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The Best Animated Series of 2021

Updated May 24, 2021 3.5k votes 400 voters 10.7k views91 items

List RulesVote up the best animated television series that aired new episodes during the 2021 calendar year.

This list looks at the best current television animated series that that will be airing new episodes in 2021. The best animated series in 2021 include animated sitcoms, superhero cartoons, comedies, kids cartoons, and even new seasons and revivals of old favorites. Which are the best new and returning animated shows in 2021?

The best animated television series use their medium to its best effect and shows like the Animaniacs or SpongeBob SquarePants have been defining cartoon silliness for years, while sci-fi series like Final Space use animation to tell stories in a world and with characters that would be limited in a live-action show. Animated sitcoms remain some of the best animated series in 2021, and that of course includes Bob’s Burgers and Disenchantment. Other great animated series airing new episodes in 2021 inlcude kids cartoons like The Casagrandes and Amphibia. But not all cartoons are for kids and several 2021 animated series are also adult animation, like American Dad and Big Mouth.

Which television animated series are you (or your kids) going to watch in 2021? Help others curate their cartoon watchlists by voting up the best new and returning animated TV shows to air in 2021.

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