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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?
- A teenager stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch.
- Tulip, a headstrong girl, finds a mysterious train where every car contains its own universe.
- Fearless teen Anne Boonchuy is magically transported to a rural marshland full of frog people.
- The ongoing adventures of Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, and Peppermint Butler.
- Sheltered girl Kipo gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to the surface.
- The story of Steven, the youngest member of a team of magical Guardians of the Universe.
- A father suddenly appears at his adult daughter's doorstep, 20 years after disappearing.
- Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elven assassin sent to kill them.
- Fearless Hilda travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to a bustling city.
- Astronaut Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick Mooncake look for the end of the universe.
- A whiskey-drinking, humanlike horse -- a popular '90s sitcom star -- tries to make a comeback.
- A third-generation restaurateur runs a burger joint with his wife and their three kids.
- The newly single Harley Quinn sets off to make it on her own in Gotham City.
- The Warner siblings wreak havoc in the lives of everyone they meet.
- The Jedi fight to maintain freedom and restore peace to the galaxy.
- Seemingly normal students Marinette and Adrien are chosen to save Paris from evil.
- A family of aliens from a better world must take refuge in middle America.
- A space caster traverses trippy worlds inside his universe simulator.
- Two kids are recruited to battle video game monsters that have found their way into the real world.
- Following the misadventures of hard-drinking princess Bean and feisty elf companion Elfo.
- Cricket Green, a mischievous but optimistic country boy, moves to the big city with his family.
- A square yellow sponge lives in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom.
- The chaotic life of the only boy in a family with 10 sisters who each have unique personalities.
- A couple faces various challenges as they transition from their 20s to their 30s.
- Cartoon shorts featuring cherished characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and others.