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The Best Animations and Animated Series of 2017

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While everyone is raving about the best movies of the year, we weird folks at CinemaHub prefer the simplicity of animations. And with that said, here are the Best Animations of 2017

1.  Rick and Morty (Season 3)

The series follows the misadventures of Mad Scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson, Morty, as they travel the galaxy, fighting space aliens and even fracturing time itself.

Season three delves into family dynamics, pairing characters we ordinarily won’t see together while giving us an insight into their relationship.

Beth and Jerry finally work on their marriage, (at everyone’s expense), Summer and Morty go through an identity crisis, and Rick still doesn’t care.

But even with a family-centered season, it maintains its fun and entertaining appeal, delivering the most epic episodes of the entire series – Pickle Rick Vs. The Russian Embassy, The Destruction, and Collapse of The Galactic Federation, The Vindicators, and many more.

Rick and Morty is available on Amazon Prime.

2. Big Mouth (Season 1)

Puberty can be an awkward experience (even for cartoon characters), Mood swings, Hormones, porn, masturbation, and relationships are a lot to drop on kids.

But life is a Bi**h.

Join Andrew, Jessie, Jay, and Nick on their hormonal journey to adulthood; Complete with graphic daydreaming, racist jokes, and religious stereotypes.

But, Andrew and the gang are not alone on this journey. Connie and Maurice (The Hormone monsters) have their back covered( well, Mostly).

The series gives a fun point of view on this awkward stage of life that can sometimes leave teens confused and traumatized, showing adverse reactions and habits they can develop if left to their own devices.

Maurice and Connie steal the show with their systematic manipulation and torture of these children, and I’m eager to see what they have installed for the kids next season.

Maurice and Connie Manipulation (The best Animations of 2017)
HORMONE MONSTERS. (Credit: Netflix)

But aside from its monsters and R rated jokes, this show has continuity, as episodes connect and follow a cohesive storyline, making it one of my best animations of 2017.

Big Mouth season 1 is now available on Netflix.

3. Castlevania (Season 1)

What horrors will you bring on the nation that killed the love of your life?

After the people of Wallachia, burn his wife for practicing witchcraft, Dracula swears vengeance on them and releases the armies of hell on earth.

It’s left to Alucard, the halfbreed son of Dracula himself and his allies, the demon hunter Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades, to end to this war on humanity.

This animated series picks up during the dark ages when religious leaders could easily manipulate the masses through religion. Scientists were taken as heretics and sorcerers and were executed for their knowledge.

Though short, the first season of Castlevania was impressive, possessing well-animated fight scenes and a captivating storyline. The voice actors were amazing, bringing life and charm to its characters.

Castlevania season 1 is now available on Netflix.

4. Samurai Jack (Season 5)

The fifth season of Samurai Jack is hands downs one of The best Animations of 2017.

The fifth season sees Jack as a broken man, unable to return home because Aku has destroyed all-time portals in the world.

Tormented by his failure to save his people, Jack loses his will to carry out his mission.

But worst of all he has lost the SWORD.

The season starts by introducing Aku’s latest killing force – The Daughters of Aku. These seven girls trained under harsh conditions continue their father’s quest to rid the World of the evil Samurai.

Fans will appreciate that even though it’s been a decade since the last season, the show not only maintains the action and humor that made it epic but improves itself by adopting mature themes seen in popular animated series (Though it might ruin your childhood).

Do you remember THE SAMURAI?

Do you remember THE SAMURAI?
(best Animations of 2017)

Season five doesn’t eradicate the past but reflects on it, showing us people Jack has saved through his actions while taking us down memory lane.

Samurai Jack is now available on Amazon Prime (P.S. watch till the very end).

5. Archer Dreamland (Season 8)

Last season saw Sterling Archer the world’s deadliest and daring spy, bleeding to death in a pool of his blood.

But to no one’s surprise, Archer isn’t dead.

After the crazed actress, Veronica Deane, shot him, the eighth season of archer picks up with him in a coma.


The show takes a much darker tone with its cast and sees characters such as Pam and Cyril becoming more dangerous. On the other hand, psychopaths like Barry go off the rail and end up redefining the word “INSANE” altogether.

Barry's Masterpiece (The Best Animations of 2017)
Barry’s Masterpiece (Credit: FXX )

But despite its intensity, the season is entertaining and fun, earning itself a spot on this list as one of the best 2017 animations.

The series follows the adventures of Sterling Archer and his drunk Mother (and boss) Malory, as they try to run a competent spy agency, and fail miserably season after season.

Their spy agency consists of highly trained but incompetent agents, namely: Lana (the ex-girlfriend), Sheryl (psychopath), Dr. Kreiger (the Mad Scientist), Cyril (the Nerd), and Pam (the beast).

Archer is now available on Amazon Prime.

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