We’re in a new golden age of modern animation, with plenty of feature animated films breaking technological and storytelling barriers that were thought impossible just years ago. But the daring qualities of animation have never limited themselves to the big screen; over time, there have been plenty of remarkable, funny, complex, and intelligent animated shows on TV. So let’s look at the 25 best examples of animated TV series (with the important caveat that there are several notable titles you won’t see on this list, either because they’re unseen by me, or they just didn’t crack the top 25), ranging from the ridiculous to the charming to the profound.

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