The top animated series streaming on Netflix right now (Part 1)

June 05, 2024

If you’re looking for classic cartoons, world-famous anime series, or the latest in computer-generated animation, then you’ve come to the right place! From traditional childhood favorites to the streaming provider’s own original series, we’ve rounded up the animated TV shows on Netflix.

Hilda (2018-present)

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Created by: Luke Pearson

Cast: Bella Ramsey, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, Oliver Nelson

A heartwarming and surprisingly insightful story about a girl named Hilda (Bella Ramsey) who moves from the edge of the woods with her mother to the walled-in city of Trollberg. Set in a pastel-colored fantasy world where elves and trolls and witches exist, Hilda is fun for younger audiences and for adults as well. With lessons about being open to what is foreign to you and accepting those who are different, Hilda is all about sharing life lessons through the lens of a cartoon world. The artwork of Mercury Filmworks combines muted color tones with rounded simply drawn 2d characters to create an idyllic life. Still, the intriguing city of Trollberg isn’t all fun and games, as they are often threatened by trolls from the woods. Hilda and her friends explore and eventually learn the truth of what is going on at the heart of the issue. A highly entertaining and soft-spoken series, this is one to enjoy with the kids or binge-watch all on your own. — Therese Lacson

Mulligan (2023-present)

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Created By: Robert Carlock, Sam Means

Cast: Tina Fey, Sam Richardson, Nat Faxon

A talented voice cast led by the brilliant Tina Fey fires on all cylinders in this laugh-a-minute animated comedy. In Mulligan, a group of apocalypse survivors have the chance to rebuild society following a world-ending alien attack but instead find themselves muddled up in the same old mistakes humanity used to make. Sometimes witty but never short of hilarious slapstick gags, Mulligan is everything animated comedy fans could want. Littered with shocking adult set pieces and plenty of pop culture references, Mulligan is short, sweet, and certainly rewatchable. – Jake Hodges

Captain Fall (2023-present)

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Creator: Jon Iver Helgaker, Jonas Torgersen, Joel Trussell

Cast: Jason Ritter, Christopher Meloni, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Anthony Carrigan

Captain Fall is the underdog story of a kind and overly trusting loser who wants nothing more than to become a ship captain. Jason Ritter (Raising Dion) takes on the lead role of Captain Jonathan Fall, who gets the once-in-a-lifetime chance to captain a cruise ship. Unbeknownst to him, however, the ship is being used to smuggle drugs for a dangerous cartel. This violent adult animated comedy is packed with a boatload of guest stars that lend their voices to this hilarious farce. Long-time comedy fans will recognize the voices of character actors like Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), and Cedric Yarbrough (Black Dynamite). – Tauri Miller

Skull Island (2023-present)

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Creator: Brian Duffield

Cast: Nicolas Cantu, Mae Whitman, Darren Barnet, Benjamin Bratt, Betty Gilpin

Series creator Brian Duffield (Love and Monsters) is no stranger to a good monster survival story, and now he brings his talents to a new series set on the treacherous home of King Kong, Skull Island. Brought to life with stunning and fluid animation, Skull Island follows a group of shipwrecked explorers who have to fight for their lives to escape giant, carnivorous creatures while searching for a mysterious young woman named Anne. The King Kong franchise has been back on the rise since the Monsterverse was rebooted in 2014, and it’s great to have more time in the world of Kong with a series that explores the lore and unique fauna of his home island. – Tauri Miller

Agent Elvis (2023-present)

Matthew McConaughey, Niecy Nash and Kaitlin Olson voice characters in Agent Elvis
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Creators: Mike Arnold, John Eddie, Priscilla Presley

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Kaitlin Olson, Johnny Knoxville, Niecy Nash

Priscilla Presley, along with Mike Arnold (Archer) and John Eddie, animate the iconic rockstar Elvis Presley in Agent Elvis, an adult-leaning comedy that considers what it would have looked like if the King abandoned music to become a spy with a secret government organization. Over a raunchy 10 episodes, the explosive first season of Agent Elvis features Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey voicing Elvis, allowing him to embody the legend through hijinks, adventures, and even some music. Supporting McConaughey in gorgeous animation from the team responsible for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are Kaitlin Olson and Johnny Knoxville, amongst other beloved talent. – Yael Tygiel

Midnight Gospel (2020)

Midnight Gospel, Clancy Sitting

Creators: Duncan Trussell, Pendleton Ward

Cast: Phil Hendrie, Duncan Trussell, Joey Diaz, Doug Lussenhop

Co-created by Pendleton Ward and Duncan TrussellThe Midnight Gospel is a surreal animated science-fiction comedy series where Trussell stars as the voice of Clancy, a space podcaster who travels through multiverses interviewing beings about life and death. Co-starring with Trussell is Phil Hendrie, voicing the Universe Simulator, among other characters. Utilizing unique art styles, The Midnight Gospel’s true highlight is the weirdly beautiful, psychedelic animation. Though The Midnight Gospel was short-lived, the very trippy series investigates existential questions through conversations voiced by recognizable comedians like Maria Bamford, Stephen Root, and Natasha Leggero. – Yael Tygiel

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020-2022)

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Creator: Zack Stentz

Cast: Paul-Mikél Williams, Jenna Ortega, Sean Giambrone, Raini Rodriguez, Kausar Mohammed

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is an action-packed animated series inspired by the hit dinosaur franchise. Developed for television by Zack StentzCamp Cretaceous follows a group of teenagers given an opportunity to attend an exclusive adventure at Camp Cretaceous on Isla Nublar. Featuring the voices of Jenna Ortega (Wednesday), Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), and Paul-Mikél Williams (Westworld), Camp Cretaceous unfolds when these six teens unite to survive as dinosaurs break free from their habitats, wreaking havoc on the island. With surprisingly high stakes for a series intended for younger audiences, Camp Cretaceous carefully embraces the Jurassic Park threats with youthful spirit and heart. – Yael Tygiel

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