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The Best Animated Series Of 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated February 21, 2020 601 votes 91 voters 1.1k views 31 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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Kipo and the Age of Wond... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Dragon Prince is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
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Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows, Sasha Rojen
The Dragon Prince (Netflix, 2018) is a fantasy computer-animated television series created by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond. Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin ...more
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Infinity Train is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Hilda is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Marvel's Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Owl House is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Star Wars Resistance is listed (or ranked) 11 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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Miraculous: Tales of Lad... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Milo Murphy's Law is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Sabrina Carpenter, Mekai Curtis
Milo Murphy's Law (previously titled Mikey Murphy's Law) is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, which ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Glitch Techs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Zehra Fazal, Roshon Fegan, Ricardo Hurtado
Glitch Techs (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated television series created by Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Two teens work at a game store as a front for their actual job: Hunting video game ...more
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Duncanville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa
Duncanville (Fox, 2020) is an American animated sitcom co-created by Amy Poehler, Mike Scully and Julie Scully. The show centers around the life of 15-year-old Duncan Harris (voiced by Amy ...more
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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 22 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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It's Pony is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Series Of 2020
Jessica DiCicco, Josh Zuckerman, Abe Benrubi
It's Pony (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American animated television series to air on Nickelodeon. A normal girl’s life is made extraordinary by her best friend – an unpredictable, outrageous, and ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Casagrandes is listed (or ranked) 25 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