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

1 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 more.

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.

Gravity Falls is amazing and one of the best cartoons of the 2010's easily. It has a original plot and it's all about family! This show has good animation, characters, story-line and they did it all in two seasons! I remember watching the finale and almost started crying cause I would miss this show so much watch it it's amazing trust me

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2 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.

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

I LOVE IT SO MUCH. No matter how hard I try U can't find as ingle bad thign about it. The plot, the chracters, the depth, the villains, The CReEPYNESS (Super creepy I warn you) The vibe, the songs, the no lyric music, the mnystery, how relatable it is! UHG I JUST LOVE IT

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3 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.

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.

I may be a failure but my life is complete with marceline

The best. - 445956

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4 Star vs the Forces of Evil

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

For anyone who likes Mabel from Gravity Falls.

5 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.

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

..."And then we're gonna go on even more adventures after that, Morty and you're gonna keep your mouth shut about it, Morty, because the world is full of idiots that don't understand what's important, and they'll tear us apart, Morty but if you stick with me, I'm gonna accomplish great things, Morty, and you're gonna be part of them, and together, we're gonna run around, Morty. We're gonna do all kinds of wonderful things, Morty. Just you and me, Morty. The outside world is our enemy, Morty. We're the only friends we've got, Morty. It's just Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty and their adventures, Morty. Rick and Morty forever and forever. Morty's things. Me and Rick and Morty running around, and Rick and Morty time. All day long, forever. All a hundred days. Rick and Morty forever 100 times. Over and over, All 100 years. Every minute,"

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6 My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic

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.

Fluttershy is the best! - pcn

It's good

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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 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

You think being a potential victim of cannibaliszm is a realistic situation? If you said yes, then you are high on drugs

Funniest cn show since the amazing world of gumball

8 The Legend of Korra 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, which aired from 2005 to 2008.

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

It's gay. No more tone said.

9 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.

Should at least be a little bit higher on the list

That's the best one I swear - Idiot244


Love it!

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10 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.

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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Over The Garden Wall is an absolute masterpiece and it's a shame more people don't know about it

A masterpiece

Boring,would rather watch gravity falls


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12 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.

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

Why The Heck Isn't One Higher?! I Love Show! I'm Even Watching it as I'm Writing This! - ChiefMudkip

Love it

THIS DESERVES TO BE #1! BEST CARTOON EVER! (in my opinion, it's TOTALLY okay if you disagree with me) This show has hilairious and memorable moments, great humor, heartwarming episodes, and is my favorite show. It has brought us great jokes such as "I can see Uranus from here, and boy is it gassy", "I wrote a song about our family going down the highway to... HELLO! ", " you look so constipated", etc etc etc etc etc. Heck, I could spend all day just talking about the humor this show gives. If you haven't seen this show yet, I really recommend it.

13 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.

Funniest fox cartoon

14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
15 Bojack Horseman 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.
16 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 more.
17 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
18 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 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.

A fantastic parody cartoon of the teen superhero genre! - gothictomboy66

19 Harvey Beaks 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

I like this show more than spongebob

Saved Nickelodeon

20 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.

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.

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1. Steven Universe
2. Adventure Time
3. Star vs the Forces of Evil
1. Gravity Falls
2. Over the Garden Wall
3. Scooby Doo! Mystery, Inc.
1. Steven Universe
2. The Loud House
3. The Amazing World of Gumball

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