19 Adult Cartoons Streaming Now on Hulu
Who says cartoons are just for kids? In fact, some of the most popular TV shows for adults fall into the animation category. From the fan-favorite Rick and Morty, to the longest-running primetime TV show, The Simpsons, adult animation has been entertaining the masses for decades.
What makes adult animated tv shows so special is their ability to take something imaginative and colorful from our childhoods and make it a part of our adult lives as well. Luckily, Hulu has a number of adult cartoons ready and waiting for you to explore.
Whether you’re in the mood for something with somewhat questionable humor or something set in an alien universe, there is an animated show for you. Check out the best adult animation streaming now.
Trending Adult Cartoons
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty fans, rejoice! The fifth season is finally available to stream on Hulu.
If you’re late to the party, this fan-favorite centers around the eccentric and slightly chaotic Smith family—Jerry (Chris Parnell) and Beth (Sara Chalke), their two kids, Summer (Spencer Grammer) and Morty (Justin Roiland), and Beth’s mad scientist father, Rick (Roiland).
Rick, a slightly sociopathic alcoholic, drags his grandson on wild adventures through the multiverse where they both tend to cause and get into a lot of trouble.
Watch seasons 1-5 of Rick and Morty on Hulu.
Watch: Rick and Morty
Marvel’s Hit Monkey
Set in the Marvel Universe, Hit-Monkey follows a Japanese snow monkey who watched his entire community killed by humans. In order to avenge his fallen friends and family, he teams up with the ghost of an American assassin to become a vigilante hitman. However, Hit-Monkey doesn’t want to kill just anyone, only those who deserve it.
Watch: Marvel’s Hit-Monkey
Set in the Marvel universe, M.O.D.O.K is a stop-motion series centered around an evil supervillain named M.O.D.O.K (Patton Oswald), or “Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing,’ who has an abnormally large head paired with an alarmingly small body. Alongside his quest to conquer the world, M.O.D.O.K must learn to manage a failing marriage, two kids who need him, and an organization of evil.
M.O.D.O.K is a lighthearted take on the villain story, paired with excellent comedic timing—creating a super villain you can’t help but root for.
Wholesome Adult Animated TV Shows
“I love you, but you’re all terrible.”
In a nondescript New England beach town, Bob Belcher (H. John Benjamin) and his family live in a tiny apartment above the restaurant they own, Bob’s Burgers. He, his wife, Linda (John Roberts), and their three kids, Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kristen Schaal) are not fancy—but where they lack in sophistication, they make up for in humor, heart, and a few fart jokes here and there.
Watch: Bob’s Burgers
Known for potentially predicting many of the major events in recent history, the Golden GlobeⓇ-winning series, The Simpsons, is one of the longest-running TV shows ever, with an astounding 33 seasons.
Why has this show lasted so long, you ask? Our guess is its lovable and satirical take on the average American family. While the Simpson family (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and baby Maggie) is a bit on the dysfunctional side, the show centers around their love for each other and the connections they make in their small-town American home.
Watch: The Simpsons
The Great North
Nestled in the fictional mountain town of Lone Moose, Alaska, Beef Tobin (Nick Offerman) lives with his four children, Wolf (Will Forte), Ham (Paul Rust), Judy (Jenny Slate), and Moon (Aparna Nancherla). After his wife walked out on them, Beef was left to care for their children on his own. With a strong emphasis on the love of a close-knit family, The Great North combines outlandish situations with heartfelt moments that can’t help but make you love it.
Watch: The Great North
Bless the Harts
Created by Emily Spivey and led by Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig, Bless the Harts focuses on a poor family living in the fictional southern town of Greenpoint, North Carolina. Jenny Hart (Wiig), her edgy daughter Violet (Jillian Bell), and her dramatic mother Betty (Rudolph) live together in a small home and, you guessed it, annoy each other to no end.
Jenny’s boyfriend, Wayne (Ike Barinholtz), is a country boy with a big heart who has stepped in as Jenny’s emotional support and Violet’s step father. While the show only has two seasons, the comedy from this all-star cast is a must-watch.
Watch: Bless the Harts
From the minds of comedy icon Amy Poehler and Mike and Julie Scully comes a comedy centered on the spectacularly unremarkable life of 15-year-old Duncan Harris (voiced by Amy Poehler) and his family. While he’s not the most exciting teen in the world, the dream world in his imagination takes him to extraordinary places.
