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1. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

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

9.0
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings

Votes: 64,408

2. X-Men (1992–1997)

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

8.5
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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: 29,518

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003–2010)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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The lean, mean, green fighting machines are back in an all-new action-packed series! Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello must save New York City from the evil crimelord Shredder ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Gregory Abbey, Sam Riegel

Votes: 6,382

4. TRON: Uprising (2012–2013)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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In the computer world of the Grid, a young program joins Tron's fight against their world's tyranny.

Stars: Elijah Wood, Tricia Helfer, Bruce Boxleitner, Paul Reubens

Votes: 6,928

5. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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The events and battles of the Galactic Republic's last major war are recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 18,638

6. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

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

8.5
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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

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

Votes: 34,781

7. Megas XLR (2004–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Two teenage slackers find a mecha from the future that had been lying in a New Jersey junkyard for nearly 60 years and make modifications much to the dismay of the robot's attractive creator.

Stars: David DeLuise, Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Scot Rienecker

Votes: 4,476

8. Danny Phantom (2004–2007)

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

7.1
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A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey DeLisle, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Votes: 11,016

9. Justice League (2001–2004)

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

8.6
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Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

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

Votes: 32,322

10. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

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

7.8
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A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

Votes: 20,012

11. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010–2012)

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

8.3
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After 74 villains break out of prison, Marvel's most powerful superheroes team up to capture all of them, and also to defend the Earth from widespread threats.

Stars: Eric Loomis, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Brian Bloom, Rick D. Wasserman

Votes: 10,913

12. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–2009)

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

8.1
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An animated television show that focuses on a sixteen-year-old Peter Parker, and the origins of Spider-Man.

Stars: Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 7,643

13. Spider-Man (1994–1998)

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

8.3
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A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 20,167

14. Ben 10 (2005–2008)

30 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The story of Ben Tennyson, a typical kid who becomes very atypical after he discovers the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien device with the power to transform the wearer into ten different alien species.

Stars: Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 7,774

15. Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010–2012)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Family

7.5
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With his secret identity now revealed to the world, Ben Tennyson continues to fight evil as a superhero with the help of the newly acquired Ultimatrix.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Ashley Johnson, Dee Bradley Baker, Greg Cipes

Votes: 2,432

16. X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)

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

7.9
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This rendition of X-Men features Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Spike as teenagers as they fight for a world that fears and hates them.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge, Kirby Morrow

Votes: 8,040

17. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 91,351

18. Megas XLR (2004–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Two teenage slackers find a mecha from the future that had been lying in a New Jersey junkyard for nearly 60 years and make modifications much to the dismay of the robot's attractive creator.

Stars: David DeLuise, Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Scot Rienecker

Votes: 4,476

19. Yu-Gi-Oh! (I) (2000–2006)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.

Stars: Dan Green, Amy Birnbaum, Eric Stuart, Wayne Grayson

Votes: 14,163

20. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Akemi Okamura

Votes: 49,237

21. Sonic X (2003–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.1
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A slight malfunction causes Chaos Control, and sends Sonic the Hedgehog to Earth. While there, Sonic meets Chris Thorndyke, who aids at collecting the Chaos Emeralds, so Sonic and friends can go home.

Stars: Suzanne Goldish, Amy Palant, Sanae Kobayashi, Jun'ichi Kanemaru

Votes: 2,550

22. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003–2008)

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

9.2
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena

Votes: 160,939

23. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

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

8.6
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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 76,324

24. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

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

7.2
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Kim challenges many villains, while dealing with interesting social issues.

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 17,785

25. American Dragon: Jake Long (2005–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.6
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A teenage slacker is given the ability to turn into the American Dragon and defends all mythical creatures that secretly reside in the human world.

Stars: Dante Basco, Charlie Finn, Miss Kittie, Keone Young

Votes: 6,980

26. Futurama (1999–2013)

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

8.5
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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: 177,094

27. Loonatics Unleashed (2005–2007)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.4
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The futuristic descendants of the Looney Tunes characters become superheroes when the aftershock of an alien meteor grants them each with strange new powers.

Stars: Charlie Schlatter, Jason Marsden, Jessica DiCicco, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 691

28. Static Shock (2000–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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In the city of Dakota, a teenage boy with electricity based powers, with the help of his inventive friend, fights crime as a superhero.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michele Morgan

Votes: 3,748

29. Street Sharks (1994–1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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A group of teens turned into mutant sharks on rollerblades, who battle the evil Dr. Paradigm and protect the Earth. Especially Fission City. Each member is a different kind of shark, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Rannells, D. Kevin Williams, Jim Hoggatt, Lee Tockar

Votes: 1,711

30. Mighty Ducks (1996–1997)

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

6.5
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A team of humanoid duck ice hockey team/freedom fighters fight evil between games.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brad Garrett, Jennifer Hale, Steve Mackall

Votes: 949

31. Xiaolin Showdown (2003–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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A young Xiaolin monk named Omi with a giant yellow head leads a trio of other students to collect powerful items known as Shen Gong Wu while battling the evil Jack Spicer who is also after the artifacts

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Danny Cooksey, Grey DeLisle, Tom Kenny

Votes: 5,456

32. Jackie Chan Adventures (2000–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Jackie Chan and his extended family must fight a criminal organization for magic talismans that could release an evil spirit.

Stars: Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan, Sab Shimono

Votes: 15,494

33. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

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

8.1
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Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 19,914

34. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

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

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 11,620

35. The Batman (2004–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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This animated adventure series of Bruce Wayne, billionaire by day, crime fighter by night, starts as Wayne balances life as a free-wheeling bachelor, with his role as the Caped Crusader. ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara, Danielle Judovits

Votes: 7,761

36. Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)

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

7.7
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A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh, Katie Leigh

Votes: 11,600

37. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004–2008)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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A semi-spinoff of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh anime series, focusing on a boy named Jaden and his misadventures as a student at an esteemed Duel Monsters academy.

Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Wayne Grayson, Tony Salerno, Kanako Irie

Votes: 2,691

38. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 29,310

39. The Tick (1994–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers.

Stars: Townsend Coleman, Micky Dolenz, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke

Votes: 7,717

40. Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990–1991)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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Peter Pan lives in the Neverland with a gang of orphan boys, fairy Tinkerbell, and friends Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Amid numerous adventures, the children are constantly menaced by... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Curry, Chris M. Allport, Scott Menville, Jason Marsden

Votes: 485