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.
- Legend of the Three Caballeros (Disney+, 2019) is an American animated television series, based on the 1944 animated film The Three Caballeros and features the characters Donald Duck, José Carioca, ...more
- 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 first ...more
- Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily influenced ...more
- Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 2013) is an American animated action science-fantasy comedy drama created by Rebecca Sugar. The show tells the coming-of-age story of a young boy, Steven Universe, ...more
- Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni. The series follows 12-year-old Tulip (Ashley Johnson) and her two-in-one robot companion One-One and corgi ...more
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated TV series created by Daron Nefcy. It follows the adventures of Star Butterfly (voiced by Eden Sher), the young turbulent heir to ...more
- We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong. Three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, awkwardly attempt at integrating with the human world ...more
- SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures ...more
- DuckTales (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy-adventure animated television series developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones. The series is a reboot of the original 1987 series of ...more
- Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir) is a French CGI action/adventure animated series produced by Zagtoon and Method Animation. The ...more
- glimmerousfop1 addedHilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke Pearson. The adventures of fearless Hilda (Bella Ramsey), a blue-haired girl who along her deerfox Twig ...more
- Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, Gene ...more
- BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and ...more
- 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
- 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
- She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, the ...more
- Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), ...more
- Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez). ...more
- 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
- Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont (Richard ...more
- Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror, ...more
- Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
- Ben 10 (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an American animated superhero action-comedy television series and the fifth iteration of the 2005 Cartoon Network series of the same name. As in the original, the ...more
- 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 television ...more
- 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