Top 10 Best Non-Disney Cartoons

MegaSoulhero
Gravity Falls is my favorite cartoon of all time! But this is a list about the best non-Disney cartoons! So Gravity Falls can't be put on this list! Same goes for Star vs the Forces of Evil even though that show is also awesome!

The Top Ten

1 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

This was the best show Nickelodeon ever had! I was actually quite surprised that this was a Nickelodeon show! It has such a dark tone and has more of a story! It's about an airbender known as the Avatar who meets two siblings and travel to different areas while being tracked down by the fire nation. Along the way, Aang attempts to master all of the four elements. Air, water, earth, and fire. This show is amazing! Absolutely phenomenal! This is a perfect example of a good kids show! It has serious moments but doesn't take itself too seriously. It gives us some humorous moments but still stays focused. There is so much action and so much drama and the animation is gorgeous! We need more cartoons like this and not like Breadwinners! Avatar: The Last Airbender still one of my favorite T.V. shows to this day! An absolute masterpiece! As for the Shyamalan film... well... let's just pretend that movie doesn't exist. - MegaSoulhero

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, these four nations lived in harmony. Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked. Only the avatar, master of all four elements could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. One hundred years past and then my brother and I discovered the new avatar, an airbender named Aang and although his airbending skills were great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe, Aang can save the world. *dramatic music* Still love this show...

This show was so awesome, that Nickelodeon attracted more adults than 7-year olds. - KingofHoundooms

Best. - Fullwalking

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2 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.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! I've loved this show ever since I was little! It's what made Nickelodeon so popular! It has great characters and great humor! It's not just great for kids, it's also great for adults too! Parents enjoy watching it with their kids and getting a ton of laughs from it! I don't think I need to explain any further. SpongeBob was such a fun show to watch! But then as more seasons came around it became one of the most cruel, annoying, and unwatchable cartoons ever! I can't believe they would ruin my childhood like that! - MegaSoulhero

It was good, until after the fifth season. - SonicFan4Life

My favorite cartoon of all time, still holds up - MonkeyHobo123

I'll miss SpongeBob. It got it's run - Neonco31

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3 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 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

The Simpsons is the longest running cartoon ever! I'm guessing. I honestly don't know if it is or not. This show is definitely a classic! And the movie is also very good! The Simpsons is almost at 600 episodes! That is incredible! They're even doing a 13 day marathon in November and they're gonna show all 600 episodes of the Simpsons! There are many great episodes and ones that aren't that great. I really like the Treehouse of Horror episodes! I look forward to them every Halloween! People say that this show has declined in quality over the years and they're kinda right. But I still enjoy the newer seasons to some extent. Although, I absolutely hated Lisa Goes Gaga! Worst Simpsons episode ever! But it's still better than any episode of Family Guy! - MegaSoulhero

Safe you kidding! The Simpsons is THE GREATEST CARTOON EVER MADE!

4 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.

What time is it? Adventure Time! This show is pure genius! This is definitely more adult than most Cartoon Network shows! There are a lot of dark moments and it can get very serious! I really love the animation! There are so many beautiful images! It definitely makes me want to live in the Land of Ooo! I really like every single character in the show! Finn and Jake make such a great duo! Princess Bubblegum is a very helpful character! But my absolute favorite character in the show is Marceline! She is just so cool and can totally rock the guitar! The only problem I have with this show is that the plots get kind of confusing in later episodes. Sometimes I have trouble keeping up with what's going on but it is still very awesome! It's a shame this show is ending in 2018 but I'm glad it had a good run! - MegaSoulhero

I love adventure time - 0744rose

Adventure Time is my favorite T.V. show of all time. It premiered when I was 11 years old, and it completely blew me away. I had never seen a cartoon like that on T.V. before, and I got hooked immediately. I'm a senior in high school now and I've never stopped loving it. Very few shows have been able to balance comedy, action, and drama as seamlessly as Pen Ward's cartoon. Is it weird? Yes. There's no denying that. But there's so much more to this show than its quirkiness. It has everything. Surreal humor, intense drama, fantastic fight scenes, thought-provoking commentary, beautifully-written songs, and one of the greatest ensemble casts in any T.V. show EVER. This show can appeal to anyone. Kids can enjoy the wacky situations, settings, and characters while adults can appreciate the show's deep stories and messages. A five year old can love Adventure Time and later grow up and love it for an entirely different reason. This show WAS my childhood. I'm kind of glad that they'll be ...more - phillysports

This show is awful in my opinion the reason why the characters are boring and genric, the story is the same thing, and t - sadfag

5 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.

