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The Best New Animated TV Shows Of 2019

Updated May 5, 2021 1.4k votes 222 voters 12.9k views25 items

List RulesOnly animated television shows that premiered their first season in 2019.

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Animated TV Shows of 2020!

Everyone seems to finally accept that there are great animated TV shows for both kids and adults, and 2019 offers some great ones. The best animated series of the year span from brand new ideas to revamped and updated cartoon classics like Harley Quinn - a character who originated on a cartoon television show, showed up later in live action series and has now made a glorious return to the format from which she came.

As more platforms and channels add animation to their original programming, there are more and more 2019 animated series worth checking out. There are lots of current kid-friendly cartoons, plenty of animation for adults, such as Love, Death & Robots, and even animated shows the whole family can enjoy and get something out of, like Carmen Sandiego.

For a list of the best animated TV shows of 2019, take a look below. You can vote up your favorite shows, downvote any you didn't like, and add any new ones to the list.

  • 1

    Carmen Sandiego

    Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Crime, Animated, Children

    Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez). ...  more
  • 2

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Comedy, Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror,...  more
  • 3

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animated

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco)...  more
  • 4

    Pinky Malinky

    Lucas Grabeel, Nathan Kress

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Mockumentary, Surreal comedy

    Pinky Malinky (Netflix, 2019) is an animated web television series created by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern. Pinky Malinky (Lucas Grabeel) is a 12-year-old middle school student and an...  more
  • 5

    Tuca & Bertie

    Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animated

    Tuca & Bertie (Netflix, 2019; Adult Swim, 2021) is an American adult animated comedy series created by Lisa Hanawalt. The series follows the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in...  more
  • 6


    D.C. Douglas, Josh Hutcherson

    Genres (Tv)Action, Anime

    Ultraman (Netflix, 2019) is an anime series. Shinjiro Hayata learns that his father passed on the "Ultraman Factor" to him and fights against evil....  more
  • 7

    Carole & Tuesday

    Miyuri Shimabukuro, Kana Ichinose

    Genres (Tv)Music, Anime

    Carole & Tuesday (Fuji TV & Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese science fiction anime television series. The show is set fifty years in the future as humankind is migrating to Mars and young Carole (Miyuri...  more
  • 8

    Care Bears: Unlock the Magic

    Alex Hall, Nick Shakoour

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Children's television, Animated

    Care Bears: Unlock the Magic (Boomerang, 2019) is an American animated children's television series based on the Care Bears franchise. The series follows the adventures of Good Luck, Funshine, Cheer,...  more
  • 9

    Cannon Busters

    Cannon Busters (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated fantasy television series based on the comic book series by LeSean Thomas. The show follows a motley crew of travelers on an unforgettable...  more
  • 10

    Star Wars Resistance

    Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Science fiction, Action, Animated, Children

    Star Wars Resistance is a 2018 animated TV series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set three decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, in the era of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it follows...  more
  • 11

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anime

    Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Netflix, 2019) is a stop-motion animated television series. Kaoru goes on adventures with her lovable roommate Rilakkuma, a bear with a zipper on its back that wants to spends...  more
  • 12

    Costume Quest

    Gabriella Graves, Sloane Letourneau

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adventure, Family

    Costume Quest (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American animated television series based on the video game of the same name created by Double Fine Productions. The show stars four kids facing off against...  more
  • 13

    Twelve Forever

    Kelsy Abbott, Jaylen Barron

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Animated

    Twelve Forever (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated action adventure series created by Julia Vickerman. The series centers on Reggie Abbott an imaginative 12-year-old whose desire to remain a...  more
  • 14

    You're Not a Monster

    Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Horror

    You're Not a Monster (IMDb TV, 2019) is an American adult animation comedy horror series created by Frank Lesser. In the series, Max Seward's patients really are the horrifying monsters they think...  more
  • 15


    Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animation, Children's

    Moominvalley is (Yle, Sky One, 2019) also known as MOOMIN, is a Finnish-British animated family drama series and an adaptation of writer-illustrator Tove Jansson's and her brother Lars Jansson's...  more
  • 16

    Victor and Valentino

    Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Comedy, Animated, Children

    Victor and Valentino (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Diego Molano. In the small quiet town of Monte Macabre, two total opposite half-brothers search about...  more
  • 17

    Lego City Adventures

    Joe Zieja, Misty Lee

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Animated, Children

    Lego City (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American animated television series. The show follows characters from the Lego City as they seek to stop a master criminal....  more
  • 18

    Human Discoveries

    Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy

    Human Discoveries (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American animated comedy television series. A group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization are the first to discover necessities like fire...  more
  • 19


    Nils Frykdahl, Blake Anderson

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animated

    Tigtone (Adult Swim, 2019) is an American computer-animated series created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian based on Koehler's YouTube video “The Begun of Tigtone.” Quest-addicted hero Tigtone...  more
  • 20

    Abby Hatcher

    Macy Drouin, Wyatt White

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy

    Abby Hatcher (Nickelodeon, 2019) is a Canadian-American CGI-animated television series created by Rob Hoegee. The show follows Abby (Macy Drouin) as she goes on wild adventures with the "Fuzzlies"...  more
  • 21

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Family, Comedy

    Forky Asks a Question (Disney+, 2019) is an American animated cartoon series. Animated by Pixar, the story revolves around the character Forkey (Tony Hale) from Toy Story 4....  more
  • 22

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers

    Tyler Posey, Charlet Chung

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adventure comedy, Action, Spy fiction

    Fast & Furious: Spy Racers (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated web television series based on the film series by Gary Scott Thompson. Teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin...  more
  • 23
    YooHoo to the Rescue (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean and Italian computer-animated children's television series. In a series of magical missions, quick-witted YooHoo and his can-do crew travel the...  more
  • 24

    True Tunes

    Michela Luci, Jamie Watson

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's animation, Computer animation, Musical, Kids TV

    True Tunes (Netflix, 2019) is a musical animated family television series and a spin-off of True And The Rainbow Kingdom. True and her friends are dropping sweet, silly beats with freshly modern...  more
  • 25

    Molly of Denali

    Sovereign Bill, Sequoia Janvier

    Genres (Tv)Family, Animation

    Molly of Denali (PBS Kids, 2019) is an American animated television series. The show follows Molly, an Alaska Native girl, her dog Suki, and friends Tooey and Trini on their adventures in epically...  more