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10 Best Animated Adult Cartoon TV Series to Stream Now

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Looking for something new to add to your watch list? Then get ready to stream and scream with laughter!

Adult cartoons – it’s the animated genre where one-liners are obscene but hilarious. It’s the type of TV series where children aren’t allowed as the dark humour must be kept a secret.

Where to find these adult cartoons you ask? On some of your favourite streaming platforms. So grab your favourite beer or wine, order in some pizza and settle in with our list of the 10 best animated adult cartoon TV series to stream right now!

Disenchantment

Taking Netflix by storm is Matt Groening’s newest medieval invention, Disenchantment. Featuring the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Nat Faxon, and Matt Berry, Disenchantment is the story of Princess Bean of Dreamland. Rather than searching for love or fantasizing over exotic dresses; Bean enjoys the local pub and adventures that lead her to the companion of cheerful Elfo and personal demon, Luci. With utter misfortune being the prominent feeling of Beans life, Disenchantment will certainly be quite the opposite for any Simpsons or Futurama fan.

Big Mouth

Voiced by Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Jason Mantzoukas, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen plus many more, Big Mouth is a revolutionized cartoon Netflix series showcasing the absolute horrors of puberty for adolescent teens. From meeting the Hormone Monster and Monstress, and Coach Steve who has a lot of psychical attributes of the infamous Ron Jeremy, to the main characters talking to various dead celebrities; so far this animated adult cartoon Netflix series has definitely proved that it is not for the faint-hearted – but more so for viewers who enjoy dirty humour.

Rick and Morty

Produced by Dan Harmon with previous experience with six-season comedy extravaganza Community; if you haven’t heard or better yet even watched an episode of Rick and Morty, you must be hiding underneath a rock. So far, the series is hitting their fourth season and has somehow captivated the world with a concoction of sci-fi, comedy and cartoon – all of which works perfectly together. The purpose of Rick and Morty – no one really knows… Grandfather to Morty and Summer, Rick is welcomed into their home after reuniting after 20 years of being missing. Like any sociopathic scientist, Rick turns the garage into a laboratory creating gadgets and all sorts of untimely projects that Morty tags along for.

Solar Opposites

Do you ever wish that you could just fly away to a better universe? Well, for this family of aliens, this is exactly the case – except their destination is human-inhabited planet Earth. Taking refuge in America, the family with voices from Justin Rolland (Rick and Morty), Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), Mary Mack and Thomas Middleditch to name a few; are deciding on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Created by Mike McMahan and Rolland with work behind Rick and Morty, this animated dark comedy for adults is just the type of cartoon you need to stream. Available to watch now on Disney+.

Bob’s Burgers

Recently finishing up their eleventh season, Bob’s Burgers first appeared on our televisions just a mere 10 years ago. The story is of Bob Belcher and his infamous burgeria – Bob’s Burgers – as well as the family behind the sizzling patties on the grill and many health inspections. Linda (Bob’s wife), supports Bob and his burger-filled dreams alongside their children. But, at times, Bob’s Burgers is under pressure from the competition sourced by Jimmy Pesto across the street and the renowned health inspector coincidentally playing the role of Linda’s ex. For some, Bob’s Burgers is an acquired taste – but after you’ve had your first bite, you’ll be drooling for more. Available to stream now on Disney +.

Archer

Winning Best Animated Series for Critics Choice Television Awards for 2012 through to 2015, Archer is highly recommended for any adult animation lover out there. Recommended for those aged 15 and above, Archer is the story of Sterling Archer – considered one of the world’s best spies. He’s confident, he’s handsome and somewhat charming. The animations look similar to those of a comic book drawing – but there’s no denying that Archer is more of a modern day hero. Viewers are taken through the many adventures of this handsome spy; whether he’s selling illicit drugs to drug cartels or saving the world from a nuclear catastrophe, somehow Archer makes it through the day.

BoJack Horseman

Featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul and Lisa Kudrow to name a few; the Netflix animation BoJack Horseman is as you guessed it, a story of a horse cross human. BoJack, previously a star in a 90s sitcom, is desperate to gain some dignity back especially after trapping himself in a deep hole of self hate. But, gaining respect from the film and television industry in Hollywood seems to be particularly hard especially for this humanoid. The MA-rated cartoon series has been airing since 2014 and is currently in its sixth season. With talking animals, a whole heap of drugs and lest not forget the alcohol – BoJack Horseman is definitely adults only.

Final Space

Netflix series Final Space began airing early 2018 and has provided every Netflix streamer out there with a fresh, animated, adults-only, sci-fi series like no other. Similar to the concept of 2016 Passengers, Final Space is the story of convict Gary and his floating green alien friend Mooncake – who are of course wanted by a sinister Lord Commander for their powers. Prisoner and astronaut Gary (alongside with Mooncake) travel through space to unlock the mystery of the universe ending. Created by Olan Rogers and David Sacks (Producer of 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Simpsons), Final Space features the voices of Fred Armisen, Conan O’Brien, Caleb McLaughlin, Ron Perlman and even Keith David.

Paradise PD

When you think of police officers you think of buffed-up, strong-minded individuals. For Paradise PD, this isn’t the case. The squad is easily described as an eccentric bunch – there’s a talking dog, a senior and a woman that loves violence and action as much as she loves beating the guys down. This animated TV series for adults follows Paradise PD that doesn’t do too good of a job protecting its small town. Bad police officers one would say, this cartoon is voiced by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Roger Black (creator of Paradise PD) and David Herman (Futurama). Be sure to add this Netflix original series to your watch list.

F Is for Family

First airing in late 2015, F Is for Family is the story of the Murphy family in the 1970s where the roles of mother to father in a typical home setting is turning for the better, and women are partaking more in an office setting. Created by and starring Bill Burr, F Is for Family also stars Justin Long, Laura Dern and Sam Rockwell. Bill, voicing Frank Murphy, is a short fused, hot-tempered veteran living with his wife and three children. Working at an airport, Frank enjoys vulgar rants, 70s music and everything nostalgic. Regardless of its era that the animation takes its theme from, after watching F Is for Family, the Murphy household is somewhat relatable to your very own.

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Feature Image: Photographed by Nikkimeel via Shutterstock.
This article was first published on October 01 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on July 21 2021.
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