25 Most popular animated TV series

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Animated shows are no longer meant just for kids. Their themes aim relatability towards young adults or adults and become a medium of adventure to enjoy and watch.

Shows like Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman have been running for more than a decade because of their immense popularity among the adult audience who are interested in watching shows about life lessons doused in humor. Another popular animated series theme is adventure and action, which is thrilling to watch in animation as it doesn’t lower the believability factor in the storytelling and, on the contrary, pulls more audience.

So, if you are looking for an adventurous story or something like a sitcom, you are in the right place because here is a list of 25 most popular animated TV series for you to watch.

Rick and Morty (2013- )

Rick and Morty

Explore the wonders of the infinite space and universe with a pair of grandpa and grandson. Rick is a careless, alcoholic, but brilliant scientist who has the ability to travel through space and time. Roping in his initially reluctant grandson, they start a never-ending series of adventures.

Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Comedy

Stream on: Netflix, Adult Swim

Big Mouth (2017-24)

Big Mouth Season 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix

With lessons focused on a growth spurt, puberty, and s*xual exploration, Big Mouth follows a group of five 7th-grade teenagers who interact and deal with people or objects around them, which give them advice.

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Coming of Age

Stream on: Netflix

The Simpsons (1989- )

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It is a sitcom about a family of five with an airhead father, a responsible mother, a reckless 10-year-old boy, a quiet but smart and often overlooked girl, and lastly, a sweet one-year-old baby girl. A satirical comedy about finding unconventional in a conventional family, The Simpsons is one of the longest-running TV series.

Genre: Comedy

Stream on: Disney +

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015- )

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Marinette and Adrian are a couple of normal teenagers who are going through problems of family, friendship, and love but they also have a secret. They both are tasked with miraculous powers to stop evil forces from terrorizing the city of Paris.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Stream on: Disney +, Netflix

South Park (1997- )

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A social and political satire is shown through four 10-year-old boys in the odd small town of South Park. The show follows their misadventures with plenty of crude humor and shows a dysfunctional society in this fictional town.

Genre: Comedy

Stream on: Max, Vudu

Scavengers Reign (2023)

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Follow a crew of destroyed freighter ships in their cosmic exploration of the planet they are left stranded on that hides dangers within its gorgeous landscapes. Scavengers Reign is a science fiction show where the surviving members have to fight for their survival until rescue arrives,

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure

Stream on: Max

Invincible (2021- )

Invincible – Official Trailer | Prime Video

Mark is afraid that he won’t be able to follow in his father’s footsteps, who is one of the greatest superheroes on Earth, the Omni-man. But when his latent powers awaken, Mark has to learn to soldier the responsibility of being a good superhero and save the people before danger strikes.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

Family Guy (1999- )

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The animated TV series Family Guy follows a family of five and their dog through their various daily misadventures. With sick and twisted humor, the family consists of a doofus father, a charming mother, an awkward eldest sister, a teenage son who is hopeless with girls, and a psychopathic but brilliant baby who is hell-bent on destroying the world as well as his family, and last but not the least is their anthropomorphic family dog who is cleverest of them all.

Genre: Comedy, Family

Stream on: Disney +

Bob’s Burger (2011- )

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Down on his luck, a burger restaurant owner who is constantly hindered in taking his business to success by his rival pizzeria, his in-laws, and his own three mischievous children.

Genre: Comedy, Family

Stream on: Hulu

Pantheon (2022-23)

Pantheon Season 1 Trailer

A girl discovers that something bigger and sinister is at play when she starts receiving calls from her deceased father. Maddie is grieving the loss of her father, who was a brilliant programmer, but later, she learns that his mind has been preserved and he can still maintain his presence in her life.

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama

Stream on: Apple TV, DirecTV, Vudu

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-20)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Official Trailer | Disney+

Jedi Knights Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, along with stalwart Yoda, led the way for the Grand Army of the Republic to fight against the vicious army of the Separatists.

