Top Ten Most Disturbing Animated Shows

The Top Ten

1 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

I love this show so I guess I am a disturbing little girl who will show up in your nightmares or maybe courage is great and I surrounded by crazy people

Most of the shows on this list are on Adult Swim. I'm thinking this list should be made for kids' animated shows - that's what makes it even more disturbing. Courage the Cowardly Dog.. I grew up with this show. Creepy as hell. Especially the "Return the Slab" and "Freaky Fred" episodes?

I was so scared of this show when I was younger. Some of the episodes were just plan disturbing and surreal. I don't know how they got on Cartoon Network.

The carrot episode is also creepy. Whoever made this show is kinda messed up.
-KyubeyFuel

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2 Salad Fingers

"I love it when the red water comes out" that line literally had me up for 3 days straight and had to go to the doctor's for staying up for that long. It's creepy yo

This is just about the creepiest show out there. Salad Fingers talks to inanimate objects and actually enjoys to feel pain.

Really weird, there's an idea that he's radioactive and it's easy to see some of it is in his head. Though he's lonely so it makes sense he has imaginary friends.

Disturbing and bizarre. - Lunala

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3 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

I remember there was this one episode that I never wanted to see. But I remember it was disturbing like hell

The dark harvest episode alone probably gave it this spot.

From Old School cartoons, Invader Zim is the most messed up, even more than Courage, no doubt.

I love the dark humor and plot lines in this show. I mean, Zim has attempted to murder Dib at some points. That is terrifying, mainly because Dib is my favorite haha.

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4 Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" Ren & Stimpy The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

Episodes like Naked Beach Frenzy or Ren Seeks Help do count in deed.

Ren Seeks help legit ruined my day when I watched it...

CRAZIEST SHOW I EVER WATCH! I thought it going to be in the top 10.

Ren Seeks Help ruined life for me - redhawk766

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5 Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty is a Canadian-American television series created by Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley. The show centers on two lazy teenage boys named Josh Redgrove and Parker Dinkleman, who work at a fast food restaurant.

This show scared the hell out of me as a kid! It was so creepy!

This show honestly scared me as a child.

The characters look terrifying, and the plots are horrible. Enough said. - Powerfulgirl10

I honestly forgot about this show until Blameitonjorge brought it up in one of his videos. Now, I know why I forgot about this show for so long. - PerfectImpulseX

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6 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

There were some real screwed up moments in this, like ren saying "I could kill him, with these hands, but I love him" or don't wiz on the electric fence but it's still great though

"Adult Party Cartoon" is already on the list but that and the Nicktoons version of "Ren and Stimpy" are two almost completely different things stupid.

This is already on the list stupid.

Stupid cartoon.

7 Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends is an adult animated flash series created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media.

It is so messed up and very disturbing
I mean bunnies getting stuck in a tree hanging by its eye

Don't let the cute, cuddly creatures fool you, this show is like Conker's Bad Fur Day. Flippy holds a Machete covered in blood, and soon the forest will be covered in blood and guts.

Me and my sister had no idea what this was besides what Netflix said. Watched it. It became Jeff the Killer. - sdgeek2003

I love this show! - Bramblestar

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8 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.

Blood and gore and woodland creatures that give birth to the anti-christ is just plain creepy.

It's not a kid's show. Just to comment, I had to vote (I didn't want to). Not, it went from number 3 to number 2. Sorry... - bunnyluv070

Too much controversial stuff, shouldn't have even been made.

Nah it is not disturbing at all. Cthulhu did creep me out, though. - Extractinator04

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9 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Never heard of this, but the guy on the bottom left looks like Pop Fizz, the guy at the top looks like Eye Five, and the guy on the right looks like he has a dildo for a head. - Extractinator04

Aaahh! what is that?! My eyes are bleed!

10 The Cramp Twins The Cramp Twins

The Contenders

11 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.

