Top Five Animated Shows of 2020

It’s hard to believe it’s the holiday season. Chanukah starts tomorrow night, and my annual Chinese food and a movie night are just around the corner. It sucks I won’t be able to celebrate either with my family. But in the meantime, let’s explore the shows that made me the happiest this year.

  1. Infinity Train S2 and S3

Do I even need to explain why this show is on my top list? Both of these seasons were absolutely some of the best television I had ever seen. Both were well-paced; had three-dimensional, well-rounded characters who had great chemistry; dealt with mature and fascinating themes, and were not afraid to challenge the audience and go dark.

HBOMax has a gem on their hands. I would give anything in the world for them to renew the show and let it continue for the five more seasons, Owen and the crew have planned. Each season has been better than the one before it -so I can’t even imagine how awesome these next ones will be.

  1. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Honestly, this show came and went way too quickly. Three seasons in a year and it’s over. While I have my criticisms, especially of the final season – this show is absolutely unique and something incredibly special.

The show is diverse, genuine, and most of all it is fun – which is something we’ve all needed this year especially. I don’t think it could have come out at a better time. I hope we get to find out more of Wolf’s backstory one day.

That’s my only wish.

  1. Animaniacs (2020)

Yeah, this should be obvious. This is the only reboot I care about and the biting satirical humor and visual gags are just what we all need to lighten the mood.

  1. Beastars

This show almost made me a furry, I think. But I love the murder mystery, relationship drama, and the ethics this show explores. It’s basically a soap opera, but with animals. It’s just such a fascinating show, with a killer intro.

I can’t wait to see where it goes next season.

  1. Central Park

Another goofy light-hearted show that easy to digest and enjoy. The musical numbers are great, the characters are likable and funny, the stakes are high but not stressful…It’s just nice to have something where you don’t have to think too much.

It’s what we deserve.

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