voted for.

When people say this not a good cartoon... kill them. I've been watching this ever since it came out. They make the plot in a funny, weird and interesting way that other cartoons don't have. Say whatever I love this

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6 Lego Ninjago

Why is this in twice. - Cartoons4life

7 We Bare Bears We Bare Bears An animated comedy show by Daniel Chong about three different species of bears - Grizzly, Panda and Ice bear (polar bear). Since they were little, they wanted to get adopted by owners separately. But then they missed each other too much, so they reunited again. Now as adults, they now live in a cave more.

I love this shows who doesn't love these guys there so funny my favorite is ice bear

I never get addicted of watching ANY cartoons aside from Spongebob which also isn't for so long. But this show definitely caught my attention and it's my new addiction. I just wish they have more episodes.

I love this show. I resemble Panda in many ways since we both love anime and manga, technology, and girls...and we both draw

This show has demonic messages (look at pandas phone and zoom in, there is a 3 digit number and the numbers are all the same)

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8 Mighty Magiswords Mighty Magiswords Mighty Magiswords is an American Flash animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Kyle A. Carrozza specifically for Cartoon Network Video, being as the network's first online original series.

Creative show put together by a guy who has been putting this show into work since high school. I love drawing Vambre and Simone, and I was Vambre for Halloween. The swords are excellent too!

9 Mixels Mixels

Is kinda good

10 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. more.

This show was actually Pretty good...Even though 2016 was bad...But the 2016 beats TTG hard

2016 version or Powerpuff Girls isn't the best but at least they didn't completely change it like with Teen Titans Go

This show is actually really good and a little funny but I still think that its good - Cartoons4life

The show is really great

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The Contenders

11 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

I lobe this show they are so funny and there awesome ninjas who fight bad guys and even has some romance in it. Who doesn't love that?

I don't. They aren't funny, they aren't awesome, they are one dimensional teen stereotypes. And the romance makes it worse. - GGGofluckyourself

I love the person who put this on the list

I love this program it's so interesting but I'm disappointed at season 7 it's literally 1 episode that finishes the season. But still waiting for season 8 now

I've watch this show from the beginning like star wars and its amazing! It has well put together characters and they never run out of ideas to expand the series. SO PUMPED FOR THEIR OWN LEGO MOVIE WITH JACKIE CHAN AS SENSEI WU!

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12 Clarence Clarence Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence and his two best friends Jeff and Sumo. Page, a former storyboard artist for Adventure Time and revisionist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, developed more.

I watched episode 1 but I found it boring it's not the best Cartoon in the world but Clarence can have funny moments. - PatrickStar3

This show is horrible the plot is so common and dumb! Hate it so much

Will Amy from episode pretty great day with a girl come bak to the show

I'm not sure how people really feel about Clarence it's not really loved or hated

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13 Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go! 'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television more.

This show is completely stupid. They don't work together as a team 3/4 of the time. They say some very horrible things to each other. There is no plot to the show. Who ever made this show must have hit their head. They should have kept it like the original. It just makes me so angry, to see the Teen Titans embarrassed like this. Just cancel this show cartoon network. It's not working.

It's the best show I have ever seen...

What the heck this show is horrible take it off the list

I think is was a BIG mistake to cancel the original Teen Titans. The episodes in this has no plot and even is they do, it makes no sense.

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14 Superman
15 The Loud House The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. more.

This show is gay and dumb and retarded and gay. And it's nickelodeon which is gay. Gay. Do you know da wae?

Great Show but it's from Nickelodeon. - PatrickStar3

Whoever put this on, What part of "This is Nickelodeon" do you not understand?

This is nickelodeon

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16 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.

The money they put into Teen Titans Go could being going towards a new season of this show. Teen Titans Go is a joke. - MarinetteNoir

This show ended therefore it's not still not airing (*cries*) - Cartoons4life

We want it back #2017 cartoon network - jaredmbala


17 Infinity Train Infinity Train Infinity Train is an American animated short pilot created by Owen Dennis for Cartoon Network. It follows Tulip and her companion One-One, which is composed by Glad-One and Sad-One, in their journey through a seemingly infinite train with limitless possibilities to find a way to Tulip's home.

Even though there haven't been any official episodes, Infinity Train's mini episode is really creative, funny, and visually appealing. I really enjoyed watching it, and I hope it becomes an official show soon!

18 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 more.

I love this show because it has a female lead. I also like that she is rebellious and a lot of the stuff she does is wrong, but you still like her and learn with her. I like how the relationship between Marco and Star progressed, too. The show started out boring, but as the characters developed the show got better.

Where can I start? Everything about this show is awesome! To the story then the characters, the humor and the heartbreak, it's one of my favourite cartoons!

This show is from Disney not Cartoon Network. - TLHFanBaseSucks

This show is good but it’s not a Cartoon Network show - AliciaMae

19 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.

What version of Tom and Jerry. - PatrickStar3

I like Tom and Jerry it's OK. - PatrickStar3


Best cartoon show love love love it Tom and jerry

20 Johnny Test Johnny Test Johnny Test is an American-Canadian animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, for the first season, and Cookie Jar, for the remainder of the series.

I love the Johnny Test Theme Song and Show

Am I the only one that likes this Show. - PatrickStar3

21 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse
22 Supernoobs Supernoobs Supernoobs is an American-Canadian flash animated series produced by DHX Media for Teletoon. The series is about four kids who navigate through middle school and fight viruses as well.

I love this show right after lego Ninjago which should be first and this should be second. THIS IS SO COOL

This should be higher I love supernoobs

Four friends who come across two aliens Mem and Zen recieve battleballs and come across evil and must save the day and there only KIDS. HOW COOL IS THAT?

23 Lego Nexo Knights

This is like ninjago but not as good as ninjago

24 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.

It's a classic but that version are you talking about. - PatrickStar3

25 SpongeBob SquarePants 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 19 years, and is beginning its 11th season. more.

I love SpongeBob but it's Nickelodeon not Cartoon Network. - PatrickStar3

This should be at the top of the list. Spongebob Square pants and his crew has been the funniest cartoon group ever created on Nickelodeon.

Best CARTOON NETWORK shows. Not Nickelodeon. - Wereweegee

The nickelodeon show should be at the top of the list

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26 DC Super Hero Girls
27 Horrid Henry Horrid Henry

This is good but it's CBBC. - PatrickStar3

No it's on CITV

28 Uncle Grandpa Uncle Grandpa Uncle Grandpa is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt for Cartoon Network that premiered on the network on September 2, 2013. The series is based on Browngardt's animated short of the same name from The Cartoonstitute.

Dude no - AliciaMae

29 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.
30 Wabbit
31 Camp WWE

Wait, Camp WWE on Cartoon Network? This show isn't on Cartoon Network. - LapisBob


32 The Tom and Jerry Show


I watched it once but it's boring. - PatrickStar3

33 Tom and Jerry Kids Show
34 Baby Looney Tunes Baby Looney Tunes

My childhood. - PatrickStar3

35 DC Heroes
36 Doraemon Doraemon Doraemon is a fictional character in the Japanese manga and anime series of the same name created by Fujiko Fujio, the pen name of writing team Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko.

Doreamon is the best

37 Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors

Pokemon Sinnoh League Victors is Pretty Good! I could vote for this!

38 Batman: The Animated Series
39 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
40 Oggy and the Cockroaches Oggy and the Cockroaches Oggy and the Cockroaches is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.
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1. Pokemon: XY & Z
2. Adventure Time
3. Lego Ninjago
1. Adventure Time
2. Regular Show
3. Steven Universe
1. Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
2. The Amazing World of Gumball
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