The 30 Best Animated Shows Since “The Simpsons”

The 30th season of “The Simpsons” premieres later this month.  And it was THE show that made it okay for adults to watch cartoons again.  So “Vanity Fair” ranked the 30 best cartoons that have come out SINCE “The Simpsons” premiered back in 1989.

They gave the top spot to “South Park”, which isn’t too surprising.  But there are a few shows on the list you might not expect . . . or even KNOW.  And there were also some major snubs, like “Family Guy”.  It would be on a lot of people’s Top 10 lists, but didn’t even make their Top 30.  Here’s the list:

1.  “South Park”.  It premiered in 1997.  Season 22 starts this month.

2.  “BoJack Horseman” on Netflix.  Season 5 hits this month.

3.  “Animaniacs”.  Five seasons, from 1993 to 1998.

4.  “Clone High”.  It only ran for one season on MTV.  The characters were all kid versions of historical figures, like Abraham Lincoln, and Gandhi.

5.  “Daria”, 1997 to 2001 on MTV.

6.  “Rick and Morty”.  It premiered on Adult Swim in 2013.

7.  “Rocko’s Modern Life”, 1993 to 1996 on Nickelodeon.

8.  “Futurama”, 1999 to 2013 on Fox and Comedy Central.

9.  “Big Mouth”.  It’s another Netflix show.  Season Two hits next month.

10.  “SpongeBob SquarePants”, airing on Nickelodeon since 1999.

11.  “Adventure Time”.  It premiered in 2010.  The series finale just aired last night.

12.  “Steven Universe”, on Cartoon Network since 2013.

13.  “Bob’s Burgers”.  Season Nine premieres later this month on Fox, and there’s also a movie in the works.

14.  “Batman: The Animated Series”, 1992 to 1995 on Fox Kids.

15.  “Hey Arnold!”, 1996 to 2004 on Nickelodeon.

Read the rest of the list here!

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