Best Cartoons of 2016

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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 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.

The best show ever and best for autism and funny humor

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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 ...read 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

I love this show its sad its over. great show

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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 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

My favorite thing to watch.

What I can't believe the stupid loud house is higher than this gem! (pun intended)
This show has amazing characters and storylines while the loud house is about this retarded albino and his feminist family.
What is up with the world today?

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. ...read 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 Star vs. The Forces of Evil Star vs. The Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation.

Love this cartoon. Tons of humor and character development

This show is amazing

6 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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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 ...read more. V 3 Comments
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 ...read 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

THIS NEEDS TO BE NUMBER ONE ON EVERY BEST CARTOON LIST
BEST. CARTOON. EVER - yk1ll3r

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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 Wander Over Yonder Wander Over Yonder ...read more.

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

No bad reviews!

That show sucked, glad it was cancelled.

The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

Really great show! The best.

This is a great show!

12 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.

13 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 ...read more.

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

Already airing

14 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 ...read more.

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

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

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

15 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.
16 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.
17 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show ...read more.
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 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer and his family Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie going through a long series of misadventures.
20 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 ...read more. V 1 Comment
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