The Best of 2018 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 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
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
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
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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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) 7 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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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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 9 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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 11 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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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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Star vs. The Forces of Evil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
forcedmyhand added Tamia Cerrate, Eden Sher, Adam McArthur

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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 15 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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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Loud House is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Mike Tyson Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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RWBY is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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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Pokemon XY is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added Mike Liscio, Sarah Natochenny, Ikue Ohtani

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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) 25 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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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Lucas Roppo added 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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Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
gdgf added 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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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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) 29 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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JohnProctor1 added Hilda Bella Ramsey, Daisy Haggard, Rasmus Hardiker

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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Craig of the Creek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder, H. Michael Croner Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American anime created by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin. Craig and his two friends have adventures in the suburban wilderness known as the Creek, ...more

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gdgf added 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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Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, David Fynn Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated television series developed by Matthew Beans, based on the 2016 movie. Queen Poppy (Amanda Leighton), Branch (Skylar Astin), the ...more

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Hot Streets is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
J.D. Ryznar, Scott Chernoff, Chelsea Kane Hot Streets (Adult Swim, 2018) is an American adult animated television series created by Brian Wysol. FBI agent Mark Branski (J.D. Ryznar) and his partner Donald French (Scott Chernoff) ...more

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Supernoobs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Animated Series
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