Best Cartoons of 2017

With last year's Best Cartoons of 2016 list going over so well, I figured that I might as well make a list celebrating the best of television animation to start the new year. Rick and Morty is starting its third season this year, Adventure Time is still going strong after seven seasons, Bojack Horseman has become one of the best shows on television, Regular Show is coming to its conclusion, Star vs. The Forces of Evil is doing a great job at filling Gravity Falls' void on Disney XD, and plenty of newcomers such as Nick's surprise hit The Loud House are already leaving an impact. 2016 was a really good year for cartoons, so let's hope that that string of success not only carries over into 2017, but many years going forward.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Daron and Adam have shaped me into the person I am today. I have most certainly found my playing field. I love how the cast and crew are so down to earth. Adam is DEFINITELY involved with ships and fan theories and even writes his own fan fiction for his OTP, starco. When Adam does these things it makes us, the fandom, feel like we are not alone, but are heard. We aren't just ranting our worries into an open field, but instead it's like we are writing a letter to someone. Adam (voice of Marco Diaz) takes his time to go through snaps, tweets, and posts he's tagged in.. now THAT is amazing. He has a great sense of humor and always knows how to get the starco fandom going with something like "Make starco canon" on Disney 's posts or his ongoing joke with Mosaic Monday on Disney 's Instagram with "Marco Diaz" and "It's always Marco Diaz." Maybe he's different off of social media, but through what I can see, he's an amazing role model, and hasn't let fame get the best of him. His page is ...more

When Gravity Falls ended its fantastic run in 2016, many people worried about the future of Disney T.V. animation. Star stepped up to the plate and hit the ball outta the ballpark. Featuring a creative premise, lovable characters, cool villains, and a immensely creative art style, it's fair to say that Disney is in good hands with Star as its leading series for the future. A true passing of the torch from one great show to the next. - phillysports

This show is wonderful and has always left me satisfied. With its amazing plot twists. I am so glad I stumbled on to this show.

This will us and always will be my favorite cartoon T.V. show. It's the best since Gravity Falls ended and has many well plotted episodes. It also has the most shipped couple, STARCO

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2 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.

Rick and Morty is a flat out masterpiece of an animated series. It has the characters of Back to the Future, the alien environment of Men in Black, the humor and writing of Community, the creative animation of Adventure Time, the satire of The Simpsons and Futurama, and the raunchiness of South Park. All of these combine to form a hilarious, thought-provoking, melancholy sci-fi cartoon of which I have never seen before. If you haven't seen this show yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. There's only been two seasons and 20-ish episodes so far. Trust me. It's worth your time. Wubba lubba dub dub! - phillysports

This is what Adult Cartoon should be like something funny and dark but you learn something and compare it to real life not like other adult cartoons these days that just jokes about nonsense

I believe this is the best show on television right now. It's got amazing characters and jokes, and is one of the smartest shows out there.

Your mom are gey

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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'm going to be completely honest here. I've never been able to get into this show. It always seemed a little bit too weird and pretentious for me, and this is coming from a huge Adventure Time fan. However, I'm not just a single-minded hater. I understand that this show has a huge following and fan base, so I'm gonna talk about its positives. The animation is truly beautiful, the voice acting is top notch, and I greatly appreciate it for tackling such heavy themes in a cartoon based primarily for younger audiences. This show just never appealed to me, however. I do really feel good for Rebecca Sugar, though. She's come a long way from being one of Adventure Time's head writers to being the first woman to create a cartoon for Cartoon Network, and I'm happy for every bit of success she gets. - phillysports

From being a show about a kid figuring out who he is, Steven universe became such a great show for all ages. The cast characters, everything about the show is amazing. The songs are amazing and fun to sing along with. The first song I've heard in the show was peace and war, and then I fell in love with the show. When the first episode of the show came out, I thought it was going to be one of those shows like Clarence, or uncle grandpa, and those were shows that were obnoxious and annoying, but then I watched the first episode, and I didn't exactly like it. about a season later the episode "keeping it together" was on T.V., I watched it with my brothers and sisters, and learn a little about garnet. A few months passed, and I forgot about the whole show, but when a friend visit and asked me if I've ever seen Steven Universe, I told her yea but I didn't really watch it much then she put like five episodes of season 2 and I saw a completely different side of the show, new gems, new songs, ...more

I JUST GOT IN THE FANDOM THIS 2018. LIKE... ONLY TWO WEEKS AGO DID I BECOME A FAN. I love the characters, how they aren't perfect, and how their stories are explored like adventure time (I'm a fan of that too); the songs; and the story itself! It's not that typical cartoon show that's like... there's this kid that deals with magic and there's monsters everyday and the kid wins because, it's cartoon.

