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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated shows that aired on TV or a streaming service in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s animated series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The decade was truly a great period for animated shows. With the expansion of streaming services, animated shows were able to become even more irreverent than ever, and irreverence is a common theme amongst the best 2010s animated series. Some of the top  animated series are comedies and other good cartoons are action driven. There are even a few great 2010s animated series that garnered enough acclaim to be made into animated films.

So, which great cartoons are on this top 2010s animated series list? Bob's Burgers definitely appears near the top of this list. The show's hilarious cast of voice actors, including H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, have even been known to take the show on the road with live performances. Rick and Morty is another great animated series from the 2010s.

Several classic cartoons like The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy are still running strong in the 2010s, years after they originally premiered. Other great shows featured on this top 2010s animated series list include Robot Chicken, Adventure Time and then Brendan Small cult classic, Metalocalypse.

Which great 2010s animation is the best? Vote for your favorites now!

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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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1,344 387
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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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1,322 312
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
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1,459 372
Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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760 416
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more
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957 419
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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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864 377
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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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1,037 381
South Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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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905 423
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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
10
470 298
Regular Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Andrew Peterson0 added J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin
Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a ...more
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228 36
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal
Gravity Falls is an American animated television series created by animator Alex Hirsch for Disney Channel, now on Disney XD. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin ...more
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696 388
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon
King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more
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669 366
Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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
14
612 379
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams
The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more
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570 373
The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
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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453 359
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris
The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the everyday adventures of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted ...more
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534 405
Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill
Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers on the larger ...more
18
495 404
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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156 104
Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Jake Mourelatos added 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
20
191 142
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
BenHawkes113 added Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino
Book One: Air is the first season of the U.S. animated TV series The Legend of Korra created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Consisting of twelve episodes, it was initially ...more
21
308 358
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more
22
581 388
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
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100 45
The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate
The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more
24
395 390
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire
Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series ...more
25
384 487
The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Animated Series
Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson
The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy. The series centers ...more