Top 10 Best Modern Cartoon Network Shows

CrypticMemory
It's time to look at the Top 10 Best Modern Cartoon Network shows. In order for a show to qualify for this list, it has to have been originally premiered at least in the year 2009, and it has to be a Cartoon Network show. No nickelodeon shows. Sorry Nick fans!

The Top Ten

1 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.

I absolutely love this show. The animation is crisp, the jokes are hilarious, and the characters are awesome. Also, the theme song is just so catchy! I love how worldly this cartoon has gotten over time. The story is extremely complicated, but that's one of the things I like about this show. If you miss one single episode of this cartoon, suddenly, Jake is a father, Finn gets a robot arm, you get the idea. You really have to watch the episodes in order and pay attention to start to understanding the story, and that's what makes this cartoon fun. This show has unfortunately ended last year, but it went out with a bang! I recommend Adventure Time to absolutely anyone. - CrypticMemory

2 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.

This show... I love it so much! The characters are charming, the animation style is unique, and the jokes are top notch. Unfortunately, the show ended on a cliffhanger, but I don't really care. I will come back to the show any day! As I said in my review post for this show, for each episode you remember it for something. That point still stands! I consider The Amazing World of Gumball the best modern Cartoon Network show. - CrypticMemory

I really love this show since it really reminds me of the classical CN shows in the early 2000s. While I do like Adventure Time and understand why Steven Universe is loved, they eventually began to get to serious and I'm more of the traditional comedy cartoons. Also as a side note, as of 9/14/19, Despite what people say, they show hasn't actually ended yet since CN hasn't officially announced for a 7th season or ended the show.

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.

This is one of the best modern Cartoon Network cartoons I have ever seen. Heck, I would call it one of the best modern shows! Steven Universe has a great story, amazing characters, and it teaches people important lessons! Sure, some of the fanbase can be nasty, but that doesn't affect the actual show in any way, therefore, that is invalid. In my opinion, the jokes in this show are hilarious. Also, just listen to the theme song! I love this show, and would recommend it to anyone who likes story-driven shows. - CrypticMemory

Complex, deep characters, charming and memorable interactions, arcs with satisfying payoff, massive and immersive lore, comedic moments that make you laugh, dramatic moments that make you cry, and music that makes you sing.

Put simply, Steven Universe is the best cartoon on the network, and probably the best currently airing.

I Love this show and it's movie so much that for the past couple of days I've just been watching the movie on a loop both during my free time and I even have it playing threw my earbuds during work! This show is amazing and is one of, if not the, best shows ever

4 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.

Over the Garden Wall. What a wonderful piece of animation. This show is emotional, the voice acting is astounding, and the atmosphere is beautiful! The show can be a bit discomforting at times, but that was probably what the people behind this show wanted. This show feels very old timey, and that is what I like about it so much! Over the Garden Wall makes you feel like you are with Greg and Wirt in their olden world. I wish this show went on a little longer, honestly. - CrypticMemory

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

I seriously dig this show. The animation is great, the characters are excellent, and the story is just plain awesome. 6-11 year old K.O plans to be a hero, so he gets a job at the local bodega and fights "boxbots," robots made by the evil Lord Boxman. One day, a shadowy figure named, well, Shadowy Figure, unleashes the alter-ego of K.O, T.K.O., who is basically edgy K.O. K.O must find balance with his aggressive and passive side and defeat evil. K.O makes new friends and enemies in his 80s inspired world. Sure, the show can get pretty corny, but that's what makes it hilarious. - CrypticMemory

6 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 ...read more.

I don't consider it as good. - CrypticMemory

7 Unikitty Unikitty Unikitty is a supporting protagonist in The LEGO Movie and the main titular protagonist in the 2017 TV cartoon Unikitty! in general.

It's...interesting. - CrypticMemory

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.

