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The Most Anticipated New Animated TV Shows of 2020

Updated December 14, 2020 7.0k votes 647 voters 21.5k views62 items

List RulesVote up the animated series you were most excited to watch in 2020.

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UPDATED: Check out The Most Anticipated Animated Shows of 2021!

If you liked cartoons, 2020 was going to be your year. The upcoming animated series of 2020 offered brand new stories to the return of long-gone favorite characters and everything in between. From streaming to network, which of the anticipated cartoons and animated series were you most excited to see?

Several upcoming animated series were building on favorite franchises. Star Trek: Lower Decks was an adult animated series that doesn't just expand on the existing Star Trek stories but tells the tales of the support crew of a lesser-known ship. He-Man (Masters Of The Universe: Revelation) and the Transformers (Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy) are also returning to the small screen with new series.  Upcoming cartoons in 2020 aren't just for adults, there are also fun family series, The Owl House, Monsters At Work, Looney Tunes Cartoons, and Tig N' Seek. If you just couldn't get enough animated sitcoms, upcoming shows like Duncanville and Close Enough were ready to fill your 2020 watchlist. From sci-fi cartoons to animated horror, CGI and traditional animation styles, there were upcoming comedy TV shows for every taste.

For more of the top upcoming animated TV series that dropped throughout 2020, check out the list below and vote up the shows you couldn't wait to see.

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  • The Owl House1
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    The Owl House

    Sarah Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

    The Owl House (Disney Channel, 2020) is an American animated fantasy-comedy/horror television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands2
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    84

    Adventure Time: Distant Lands

    Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio

    Genres (Tv)Animation

    Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max, 2020) is the collective name for the television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts3
    144
    30

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

    Karen Fukuhara, Dee Bradley Baker

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action, Adventure

    Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action adventure... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Glitch Techs4
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    72

    Glitch Techs

    Zehra Fazal, Roshon Fegan

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Kids, Adventure

    Glitch Techs (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated television series created by Dan Milano... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Cuphead Show5
    The Cuphead Show! (Netflix) is an American animated television series based on the videogame... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons6
    141
    80

    Looney Tunes Cartoons

    Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy, Slapstick

    Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated comedy slapstick television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Close Enough7
    144
    102

    Close Enough

    J. G. Quintel, Jason Mantzoukas

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy, Sitcom

    Close Enough (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated sitcom created by J. G. Quintel. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Boondocks8
    The Boondocks (HBO Max, 2021) is an animated comedy series and re-imagining of the Cartoon... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Wizards: Tales of Arcadia9
    52
    31

    Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

    Colin O'Donoghue, David Bradley

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Animation

    Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2020) is an animated fantasy television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Solar Opposites10
    121
    111

    Solar Opposites

    Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Animated

    Solar Opposites (Hulu, 2020) is an animated comedy television series created by Mike McMahan... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Animaniacs11
    22
    4

    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family, Kids

    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Midnight Gospel12
    78
    67

    The Midnight Gospel

    Duncan Trussell, Phil Hendrie

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adult Animation, Comedy, Adventure

    The Midnight Gospel (Netflix, 2020) is an adult animated comedy adventure television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks13
    101
    101

    Star Trek: Lower Decks

    Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy

    Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American adult animated web television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy14
    90
    90

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy

    Philip Bache, Edward Bosco

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Robot, Sci-Fi, Action

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated robot... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Monsters At Work15
    90
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    Monsters At Work

    Ben Feldman, Billy Crysta

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

    Monsters At Work (Disney+, 2021) is an American animated television series and a spin-off of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Kid Cosmic16
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    80

    Kid Cosmic

    Jack Fisher, Amanda C. Miller

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Kids, Family, Adventure

    Kid Cosmic (Netflix, 2021) is an American animated children's series produced by Craig... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Masters of the Universe: Revelation17
    87
    94

    Masters of the Universe: Revelation

    Diedrich Bader, Kevin Conroy

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

    Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Netflix, 2021) is an American animated television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Invincible18
    75
    82

    Invincible

    Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure

    Invincible (Amazon Video, 2021) is an animated action/adventure series created by Robert... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Blood of Zeus19
    11
    5

    Blood of Zeus

    Jason O'Mara, Mamie Gummer

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

    Blood of Zeus (Netflix, 2020), formerly known as Gods & Heroes, is an American original... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Ghost and Molly McGee20
    70
    90

    The Ghost and Molly McGee

    Ashly Burch, Dana Snyder

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Musical Comedy

    The Ghost and Molly McGee (Disney Channel, 2021) is an animated musical comedy television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous21
    67
    90

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

    Scott Kreamer, Lane Lueras

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix, 2020) is a CGI-animated television series. Six teens... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Liberator22
    5
    4

    The Liberator

    Bradley James, Mike Rowe

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action, Drama

    The Liberator (Netflix, 2020) is an American animated action drama created by Alex Kershaw and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse23
    5
    4

    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

    Chris Diamantopoulos, Bill Farmer

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy

    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (Disney+, 2020) is an American animated comedy series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Mighty Ones24
    5
    5

    The Mighty Ones

    Josh Brener, Alex Cazares

    Genres (Tv)Animation

    The Mighty Ones (Hulu/Peacock, 2020) is an American animated series created by Sunil Hall and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones25
    7
    10

    Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones

    Frazer Hines, Anneke Wills

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sci-Fi

    Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones (BBC, 2020) is a British animated science fiction television... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button