My favorite animated series

by pazzintexas | created - 4 weeks ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

A list of 40 of my favorite animated shows

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1. Archer (2009– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 124,927

One of the best written shows on television

2. The Venture Bros. (2003– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons.

Stars: Christopher McCulloch, James Urbaniak, Doc Hammer, Michael Sinterniklaas

Votes: 22,050

A fantastic journey from start to finish

3. Squidbillies (2005– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Follows the adventures of the Cuylers, an impoverished and dysfunctional family of anthropomorphic, air-breathing, redneck squids who live in a rural Appalachian community in the state of Georgia.

Stars: Bobby Ellerbee, Unknown Hinson, Dana Snyder, Daniel McDevitt

Votes: 5,837

Dark comedy at it's best

4. Final Space (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, Olan Rogers, Tika Sumpter

Votes: 21,861

A wonderful story and great characters

5. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 302,755

Still going strong after 20+ years

6. Bob's Burgers (2011– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 56,715

A lot of fun and some of the best voice actors in the business

7. BoJack Horseman (2014– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around" in the '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 71,970

Dark and funny, a show that parallels real life

8. Young Justice (2010– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

Stars: Jesse McCartney, Danica McKellar, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin

Votes: 27,754

In my opinion the best superhero cartoon series ever made

9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2020)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 39,957

A great show with a lot of information regarding the SW Universe

10. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 21,393

Pure silly fun

11. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A 12-year-old boy and his best friend, wise 28-year-old dog with magical powers, go on a series of surreal adventures with each other.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 66,614

An enjoyable show that is fun

12. Home Movies (1999–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.

Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

Votes: 8,783

A very underrated show that deserves more attention

13. Assy McGee (2006–2008)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Animated cop drama satire focusing on a grizzled, short tempered cop and his straight man partner, the former of which is simply a lower male torso.

Stars: Larry Murphy, H. Jon Benjamin, Carl W. Adams, Rachel Dratch

Votes: 971

Drunk cop that talks out his a$$ both literally and figuratively

14. Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016–2018)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Five teenagers become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.

Stars: Jeremy Shada, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Tyler Labine, Kimberly Brooks

Votes: 6,654

I loved the first 5 seasons then it tapered off for me

15. Big Mouth (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate

Votes: 37,001

Raunchy over the top fun

16. Castlevania (2017– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.

Stars: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish, Alejandra Reynoso

Votes: 24,535

Wow, I had to watch it twice to get the full effect

17. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,522

Great music and great characters

18. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 36,938

A really good superhero cartoon

19. F Is for Family (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.

Stars: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 21,796

Dysfunctional family with a real life feel

20. Frisky Dingo (2006–2008)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult.

Stars: Adam Reed, Eric Sims, Neal Holman, Stuart Culpepper

Votes: 6,361

An early adaption of what would become Archer. It's a lot of fun

21. Pinky Malinky (2018– )

TV-Y7 | 12 min | Animation, Comedy

This fly-on-the wall reality show follows the life of Pinky, an infectiously positive hot dog living in the human world.

Stars: Franciska Friede, Danny Jacobs, Colleen Smith, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 248

Funny and lighthearted

22. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 197,110

My favorite Groening series

23. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 40,154

A fun show with a great lead character

24. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 42,260

Good show that has held up with time

25. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 107,494

I didn't like it at first but it grew on me

26. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 74,288

Iconic, I don't think there is anyone who doesn't know who SpongeBob is

27. Rick and Morty (2013– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 281,550

A decent cartoon that's hit and miss for me

28. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 284,869

Not one of my favorites but it deserves to make the list due to it's popularity

29. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name.

Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Erin Fitzgerald

Votes: 29,539

Really funny show

30. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 19,487

Weird and visually stunning

31. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000–2007)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer.

Stars: Gary Cole, Stephen Colbert, Thomas Allen, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 9,828

One of the first shows I watched on Adult Swim

32. The Boondocks (2005–2014)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough

Votes: 24,663

A great show with some very memorable characters

33. The Oblongs (2001–2002)

TV-14 | 284 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

Stars: Will Ferrell, Pamela Adlon, Jean Smart, Randy Sklar

Votes: 7,845

Decent show and it has Will Ferell

34. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993–2008)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Dave Willis

Votes: 5,416

Another one of the first shows I watched on Adult Swim

35. Drawn Together (2004–2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Reality-TV

A parody of reality shows cast with spoofs of several famous types of animated characters.

Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey McBride, Jack Plotnick

Votes: 18,024

Okay but it ended at the right time

36. Moral Orel (2005–2009)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A parody of past religious-geared animated shows starring Orel, an optimistic God-fearing young boy in a world of cynicism.

Stars: Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips, Tigger Stamatopoulos

Votes: 4,472

Funny

37. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 36,818

Okay but the worst of the 3 shows

38. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 33,956

A great X Men show

39. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks."

Stars: Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Kristofor Brown, Tracy Grandstaff

Votes: 25,601

Huh huh, huh huh huh....

40. Disenchantment (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Princess Tiabeanie, 'Bean', is annoyed at her imminent arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer. Then she meets Luci, a demon, and Elfo, an elf, and things get rather exciting, and dangerous.

Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon

Votes: 29,691

I didn't like it at first but it got better toward the end of season 1



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