I bashed on the movie in one of my lists, but that doesn't mean that I don't like the show! It is very awesome and unlike Family Guy, it does offensive jokes correctly! When I first saw this show, I rolled my eyes. I thought it was going to be just another typical adult show that tries too hard to be funny. But I ended up really loving this show! It's about 4 kids who go to school. My favorite out of them is Eric Cartman because he is evil in such a hilarious way! He made Scott Tenorman eat his own parents! Each episode is very great and some of them even have very good morals. This show also tends to make fun of celebrities in literally every episode! Season 20 started a few weeks ago and the plot is that someone on Twitter is cyberbullying a bunch of girls. I'm not gonna say who it is in case you haven't started watching the season yet but it was such a huge surprise to me. And no, it's NOT Cartman! Very great show and I look forward to playing the game The Fractured But Whole! - MegaSoulhero

This is the best adult cartoon and it's a masterpiece and art (the other kind) this is one of the best things in the multiverse also watchmojo knows nothing this is not to the subject but I want others to know that also have a nice day

6 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 Steven Universe! - TwilightKitsune

How is this not #1

Coming from Cartoon Network, I had low expectations for this show but it turns out to be one of the most innocent cartoons on CN right now and I love it. - Mcgillacuddy

This an anime? You need help, that's late sign of blindness
Does the art style make it feel as anime? No

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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.

This is by far the funniest cartoon that Cartoon Network has ever had! This is a show that just gets better and better with each season! Season 1 was just ok but in the later seasons, it started getting very good! The jokes in this show are genius and the animation is amazing! They use different styles of animation and even use photos taken by professional photographers as the background! Gumball and Darwin are such hilarious characters! Their father, Richard is dumb but funny! Anais is alright. And their mother, Nicole, is hot! Another character I really like is Gumball's girlfriend, Penny! She's a peanut who does cheerleading and is very smart. In the episode The Shell, we finally got to see what she looks like without the shell! She's some kind of shape shifting thing. Some fans were disappointed by this because they were hoping Penny was a deer inside of a shell! People even made drawings of it and posted it on Deviantart! I personally like her better as a magical shape shifting ...more - MegaSoulhero

This show has creative characters, and clever jokes. - KingofHoundooms

8 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

I like tom and jerry

9 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.

I am so glad I have Netflix! Otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch this masterpiece of a show! This has gotta be the best adult cartoon ever created! BoJack (voiced by Will Arnett) is a washed up actor who starred in a popular sitcom in the 90s. Ever since that show ended, his career has gone downhill. He now just lives in Hollywoo (this isn't a typo if you watch the show) trying to get his career back together. This show started out as just some generic comedy with not much of a plot, but as the episodes went on it started getting more and more interesting! BoJack is shown to be kind of a jerk, but as we see what his life is like and all the things he goes through, we start to relate to him and we start to care for him! This is such an emotional show! I just love how it keeps getting better with each season! This is by far one of the best shows on Netflix! It's not as good as Stranger Things but I really really love this show! - MegaSoulhero

10 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.

Never in my life have I ever laughed this much throughout an entire cartoon! This show is dark, scary, and absolutely hilarious throughout! An alien named Zim is part of a group of other aliens know as the Irken race. His mission is to invade the planet Earth. Unfortunately he is unsuccessful at doing this because of Dib. The only human who is aware that Zim is an alien. There are some seriously screwed up things about this show! One episode involves Zim stealing everyone's organs and there's an episode where he rips someone's eyes out and replaces them with robot eyes! That is awesome! Also, I think we all know who the best character in the show is! Gir! Every time Gir appears in an episode, I crack up! Every line of dialogue that comes out of his mouth is so hilarious! I still go back and watch episodes of this show again and again! This is not like most other kids shows! I don't know why it was ever cancelled! They seriously need to bring this show back! - MegaSoulhero

