14 best animated shows on Netflix right now

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix, courtesy Netflix.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix, courtesy Netflix. /
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The Cuphead Show season 2
The Cuphead Show! (L to R) Tru Valentino as Cuphead and Frank Todaro as Mugman in The Cuphead Show! Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2022 /

Best animated shows on Netflix: The Cuphead Show!

Whether you’ve played the video game Cuphead or not, The Cuphead Show! is still worth watching. This animated series functions as a throwback to the golden age of American animation. You’ll notice similarities to the classic Mickey Mouse cartoons and other notable shows from that same era. It’s the same style of animation that helped make the game so popular, it has now sold millions of copies worldwide.

The series was developed by Star vs. the Forces of Evil creator Dave Wasson. Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, the creators of the Cuphead video game, serve as executive producers on the series. The first season was released in February 2022 and a second season is supposed to come out later this year. Technically, it’s not two seasons so much as two parts, as Netflix actually ordered 36 episodes upfront and has since divided that episode count into different seasons, meaning a third part will come later.

If you have played the game, then you probably have a good idea of what the show is about, but for those who haven’t, it follows the adventures of brothers Cuphead and Mugman, Cuphead being the more impulsive of the two while Mugman is more cautious. The series features notable voice actors like Grey Griffin, Wayne Brady and more.