Best Cartoons of 2016

This is shaping up to be a great year for animation. Adventure Time is in the middle of a great bounce back seventh season. Gravity Falls ended its run with the epic Weirdmaggedon trilogy. Regular Show, Gumball, and Steven Universe are all still going strong. Rick and Morty will start its third season some time this year. Samurai Jack is FINALLY going to be back on the air. And new shows like We Bare Bears and Star vs. The Forces of Evil are already leaving an impact. Here are the best cartoons of the year 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.

I love this so much its funny, touching, intense and sad... too bad its not the first

I love steven universe since everyone can enjoy it and the characters are so relatable. at first you might think the gems are powerful and wise but as the show progresses you find that they're just flawed beings like us and that's what makes me relate to the show so much and is the main reason I love this show

I love Steven. It's my favorite. This is the best T.V. show I ever watched. Also the last season is full of surprises.

My favorite thing to watch.

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2 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.

This show was so amazing! I'm so sad to hear that it's over! I wish there was more because I love this show!

This was the best show of our recent time, so sad to see it end, now we're bored and can't find any good carttons anymore, even Adventure Time isn't that good.

I love that show because they have all new story every episode

Gravity falls is far better than anything else in the world!

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3 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.

Better than Adventure Time, but not the best, but it's a great cartoon for our time.

Everyone has the right to have their own opinion just because you like a show better it doesn't mean everyone should - bittersaltydudes

I am sorry to all gumball fans, but how the heck is gumball number 1 when there are shows like gravity falls.

U dumm awog was the best show in 2010

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4 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.

One of the best animated shows Nickelodeon has aired in a long time!

I love this shows! It's cute, funny, cool, and has an awesome theme song.

This show SAVED Nickelodeon, you gotta give it that.

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.

Funny and amazing, definitely the best cartoon of the year.

This show is so much better than everything else on this list, why is it so far down?

Awesome show

My fave show ever.Also,*MASSIVE SPOILER BOMB* Evil Morty's return got me even more hooked to the show!

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6 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.

Love this cartoon. Tons of humor and character development

This show is amazing

I love it! This is the best cartoon show! Star and Marco are cool dudes, I dream they will be a couple! I ship #Starco

Yes definitely absolutely know where that's from but star is my fave show but I love gravityfalls too

7 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.

The new season is awesome! - Martinglez

I'm sad its ending soon


8 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.

This show should last for 20 years because with all of the good shows are cancelled or on it's last episodes before cancellation while the channel also has several no good shows that still manages to get a huge amount of airtime, seeing that this show was only made in 2015 this show just might have to be the Cartoon Networks base show for a complete rebuild

We Bare Bears is absolutely hilarious. It is only in season two. We can expect many more great seasons from We Bare Bears.

Ice bear believed in you

Ice bear keeps me alive

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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.

Regular show is amazing!

This show is by far my favourite cartoon. The plots are amazing, season 8 was truly sad but a really good season by far.

10 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.

Unbelievable writing, humor for days, sweet family bonding moments reminiscent of early Simpsons golden years. Best show on T.V. in my opinion.

The Contenders

11 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.

Unfortunately, the fifth season of Samurai Jack did not air in 2016, so let's hope for 2017. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Already airing

12 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.

It's lively, colorful, and has a promising development between the two characters!

Best show,it should've been in the TOP five.

This one of my favourite you shoul watch it and star vs the forces of evils

Most of this stuff is trash but miraculous, I don’t know why, but I love it.

13 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.

I like this show! It's both funny and creative.

No bad reviews!

That show sucked, glad it was cancelled.

14 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.
15 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.
16 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 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.
17 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.

Star Wars Rebels is great! The Clone Wars is still better. I LOVED Darth Maul being in the show. I hope Ahsoka is still alive. I believe she is. Rex is great, but what happened to Wolfe and Gregor. I'm thrilled to see Gregor back from the Clone Wars, even though it was only one episode. I'd like to see Bo-Katan Kryze, Barriss Offee, and more about Sabine. I also think that we need something different than Inquistors. I think Disney needs to decide if Sabine and Ezra is a thing or not. My favorite episode is when Ezra infiltrates The Lothal stormtrooper academy. Speaking of that episode, I want to see Zare Leonis again.

18 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.

I love this show

Why is it so low

19 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and more.

Really great show! The best.

This is a great show!

20 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.

A Netflix original that is considered by many viewers to be one of the best T.V. Comedy/Dramas ever made. It has outstanding writing, and a fantastic world of characters. Surprisingly, a show starring a talking horse is one of the most "human" shows I've ever seen.

Really good

21 Bunnicula Bunnicula

No this mustn't be here


22 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983 to 1987, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson in 1988 and DIC Entertainment from 1988 to 1990.It aired from 1983 to 1990 on NBC and is more.
23 Breadwinners Breadwinners Breadwinners is a 2014 animated comedy television series produced by Nickelodeon. It is about the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two ducks who drive in a rocket van delivering bread to their customers.



24 Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.
25 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh


Stupid show


WARNING: May contain caps lock and offensive opinion.

This show contains:

. Burps

. Farts

. Unfunny jokes

. Weird language (If you don't what I'm talking about, everyone in this show talks like an idiot.)

. Unfunny jokes

. Disgusting scenes (don't worry this is a kid's show!)

Thank you for reading this comment. Out of five stars, I would give this show NONE. Don't watch this show unless you're a moron!

26 Shimmer and Shine Shimmer and Shine Shimmer and Shine is an American-Canadian animated children's television series created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz. It airs on Nickelodeon in the United States and on Treehouse in Canada. The series premiered on August 24, 2015. The show was based on an unreleased pilot from September 2013. more.

Amazing Show! Shine for president and Shimmer for vice president.

27 Counterfeit Cat
28 DC Super Hero Girls

Love this show, it needs full length episodes.

29 The ZhuZhus

This show, while similar to Littlest Pet Shop, is good. I like watching Frankie as she plays off with her talking hamsters and it doesn't feel like a big product placement. This fills in the void to what Littlest Pet Shop left.

I think that there show was amazing the Zhu Zhu pets were my childhood this brings back my childhood Memories thank you for making this in 2016

30 Pokemon XYZ
31 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.

Ew god I hope the person who added this to the list was referring to the old one and not that crappy reboot.

32 Littlest Pet Shop Littlest Pet Shop Littlest Pet Shop is a toy franchise and cartoon series owned by Hasbro. The original toy series was produced by Kenner in the early 1990s.
33 Teen Titans Go

Why is on this list?! that is my worst show of all! - atomicboom

Hold mean Teen Titans right not the awful reboot right

I liked this show so much! (I mean it)


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34 Wild Kratts Wild Kratts Wild Kratts is an American-Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt.
35 Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series created by Craig Bartlett which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016 . The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and Snee Oosh, Inc. in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed more.
36 Pumpkin Reports

I think it deserves more attention.

37 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.
38 Kulipari: An Army of Frogs
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