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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? BoJack Horseman is one of the funniest animated series airing today. This Netflix Original stars Will Arnett in the title role and Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez. 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 in 2018? Vote the best shows up to No. 1 on this list and share your opinion in the comments section.

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Rick and Morty 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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
South Park 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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Bob's Burgers 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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Archer 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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
The Simpsons 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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Adventure Time 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Family Guy 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

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
American Dad! 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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
unakite-emmett-gem added Steven Universe 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

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
SpongeBob SquarePants 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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Robot Chicken 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

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Bojack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Bojack Horseman Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more

The Best Current Sitcoms

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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
heavymetalharry added The Amazing World of Gumball 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

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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
The Venture Bros. 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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Star vs. The Forces of Evil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
forcedmyhand added Star vs. The Forces of Evil Tamia Cerrate, Eden Sher, Adam McArthur

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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
The Fairly OddParents 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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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added We Bare Bears Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan 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

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Mariya Shcherbinina added Voltron: Legendary Defender Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Jeremy Shada Voltron: Legendary Defender is a 2016 American animated web television series. The series follows the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron who must learn to form the giant robot Voltron to ...more

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The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added The Loud House Grant Palmer, Collin Dean, Catherine Taber 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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Mike Tyson Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
sciscano added Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim, 2014) is an American adult animated television series created by Hugh Davidson. Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson), the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry (Jim Rash), ...more

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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Squidbillies Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt Squidbillies is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. An unofficial pilot for the series aired on April 1, 2005; the series later ...more

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RWBY is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
forcedmyhand added RWBY Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle RWBY is an anime-styled American CG-animated web-series created by the Rooster Teeth Productions' animation studio. The series is created and directed by animator Monty Oum. Episodes are ...more

The Best Current Crime Drama Series

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Pokemon XY is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Pokemon XY Mike Liscio, Sarah Natochenny, Ikue Ohtani

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Milo Murphy's Law is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Milo Murphy's Law "Weird Al" Yankovic, Sabrina Carpenter, Mekai Curtis Milo Murphy's Law (previously titled Mikey Murphy's Law) is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, which ...more

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Clarence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
brenda-gast added Clarence Tom Kenny, Sean Giambrone, Katie Crown Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence, who is optimistic about everything, and his ...more

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Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Teen Titans Go! Arnold Drake, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New ...more

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
TheRDandPokemonfan added My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more

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JanK1 added Final Space Fred Armison, AvoCato, a bunch of famous comedians & voice actors and some that will soon be famous.

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 Ladybug &... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
1518714275348 added Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

This show is seriously the most addictive show ever. It takes place in Paris, with two teenagers, Marinette Dupain-Cheng (Cristina Vee) and Adrien Agreste (Bryce Papenbrook) who are secretly Paris's superheroes known as Ladybug (Marinette) and Cat Noir (Adrien). Marinette is a bakers daughter, who is an awkward, bubbly girl who has a crush on Adrien. Adrien is a model who lives with his uncaring father, is a kind, genuine person. Adrien as Cat Noir has a crush on Ladybug and and flirts with her, which Ladybug doesn't react to. She usually brushes of his flirting, a stance she would not take if she knew he was Adrien. Thus creating the love square.

And if you are a sucker for romance, you should watch this show. It's awesome.

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir) is a French CGI action/adventure animated series produced by Zagtoon and Method Animation. ...more

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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Lucas Roppo added OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is an American superhero comedy animated series created by Ian Jones-Quartey. It is set in the futuristic year of 201X, where the world is populated by video game and ...more

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Big Mouth Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein 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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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Lucas Roppo added Trollhunters Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman Trollhunters (Netflix, 2016) is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created by Guillermo del Toro. An ordinary boy finds a magic amulet that turns him into the next Troll ...more

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gdgf added Mighty Magiswords Kyle A. Carrozza, Grey DeLisle-Griffin Mighty Magiswords (Cartoon Netwrok, 2016) is an American Flash animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Kyle A. Carrozza. Vambre and Prohyas, a cute and clumsy sibling team of ...more

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Supernoobs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Supernoobs