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 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

Great comedy, super deep, etc. - growlbunny

2 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.

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

3 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 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 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 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 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.
6 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.

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 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 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 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! 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 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 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.
13 Peanuts Peanuts
14 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.
15 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 more.


16 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.
17 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.

Most underrated Cartoon Network show ever. - PeeledBanana

18 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. more.
19 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 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.
20 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 more.
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1. The Simpsons
2. DuckTales
3. Phineas and Ferb
1. Gravity Falls
2. Regular Show
3. Ed, Edd n Eddy
1. Adventure Time
2. Ed, Edd n Eddy
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