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The Best Animated Series In 2019  

Molly Gander
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List Rules Any new or returning animated television series that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year.

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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Craig of the Creek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder, H. Michael Croner
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, ...more
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong
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, ...more
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Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader
Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) ...more
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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer
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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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein
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 ...more
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Clifford The Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Abigail Oliver
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 ...more
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Constantine: City of Demons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare, Laura Bailey
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 ...more
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Legend of the Three Caballeros is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Legend of the Three Caballeros Tony Anselmo, Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza
Legend of the Three Caballeros (Disney+) is an American animated television series, based on the 1944 animated film The Three Caballeros and features the characters Donald Duck, José ...more
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Tuca & Bertie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Tuca & Bertie Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun
Tuca & Bertie (Netflix, 2019) 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 the same ...more
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Undone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Rosa Salazar, Bob Odenkirk
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 ...more
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The Casagrandes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Izabella Alvarez, Carlos PenaVega, Alexa PenaVega
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 ...more
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101 Dalmatian Street is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Josh Brener, Michaela Dietz, Harriet Carmichael
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 ...more
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Star Wars Resistance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan, Oscar Isaac
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 ...more
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Nin... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith, Omar Benson Miller
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 ...more
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Forky Asks a Question is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Tony Hale
Forky Asks a Question (Disney+, 2019) is an American animated cartoon series. Animated by Pixar, the story revolves around the character Forkey (Tony Hale) from Toy Story 4.
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Victor and Valentino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen, Laura Patalano
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 ...more
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Cannon Busters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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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Moominvalley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Susie Brann
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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The Boss Baby: Back in Busines... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
JP Karliak, Pierce Gagnon, Kevin Michael Richardson
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) ...more
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Skylanders Academy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks
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 ...more
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Happy Tree Friends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Aubrey Ankrum, Kenn Navarro, David Winn
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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Snoopy In Space is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Terry McGurrin, Ethan Pugiotto, Rob Tinkler
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 ...more
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Bless the Harts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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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Lego City Adventures is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Joe Zieja, Misty Lee, Alex Cazares
Lego City (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American animated television series. The show follows characters from the Lego City as they seek to stop a master criminal.
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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt
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 ...more