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The Best Cartoons of the 2010s

Updated September 18, 2020 49.7k votes 5.1k voters 33.8k views48 items

List RulesVote up your favorite animated shows that premiered on TV or a streaming service between 2010 and 2019.

The 2010s were truly a great period for animated shows, offering everything from great kids cartoons to genre-bending adult animated series. As long-running cartoons were beginning to dominate the airwaves, new shows that premired in the 2010 decade brought a wider range of genres and styles to the mix. With the expansion of streaming services, 2010s cartoons were able to become even more irreverent than ever, and irreverence is a common theme among the best 2010s animated series. Some of the top animated series are comedies while 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. The big gaps between seasons of the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty didn't reduce how much they defined the 2010s, thanks to their strong fanbase.

Other great shows featured on this top 2010s animated series list include Adventure Time and the Avatar sequel Legend Of Korra. Even Disney cartoons like Gravity Falls and more positive and kid-centric series like Steven Universe can hold their own against the cynical irreverence of another great animated series from the 2010s.

Which great 2010s cartoons and animated series are the best? Vote for your favorites now!

 

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