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The Best Clay Animation TV Shows 

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Updated November 2, 2018 13.9k votes 2.7k voters 60.6k views 34 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Clay Animation TV series.

The very best clay animation shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest clay animation shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular clay animation TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining clay animation show of all time is. Don't let your favorite clay animation television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of clay animation television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List features shows like Prometheus and Bob, Gary & Mike.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best clay animation show of all time?" and "What are the greatest clay animation shows?"
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Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane

Premiered: 1998

Celebrity Deathmatch was a claymation television show that depicted celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its ...more

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The Gumby Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Norma MacMillan

Premiered: 1955

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Wallace and Gromit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Amanda Kay added Wallace and Gromit Peter Sallis (1989–2010), Ben Whitehead (2009, 2011–present)

Premiered: 1989-06-03

Wallace and Gromit is a British stop-motion comedy animation series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. The series consists of four short films and a feature-length film. The series ...more
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The PJs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
The PJs Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Pepe Serna

Premiered: 1999

The PJs is an American stop-motion animated television series, created by Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, and Steve Tompkins. It portrayed life in an urban public housing project, modeled after the ...more

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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Danny Sullivan added Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

Premiered: 2005

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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Moral Orel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips

Premiered: 2005

Moral Orel is an American stop-motion animated television show, which originally aired a sneak peek on Adult Swim on December 13, 2005, before it officially aired on January 23, 2006 to December ...more

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Prometheus and Bob is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows

Premiered: 1996

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Action League Now! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Steve Sioli added Veronica Alicino, Robyn Carlsson, Alyssa Grahm

Premiered: 1996

Action League Now! is a stop motion children's television series that was originally part of All That and then KaBlam! on Nickelodeon, and was later spun off into its own show. It was made using ...more

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Shaun the Sheep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Dominique Tetreault added John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber

Premiered: 2007

Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A ...more

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The California Raisins ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Terrance Hinton added
The California Raisins were a fictional rhythm and blues musical group as well as advertising and merchandising characters composed of anthropomorphized raisins. Lead vocals were sung by ...more
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Bump in the Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Christian Atkins added Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Gail Matthius | See full cast & crew »

Premiered: 1994

Bump in the Night is an animated series by Danger Productions that was filmed using stop-motion animation and aired on ABC from 1994 to 1995. It was created and directed by Ken Pontac and David ...more

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Davey and Goliath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Hal Smith, Dick Beals, Ginny Tyler

Premiered: 1960

Davey and Goliath is an American clay-animated children's television series produced by the Lutheran Church in America and created by Art Clokey, Ruth Clokey, and Dick Sutcliffe. The show was ...more
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Pingu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Osama Shammout added Carlo Bonomi, David Sant, Marcello Magni

Premiered: 1986

Pingu is a British-Swiss stop-motion animated children's comedy television series created by Otmar Gutmann and produced from 1986 to 2000 for Swiss television by Trickfilmstudio and The Pygos ...more

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Chicken Run is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
bortont added
Chicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the Aardman Animations studios and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. Chicken Run received positive ...more

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Timmy Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Kate Harbour

Premiered: 2009

Timmy Time is a British stop-motion animated children's comedy series created by the BBC and Aardman Animations. It started broadcasting in the UK on CBeebies on 6 April 2009. The show is a ...more
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The Red and the Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
DinoAgate added The Red and the Blue

Premiered: 1976

The Red and the Blue was an Italian stop motion animated television series for children. It has two characters, antagonistic shapeshifters, one colored red, the other blue. It is by Misseri ...more
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Pat & Mat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Tarik Copeland added

Premiered: 1976

Pat & Mat is a Czech stop-motion animated series featuring two handymen: Pat and Mat. It was created by Lubomír Beneš and Vladimír Jiránek.
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Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Chris Evans, Richard Briers, Greg Proops

Premiered: 1999

Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion ...more

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Mio Mao is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
DinoAgate added Mio Mao Derek Griffiths

Premiered: 1974

Mio Mao, also known as Mio and Mao, is an Italian-British children's TV show produced by Misseri Studios, HiT Entertainment & Mad Mouse Productions, L+H Films, Cartoonito and Channel 5. The ...more
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Wallace and Gromit's Wor... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Ashley Jensen, Peter Sallis, John Sparkes

Premiered: 2010

Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention is a BBC One science show featuring the animated claymation characters Wallace and Gromit, made by Aardman. The BBC said in a press statement that in the ...more
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Plonsters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Plonsters
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Gumbasia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Gumbasia
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Rex the Runt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Julie Scher Stern added Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, Kathy Burke

Premiered: 1998

Rex the Runt is a British live action stop motion animated claymation comedy franchise, primarily consisting of a television show and two short films produced by Aardman Animations for BBC ...more
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Plasmo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Plasmo

Premiered: 1996

Plasmo is an Australian children's science fiction claymation TV series that consisted of a half-hour short film made in 1989 followed by thirteen 5-minute episodes made in 1996 which aired on ...more
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Purple and Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Clay Animation TV Shows
Osama Shammout added Purple and Brown
Purple and Brown is a British stop-motion animated short television series devised and directed by Rich Webber and edited by Mike Percival. The series first aired March 2006, on the ...more