Top Ten Best Cartoons of the 2010sThe list of the best cartoons that were created in the 2010s. Please do not cartoons that were not created in this decade such as The Simpsons or Phineas and Ferb. Only add cartoons that were created in the 2010s.
The Top Ten
Gravity Falls is easily best television show that has ever been made. This is one of the shows that does not actually drag on for a long time, leaves you wanting more, and it actually has a real plot. I swear, people who say that they hate it are absolutely crazy, and I don't mean that in an insane Bill Cipher way, I mean that in an bad way. Its characters actually have character development, unlike some of there worse ones I have seen. It deserves many awards, and it definitely suits any age group. Heck, even my youngest brother (a toddler) and my dad loves to watch this show!
It was between this and Steven universe. I love both these shows to death and will DEFEND THEM TO THE GRAVE. But it wasn't hard. Gravity Falls is by far the best cartoon of the 2010s and in the top 15 of all time. People who say otherwise either haven't watched it, or are lying. If you haven't given it a chance yet, DO IT. I don't care how old you are, it's an outstanding animated series. You can even take the "animated" out of that sentence and it would still be true. It finished, so you don't have to wait for the new episodes. Go. Now. Watch it. I promise, I PROMISE you won't be disappointed.
Definitely one of the best cartoons of its era. The best part of it is that is grabs a huge demographic! Anybody of any age can watch it and generally enjoy it (or at least get something out of the show)! It's humor is also very clever, humor that you can tell your grandfather or a 5 year old child and find it genuinely funny. Overall a good watch. And it's great since it's only 40 episodes. Not too long. A show that depends on Quality rather than Quantity.
Great show, mixes comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery all seamlessly. I would recommend to anybody.V 15 Comments
I like Gravity Falls, but this is the cartoon that actually GOT me into Cartoon Network. That means it also got me into Steven Universe, Regular Show, and Johnny Bravo. How is this not #1? Some people don't like it because "it has lots of gross humor and dumb jokes." I do agree, the first season had a lot of bad, dumb, and embarrassing episodes, but as the show went on it went into the territory of deep, inspiring, and some episodes seemed to be aimed at ADULTS. I love this cartoon so much, and I recommend the newer episodes to any fan of cartoons with heart, friendship, valuable life lessons (not the cheesy kind), and of course, adventure.
Adventure Time was at its peak between Season 4 and 5, then Pen Ward stepped down as the showrunner because he felt kinda pressured. And Rebecca Sugar, who was the songwriter of the best songs in the show, had her show pitched, so she also left. The newer seasons were more plot-driven, and lacked the humor it had during the previous ones. This show used to be really good, but I feel like the new staff are just trying too hard to revive the show's popularity.
Adventure time was just so interesting it really made you feel like wow this is a whole new world to explore no show has been able to capture that feeling in the 2010s other than adventure time
Without this one, you wouldn't have the first one, or many of the ones below this show. So this should be the greatest show of the 2010s, simple.V 8 Comments
I love this show! So complicated and yet so simple! An absolute masterpiece that should never be forgotten!
The utmost show of all time! You should praise this show.
This show is my number one
Steven Universe does something very few other shows are willing to do - write genuinely morally complex characters who don't fall into simple categories of good and evil... who all happen to be queer women.
And I'm not someone who thinks representation always makes things better, but in this case, it does. The show is a challenging look at the complexities of people, relationships, romance, grief, and the ails of society, from a perspective that rejects the "great man history" idea that one person is at fault, with a ton of heart and intelligence. It truly loves all its characters, and leaves no one behind - if something is seeded in this universe, you can be damn sure it will come to fruition later.
The trope deconstruction deserves an award alone (the character of 'Rose Quartz' is one of the best deconstructions of the Madonna/Whore complex I've ever seen), but another thing that truly amazes me is that there is not a single character I hate. Not one. All of them have ...more
If it's in the top 5 I'm happy this is just the greatest show of all time
Best adult swim cartoon I have seen
One of the best cartoons I have ever watched
Its great but you have to have 9999 IQ to watch it and understand.V 5 Comments
Its like if Gravity Falls mixed with Steven Universe and mixed with good SpongeBob. Star is also one of the best cartoon characters of the decade
This show's only problem is it can't go a millisecond without being awesome
Great disney cartoon since gravity falls and wonder over yonder
SVTFOE is the best current cartoon, not just under the Disney brand but best cartoon in general. Star vs has that old school appeal while still retaining what kids like nowadays. Star vs has the charm of Foster’s home for imaginary friends and the now rare creativity of the Billy & Mandy, easily making it one of the greats of all time.V 1 Comment
The story is unexpected when coming from a kids show, the characters are all relatable and the flash animation looks well done in execution. Story 9/10 Animation 9/10 Characters 10/10 Overall 9.5/10
This show revived cartoons after so many good ones died off.
Without a doubt the most adorable show I have ever seen.
