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.

Great show, mixes comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery all seamlessly. I would recommend to anybody.

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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.

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

I love this

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3 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

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

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4 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.

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.

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5 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 teenage more.

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


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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.

Without a doubt the most adorable show I have ever seen.

It touched my heart in a very strange way

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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

Funniest cn show since the amazing world of gumball

8 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

A very regular show

Love it!

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9 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

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.

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.

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!


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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

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!

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13 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.

It has more depth than just about any cartoon ever

14 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

15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)


16 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.

17 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

18 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
19 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.
20 Dan Vs. Dan Vs.

This cartoon is iconic!


21 Milo Murphy's Law 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 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.

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.

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23 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.
24 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.

Worst show ever should not have a movie coming out




25 Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man
26 Motorcity
27 Samurai Jack 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.
28 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 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.
29 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!

30 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

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

31 Wild Kratts Wild Kratts Wild Kratts is an American-Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt.
32 Young Justice Young Justice

A fairly credible and unpredictable series

33 Grojband 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.

34 Archer
35 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 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.
36 Total Drama 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

37 The Looney Tunes Show

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

38 Transformers: Prime Transformers: Prime


One word...EPIC

The best Transformers T.V. Show

39 Phineas & Ferb
40 Sym-Bionic Titan 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.
41 The Simpsons 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 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.
42 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

43 Family Guy 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.
44 Slugterra
45 Pound Puppies
46 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.

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

47 Generator Rex 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.

48 SheZow 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.
49 Voltron Force
50 Tara Duncan: The Evil Empress
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