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The Best Animated Series Of 2020  

Molly Gander
233 votes 25 voters 27 items

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

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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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Marvel's Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Nadji Jeter
Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate ...more
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Star Wars Resistance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Miraculous: Tales of Lad... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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) 11 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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 Owl House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick, Alex Hirsch
The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television series. A teenager finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Kipo and the Age of Wond... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Karen Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker, Sterling K. Brown
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure television series. A sheltered girl gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to ...more
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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
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 ...more
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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Christopher McCulloch, Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak
The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim, 2004) is an American adult animated television series created by Christopher McCulloch. The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty ...more
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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny
Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark ...more
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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre
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 ...more
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Go! Go! Cory Carson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Alan C. Lim, Paul Killam, Maisie Benson
Go! Go! Cory Carson (Netflix, 2020) is an American pre-school CGI animated television series. Based on the Go. Go. toy line from VTech, the cartoon follows the adventures of the titular Cory
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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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) 21 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Hilda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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The Casagrandes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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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The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Grant Palmer, Collin Dean, Catherine Taber
The Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2016) is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino. As the only boy and middle child, Lincoln Loud makes creative plans to improve his life ...more