Top 100 Favorite American Animated Television Series

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1. Futurama (1999–2013)

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

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: 180,447

2. Spider-Man (1994–1998)

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

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: 20,549

3. Family Guy (1998– )

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: 266,854

4. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

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

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: 20,192

5. X-Men (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: 30,234

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

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

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: 66,174

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

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

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: 7,822

8. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 310,238

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 25,912

10. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)

TV-MA | 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: 20,228

11. The Zeta Project (2001–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A robot rebels against its creators, refusing to kill, and goes on the run.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, Julie Nathanson, Daniel Nicodème, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 538

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

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

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: 11,057

13. Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006–2007)

30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The adventures of the Marvel Universe's premiere superhero family.

Stars: Hiro Kanagawa, Lara Gilchrist, Christopher Jacot, Brian Dobson

Votes: 1,588

14. 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: 33,038

15. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010– )

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

After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong, Andrea Libman

Votes: 17,195

16. Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994–1999)

TV-Y | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The world famous thief, Carmen Sandiego, plays an intricate game of cat and mouse with teen ACME detectives, Zack and Ivy.

Stars: Rodger Bumpass, Jennifer Hale, Scott Menville, Eric Monette

Votes: 1,308

17. 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: 39,361

18. Static Shock (2000–2004)

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

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: 3,831

19. Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

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

Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Howard Morris

Votes: 8,871

20. Extreme Ghostbusters (1997)

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

Follow-up series that expands on the Ghostbuster empire by recruiting new characters.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Pat Musick, Jason Marsden

Votes: 2,220

21. Godzilla: The Series (1998–2001)

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

In this direct sequel to the 1998 Godzilla movie, Dr. Nico Tatopoulos leads a team, known as H.E.A.T, to battle giant monsters with the help of Godzilla's only living offspring.

Stars: Ian Ziering, Malcolm Danare, Rino Romano, Charity James

Votes: 1,608

22. Jackie Chan Adventures (2000–2005)

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

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: 15,667

23. 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: 280,458

24. Daria (1997–2001)

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

A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults.

Stars: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo, John Lynn

Votes: 20,472

25. Stripperella (2003–2004)

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

Pamela Anderson provides the voice of Erotica Jones who is stripper by night and superhero Stripperella by even later at night.

Stars: Pamela Anderson, Tom Kenny, Maurice LaMarche, Jill Talley

Votes: 1,073

26. Megas XLR (2004–2005)

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

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: 4,562

27. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

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

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 24,723

28. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too "zany" to be of any ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 18,081

29. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

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

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: 20,517

30. Ugly Americans (2010–2012)

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

Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak, and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly, and you've got Ugly Americans.

Stars: Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger, Randy Pearlstein

Votes: 7,877

31. X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)

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

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: 8,220

32. Spider-Man (2003)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb, Ian Ziering, SuChin Pak

Votes: 3,820

33. 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, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

Votes: 98,423

34. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

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

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 8,944

35. 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: 13,701

36. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003–2010)

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

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: 6,528

37. Code Monkeys (2007–2008)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Two game developers try to survive their crazy Texas billionaire boss and his rich prissy son in 1983.

Stars: Adam De La Peña, Andy Sipes, Matt Mariska, Gretchen McNeil

Votes: 2,498

38. Dilbert (1999–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Cubicle denizen Dilbert toils away at Path-E-Tech which makes undefined products. The focus is on his survival amongst a moronic boss, hostile co-workers and his malevolent pet, Dogbert.

Stars: Daniel Stern, Larry Miller, Gordon Hunt, Chris Elliott

Votes: 5,047

39. Project G.e.e.K.e.R. (1996–1997)

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Mr. Moloch is a rich industrialist that wants to conquer the world. In order to do it he needs the help of an artificially created "humanoid". The humanoid is created by Dr. Maston; it's ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Cree Summer, Billy West

Votes: 68

40. Superman (1996–2000)

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

The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

Votes: 10,988

41. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

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

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: 29,926

42. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)

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

The misadventures of a dumb blond egomanaic who is deluded about his own manliness.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 27,508

43. 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: 4,738

44. The Mask (1995–1997)

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

The further adventures of Stanley Ipkiss and his magic reality defying mask.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Neil Ross

Votes: 10,699

45. Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001)

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

The continuing adventures of Agents K and J as they deal with problems with extraterrestrials in New York City.

Stars: Keith Diamond, Charles Napier, Patrick Pinney, Pat Fraley

Votes: 2,574

46. 2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

"Two Stupid Dogs" follows the lives of two dogs: the overly excited Little Dog (the dachshund) and easy-paced Big Dog (the sheepdog). These crazy canines don't know how to fit in the world,... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Garrett, Mark Schiff, Jess Harnell, Jim Cummings

Votes: 2,934

47. Sabrina, the Animated Series (1999–2000)

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

Short lived animated spin off of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The animated series is a prequel which features Sabrina as a pre-teen girl with small witch powers. Also ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Emily Hart, Nick Bakay, Bill Switzer

Votes: 2,526

48. Sabrina's Secret Life (2003–2004)

30 min | Animation, Family

These adventures focus on Sabrina training at a witchcraft academy, and feature the rival character Cassandra (aka 'Portia' from "Friends Forever").

Stars: Britt McKillip, Maurice LaMarche, Jane Mortifee, Tifanie Christun

Votes: 212

49. Mighty Max (1993–1995)

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

Max, a 12 year old boy, finds a magical cap that can teleport him across dimensions.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Tony Jay, Richard Moll, Corey Burton

Votes: 1,396

50. Mummies Alive! (1997–1998)

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

In present day US, a kid releases four ancient Egyptian mummy warriors who help him fight a revived Egyptian evil mummy sorcerer who wants to take over the world.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Dale Wilson, Graeme Kingston, Cree Summer

Votes: 894

51. Iron Man (1994–1996)

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