Steven Universe is AMAZING!


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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.

Hey, Nick. Yeah, YOU. Nickelodeon. Yeah, I'm talking' ta you. I saw your new show and let me just say...nice job! After years of getting nothing but crap from Nickelodeon (Harvey Beaks being an exception), it's surprising to see an actual GOOD cartoon from the network. The expectations going into The Loud House were pretty low considering all the cartoons that came before it, but the show managed to surprise everybody with its charm and likable group of characters. Keep up the good work, Nick. Please. For the love of everything, keep up the good work. - phillysports

Yes! Thank goodness! SpongeBob isn't above The Loud House! The Loud House is the only good Nickelodeon show in 2017, SpongeBob isn't getting as better as "some" claims it is. But when The Loud House first came along, I knew Nickelodeon is worth redeeming itself. Nickelodeon, keep making The Loud House a very great cartoon, best show of 2017 and the only great show in Nickelodeon in the cartoon category.

The Loud House is by far my favorite nick cartoon in the past 3 years. I love how they created a comic-like cartoon. The atmosphere and the graphics of this show is absolutely incredible compared in other nick shows. I also love the plot on each episode, and also the conflict that Lincoln is involved. In fact, I've never missed a single episode of this show, I even repeat every single one. So, I look forward for the next episodes, or even season 3!

My kids love this show

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5 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.

The series finale and conclusion to Samurai Jack was fantastic. Honestly, I don't know what to say that hasn't been said already. Because the revival was an absolutely phenomenal experience. It isn't often that you get a revival of a beloved animated series that actually turns out to be good. And Samurai Jack aces it on nearly all cylinders. From the breathtaking visuals to the heart-gripping storytelling and emotion of the series along with the memorable old and new cast of characters combined with fantastic action sequences and top-notch voice acting and so much more to name, Samurai Jack will go down as one of the greatest cartoons to have ever been made, even more so now that it has finally brought a conclusion to the story that fans have long been waiting for. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Richly dark & mature, but not to the extent that fans of the original can't enjoy it ( even though they are now much older themselves) this was long awaited, as the series really deserved proper conclusion, perhaps the ending was not to some people's tastes, but it showed what ever the outcome, aku was always going to have some consequences on jack's life.

Incredible show, visually breathtaking, and true to the original series. It is my favorite show of this year. This show is emotional, dark, funny and always action packed. It appeals to its original audience who have grown up over time. Highly recommend it!

2017 without Samurai jack would have sucked
It is my favorite show ever

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6 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.

Okay. I'm a little biased here. I understand that Adventure Time hit its peak popularity around 2012 or 2013, and it has slowly lost a lot of fans since. But this has been my favorite television series since I was 11 years old, and I still believe that it's still at the very top at its game. The show still manages to amaze me with over seven seasons under its belt. It's still funny, the characters are all awesome, and the show has begun to reveal several important answers to questions we've all pondered, specifically Finn's past and humanity as a whole. Adventure Time holds a spot deep within my heart and I'm looking forward to seeing the show all the way to its end in 2018. - phillysports

Adventure Time is one of, if not the best, children's cartoon programme showing. I have watched Cartoon Network since I was about 6, and although Adventure Time never appealed to me, once I began watching it, I could never leave the screen. It has bits of comedy, fantasy, and a lot of weirdness, but should be highly regarded. Now, at 13, it is still my favourite cartoon, due to the fact that I can relate to it so easlily. Each episode has depth to it, that depth that I needed to find more about. This is the only show, along with Gravity Falls, that I would go out of my way to research, just so I knew as much about it as I could. This should definitely be #1.

I'm a huge adventure time fan. Adventure time is super cool. I was inspired by adventure time. Cool story, characters and backgrounds. I really want to know what happened next. I know adventure time was popular at 2012-2013. But I think the story is getting better. More adventure and complicated problems.

Adventure time is the best show of all time just by bring itself

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7 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.

It amazes me how far Gumball has come since 2011. It started off as a fun little cartoon for kids into one of the funniest animated series of all time. Gumball as a show is very satirical and largely makes fun of the tropes of cartoons and the suburban world. Its sense of humor is very similar to South Park's only in a much more family-friendly way. I dare even call it the kids' cartoon equivalent to South Park. The impressive thing about Gumball is that it continues to improve with each coming season, and I'm looking forward to what it delivers next. - phillysports

This show is very satirical and has beautiful animation - Cartoonfan202

Great! A show about two not-so-smart idiots working through problems and good for a little laugh.

The most funniest show ever and better than spongebob and better humor

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8 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 more.

