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The Best Current Animated Series  

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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 2019? 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
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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
unakite-emmett-gem added 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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
heavymetalharry added 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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added 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
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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added 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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Voltron: Legendary Defender is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Mariya Shcherbinina added 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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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.

Hilda (Netflix, 2018) is an animated television series based on the comic book series by Luke Pearson. The adventures of fearless Hilda (Bella Ramsey), a blue-haired girl who along her deerfox ...more
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JanK1 added 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) 19 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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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Milo Murphy's Law is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added "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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Mike Tyson Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
sciscano added 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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RWBY is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
forcedmyhand added 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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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Lucas Roppo added 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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Pokemon XY is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Mike Liscio, Sarah Natochenny, Ikue Ohtani
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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre
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