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List Rules Vote up your favorite cartoons or animated series about a family.

These families may be animated, but their mishaps and heartfelt moments are instantly relatable to viewers. The best animated family shows feature everyday domestic dramas transformed into light and hilarious plot lines that audiences of all ages can enjoy. This is a list of the greatest animated family TV shows including everything from The Jetsons to F Is For Family to The Proud Family.

What programs will you find on this list of the best family animated TV shows? The long-running favorite The Simpsons follows Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson as they go about their business in Springfield. The Flanders family, the Wiggums, and the Van Houtens are also fan-favorite families from this Fox animated comedy. Family Guy is another popular cartoon about family life. The Flintstones - which premiered in 1960 - has remained one of the most beloved cartoons about a family of all time. Other good programs featured on this list include King of the Hill, Rugrats, and The Boondocks.

Which animated TV family is your favorite? Give the best shows a thumbs up and please add any top cartoon series that are missing.

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green 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 and Lois; ...more

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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962 to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in ...more

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
DuckTales Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more

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Taz-Mania is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Taz-Mania Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche Taz-Mania is an American cartoon sitcom produced by Warner Bros. Animation from 1991 to 1995, broadcast in the United States on Fox and in Canada on Baton Broadcast System. The show follows the ...more

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Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta Hey Arnold is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett for Nickelodeon. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in a boarding ...more

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Bob's Burgers H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more

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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
beastie added The Amazing World of Gumball Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more

The Best Drama Shows About Families, Ranked

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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
James Englebert added Phineas and Ferb Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire 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 ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Arthur J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for the Public Broadcasting Service. The show is set in the fictional ...more

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The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Smurfs Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss The Smurfs is an American-Belgian animated fantasy-comedy television series that aired on NBC from September 12, 1981, to December 2, 1989. Made by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it is based on the ...more

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The Proud Family is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Proud Family Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton The Proud Family is an American animated television sitcom that ran on the Disney Channel from September 21, 2001 to August 19, 2005. In 2011, reruns of The Proud Family were shown on the ...more

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Doug is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common ...more

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Boondocks Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

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The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Wild Thornberrys Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show ...more

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Jonny Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Jonny Quest Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick Jonny Quest is an American animated science fiction adventure television series about a boy who accompanies his scientist father on extraordinary adventures. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera ...more

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The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Cleveland Show Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson 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. The series centers ...more

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The Oblongs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
The Oblongs Will Ferrell, Pamela Adlon, Jean Smart The Oblongs is an American animated television series aimed at teenagers and adults. It is loosely based on a series of characters introduced in creator Angus Oblong's picture book entitled ...more

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F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
F Is for Family Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long F Is for Family (Netflix, 2015) is an American web animated sitcom created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely ...more

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Wait Till Your Father Gets Hom... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home Jackie Earle Haley, Don Knotts, Willie Aames A conservative father butts heads with his family on various social attitudes of the day.

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Home Movies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Home Movies Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small. The show centers eight-year-old Brendon, who makes videos with his friends Melissa Robbins and ...more

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Family Dog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Family Dog Martin Mull, Danny Mann, Aaron Lustig Family Dog is an American animated television series that aired in the summer of 1993 on CBS. Created by Brad Bird, the series was about an average suburban family, the Binsfords, as told ...more