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The Best Animated Series Of 2020

Updated December 28, 2020 12.9k votes 1.5k voters 29.3k views74 items

List RulesAny animated television series that aired new episodes during the 2020 calendar year.

UPDATED: Check out the animated series airing new episodes in 2021!

With the new decade of 2020 we're well beyond the concept that cartoons are just “for kids.” There are dozens of new and returning animated series in 2020 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 2020. Which are the best new and returning action shows in 2020?

Sure, some of the best animated shows airing in 2020 are ostensibly for kids, such as SpongeBob SquarePants or Carmen Sandiego. But that doesn't mean they're not as fun to watch for adults. There are animated sitcoms, like Archer or Bob’s Burgers and even animated science fiction series such as Rick and Morty and Star Wars Resistance. Two of the longest-running animated series - The Simpsons and Family Guy - have spent decades proving that just because a show is a cartoon doesn’t mean they can’t hold their own as evening sitcoms.

Which animated television series are you (or your kids) going to watch in 2020?

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  • Infinity Train1
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    Infinity Train

    Ashley Johnson, Ernie Hudson

    Genres (Tv)Science Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Comedy-Drama

    Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Hilda2
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    Hilda

    Bella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animation

    Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands3
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    70

    Adventure Time: Distant Lands

    Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio

    Genres (Tv)Animation

    Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max, 2020) is the collective name for the television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Amphibia4
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    65

    Amphibia

    Brenda Song, Justin Felbinger
    Amphibia (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Matt... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts5
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    168

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

    Karen Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action, Adventure

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Owl House6
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    The Owl House

    Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

    The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Glitch Techs7
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    Glitch Techs

    Zehra Fazal, Roshon Fegan

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Kids, Adventure

    Glitch Techs (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated television series created by Dan Milano... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Dragon Prince8
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    The Dragon Prince

    Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Family, Fantasy, Computer animation

    The Dragon Prince (Netflix, 2018) is a fantasy computer-animated television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Steven Universe9
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    Steven Universe

    Zach Callison, Estelle

    Genres (Tv)Animation

    Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar, former... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Rick and Morty10
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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy, Adventure

    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Carmen Sandiego11
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    Carmen Sandiego

    Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Educational, Mystery

    Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Harley Quinn12
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    32

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Superhero, Comedy, Action

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • BoJack Horseman13
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    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animation

    BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Solar Opposites14
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    Solar Opposites

    Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animated

    Solar Opposites (Hulu, 2020) is an animated comedy television series created by Mike McMahan... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Final Space15
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    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy

    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Big City Greens16
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    28

    Big City Greens

    Chris Houghton, Marieve Herington

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Adventure

    Big City Greens (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American animated comedy and adventure television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Midnight Gospel17
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    The Midnight Gospel

    Duncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adult Animation, Comedy, Adventure

    The Midnight Gospel (Netflix, 2020) is an adult animated comedy adventure television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Close Enough18
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    Close Enough

    J. G. Quintel, Jason Mantzoukas

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy, Sitcom

    Close Enough (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated sitcom created by J. G. Quintel. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Animaniacs19
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    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family, Kids

    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars20
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    80

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker

    Genres (Tv)Computer Animation, Animation, Children's television series, Action, Science Fiction

    This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir21
    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons22
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    Looney Tunes Cartoons

    Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy, Slapstick

    Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated comedy slapstick television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • SpongeBob SquarePants23
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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family Film

    SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Bob's Burgers24
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    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Blood of Zeus25
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    Blood of Zeus

    Jason O'Mara, Mamie Gummer

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

    Blood of Zeus (Netflix, 2020), formerly known as Gods & Heroes, is an American original... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button