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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Voltron: Legendary Defender – Production Stills
Voltron: Legendary Defender – Production Stills /

Best animated shows on Netflix: Voltron: Legendary Defender

When it comes to popular Netflix animated series it doesn’t get much more renowned than Voltron: Legendary Defender, the mecha series that ran for 76 episodes across eight seasons.

Voltron fostered a passionate, international fanbase throughout its many years on the streaming giant until it came to an end in 2018. In terms of animation, the show mixed traditional animation (with anime influences) with CGI for some of the heavier action sequences.

Even if you’ve never seen the show, if you were active on social media during the time it was airing, odds are you heard people discussing the series and its characters. Voltron is a DreamWorks Animation project and a reboot of the classic cartoon Voltron: Defender of the Universe. And if you needed additional incentive to watch the show, it shared some creators with Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, two series that have earned their place in the animation hall of fame.

So, what is the show about? A group of teenagers find a robotic lion and learn it is part of an intergalactic war. They become pilots to use the lions and fight, assembling the robot Voltron by combining the robots together and working to save the galaxy and conquer the Galra Empire. There’s tons of great action, lovable characters, excellent writing and so much more to look forward to throughout the show’s entire run.