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.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was a total surprise to me! It is not what I expected at all! When I started watching a few years ago, I thought it was going to be another girly show that only exists to sell toys. But it's more than that! In each episode, the characters learn valuable lessons. Well, except for one episode in which a character literally says she didn't learn anything! And that's another thing! The comedy is surprisingly good! There are also some very dark and emotional moments. In the Return of Harmony, the main 6 have to find the elements of harmony in order to defeat Discord. But unfortunately, Discord makes them become the opposite of who they are and it destroys their friendship. Pretty sad. By the way, there's a character in the show named Doctor Hooves. Very clever. Very amazing show. Also, is it wrong that I have a crush on Rarity? - MegaSoulhero

I'm actually no longer a hater of this show because I can see why people like it so much. I'm still neutral with it because of my masculinity, though. - Mcgillacuddy

I like this show. No offense haters - Chromium

I like this (PLEASE DON'T HATE ME! )

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12 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.

I did not think this show was gonna be so good! I should've started watching this show the first day it premiered! I recently started binge watching some episodes online and it is really good! It reminds me of what Nickelodeon used to be! Loud House is about a boy named Lincoln who lives in a house with 10 sisters. It's hard enough for me to live with one sister so I don't think I could handle 10. This cartoon is very funny and fast paced! The episodes have some very good morals! I also like every single character! My favorite character in the show is Leni. She's a blonde girl who likes fashion and likes looking beautiful and she's a complete idiot. But I love her so much! She's hilarious! I also really like Luan. She loves to tell jokes. She's also kind of cute. Loud House is definitely a great show! I also find it interesting how this show has a gay married couple. - MegaSoulhero

This is actually really good! - mayamanga

It's great but not top ten worthy. - PeeledBanana

What Nickelodeon fanboy put THIS on here? - Extractinator04

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.

I don't care what others think...so back offf

14 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.
15 Looney Tunes Looney Tunes Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.

The original, uncut, unedited Looney Tunes are still the funniest and most entertaining cartoon shorts. Period.

16 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
17 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
18 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

I recently started getting into this show because I never really watched it when I was younger (I was mostly into Nick at the time) and because I hate TTG. I have to say that I'm heavily surprised at how good this cartoon is. - Mcgillacuddy

Teen Titans Go Sucks!

The best show ever made on cartoon network

19 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

Wait, Dbz is an anime but whatever this show is great and I highly recommend it!

20 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.
21 Ed, Edd N Eddy Ed, Edd N Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban ...read more.
22 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.
23 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.

Extremely overrated. I like South Park more. - Extractinator04

This show is overrated

24 American Dad American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
25 Peanuts Specials Peanuts Specials
26 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

This is a great cartoon, and really funny!

Best anything ever - SkyTheGuy

27 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.
28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

No the 1987 to 1994 way better. Also the 2000 to 2007. Yes.

29 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

The original. - mayamanga

30 Beverly Hills Teens
31 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.
32 Pepper Ann Pepper Ann

Wow I totally forgot about this show but isn't this from Disney? - Mcgillacuddy

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33 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world ...read more.
34 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008.
35 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.

Who keeps putting disney shows in a list that's supposed to not have them in it? - Mcgillacuddy

36 The Moomins The Moomins The Moomins is a stop motion animated children's television series based on the Tove Jansson's Moomin series of books which was produced by Se-ma-for and Jupiter Film between 1977 and 1982 for Polish, Austrian and German television.
37 Skunk Fu!
38 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

A super power line. A mechanical canine. Rescues the day from sure destruction. This is the theme song. Jimmy Neutron! - Mcgillacuddy

39 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.
40 The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy.
41 Transformers: Prime Transformers: Prime

This Cartoon Is Completely Awesome!, It Brought My Interest To Transformers After The Awful Movie, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen!, This Cartoon Got The Series To Be Awesome Again After Transformers: RoTF - VideoGamefan5

42 Girl Meets World Girl Meets World Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
43 Wild Kratts Wild Kratts Wild Kratts is an American-Canadian educational children's animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt.
44 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.
45 The Angry Beavers The Angry Beavers The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon Channel The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon.
46 Woody Woodpecker Woody Woodpecker Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic animated woodpecker, inspired by the acorn woodpecker and also resembling the pileated woodpecker, who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures.
47 Smurfs
48 Yogi Bear Yogi Bear
49 The Flintstones The Flintstones The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.
50 Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures is an American/French/Canadian CGI animated television series based on the Strawberry Shortcake franchise, created by Chris Nee.
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