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The Best Animated Series Of 2020

Updated December 28, 2020 13.8k votes 1.7k voters 33.4k views73 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 Train

    Ashley Johnson, Ernie Hudson
    Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni....  more
  • 2
    268
    80

    Amphibia

    Brenda Song, Justin Felbinger
    Amphibia (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Matt...  more
  • 3
    453
    176

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

    Karen Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker
    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure...  more
  • 4
    410
    156

    Hilda

    Bella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund
    Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke...  more
  • 5
    274
    85

    Adventure Time: Distant Lands

    Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio
    Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max, 2020) is the collective name for the television...  more
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    273

    The Owl House

    Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick
    The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television...  more
  • 7
    370
    163

    The Dragon Prince

    Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows
    The Dragon Prince (Netflix, 2018) is a fantasy computer-animated television series created by...  more
  • 8
    369
    181

    Glitch Techs

    Zehra Fazal, Roshon Fegan
    Glitch Techs (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated television series created by Dan Milano...  more
  • 9
    477
    262

    Steven Universe

    Zach Callison, Estelle
    Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 2013) is an American animated action science-fantasy comedy...  more
  • 10
    451
    278

    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell
    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created...  more
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    237
    138

    Carmen Sandiego

    Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard
    Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The...  more
  • 12
    111
    47

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell
    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television...  more
  • 13
    102
    44

    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris
    BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael...  more
  • 14
    221
    142

    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen
    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series...  more
  • 15
    92
    37

    Big City Greens

    Chris Houghton, Marieve Herington
    Big City Greens (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American animated comedy and adventure television...  more
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    62
    12

    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell
    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a...  more
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    147
    84

    Solar Opposites

    Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack
    Solar Opposites (Hulu, 2020) is an animated comedy television series created by Mike McMahan...  more
  • 18
    144
    88

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network, 2008) is an American animated action adventure...  more
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    101
    52

    Close Enough

    J. G. Quintel, Jason Mantzoukas
    Close Enough (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated sitcom created by J. G. Quintel. The show...  more
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    163
    108

    The Midnight Gospel

    Duncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie
    The Midnight Gospel (Netflix, 2020) is an adult animated comedy adventure television series...  more
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    275
    207

    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

    Cristina "Vee" Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook
    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat...  more
  • 22
    84
    41

    Looney Tunes Cartoons

    Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen
    Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated comedy slapstick television...  more
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    207
    155

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren...  more
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    202
    154

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass
    SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by...  more
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    57
    24

    Blood of Zeus

    Jason O'Mara, Mamie Gummer
    Blood of Zeus (Netflix, 2020), formerly known as Gods & Heroes, is an American original...  more