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The Best Animated Series In 2019

List RulesAny new or returning animated television series that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year.

UPDATED: Check out the Best New Animated Series of 2020!

It's 2019 and we're well beyond "cartoons aren't just for kids anymore." There are dozens of new and returning animated series that fall into every genre, offering animation for all. This list looks at the best current animated television series that that will be airing new episodes in 2019. Which are the best new and returning action shows in 2019?

Sure, some of the best animated shows airing in 2019 are ostensibly for kids, such as Steven Universe and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. But that doesn't mean they're not as fun to watch for adults. There are animated sitcoms, like Bob's Burgers or The Simpsons and even animated action series such as Castlevania and Archer. Two of the longest-running animated series are at opposite ends of the audience spectrum - both Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants are some of the best shows for adults and kids, respectively.

Which animated television series are you (or your kids) going to watch in 2019? Voting up the best new and returning animated TV shows to air in 2019. Then check out the best animated series on air in 2020.

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    Big Hero 6: The Series

    Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit
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    Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD, 2018) is an American superhero comedy animated television series developed by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley and Disney's 2014 film Big Hero 6, which itself is  ...more
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    Craig of the Creek

    Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder
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    185
    Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American anime created by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin. Craig and his two friends have adventures in the suburban wilderness known as the Creek, where  ...more
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    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain
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    242
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, and  ...more

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    OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

    Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch
    42
    40
    OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is an American superhero comedy animated series created by Ian Jones-Quartey. It is set in the futuristic year of 201X, where the world is populated by video game and  ...more
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    Aggretsuko

    Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki
    142
    171
    Aggretsuko (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series based on the Sanrio character. A socially awkward accountant deals with her annoying co-workers by chugging beer and singing death metal.  ...more
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    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney
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    228
    Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New York  ...more

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    Robot Chicken

    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich
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    140
    Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion  ...more

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    Constantine: City of Demons

    Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare
    77
    114
    Constantine: City of Demons (CW Seed, 2018) is an American animated web series based on the DC Comics character. John Constantine (Matt Ryan) uses his skills as a demon hunter and master of the dark  ...more
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    Steven Universe Future

    Michaela Dietz, Estelle
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    7
    Steven Universe Future (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated comedy drama science fantasy limited series created by Rebecca Sugar and serves as an epilogue to the 2013–2019 original series  ...more
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    Tuca & Bertie

    Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong
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    140
    Tuca & Bertie (Netflix, 2019; Adult Swim, 2021) is an American adult animated comedy series created by Lisa Hanawalt. The series follows the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in  ...more

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    Clifford The Big Red Dog

    Abigail Oliver
    21
    44
    Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS Kids, 2019) is an American animated television series based on Norman Bridwell's children's book series of the same name and a reboot of the 2003 PBS Kids television  ...more

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    Undone

    Rosa Salazar, Bob Odenkirk
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    61
    Undone (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American adult animation comedy-drama web television series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. The show explores the elastic nature of reality through  ...more
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    Star Wars Resistance

    Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan
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    118
    Star Wars Resistance is a 2018 animated TV series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set three decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, in the era of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it follows  ...more
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    101 Dalmatian Street

    Josh Brener, Michaela Dietz
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    44
    101 Dalmatian Street (Disney+, 2019) is a flash animated comedy series loosely based on The Hundred and One Dalmatians novel by Dodie Smith and its film franchise. The series follows a large family  ...more
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    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz
    70
    140
    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American 2D-animated television series based on the fictional superhero team the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Deep in the sewers of  ...more
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    The Casagrandes

    Izabella Alvarez, Carlos PenaVega
    21
    60
    The Casagrandes (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American animated comedy television series and a spin-off of The Loud House. Ronnie Anne Santiago, her older brother Bobby, and their mother Maria move away  ...more
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    Cannon Busters

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    Cannon Busters (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated fantasy television series based on the comic book series by LeSean Thomas. The show follows a motley crew of travelers on an unforgettable  ...more
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    Victor and Valentino

    Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen
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    114
    Victor and Valentino (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Diego Molano. In the small quiet town of Monte Macabre, two total opposite half-brothers search about  ...more
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    Happy Tree Friends

    Aubrey Ankrum, Kenn Navarro
    65
    167
    Happy Tree Friends is an American flash cartoon created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media. The show is cited as an early example of a  ...more

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    Skylanders Academy

    Chris Diamantopoulos
    40
    120
    Skylanders Academy (Netflix, 2016) is an American animated web television series developed by Eric Rogers, based on the video game series. In the world of Skylands, Spyro the Dragon (Justin Long),  ...more
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    The Boss Baby: Back in Business

    JP Karliak, Pierce Gagnon
    68
    186
    The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Netflix, 2018) is an American computer-animated web television series based on the 2017 film. Boss Baby (JP Karliak) and his big brother Tim (Pierce Gagnon) navigate  ...more
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    Moominvalley

    Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry
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    Moominvalley is (Yle, Sky One, 2019) also known as MOOMIN, is a Finnish-British animated family drama series and an adaptation of writer-illustrator Tove Jansson's and her brother Lars Jansson's  ...more
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    Squidbillies

    Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson
    27
    105
    Squidbillies is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. An unofficial pilot for the series aired on April 1, 2005; the series later made  ...more

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    The Deep

    Ashleigh Ball, Kathleen Barr
    27
    104
    The Deep (Universal Kids, 2015) is an Australian/Canadian co-produced animated television series based on the comic book created by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer. The series follows the Nekton family  ...more

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    Snoopy In Space

    Terry McGurrin, Ethan Pugiotto
    14
    45
    Snoopy In Space (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American-Canadian animated television series. The series follows the character from the Peanuts cartoons as he fulfills his dreams and embarks on his next big  ...more