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Stream on: Disney +

Castlevania: Nocturne (2023- )

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Richter Belmont comes from a family who has a legacy of being bounty hunters who eliminated vampires. He finds his calling when a sorceress seeks his help in stopping the rise of a terrifying and tyrant vampire who wants to take advantage of the French Revolution to enslave humans and cause the destruction of humanity.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror

Stream on: Netflix

Archer (2009-23)

Archer | Official Series Trailer | FX

Themes of espionage and violence come together in this retro-style animated series, Archer, following Agent Sterling Archer, who works for his domineering mother’s spy agency and deals with crises locally and globally.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Stream on: Netflix

BoJack Horseman (2014-20)

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BoJack Horseman deals with the loss of his stardom with the help of his ex-girlfriend and his manager, Princess Carolyn. The show uses comedy as a medium to talk about serious topics like mental illness.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Stream on: Netflix

Love, Death & Robots (2019- )

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Love, Death & Robots is produced by David Fincher and created by Tim Miller and follows the format of an anthology to tell stories on themes of romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror through the medium of beautiful, eye-catching animations.

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

Stream on: Netflix

What If… ? (2021- )

Marvel Studios' What If...? | Official Trailer | Disney+

The TV series What If chooses the significant moments from the history of the Marvel Heroes, changes the circumstances and results, and answers the interesting questions of what could have been like if Killmonger had saved Tony Stark or Thor grew up as a single child.

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action

Stream on: Disney +

Arcane (2021- )


Two sisters come to face each other when they stand against each other in this fantastical world of Arcane, where the society is on the verge of collapse because of the massive difference between the rich and poor, and adding to the mayhem is a mad scientist who has produced a strange drug that can turn humans into monsters.

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama

Stream on: Netflix

Castlevania (2017-21)

Castlevania Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Castlevania is a dark fantasy animated TV series that follows a vampire hunter, Trevor Belmont, who is the last of his family. After an angry vampire raises his army of hellish monsters in order to take revenge for his wife’s murder, Trevor is the only person capable of stopping his bloody carnage.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Stream on: Netflix

American Dad (2005- )

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It is a farcical show about an American family where the dad is a secret CIA agent whose duty is to protect the people and save the day. With unconventional characters, relatable plots, and quirky family dynamics

Genre: Comedy

Stream on: Disney +

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08)


The world needs saving, and only an Avatar who is the master of all four elements: water, air, fire, and earth, will be able to save it. The world is divided into four parts on the basis of elements and when the fire realm is invaded by malicious forces, the other realms start to look for the Avatar and find him in a young boy, Aang.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Stream on: Netflix

Gravity Falls (2012-16)

Gravity Falls Trailer - Disney Channel Official

Dipper and Mabel, a pair of twins with different personalities, are bummed to hear that they will have to spend a boring summer vacation with their uncle in Gravity Falls, a scenic town in Oregon. When Dipper, who is obsessed with paranormal and adventure, discovers a book about malevolent forces lurking in Gravity Falls, he and his twin sister start their own adventure.

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

Stream on: Disney +

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-95)


Gotham City has sinister forces, thugs, and lunatics lurking in its every corner, and billionaire Bruce Wayne moonlights as a nightly vigilante who removes these criminals from the streets of Gotham with the help of Robin, Batgirl, and police officer James Gordon.

Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery

Stream on: Max

The Legend of Vox Machine (2022- )

The Legend of Vox Machina - Official Red Band Trailer | Prime Video

In the kingdom of Exandaria, a group of carefree mercenaries, Vox Machina, who only cares about money and cheap alcohol, come to understand the need for the usage of their powers when their kingdom becomes the target of evil and malicious people.

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

Harley Quinn (2019- )

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The show follows Harley Quinn on her adventure after separating from being only known as ‘Joker’s girlfriend’ and establishing an evil crew of her own, finding her own nemesis, and impressing the Legion of Doom.

Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Comedy

Stream on: Max, DirecTV

Justice League (2001-04)

Justice League: Warworld | Official Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

Back to back, evil and malevolent forces are attacking the peace and stability of Earth, and it’s not only up to one superhero to save it alone, so Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Aqua Man, among others, form a team called Justice League.

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Crime

Stream on: Netflix