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The Best Animated Series In 2019  

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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.

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Star vs. The Forces of Evil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Tamia Cerrate, Eden Sher, Adam McArthur
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 ...more
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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Zach Callison, Deedee Magno, Estelle
Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar, former storyboard artist, writer, and composer for Adventure Time. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, ...more
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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
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 ...more
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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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
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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan
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 ...more
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, David Tennant
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 ...more
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug &... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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. ...more
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Infinity Train is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Ashley Johnson, Ernie Hudson
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 ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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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She-Ra and the Princesses of P... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka
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, ...more
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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard
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).
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith
Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is about a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson who gets a watch-like alien ...more
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Big Hero 6: The Series is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
hannahrolen17 added Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney Channel, 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 ...more
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Hilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
glimmerousfop1 added Bella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund, Ilan Galkoff
Hilda (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 ...more
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more
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Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
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, ...more
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Craig of the Creek is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
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
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Aggretsuko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki, Maki Tsuruta
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.
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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Series In 2019
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish
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 ...more