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 Bob's Burgers, 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.
Premiered: December 2, 2013Rick 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 influenced... more
Premiered: January 9, 2011Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, Gene... more
Premiered: May 1, 1999SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures... more
Premiered: December 17, 1989The 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
Premiered: August 13, 1997South 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
Premiered: January 14, 2010Archer (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
Premiered: January 10, 2020The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television series. A teenager finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a... more
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Premiered: November 29, 2019Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco)... more
Premiered: January 31, 1999Family 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; their... more
Premiered: February 6, 2005American 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 television... more
Premiered: January 18, 2019Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez). ... more
Premiered: August 17, 2018Disenchantment (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 Faxon),... more
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Premiered: 2018Final 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 on... more
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Premiered: May 2, 2016The 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 living... more
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Premiered: May 8, 2020Solar Opposites (Hulu, 2020) is an animated comedy television series created by Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland. A family of aliens move to middle America, where they debate whether life is better... more
Premiered: 2021Monsters At Work (Disney+, 2021) is an American animated television series and a spin-off of the Monsters, Inc. franchise. Six months after the events of Monsters, Inc., the city of Monstropolis is... more
Premiered: July 1, 2021Tom and Jerry in New York (HBO Max, 2021) is an American animation comedy series based on the cartoon characters of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series follows the... more
Premiered: 2021Rugrats (Paramount+, 2021) is an American animated children's series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain and is a reboot of the original 1991 series of the same name. The series... more
Premiered: November 26, 2010Young Justice (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American action adventure superhero animation series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman and based on the comic book series of the same name. The... more
Premiered: August 19, 2017Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate... more
Premiered: 2021We the People (Netflix, 2021) is an American animation comedy short created by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Kenya Barris, and Chris Nee. Learn the basics of rights and citizenship with upbeat songs... more
Premiered: July 9, 2021Middlemost Post (Nickelodeon, 2021) is an American animated comedy series created by John Trabbic III. The series follows Parker J. Cloud, an exuberant rain cloud, Angus, a burly, rule-abiding... more
Premiered: 2021Ridley Jones (Netflix, 2021) is an American animation adventure comedy series created by Chris Nee, Karen Chau, and Tom Rogers. The series follows Ridley and her friends, as they protect the Museum... more