Top Ten Best Cartoons of the 2010s

The 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 Best Cartoons of the 2010s

1 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.

There's not much to say that hasn't already been said, but this is a great modern show, especially as far as animation and cartoons go. The animation is very fluid, so along with a compelling plot and characters, it's great to look at as well.

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.

Let's face it this wouldn't be anywhere it is now without tad strange

2 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 was the standard, the role model, the rulebook of animation series on the 2010s. Every other show of the decade basically followed Aventure Time's steps on terms of storytelling, character development, writting techniques, and world building.

Adventure Time is the best no doubt, the character are amazing, the land of ooo is beatiful, the mysteries, the philosophical stuff, the dark stuff, not even Gravity Falls can match this show's greatness. - firevex

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.

Next to gravity falls and reaglur show ADVENTURE TIME RULES!

3 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.

Adventure Time is good but overrated; Steven Universe is BY FAR the better show and has an overall much higher quality of production, story, and voice recording.

This and We Bare Bears will be the only good ones left because Gumball is going to end now...

This is a masterpiece. - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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.

4 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.

Season 1 can turn viewers away if they're not into random jumbled episodes, minus the finale episode and maybe 2 more. Season 2 gets better, and Season 3 trumps them both. Season 4 is a great closer, with a pretty wholesome ending. I'd say this show is better than Gravity Falls, at least for my personal taste. Highly recommend it.

This could very well be the best show I've ever seen. I'm honestly torn between this and invader him as my number 1 favourite cartoon of all time

Why is this not at the top. Gravity falls is amazing, but star is much better

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

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

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

I don't dislike Steven Universe, but it should swsp places with Rick and Morty. - 445956

6 My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic

After 9 long years and over 200 episodes, a theatrical movie, a T.V. movie, a spin-off series, several holiday specials and several hundreds of thousands of fan created works, It is hard to argue that MLP: FiM, whether you like it or not, is not a cultural phenomenon unlike any other cartoon of the modern age. It is one that has reached further corners of the internet than most others, creating a fandom that no one saw coming, spawning several dozens of conventions, launching the careers of musicians, analysts, animators and many other fans that have become huge internet icons of the modern age. For some people, myself included, it has even be a source of catharsis, therapy, and even to some (me) a preventative to suicide at some point in their lives. There are very few shows that can lay claim to such a prestigious honor. To have such a far reaching grasp, to last for so long and never truly feel like quality went out the door completely and to go out on such a high note, I feel that ...more

Relatable characters. Excellent writting. Adorable designs. Fluid animation. Touching stories. Fantastic music. Perfect balance between slice of life and adventure. Without doubts, one of the most representative animation series of the decade, and the most important in terms of Internet and pop culture.

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.

7 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 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

This is so underrated to me! I love this show SO MUCH I tried to watch a season every week. If you haven’t watched it yet you should Totally go try it out!

Funniest cn show since the amazing world of gumball

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.

This show is a good in between of a kids show and a show adults can enjoy. It has great characters, especially Benson.

Regular Show is indeed one of the greatest (if not greatest) Cartoon Network shows of all time. It is my favorite Cartoon Network show of the 2010's. It just feels so different from other CN shows (and in a good way) it has an adult-ish feel to it. It had some cussing in Season 1 such as "crap" and "pissed" unfortunately, those words were redubbed and changed to crud and ticked or miffed. The show faced a lot of censorship so because I live in South Africa I've been watching the show censored. This was especially annoying with the Halloween specials "Terror Tales of the Park" where the intro is changed to the normal RS intro. Adventure Time has been facing the same problem throughout its run. But nonetheless, this show was a true masterpiece with a lot of hidden adult jokes that would just fly over little kids' heads. Speaking of kids, this show was never really meant for kids as it was originally going to air on Adult Swim but there wasn't any space for new programming for AS at the ...more

Should at least be a little bit higher on the list

That's the best one I swear - Idiot244

9 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Not as good as Avatar: The Last Airbender series. (Because that show is pretty much perfect)
But this is a more than good sequel, only thing that sucks about this to is the lack of run time, resulting in a very fast passing which puts many people off whom expected better from the sequel to what might be the greatest show of all time.
But The Legend of Korra has beautiful animation, a great character arc for its main character, amazing worldbuilding and development, funny side characters(Do the thing! ), most of the villains have great motivations, and the action is overall the best we have seen.
Simply put, it's amazing and absolutely deserves more attention.
(by the way, Rick & Morty is better, but I wanted to give this show the vote)

This is brilliant ( although Avatar is much better) it is a good follow up. How is it below shows like My little pony, Adventure time (still very good though), Star vs the forces of evil and Gravity falls.

Honestly I thought the first season was the best. And although its not nearly as good as Avatar the Last Airbender its seriously amazing.

