In MFC, we wanted to name those titles that distance themselves from the family setting and join different grounds through humor. Some series deal with sexual awakening or life drama, while others get into more violent, political and impudent grounds that appeal to a more naughty audience, but always in a funny way.
Ready to experience the best of adult animated series?
Big Mouth (2017)
Big Mouth launched its fifth season just a few days ago. Its creator, Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, wanted to explore puberty in an animated format without holding anything back. That’s why, throughout the series, we see crazy characters like talking vaginas and singing tampons.
The protagonists, Nick, Andrew and Jessi, have to deal with monsters that have names and personalities of their own, who will always try to confuse and sabotage them no matter what.
Fun fact: Nick, its creator, makes the voice of several characters on the show, including Nick Birch, one of the main characters.
We made you a list of some the monsters on the show:
Maurice and Connie: These are the main hormonal monsters that follow most of the characters. Even though they try to guide them so they learn how to satisfy their instincts, things never go as planned.
Depression Kitty: This seductive but dangerous cat always tries to make them believe that staying in bed is the best choice.
Tito, the Anxiety Mosquito: This insect is the voice that makes us imagine the worst case scenario, generating paranoia and anxiety. It’s like the mosquito that rings in your ear in the middle of the night and doesn’t let you sleep, but when you try to kill it, it multiplies.
Gratitoad: This being represents harmony and peace of mind. It’s cool and, because it’s on top of the mosquito on the food chain, it manages to keep Tito away.
Shame Wizard: This sort of ghost wants to make everyone feel guilty to the point of hating themselves, becoming their worst nightmare.
Gravity Falls (2012)
At the beginning, Gravity Falls was considered for a young public, and even though it seems like an adventure tale at first sight, it really gained success with the adult public. It could be said that it’s a mix between classic scary and mysterious stories, similar to Lost (2004).
It tells us the story of Dipper and Mabel Pines, two kids who are sent to spend the summer with their great uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, a place where inexplicable things happen. Something interesting about the show is that we see characters that are unusual and original.
The voices of the characters are incredible. Its creator, Alex Hirsch, does the voice of Stan, and actress Linda Cardenelli does the voice of Wendy, who is no stranger to this kind of work, because she also did the voice of Vilma in Scooby-Doo (2002).
BoJack Horseman (2014)
You could say that this is the best animated series of the last decade. Created by the comedian and screenwriter Raphael Bob-Waksberg, this series takes us to an alternate world where humans and anthropomorphic animals live side by side. In his fight to get back in the game, BoJack tries to do everything he can to succeed, while also trying to go through his depression, alcohol problems and social difficulties.
An interesting fact about the voice actor Kristen Schall is that she does both the voice of Sarah Lynn on BoJarck Horsemand and Mabel on Gravity Falls.
South Park is the creation of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and it is second to none when it comes to black humor. They cover topics in such a genuine way that, sometimes, they get into trouble. The show won an Emmy award in 2008 for Outstanding Animated Program, so one can say that it is a true animation classic.
In the story, we have four main characters: Eric Cartman, the racist, anti-Semite and xenophobic antagonist; Stan Marsh, the most mature of the group; Kyle Broflovski, a very smart Jewish kid, and Kenny McCormick, the kid from a poor family that rarely speaks. According to its creators, the aim of its foul language is to show the world how kids talk when there are no parents around.
It’s simply a must-watch.
The Simpsons (1989)
The Simpsons is the biggest classic in our selection. It was sold as an animated family series, but we all know that it’s not true. This popular middle class family that lives in the fictional town of Springfield is known for being politically incorrect.
This dysfunctional family was born in 1987 as shorts for the The Tracey Ullman Show (1987), but after three seasons, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show.
Besides being the most long-running series, with 33 seasons, it’s also the biggest referent in adult animation.
Family Guy (1999)
Family Guy is a series created by Seth MacFarlane. While some believe it is a cheap copy of The Simpsons, others think it is the only adult animated series that actually breaks taboos. Without a doubt, this series has made it perfectly clear that everything is valid when it comes to making the viewer laugh.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to explore the world of adult animated series? Leave us a comment telling us which one makes you laugh the most. And don’t forget to follow us on our social media.