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The Best Current Animated Series 

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Updated June 19, 2020 48.4k votes 6.4k voters 90.9k views 50 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite animated shows that are still on the air or a streaming service

The slate of current animated series on TV and streaming services is nothing short of spectacular. And here are those shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current animated series, as a group, is made up of long running animated classics, and new sensations with cult followings. The top current animated series aren't only comedies, these toons are surprisingly action driven as well. Some of these great current animated series even have their own movies!

Which great cartoons will you find on this top current animated series list? Disenchantment is one of the funniest animated series airing today. This Netflix Original stars Abbi Jacobson as Princess Bean, the rebellious and alcoholic princess of Dreamland. Rick and Morty is another great animated series that is currently airing new episodes.

Several of the best current animated series have been on TV for decades. For instance, The Simpsons first premiered all the way back in 1989. Other top cartoons that appear on this good current animated series list include Family Guy, cult favorite Adventure Time, and Rick & Morty.

Do you have a favorite animated series that is currently airing new episodes? Vote the best shows up to No. 1 on this list and share your opinion in the comments section. And if you like these shows, check out our list of the best adult cartoons and vote up the best 2010s animated series.

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Premiered: 2013

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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

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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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
heavymetalharry added Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Premiered: 2011

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
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2005

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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

Premiered: 1999

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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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan

Premiered: 2015

We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong. Three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, awkwardly attempt at integrating with the human ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

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
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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

Premiered: 2014

BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" ...more
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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Christopher McCulloch, Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak

Premiered: 2003

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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

Premiered: 2005

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
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The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Grant Palmer, Collin Dean, Catherine Taber

Premiered: 2016

The Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2016) is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino. As the only boy and middle child, Lincoln Loud makes creative plans to improve his life ...more
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Hilda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
JohnProctor1 added Bella Ramsey, Daisy Haggard, Rasmus Hardiker

Premiered: 2018

Hilda is an animated television series based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Luke Pearson. Produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Filmworks, the show follows the adventures of fearless Hilda, a blue-haired girl who, along her deerfox Twig, travels to the city of Trolberg, where she conquers even the most dangerous monsters.

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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
JanK1 added Fred Armison, AvoCato, a bunch of famous comedians & voice actors and some that will soon be famous.

Premiered: 2018

perhaps the best new show of 2018.  show follows the adventures of Gary, AvoCato, Quin, and MoonCake. 

Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark ...more
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Miraculous: Tales of Lad... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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Infinity Train is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Ashley Johnson, Ernie Hudson

Premiered: 2019

Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni. The series follows 12-year-old Tulip (Ashley Johnson) and her two-in-one robot companion One-One and ...more
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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre

Premiered: 2018

Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more
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She-Ra and the Princesse... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka

Premiered: 2018

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, ...more
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Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader

Premiered: 2019

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
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Kipo and the Age of Wond... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Karen Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2020

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure television series. A sheltered girl gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to ...more
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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Premiered: 2017

Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more
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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard
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).
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Marvel's Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Nadji Jeter

Premiered: 2017

Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate ...more