Great show, lots of fun!V 8 Comments
I love this show, its just a slice of life cartoon. - BraydenH
This should be number 1 because the top 3 are either EXTREMELY OVERRATED or complete abominations
Funniest cn show since the amazing world of gumball
It may not be the best cartoon of the decade but its probably the best spinoff of the 2010s
I think this is better than ATLA and Gravity Falls, even though they’re amazing. Legend of Korra felt real. The villains weren’t bad because they were bad, they were doing what they thought was right. This show has amazing animation, and action-packed fighting scenes. Great voice acting, and definitely one of the most mature cartoons I’ve seen. Deserves the #1 spot on this list. Even though ATLA was one of the best I’ve seen, the Legend of Korra was even better.
Should at least be a little bit higher on the list
That's the best one I swear - Idiot244
Love it!V 3 Comments
Funniest cn show since foster home for imangary friends
I intially found Season 1 childish and Nick jr-esque. Season 2 was better. Season 3 to present was amazing. The show includes witty and intelligent jokes and pop culture references.
It's short sweet, and was what got me back into western animation after years of loving anime and only anime.
Over The Garden Wall is an absolute masterpiece and it's a shame more people don't know about it
I haven't seen this, but it seems really good and the characters look adorable!
amazingV 4 Comments
Personally, I see The Loud House as the Nickelodeon equivalent of Adventure Time. In other words, like how Adventure Time brought about a modern Cartoon Network renaissance and cartoon renaissance in general, The Loud House has brought about a modern Nickelodeon renaissance. It's pretty nice to see something besides SpongeBob SquarePants being featured prominently on Nickelodeon. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
The thing about this show is that it's REAL. It's a step away from the surreal worlds of Gravity Falls and Spongebob, no monsters to fight like Adventure Time, no, it's just about a regular kid and his sisters
Why The Heck Isn't One Higher?! I Love Show! I'm Even Watching it as I'm Writing This! - ChiefMudkip
I love this show!V 2 Comments
Funniest fox cartoon
Say what you will about seasons 1 and 2, but season 3 has improved upon the show so much. It's given the main characters (especially Sumo) character development, it has a lot less disgusting imagery, and isn't as fast paced as it was before. Over all, even though the show has had its downsides, season 3 was a major improvment
Finally this show is in the right place.
This is so underrated shouldn't have been cancelled
I like this show more than spongebob
This cartoon is iconic!
THIS SHOW IS GOOD
Woah woah woah! How the heck is this one so low?!?! Wander Over Yander was cancelled too soon. It was honestly hilarious! Is it better than Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and Regular Show? No. But it was honestly a smart and clever piece of animation that Disney took for granted. No fair!
Why isn't this one higher its superior to trash like Teen Titans Go and Clarence
Wander over yonder deserves much higher spot on the list.
Such an underrated show. Wonderful animation.V 1 Comment
Worst show ever should not have a movie coming out
GET THIS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST. NOW! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Scooby Doo! MI took Scooby-Doo franchise to a whole new level. You guys have to see it it sooo underrated. Not only are there mysteries to solve every episode, there is a huge, lore-filled, mystery that spans 2 whole seasons. The show is also dark and there are a lot of deaths. It is what everyone wanted Scooby-Doo to be. Not only are there people dressed as monsters, there are actual ghosts and monsters. There are relationships between the Gang and they have ACTUAL families that play a significant role in the big mystery. YOU GUYS REALLY HAVE TO SEE IT! PLEASE!
No way! Scooby Doo SUCKS!
This came out in 2011 and in 2016 we have got 6 seasons
A fairly credible and unpredictable series
This show is terrible. - 445956
I hate this show
Very much underrated and feels like it is hated mostly because of it’s simplicit premise and similar but band version of phineas and ferb concept. Obviously not the greatest cartoon but hated way too much.
Great show well at least season 1
I love the show and how it brings all the characters together in a modern way.
THIS NEEDS TO BE HIGHER!
The best Transformers T.V. Show
F Is for Family might be one of the funniest Netflix original series. Only with 6 episodes, it is one of my favorite cartoons. - BraydenH
This came out in the 90's so it does not qualify for this list. Also the Fairly oddparents came out in 2001, so it doesn't qualify either. - themets05
This is top ten cartoons of the 2010s and this didn't even get popula in the 2010s it was made in 1999
Generator rex was MY SHOW when it first came out! It has such a great plot and really great characters, but sadly got pushed to the side by Ben 10.
Like, seriously, how is this show not one of the most popular cartoons if the early 2010s?! What kind of kid doesn't love a badass robot teen, a total boss in a green suit and a talking, purple monkey fighting, sometimes very creepy monsters?
I, still to this day, love this show to the bottom of my heart, and I miss it very dearly. And tell me, WHY THE HELL THIS IS SO MUCH LOWER THAN TEEN TITANS GO?! That show is utter garbage in my opinion, the original was far, FAR greater.
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