Best Cartoons of 2017

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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.

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 a wonderful coming of age story that many audiences can enjoy. LOVE THE SONGS!

This show is good. I love the art style, characters, and music - Cartoonfan202

They are the best

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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'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 Love the cartoon but really the music and songs are sooo Relaxing! Hats off to the singers!

JUST WATCH IT YOU WILL UNDERSTANDS

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3 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.

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

Like, literally, amazing!

Great cartoon. - Cartoonfan202

Best show of 2017

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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.

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

My absolute favorite cartoon ever

Adult material

WUBA LUBA DUB DUB!

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5 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.

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

I'm sad that the show is ending - Cartoonfan202

THIS IS SO COOL

6 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 and The Loud House should switch places

Cute story about friendship and brother's love. This show should be more aprecciated

Very nice animation and three cute bears.a light cartoon very good.

7 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.

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

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!

I think its low on the list because it has been on hiatus for almost 13 years, no one thought it would ever come back, but now it is, for a fifth and finale season, and so far its been very good.

Get this in the top 10, we finally got the proper ending to an epic cartoon. - htoutlaws2012

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8 Pokemon: Sun & Moon

Ya I also amazing

Wow amazing cartoon I love it my favorite is picachu

Jessie.

Ash

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9 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.

The next season is coming next month - Neonco31

Season 7 already aired.

Can't wait for season 7! :D

10 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.

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.

I heard they will made a Season 2 on May 2017! Love this show! - ChatNoirFan18

It is the best cartoon ever!

In my opinion... it is the best #1Fan I hope you will continue on making more seasons for this movie.. I also wish its available on CDs and on Nick or something

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The Newcomers

? Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
? Ben 10 Ben 10

It is great. Watch the whole thing. It's not bad or babyish at all.

The Contenders

11 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

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

This show is very satirical and has beautiful animation - Cartoonfan202

This and the loud should switch places

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12 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.

From the creators of Phineas and Ferb, this show about a misfortunate teenage boy is just oozing with charm and creativity. I'm a fan of Weird Al Yankovic, and it's really cool to hear him play the main character in his own cartoon series. The show's only had a handful of episodes so far, but it's already proven that it belongs in the realm of television animation. - phillysports

This show is good just like P&F - Cartoonfan202

13 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

Dude, 2017 is the year when Regular show was ended, forced by Toddler Titans NO! - BorisRule

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

Member South Park in the fall always! - htoutlaws2012

Member South Park!

I member, and tons of people all across the globe can recollect the history of this legendary animated sitcom. Honestly, what can I, and 18 year old boy, say about South Park that hasn't been said millions of times before? The show is simply a comedy marvel. It takes many elements and current events occurring in our everyday world, and gets us to laugh at them with Trey Parker and Matt Stone's brilliant sense of humor. Season 20 received a mixed reception from both critics and audiences alike, but as far as I'm concerned, there will be no stopping South Park on its satirical take on modern society. - phillysports

15 DC Super Hero Girls

I've seen the movie of this. Its good, and has nice animation, but it isn't as good as say Teen Titans or Young Justice - Cartoonfan202

16 Shin Chan Shin Chan

A very good cartoon. It's my favorite. It's very funny.

Super comedy to every age group

This a very funnny and everyone should watch this cartoon

17 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". ...read more.

The very best of the best

Cute epis sad love this

18 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

It's awesome

19 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

20 Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal, known in Japan as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, is a 2014 original net animation adaptation of the shōjo manga series Sailor Moon written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi and produced in commemoration of the original series' 20th anniversary. V 1 Comment
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