It may not be the best cartoon of the decade but its probably the best spinoff of the 2010s

10 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.

Its really more underrated than most

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.

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11 Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network.

It is great if you are into dark stuff. I mean out of 10 episodes, I would only consider 1-2 episodes lighthearted.

This show was okay I guess, it wasn't groundbreaking or anything but it is certainly better than most cartoon network shows nowadays

Seriously if you haven't seen this, you are missing out on one of the best cartoons of all time. It's roughly 2 hours long and is so tightly wound in mystery and symbolism that it is a must watch!

I haven't seen this, but it seems really good and the characters look adorable!

12 Bojack Horseman BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, BoJack Horseman.

It has more depth than just about any cartoon ever

13 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.

Considering I just became an adult a year ago, this show is actually pretty good. It's not the best, but it does it have its strong moments. It's better than most other Nickelodeon cartoons in recent years.

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

14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American 3D rendered computer animated television series based on the fictional superhero team. It aired on Nickelodeon in the United States from September 29, 2012 to November 12, 2017.

Great comedy, great action, great animation, great heroes and villains - to me it stands out from the other modern cartoons that put more focus on random silliness.


15 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.

Funniest fox cartoon

16 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.

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

Best show ever! Kinda

Finally this show is in the right place.

17 Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015, the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.

This is so underrated shouldn't have been cancelled

Saved Nickelodeon

18 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers.
19 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.
20 Dan Vs. Dan Vs. is an American Flash animated television series created by Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson. The series spanned three seasons, airing on The Hub from January 1, 2011, to March 9, 2013.

This cartoon is iconic!


21 Milo Murphy's Law Milo Murphy's Law is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, which premiered on October 3, 2016 on Disney XD.
22 Wander Over Yonder Wander Over Yonder is an American animated television series on Disney XD. Created by Craig McCracken, it follows Wander and his best friend and steed Sylvia. Adventurous and optimistic, Wander rides across the galaxy to help persons live freely, against the intentions of Lord Hater to rule the universe. more.

I like gravity falls better but seriously it's better than any other on here and the animation is so 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.

23 Ultimate Spider-Man
24 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.


Worst show ever should not have a movie coming out

Why is this on here?! ITS TERRIBLE - Ar0nT0pTeNz05


25 Scooby Doo! Mystery, Inc.

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!

26 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.

I just voted samurai jack so teen titans go can go lower

27 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.
28 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is a Disney XD show created by Jed Ellinoff and Scott Thomas and produced by Titmouse Inc. The characters were designed by Jhonen Vasquez, a creator from a Nickelodeon show, Invader Zim . more.
29 Motorcity
30 Total Drama Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is a homage and parody to the conventions commonly found in reality television.

Great show well at least season 1

31 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

This came out in 2011 and in 2016 we have got 6 seasons


32 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil is an American animated television series created and executive produced by animator Sandro Corsaro, about a young boy named Clarence Francis "Kick" Buttowski, who aspires to become the world's greatest daredevil.
33 Phineas & Ferb

Why is this below Clarence? Phineas & Ferb has original ideas and is actually pretty funny unlike Clarence

Not a modern cartoon. It was made in 2007 - Ar0nT0pTeNz05


34 Wild Kratts Wild Kratts is an American-Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt.
35 G.I. Joe: Renegades
36 RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.
37 Grojband Grojband is a Canadian animated series developed by Fresh TV and distributed by FremantleMedia, Ltd and created by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton. more.

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.

38 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Also called "Miraculous", "Miraculous Ladybug", "Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir", "Ladybug and Cat Noir" or simply "Ladybug" . It's a French show created by Thomas Astruc and Jeremy Zag, produced by Method Animation (by Zag) and SAMG Animation (in Korean version). The theme song singed by Cash Callaway more.

It’s one of the best cartoons on Disney channel

39 Archer

The best adult cartoon out there. On the same level as Venture Bros. and Rick and Morty.

40 Young Justice Young Justice is an American animated television series developed by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network.

A fairly credible and unpredictable series

41 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.

This is top ten cartoons of the 2010s and this didn't even get popula in the 2010s it was made in 1999

42 The Looney Tunes Show

I love the show and how it brings all the characters together in a modern way.

43 Transformers: Prime


One word...EPIC

The best Transformers T.V. Show

44 Sym-Bionic Titan Sym-Bionic Titan is an American animated action science fiction television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews, and Paul Rudish for Cartoon Network.
45 DuckTales (2017)

It's the best cartoon ever


46 F Is for Family

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

47 SheZow SheZow is an Australian-Canadian animated superhero comedy television series. It features the adventures of a boy who inadvertently inherits the role of a superheroine, which imposes an explicit feminine theme to his costumed appearance and equipment.
48 Slugterra
49 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.
50 Generator Rex Generator Rex is an American science fantasy action animated television series created by Man of Action for Cartoon Network.

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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