Some people say spongebob sucks but its not

Season 10 and 11 is almost as good as the first 3 seasons.

The only reason I really even watch nickelodeon anymore - MrMonkey

Season 1- Cool
Season 2- Alright
Season 3- Epic
Season 4- OK
Season 5- Dumb
Season 6- Stupid
Season 7- Rubbish
Season 8- OK
Season 9- Bad
Season 10- Amazing
Season 11- OK

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9 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.

Haven't really gotten into it but I like what I've seen of it so far. My reasons for liking this show are the same reasons I like Season 10 of SpongeBob: not too serious, not too stupid. The only thing that really bugs me is the art style (it kind of reminds me of Steven Universe, but not in a good way). If you haven't watched this show, you need to watch this show!

Really an amazing show! We Bare Bears is the type of show you would watch when you're bored, sitting on your couch on a lazy Saturday. You follow the adventures of these 3 bear brothers trying to fit in with normal Human Society.

This and The Loud House should switch places

The only great cn show as of now

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10 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.

I watched this show since 2011 (and G3 before that) and this show has built a part of me that I am today. Lauren Faust created not just ponies a world of magic and love. It's created such a warm hearted and kind community. If I wasn't watching it I don't know who I'd be

There is no surprise why this show has been a great inspiration for music

The next season is coming next month - Neonco31


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The Contenders

11 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

One of my favorite shows on CN, OK K.O. is better than most of the other shows on Cartoon Network. It combines the silly nature of Cartoon Network shows with a cool and interesting plot.

Needs more attention! It's so cute!

This is the best modern CN show since We Bare Bears. - Cartoonfan202

The drawing style is pretty bad, and I’ve always found it pretty disappointing compared to masterpieces such as Star Vs The Forces Of Evil and Gravity Falls.

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12 DuckTales (2017) DuckTales (2017)

I hope this is real. Blathering Blatherskites (it's been decades, so that is probably a little off).

Amazing, probably the only reboot done right. It deserves a higher spot on the list. Better then all the shows from 12 to 15.

This show is AWESOME. It at least deserves top 5. Smart, creatively written, with witty dialogue and loads of adventure!

It’s not very often that a sequel/reboot is actually BETTER than the original series. The only other two examples I can think of are Sonic Boom (the T.V. cartoon, obviously) and Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated.

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13 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.

I think that this is the best show I've ever watched! It has love, action, and some drama going on. This should be Number 1 in the list.

Well, we are one of the only shows in this list with a fandom. Don't forget theories and ships. It is the best show EVER and has got me hooked so bad it's my life now. It should be #1! Also marichat for life!

Miraculous ladybug is the best superhero show ever

Love the ships

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14 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

Best of 2017 no doubt. Family Guy should be second after this. It's always fresh because it's based off of what's currently happening. The Simpsons can't touch this.

Best adult cartoon, right up there with Simpsons and Rick and Morty - Cartoonfan202

From 2017 this is the best one with no doubt

My birthday is the same day as season 21 of southpark comes out

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15 Bunsen is a Beast Bunsen is a Beast Busen is a Beast is created by Fairly Odd Parents creator Butch Hartman. The show tells about a monster named Bunsen who goes to a human school and has many adventures.
16 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

It is the best show for all it should be in the 1 position

Pokemon is best

This is has to be on first position

I ♥ IT. - Pokemonfan10

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17 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.

After seven years, Regular Show will be coming to an end in 2017. Regular Show has been one of my favorite television series for quite some time now, and along with Adventure Time, it started the cartoon renaissance that we are currently in today. While I haven't cared that much for the show's last two seasons, you better believe that I'm going to see this show off to its conclusion. I'll probably make a Regular Show tribute post in the future celebrating the utter greatness of this animated series. Top 5 Cartoon Network show of all time. Easily. - phillysports

It was so sad to see my absolute favorite cartoon to come to an end. - PeeledBanana

I'm sad that the show ended - Cartoonfan202

How is this not number 1 - nonamegame

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18 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

It's been going for 30 years and probably 30 more considering it's the grandfather of adult cartoons.


19 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.

At a time when adult cartoons started getting stale and stupid (Mr. Pickles, Brickleberry, etc.), a little show named Bojack Horseman emerged to become one of the top shows not only on Netflix, but on T.V. as a whole. Bojack is a lot like Rick and Morty in the fact that it's funny and all, but there's a deep sense of melancholy that lies over the main character. The show is essentially about an actor's depression while his career and the people he love are slowly slipping away from him. This show has some real intelligence behind it, and truly provides a thought-provoking and invigorating experience in every episode. - phillysports

I've never seen it, but it looks good - Cartoonfan202

loved it

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