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The Best New Animated TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated May 21, 2021 17.1k votes 9.8k voters 167.1k views109 items

List RulesVote up the best animated series and cartoons that premiered their first season on or after January 1, 2018.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best animated TV shows since 2018. Our list of the highest-rated animated shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new animated series on television. What is the best new animated TV show? 

Featuring new kids shows, animated superhero shows, adult cartoons, and more, the best recent animated TV shows include Disenchantment, Final Space, Love, Death, and Robots, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. While Cartoon Network's Infinity Train is a great animated show for the whole family, DC Universe's original series Harley Quinn should probably be watched without the kids.

Vote up the best new animated TV shows that have premiered recently.

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    Harley Quinn

    November 29, 2019

    ActorsKaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches

    Harley 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
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    August 17, 2018

    ActorsAbbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre, John DiMaggio, Billy West

    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 Faxon),...  more
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    ActorsGina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

    Carmen 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
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    Craig of the Creek


    ActorsPhillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder, H. Michael Croner, Phil LaMarr, Karen Fukuhara

    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, where...  more
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    Summer Camp Island


    ActorsElliott Smith, Oona Laurence, Julia Pott, Charlyne Yi, Nikki Castillo

    Summer Camp Island (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American animated television series created by Julia Pott. Two childhood best friends are dropped off at a magical summer camp where many bizarre...  more
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    The Owl House

    January 10, 2020

    ActorsSarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick, Alex Hirsch

    The 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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    Infinity Train

    July 20, 2019

    ActorsAshley Johnson, Ernie Hudson

    Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni. The series follows 12-year-old Tulip (Ashley Johnson) and her two-in-one robot companion One-One and corgi...  more
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    ActorsKaren Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker, Sterling K. Brown

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure television series. A sheltered girl gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to the...  more
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    ActorsBrenda Song, Justin Felbinger, Bill Farmer

    Amphibia (Disney Channel, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Matt Braly. The series chronicles the adventures self-centered 13-year-old Thai-American girl named Anne Boonchuy...  more
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    March 26, 2021

    ActorsSteven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogan, Zazie Beetz

    Invincible (Amazon Video, 2021) is an animated action/adventure series created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker based on the comic book series by Kirkman. Invincible follows Mark Grayson, a normal...  more
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    ActorsBella Ramsey, Kaisa Hammarlund, Ilan Galkoff, Reece Pockney, Claire Skinner

    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 Twig...  more
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    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

    November 13, 2018

    ActorsAimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka, Marcus Scribner, Reshma Shetty

    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, the...  more
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    ActorsJeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Hynden Walch

    Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max, 2020) is the collective name for the television miniseries based on the American animated television series Adventure Time, which was created by Pendleton...  more
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    Love, Death & Robots

    March 15, 2019

    ActorsHayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror,...  more
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    Final Space

    February 17, 2018

    ActorsOlan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Gina Torres

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    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 on...  more
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    Glitch Techs

    February 21, 2020

    ActorsZehra Fazal, Roshon Fegan, Ricardo Hurtado

    Glitch Techs (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated television series created by Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Two teens work at a game store as a front for their actual job: Hunting video game...  more
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    November 20, 2020

    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a reboot of the 1993 show of the same name. The show follows Yakko, Wakko, and Dot as they have a great time...  more
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    The Midnight Gospel

    April 20, 2020

    ActorsDuncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie, Drew Pinsky

    The Midnight Gospel (Netflix, 2020) is an adult animated comedy adventure television series created by Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse...  more
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    ActorsDee Bradley Baker

    Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+, 2021) is an American animated sci-fi, action adventure series from the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. Set after the events of Star Wars: The Clone...  more
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    ActorsAdrian Petriew, Ashleigh Ball

    The Hollow is a Canadian animated science fantasy adventure mystery series created by Vito Viscomi and broadcast since June 8, 2018 on Netflix.

    The Hollow (Netflix, 2018) is a Canadian animated science fantasy adventure mystery series created by Vito Viscomi. Three teen strangers awaken in a dangerous world and try to make sense of what...  more
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    ActorsChris Diamantopoulos, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo

    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (Disney+, 2020) is an American animated comedy series created by Paul Rudish. The series follows Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto as they embark on...  more
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    3Below: Tales of Arcadia

    December 21, 2018

    ActorsTatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman

    3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2018), or simply 3Below, is an American computer-animated science fantasy television series and is the second installment of Guillermo del Toro's Tales of Arcadia...  more
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    Johnny Test

    July 16, 2021

    ActorsJames Arnold Taylor, Trevor Devall, Ashleigh Ball, Maryke Hendrikse

    Johnny Test (Netflix, 2021) is a Canadian animated action adventure sci-fi comedy series created by Scott Fellows and serves as a revival of the 2005 series of the same name....  more
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    ActorsJeffrey Wright,

    What If…? (Disney+, 2021) is an American animated television series based on Marvel Comics' What If comic book series. Without affecting the continuity of the MCU, each episode will examine a...  more
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    ActorsTara Strong, Grey Griffin, Nicole Sullivan, John de Lancie

    DC Super Hero Girls (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an animated action-adventure television series developed by Lauren Faust, based on the toy line of the same name by Mattel and Lego. The series follows...  more