Best new Animation TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)

Loving cartoons is ok, even if you’re not twelve years old anymore. No harm in watching Goku defending the world, either. Yes, we’re talking about Dragon Ball Z. Here’s what interesting.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best animation TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Akira Toriyama, Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko our new Animation genre creators?

Most animations are of course mainly for children, especially when it comes to television. In fact many of the feature films by Disney or Pixar are getting their TV adaption in the upcoming years. Think of movies like Big Hero Six, Tangled and Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs.

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Duck tales (18-1-2017 | Disney XD)

Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews are getting a new TV adaptation about their adventures for wealth and treasure around the world. The classic story remains just as fun now as it was then.
CreatorMatt Youngberg
StarringTony Anselmo, Beck Bennett, Kate Micucci
Themesanimation, comic book,
CountryUnited States

Tangled (18-1-2017 | Disney Channel)

The adventures Rapunzel & Flynn Rider continue with all new stories written for Tangled the TV series.
CreatorShane Prigmore, Chris Sonnenburg
StarringAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Diedrich Bader & Jonathan Banks,
Themesanimation, family, fantasy,

Big Hero 6: The Series (18-1-2017 | Disney XD)

The film turned into a series. There are even rumors that Tadashi might return.
CreatorMark McCorkle & Bob Schooley
Themesscience fiction,

Best animation TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best animation TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Rick and Morty (Since 2-12-2013 , Season: 2 - Adult Swim)
  2. The tales of an extraordinary scientist and his weird family relations.

    CreatorDan Harmon & Justin Roiland
    StarringJustin Roiland, Chris Parnell & Spencer Grammer
    Similar tv showsFuturama, Bob's Burgers
    Themesscience, adventure, animation,
    Keywordsabsurd, funny, futuristic, nonsensical,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. Avatar: the Last Airbender (Since 21-2-2005 , Season: 3 - Nickelodeon)
  4. In a world full of war, a young boy tries to fulfill his journey to become an avatar - the savior of the Earth.

    CreatorMichael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko
    StarringZach Tyler, Mae Whitman & Jack De Sena
    Similar tv showsThe Legend of Korra
    Themescombat, good versus evil, heroism, action, adventure, animation,
    Keywordsaction-packed, authentic, clever, well-designed,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (Since 9-4-2009 , Season: 1 - Bones Studios)
  6. Based on the Japanese manga series, Hagane no renkinjutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist) follows the two brothers in search of a Philosoper's Stone.

    CreatorHiromu Arakawa
    StarringKent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi & Vic Mignogna
    Similar tv showsDeath Note: Desu nôto, Hagane no renkinjutsushi
    Themesgrieving, life, survival, travelling, action, adventure, animation,
    Keywordsaction-packed, adventurous, futuristic, surreal, thrilling,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Gravity Falls (Since 15-6-2012 , Season: 2 - Disney XD)
  8. Two twins move in with their uncle in Gravity Falls, where they find themselves confronted with astonishing mysteries.

    CreatorAlex Hirsch
    Starring Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch & Kristen Schaal
    Similar tv shows The Amazing World of Gumball Add to Watchlist Next » The Amazing World of Gumball
    Themeschildhood, discovery, holidays, adventure, animation,
    Keywordsadorable, adventurous, charming, funny,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  9. Archer (Since 17-9-2009 , Season: 7 - FX)
  10. A really good series about a spy who's good at is job, but not very competent in dealing with the women in his life.

    CreatorAdam Reed
    StarringH. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer & Amber Nash
    Similar tv showsRick and Morty
    Themesespionage, action, animation,
    Keywordsaction-packed, authentic, clever, dramatic, exciting,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Animation genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#26
Familiar facesH. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer & Amber Nash
Trending showsDragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru cho, Rick and Morty & Gravity Falls
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

86 animation TV series scheduled for release this year.

Although it all started with cartoons, the majority of tv shows out today are not animated. Nonetheless, a large amount of new shows is in fact still animated. Around 375 a year.