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The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked  

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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.

So 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
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
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
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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
James Englebert added 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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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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) 8 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Taz-Mania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added 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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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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) 15 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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 Proud Family is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
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
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
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
Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry
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Jonny Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick
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Little America is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Harvey Guillén, Jamie Gore Pawlik, Conphidance
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The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson
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The Healing Powers of Du... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Raylene Harewood, Jace Chapman, Sophie Kim
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Bless the Harts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Shows About Families, Ranked
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell
Bless the Harts (Fox, 2019) is an American animated comedy created by Emily Spivey. The show follows a group of people living in the South who are poor in money, but rich in family and friends.

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