100 of the best animated series

by sygtnok | created - 22 Feb 2013 | updated - 22 Nov 2016 | Public

A list of 100 of the best animated series I have seen. Not in ranking.

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1. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (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: 24,012

2. 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., Bob Hastings

Votes: 78,402

3. 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: 28,531

4. Naruto (2002–2007)

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

Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 59,107

5. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 68,611

6. 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: 22,352

7. The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)

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

The adventures of the young reporter, his faithful dog and friends as they travel around the world on adventures.

Stars: Colin O'Meara, Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière

Votes: 15,762

8. The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991–1994)

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

After his castle is taken over, Valiant, Prince of Thule (Robby Benson), has a dream, in which King Arthur (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) calls him to Camelot. Valiant heeds the advice of the dream... See full summary »

Stars: Robby Benson, Michael Horton, Noelle North, Alan Oppenheimer

Votes: 554

9. 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: 310,036

10. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

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

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 341,657

11. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 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, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton

Votes: 23,919

12. Iron Man (1994–1996)

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

Industrialist Tony Stark leads his private team of superheros as Iron Man against the forces of evil.

Stars: Robert Hays, John Reilly, Jim Cummings, Dorian Harewood

Votes: 2,540

13. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 9,747

14. Captain America (1966– )

TV-G | Animation, Action, Adventure

The patriotic sole recipient of a revolutionary body enhancement project battles evil as the star spangled defender of America.

Stars: Vita Linder, Sandy Becker, Paul Kligman, Paul Soles

Votes: 756

15. Aladdin (1994–1995)

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

Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.

Stars: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Welker

Votes: 8,971

16. Dino-Riders (1988)

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Charlie Adler, Peter Cullen, Noelle North

Votes: 1,006

17. The Little Mermaid (1992–1994)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

The 1989 animated feature adapted by Disney for TV in a prequel that leads up to the events of the film.

Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Edan Gross, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 3,437

18. The Emperor's New School (2006–2008)

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

Continuation of 2000's The Emperor's New Groove, showcasing Kuzco's attempts to graduate from his kingdom's school, and his former advisor Yzma's evil attempts to keep him from his goal.

Stars: J.P. Manoux, Patrick Warburton, Curtis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 3,696

19. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

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

A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence.

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

Votes: 21,277

20. Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)

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

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

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

Votes: 13,465

21. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,180

22. Dungeons & Dragons (1983–1985)

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

A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants.

Stars: Willie Aames, Don Most, Katie Leigh, Adam Rich

Votes: 4,084

23. Silver Fang (1986– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An Akita-Inu puppy is destined to defend his people against a monstrous bear.

Star: Eiko Yamada

Votes: 2,336

24. Watership Down (1999– )

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home and protect it from the various threats they face.

Stars: Andrew Falvey, Stephen Mangan, Lee Ross, Sue Elliott-Nichols

Votes: 797

25. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,982

26. Alfred J. Kwak (1989–1991)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

After a horrific car accident takes the life of his parents and siblings, a young duckling is raised by his considerate uncle to be a good and responsible person. Meanwhile, his schoolmate Dolf slowly becomes seduced by fascism.

Stars: Ryan van den Akker, Frits Lambrechts, Herman van Veen, Doris Baaten

Votes: 2,105

27. Babar: King of the Elephants (1999)

G | 80 min | Family, Animation

Babar is a young elephant in the great forest. Whilst out with his mother a hunter kills his mother and he flees to escape the same fate. He eventually finds himself in a human city and ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Jafelice | Stars: Philip Williams, Wayne Robson, Ellen-Ray Hennessy, Kristin Fairlie

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Mega Man (1994–1995)

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

Based off of the popular video game, Megaman. In the year 200X, robot scientists Dr. Thomas Light and Dr. Albert Wily were completing their special project, robot assistants, which will ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil, Jim Byrnes, Terry Klassen

Votes: 759

29. Fantastic Four (1967–1968)

30 min | Animation, Action, Family

Four costumed superheroes battle the world's most terrifying villains.

