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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 2016-2017? 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 is an American adult animated television series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his ...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, Isaac Hayes South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. Intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its ...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 is an American adult animated television series created by Adam Reed for the FX network. A preview of the series aired on September 17, 2009. The first season premiered on January 14, ...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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Robot Chicken Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated sketch-comedy television series, created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein ...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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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

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Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
voting closed at #10 | haja12 added Gravity Falls 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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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
The Venture Bros. Christopher McCulloch, James Urbaniak The Venture Bros. is an American animated television series that premiered on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on February 16, 2003. It is an action and adventure series that mixes comedy and drama ...more

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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
heavymetalharry added The Amazing World of Gumball Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Don't be put off, by its kiddy appearnace, This is one of the funniest shows on air whether it be for kids or adults. Not only does this show do slice of life extremely well (and since one of the cast members is a cgi dinosaur and an real life chin with googly eyes, thats very Impressive) but It had me rolling on the floor with its 'mind-opening' comedy. 
It has its fare share of some of the best adult jokes ive ever seen, and like regular show it makes fun of pop-culture that 12 yr-olds today wouldn't get, (at one point the main protagonist gets a sudden urge to run over "Crazy Frog" with a van).

 The amount of memorable characters here rivals the simpsons and they are also much more visually interesting as they are all different forms of animation.
This show is very true to life and gets been twelve as well as south park does.
This is easily my favourite CN show, but to get into it I have to mention some things. 

1. Alot of Season 1 has some childish writing that gets annoying its still worth going through as there are episodes that are masterpieces, by season 2 every episode is a masterpiece.

2. The Dad character is pretty annoying, but even still he has his moments. this is the first time a dad character in a good family sitcom is the weakest characters. The mom is one of the best TV moms ever, rivaling Marge Simpson.

3. Listening to child voice actors screaming gets grating, although they are very good voice actors, but if you can survive the first season of adventure time, this should be no problem.

If you can get past those three things this might become one of your favourite comedy shows airing no matter what age you are. 

malcolm in the middle meets regular show meets LSD meets south park meets the wonder years. 

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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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Star vs. The Forces of Evil is listed (or ranked) 17 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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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added We Bare Bears Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan

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Over the Garden Wall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
altariaqueen added Over the Garden Wall Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey

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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

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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Mariya Shcherbinina added Voltron 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) 22 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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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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RWBY is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Clarence is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 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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Uncle Grandpa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 31 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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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 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) 34 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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Dan Vs. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Kokokokokok added Dan Vs. Curtis Armstrong, Paget Brewster, Dave Foley Dan Vs. is an American Flash animated television series created by Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson. The series spanned three seasons, airing on The Hub from January 1, 2011, to March 9, 2013.

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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 36 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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