A kid and a dog in a universe where everything is possible. But all these random possibilities are creepy and disturbing mostly the song that plays at the end.

It's REALLY disturbing, there are creepy scenes and everything is connected in a dark way. it's very hopeless, as the characters all lose their sanity / humanity. also, it's hopeless in the sense that the world can't be rebuilt, there is no afterlife, and there are mutants everywhere that will try to kill you.

I don't really think this show is that disturbing. Except that episode where everyone disappears, that was a nightmare fest. And where the witch turns into an apple and when the other witches eat it there are BONES in it. Creepy. But mostly this show is silly and funny - SammySpore

This is above Flapjack and Gravity Falls? "No One Can Hear You" is distrubing, but really? - 445956

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12 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naive young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and ...read more.

I just hate it what can I saw. Its stupid and it makes me feel like the younger kiddos will grow up with some mental problems.

Lord hotcakes was one of the scariest parts of the show. He looked so dang creepy!

The ugly close ups of the characters and strange voices always freaked me out

Nah it is just dumb, not disturbing. - Extractinator04

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13 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.

Uncle grandpa is a molester, enough said

Uncle Grandpa is Tyga because he is a Pedophile. - AlphaQ

A show with pedophile references. Enough said. - redhawk766

This show is disgusting and Peter B is a pedophile.

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14 Robot Chicken Robot Chicken Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root for Adult Swim.

Dolls that kill each other, blood and gore.

When I was about 7-10, the intro disturbed me. I was so frightened by the scientists eyes and just his animation

Messed up I saw it when I was 10

Which I was younger I ran into this show on the umm... toy story 4 thing... I didn't understand but when I saw buzz getting his head cut I was disturbed as hell for a couple days. P.S even my parents didn't know what the f robot chicken was.

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15 Mr. Pickles Mr. Pickles Mr. Pickles is an American animated television series created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart for Adult Swim. The series revolves around the Goodman family, especially their 6-year-old son named Tommy and the family's border collie, the demonic Mr. Pickles. The series was picked up for 10 quarter-hour ...read more.

Brother just showed me this show should be number 1 and should when a Emmy

Genocide caused by a DOG

This should be number 1!

Genocide! - AlphaQ

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16 Catdog Catdog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

Where does the cat and the dog potty at because they need butt-tucks and genitals to poop and pee with? Using their mouths are a lot gross compare to Johnny Knoxville's Jack*ss!

The Splat actually made theories about that on Bark Week. Literally. - Powerfulgirl10

That's what peter griffin described catdog. "That would be like a living hell brian! "

The animation is enough to give you nightmares

It's weird, but good. - Powerfulgirl10

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17 Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig is an American animated television series produced by Nickelodeon. The show is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig.

There was an episode where they stuck their tongues in each other's bellybuttons and started eating the lint and sloshed it around in their mouths. - Seddeu

This show is creepy. Craig kind of looks cool, but the rest of this is so disgusting. What is American television coming to.

Breadwinners, Teen Titans Go! Your new sibling is here! Sanjay and Craig! - mayamanga

So weird

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18 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Aqua Teen Hunger Force Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated television series created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim.

While a very funny show, most of the time, it's a creepy as Hell.

There's an episode where the Aqua Teens go on vacation and Carl has to baby-sit Meatwad's dolls, AND HE GETS HIS SKIN RIPPED OFF!

Yeah, screwed up show. But great. - MattBoo

Totally disgusting. Should be number one.

I'll never wanna eat at McDonald's again with taliking skakes, fries and a meat ball that hasn't cook over a year! Gross!

19 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
20 Beavis and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-Head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.

I really like the animation style and the look of the characters besides the two main, also the characters are actually seem to be like real world people and are quite well thought out, all except the two main. Yep, they are pretry disturbing.

Get this one off the list! Beavis and Butthead is funny! (You spelled beavis wrong. )

Keep it on the list, American's fail at humour.

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