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The Best Current Animated Series

Updated January 5, 2021 48.1k votes 7.6k voters 104.0k views57 items

List RulesVote 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 Morty1
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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Premiered2013

    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Amazing World of Gumball2
    1,338
    806

    The Amazing World of Gumball

    Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr.

    Premiered2011

    The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bob's Burgers3
    1,727
    1,232

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Premiered2011

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • SpongeBob SquarePants4
    1,373
    1,107

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

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    SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • We Bare Bears5
    923
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    We Bare Bears

    Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin

    Premiered2015

    We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Simpsons6
    1,476
    1,217

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • BoJack Horseman7
    1,225
    1,023

    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris

    Premiered2014

    BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Archer8
    1,309
    1,161

    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    Premiered2009

    Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial
    Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • South Park9
    1,645
    1,470

    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    Premiered1997

    South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power10
    772
    281

    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

    Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara

    Premiered2018

    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts11
    322
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    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

    Karen Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2020

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Owl House12
    302
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    The Owl House

    Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick

    Premiered2020

    The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Family Guy13
    1,366
    1,424

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

    Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Harley Quinn14
    301
    140

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Premiered2019

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • American Dad!15
    1,199
    1,266

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

    American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Infinity Train16
    349
    175

    Infinity Train

    Ashley Johnson, Ernie Hudson

    Premiered2019

    Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hilda17
    517
    288

    Hilda

    Bella Ramsey, Daisy Haggard

    Premiered2018

    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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  • Carmen Sandiego18
    277
    194

    Carmen Sandiego

    Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard
    Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Loud House19
    525
    636

    The Loud House

    Grant Palmer, Collin Dean

    Premiered2016

    The Loud House (Nickelodeon, 2016) is an American animated television series created by Chris... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Final Space20
    486
    408

    Final Space

    Fred Armison, AvoCato

    Premiered2018

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Robot Chicken21
    717
    1,025

    Robot Chicken

    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich

    Premiered2005

    Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Disenchantment22
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    Disenchantment

    Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon

    Premiered2018

    Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir23
    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Midnight Gospel24
    107
    84

    The Midnight Gospel

    Duncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie

    Premiered2020

    The Midnight Gospel (Netflix, 2020) is an adult animated comedy adventure television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Marvel's Spider-Man25
    179
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    Marvel's Spider-Man

    Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey

    Premiered2017

    Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button