The 57 Best Animated TV Series of All Time
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Here are 11 sophisticated, hilarious and sometimes even philosophical shows for adults to stream … but only after the youngsters are in bed. Read the New York Times review. Set in the 31st century, this loving spoof, which was canceled after four seasons on Fox and later revived by Comedy Central, features smart riffs on classic science-fiction tropes like robot uprisings, ecological disasters and alien invasions. Stream it on Hulu. In a quaint oceanfront neighborhood, Bob Belcher struggles to keep his hamburger restaurant going, with the help of his eternally optimistic wife, Linda, and their three eccentric kids: the boy-crazy Tina, the impulsive Gene and the benignly mischievous Louise. With the help of some colorful animation — and the occasional catchy song — these unassuming minute stories about school, holidays, family gatherings and cooking play like rich sagas, full of life and wit.
Western cartoons are funny , and every year, the American animated movies hoisting Oscars over their heads are the ones consumed by kids and marketed for families and designed to make everyone laugh and feel good about themselves and their anthropomorphized feelings. TV shows? And with darker, heavier, more violent content, animation is starting to have its adult moment again this time without the empty inanity of Beavis and Butthead or South Park ; we'll still watch those classics, though.
This latest update of our list of the best animated TV shows on Netflix reflects how rapidly the platform has changed—and continues to change—in the animation space, especially. The biggest addition? Speaking of, be sure to check out our dedicated list of the best anime series on Netflix , as well as our list of the best TV shows on Netflix overall. Watch on Netflix.