Ah, this show. We Bare Bears is just one of those shows that you can just sit down, relax, and have a good laugh. Sure, it's not exactly like Steven Universe or OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, two story driven cartoons, but that doesn't matter! It's just a super simple comedy about three bears who try to fit in with today's society, but can't no matter what they do. We Bare Bears just feels like a slice-of-life cartoon to watch when you feel stressed out. - CrypticMemory

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.

Who doesn't love Regular Show? Regular Show has great animation, hilarious jokes, memorable characters, and solid voice acting. I loved the final season of the show. It's just felt mindblowing to me. I have one question though, how did this show get on Cartoon Network!? I can always come back to this show and have a good laugh. - CrypticMemory

The best one in my opinion. - MrCoolC

10 DC Super Hero Girls DC Super Hero Girls

The Contenders

11 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.

I know, I know. This is an Adult Swim cartoon. But Adult Swim is a part of Cartoon Network, so I'll let it slide. Anyway, Rick and Morty is a hilarious show about Rick, a scientist, and Morty, well, just Morty! Together, they go on adventures across time and space! This show is creative, confusing, and unpredictable, and it just feels like Gravity Falls! Rick and Morty is just an interesting watch, and I recommend it to the older viewers out there. - CrypticMemory

12 Craig of the Creek Craig of the Creek

Young Craig and his two friends Kelsey and JP go on adventures in the kid-dominated wilderness. Like We Bare Bears, this feels like a slice-of-life cartoon. That's because it is! Craig of The Creek's concept is nothing that I've seen before in a cartoon. The animation is decent, the jokes are funny, and it's just relaxing to watch. - CrypticMemory

13 Total DramaRama

I haven't seen it yet - CrypticMemory

14 Infinity Train Infinity Train Infinity Train is an American animated short pilot created by Owen Dennis for Cartoon Network. It follows Tulip and her companion One-One, which is composed by Glad-One and Sad-One, in their journey through a seemingly infinite train with limitless possibilities to find a way to Tulip's home.

Infinity Train is pretty great. Tulip, our main character, finds herself on a train ride that never ends. There is a number on her hand which may or may not be significant to the story. This show's animation is pretty decent, along with the characters. My one criticism with Infinity Train is that it feels like Tulip will be in one cart for too long, but everything else is pretty nice. Later in season one, the mystery of this show starts to unravel, and I hope this show gets a second season, because it really has potential to be an even greater show. - CrypticMemory

It's a great show. The train seems to only find the people who are in a lot of emotional pain. Tulip dealing with her parents recent divorce and the failure of them to get her to gaming camp she runs away and gets stuck on the train. To get off you have to learn all your lessons and grow up in life. It's a great concept and a wonderful show. - SilverArcticWolf

The main character has to go through character development in order to progress. The main villain, while menacing at first, is revealed to be sympathetic. And even though it deals with very deep themes, it still manages it to balance it out with the comedic antics of One-One and the bizarre nature of the train carts. I love it!

15 Johnny Test Johnny Test Johnny Test is an American-Canadian animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, for the first season, and Cookie Jar, for the remainder of the series.

It sucks - CrypticMemory

16 Uncle Grandpa Uncle Grandpa Uncle Grandpa is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt for Cartoon Network that premiered on the network on September 2, 2013. The series is based on Browngardt's animated short of the same name from The Cartoonstitute.
17 Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson Mysteries

This may be my favorite show on Adult Swim, opposed only by Robot Chicken. If you've never heard of it, the basic concept is Mike Tyson, his adopted daughter, the ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, and a talking pigeon going around solving mysteries. Except, despite the name, the mysteries are often left unsolved as the plots go in bizarre directions, with most episodes ending on various cliffhangers that are never resolved. As you can tell, it's easily the most outright insane show on this list, and that works to the benefit of the show. Very, very underrated in my mind.

18 Summer Camp Island Summer Camp Island

This show was cute - CrypticMemory

19 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 ...read more.

Why does this show get so much hate? I love it. - JC_How

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