Stars: Paul Frees, Gerald Mohr, Jack DeLeon, Jo Ann Pflug

Votes: 992

30. The Fantastic Four (1978)

Animation, Sci-Fi

The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot H.E.R.B.I.E. make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.

Stars: Mike Road, Ginny Tyler, Ted Cassidy, Frank Welker

Votes: 706

31. 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 Griffin

Votes: 9,247

32. Spider-Man Unlimited (1999–2005)

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

Spider-Man travels to Counter-Earth to rescue a Terran shuttle crew trapped there and discovers a tyrannical and warped version of his world.

Stars: Rino Romano, Kathleen Barr, Paul Dobson, Akiko Morison

Votes: 2,406

33. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–1986)

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

Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker, Stan Lee

Votes: 2,586

34. Hercules (1998–1999)

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

This spin-off of Disney's Hercules (1997) follows Hercules' many labors during the years he spent training how to be a hero under the tutelage of satyr Philoctetes. Olympian Gods and Goddesses, as well as Hades and Pegasus, often visit him.

Stars: Tate Donovan, French Stewart, Sandra Bernhard, James Woods

Votes: 9,126

35. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988–1990)

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

Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.

Stars: Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings

Votes: 15,646

36. TaleSpin (1990–1991)

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

Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930s Pacific Islands bush pilot.

Stars: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers, Jim Cummings

Votes: 12,231

37. Goof Troop (1992–1993)

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

The classic Disney character Goofy is a single father raising his son, Max, in Spoonerville. Pete, a frequent antagonist from the old cartoons, lives next door with his family.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, April Winchell, Jim Cummings, Bill Farmer

Votes: 7,106

38. DuckTales (1987–1990)

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

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 27,163

39. Quack Pack (1996–1997)

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

The misadventures of Donald Duck and his rebellious teenage nephews with attitude, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

Stars: Tony Anselmo, Jeannie Elias, Elizabeth Daily, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 3,480

40. Transformers: Energon (2004)

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

Years after "Transformers: Armada", the Autobots continue to battle the Decepticons, but this time they must also prevent the resurrection of Unicron.

Stars: Garry Chalk, David Kaye, Matt Hill, Brad Swaile

Votes: 607

41. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

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

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 15,036

42. Skeleton Warriors (1994– )

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

Prince Lightstar leads the Legion of Light against Baron Dark - once a man, now an evil skeleton lord - and his army of skeletons. Dark's goal is to capture the Crystal that powers the world and Lightstar must stop him.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Nathan Carlson, Philip L. Clarke, Michael Corbett

Votes: 260

43. Hurricanes (1993–1997)

30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

Traveling soccer team that encounters new Teams and hurdles at each stop!

Stars: Chris Humphreys, Andrew Airlie, Michael Benyaer, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 156

44. Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988–1990)

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

When an unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present-day California, a friendly group of human teenagers adopts him and teaches him how to hide from prying eyes and master skateboarding.

Stars: James Swodec, Loïc Baugin, Stéphane Bazin, Béatrice Bruno

Votes: 2,122

45. Naruto SD: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Naruto SD: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals is story of Rock Lee's adventures from Rock Lee's perspective.

Stars: Yôichi Masukawa, Yukari Tamura, Kôichi Tôchika, Tôru Ohkawa

Votes: 622

46. New Teen Titans (2011–2012)

1 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the teenage superhero team, Teen Titans.

Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 199

47. The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967–1968)

60 min | Animation, Action, Family

The animated adventures of several DC Comics superheroes.

Stars: Paul Frees, Vic Perrin, Ray Owens, Bud Collyer

Votes: 371

48. Timon & Pumbaa (1995–1999)

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

The further misadventures of various Lion King characters.

Stars: Ernie Sabella, Kevin Schon, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn

Votes: 8,264

49. Soul Music (1997– )

172 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett, Andy Hockley

Votes: 925