Best Non-Nickelodeon Cartoons

Avatar: The Last Airbender and SpongeBob SquarePants are some of my favorite cartoons of all time but now, we're gonna take a look at cartoons not made by Nickelodeon, which means No Rugrats, No Hey Arnold!, No Rocko's Modern Life, No Invader Zim, etc.

The Top Ten

1 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity more.

Gravity Falls is without a doubt my favorite show on Disney Channel, live action or cartoon. Not just my favorite Disney Channel show but also one of my favorite cartoons of all time which is why its #1 on this list. Gravity Falls is a show that came out of no where and became beloved the instant the first episode came out. I really like the characters. Dipper, an introverted guy who wants to discover life's secrets. Mabel, an extroverted girl who mostly is in a positive mood. Bill, an evil psychopath. Stan, a very interesting anti-hero who grew to become a true hero, he may be funny and selfish but you know he truly loves his family. And there's so many more characters (Wendy, Soos, Pacifica, Waddles, Ford, Candy, Grenda, etc.) that it would take forever to explain all of them in detail. Also the plot is so creative and it's a mix of so many genres: fantasy, supernatural, mystery, sci-fi, etc. I understand that this show may not be for everyone but it's aimed at all ages and if ...more - PeeledBanana

Everyone think gumball is easily better than this show, this is my favorite Disney channel show of all time.

Great comedy, super deep, etc. - growlbunny

2 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.

This is my favorite Cartoon Network show! I like this show because it's literally just the opposite of the title, it's a fun show to watch that all audiences can enjoy because there is hidden adult humor at times, and let's not forget that this and Adventure Time saved Cartoon Network in 2010 because 2009 was a bad year for them (in fact, it was a horrible year for them), CN Real started, Ed, Edd n Eddy and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends ended but 2010 was one of their best years along with 1999. One of the main reasons I like the show is because of the characters, they just are all typical people working at the park besides all the mystical things that happen, and this show had an epic finale too! I think everyone knows what happens at the end but there's always that one person reading this that doesn't know so I won't say it. - PeeledBanana

This show is awesome it is 90 percent action 70 percent dude time 30 percent benson yelling 50 percent memorable and 100 precent rigby!

3 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 more.

Ed, Edd n Eddy, Cartoon Network's longest running and most beloved show. This is my second favorite show from Cartoon Network, it lasted a good 10 years and had a great finale. The reason I really love this show is mainly because of the characters, if the characters were different, the show would be really different, they're a perfect trio. Ed is the dumb and lovable one, Edd "Double D" is the smart and nerdy one (not in a bad way), and Eddy is the greedy leader who comes up with the scams. This show is very funny. - PeeledBanana

4 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.

"Adventure Time, come on grab your friends! We're going to very distant lands with Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, the fun will never end with Adventure Time! " Wow, that's catchy, anyways, this show is awesome! Sure, it's sort of overrated but it's still awesome! My favorite characters are Marceline, Finn, and Jake of course. This show is very creative. - PeeledBanana

5 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

The Simpsons is a good show. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

6 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many shorts also more.

My favorite classic cartoon! It has such a simple premise of a cat chasing a mouse every episode but Tom and Jerry make it so funny and fun! This is show is very famous now. - PeeledBanana

7 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 more.
8 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

This was one of the Cartoon Network shows that had a dark tone to it. The characters are very interesting, lovable, and relatable. Slade is one of the best cartoon villains of all time as well as the best Cartoon Network villain along with Aku and the rest. This show was heavily story based just like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Batman: The Animated Series, I really love cartoons that have a story and characters that you feel attached to throughout the story. And honestly, this the best animated superhero T.V. show along with Batman: The Animated Series, both are incredible superhero shows and are the top two best superhero shows of all time, animated or live-action. You poop - PeeledBanana

9 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.

Overrated? Yes. Bad? No! This show is incredible even though it's overrated and a part of the fandom is horrible. - PeeledBanana

10 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo.

My second favorite classic cartoon. I really love the mysterious plots and I love the characters, especially Shaggy and Scoobs. - PeeledBanana

The Contenders

11 DuckTales DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and 100 episodes.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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 more.
15 Peanuts
16 Star vs. the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her more.

This and Wander Over Yonder are my favorite T.V. shows of all time!

17 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.


18 Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network.

Most underrated Cartoon Network show ever. - PeeledBanana

19 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. more.
20 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (also known as Billy & Mandy) is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and is the 14th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons (albeit namely when it was part of Grim & Evil; the show is considered separate from Cartoon Cartoons more.
21 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
22 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.
23 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Sam Register for Cartoon Network.


Emo much? - EliHbk

24 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.
25 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.

This and Teen Titans are incredible. - PeeledBanana

26 Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.
27 Braceface Braceface is a Canadian/American animated series that aired on Teletoon in Canada, and on Disney Channel and ABC Family in the United States, as well as Fox Kids and then Pop Girl in the United Kingdom.

Underrated show on Earth. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

28 Chowder Chowder is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Cartoon Network. The series follows an aspiring young child named Chowder and his day-to-day adventures as an apprentice in Chef Mung Daal's catering company.
29 The Replacements The Replacements was an American action-fantasy-comedy animated television series for Disney Channel that ran originally from July 28, 2006 to March 30, 2009. Although the series originally aired episodes on Saturdays at 8:00pm EST, it was moved to Mondays at 5:00pm EST.
30 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983 to 1987, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson in 1988 and DIC Entertainment from 1988 to 1990.It aired from 1983 to 1990 on NBC and is more.
31 Jamie's Got Tentacles
32 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.
33 Kim Possible Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.
34 American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
35 Popeye the Sailor
36 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is a Disney XD show created by Jed Ellinoff and Scott Thomas and produced by Titmouse Inc. The characters were designed by Jhonen Vasquez, a creator from a Nickelodeon show, Invader Zim . more.
37 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.

Wasn't even on the respect for the classics.

38 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.

Such a great show.-Tomboyish 107

39 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.

So cool and creative

40 Dexter Dexter is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.

Again awesome show

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