Do you ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not around? Or maybe you wonder what your pet really thinks of you? HouseBroken answers those questions. Well, kind of.
Honey (Lisa Kudrow), a poodle dealing with the grief of losing her best friend, starts hosting group therapy sessions with the other pets in her neighborhood to talk about their struggles with their owners and their relationships with each other.
King of the Hill
Hailing from Arlen, Texas and creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge, King of the Hill examines small town life through the lens of the Hill Family: propane salesman and patriarch Hank, matriarch and three-time Substitute Teacher of the Year Peggy, and their son, Bobby “That’s my Purse” Hill.
The Hills are joined by local friends and family and a rotating cast of guest stars, including Brad Pitt and Snoop Dogg, to tackle life’s biggest problems like charcoal vs. gas grilling, proper lawn maintenance, and all the finer points of government conspiracy theories.
Watch: King of the Hill
Raunchy Adult Animation
The 37-time EmmyⓇ-winning series, Family Guy, follows the Griffins, a middle class family from Rhode Island, who are not always the most *politically correct* people at the party. Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife Lois (Alex Borstein) do their best to keep their three children Meg (Mila Kunis), Chris (Seth Green), and Stewie (MacFarlane) alive while navigating a series of outlandish situations.
Watch: Family Guy
The Cleveland Show
Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry), former neighbor to Peter Griffin, leads this spinoff series with the same off-color humor fans of Family Guy have come to know and love. The show focuses on Cleveland and his son, Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) after they move to Cleveland’s hometown in Virginia, where his long lost love still resides.
Watch: The Cleveland Show
From the creators of Family Guy, American Dad is a raunchier, more violent take on the life of an American family. CIA Agent Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane) is a paranoid man who will stop at nothing to protect his country and his family from terrorists. In addition to Stan, there’s his wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), and their two kids Steve (Scott Grimes) and Hayley (Rachel MacFarlane). The Smith household is also home to a chain-smoking alien from “Area 51” named Roger and a german-speaking goldfish/human combo named Klaus.
Watch: American Dad
When a group of dysfunctional forest rangers hear that their National Park may be shut down, they put their heads together to save their workplace. To help them along their journey, a new ranger is added to the group to whip everyone into shape. With explicit language, suggestive situations, and graphic violence, this show is definitely not for kids.
Sci-Fi and Futuristic Adult Cartoon Shows
This Hulu Original follows a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home planet and land somewhere in middle America where they live together in a suburban home.
The group disagrees on how they feel about Earth. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) are focused on the pollution and rampant consumerism, while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) think humans are great and love their TV, snacks and activities.
Watch: Solar Opposites
While delivering pizza on New Year’s Eve at the turn of the new millennium, Philip J. Fry (Billy West) was cryogenically frozen. 1,000 years later in the year 2099, his body is thawed and he’s thrust into a futuristic and unfamiliar world.
With the help of his friends and coworkers, Leela (Katey Sagal), captain of the ship, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who has the flaws of a human, Philip begins working for Planet Express Corporation, a delivery service that transports packages to locations across the universe.
At an international spy agency, Sterling Archer (H. John Benjamin) has made a name for himself as the world’s greatest spy. He and the other members of his team embark on dangerous missions that range from attempting to retrieve lost high-value objects, to plotting to steal priceless diamonds. However, the complicated relationships between the members of his team lead them to work just as hard at screwing each other over as they do at saving the world.
This Hulu Original fantasy series follows kind-hearted peasant Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) as he begins his job as a squire to the king in hopes of becoming a knight. However, his romantic notions of life among royals are quickly squashed when he realizes that everyone around him is corrupt and dangerous. With a slightly-off-his-rocker King at the healm who doesn’t always think his plans through, war, murder, and crime run rampant inside the stone walls of the royal castle.
Watch: Crossing Swords
Mike Tyson Mysteries
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch a cartoon Mike Tyson, his fictional adopted daughter, a ghost, and a pigeon solve the world’s mysteries together? Neither have we.
But someone did! And we’re glad for that. This Adult Swim comedy series follows this rag tag group as they aim to solve the weirdest mysteries of the world, but tend to get a little (or a lot) distracted along the way.
Watch: Mike Tyson Mysteries
After bingeing season 5 of Rick and Morty, check out what else is new on Hulu this month!