The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s TV Characters
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The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

The 1990s was a time when all types of cartoons were introduced to the general public and thrived within the the realm of pop culture. These are some of the most beloved cartoons of all time and certainly some of the most iconic. Characters range from more mature characters like Homer Simpson to Beavis and Butthead to classic children's cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko and Doug Funnie.

During the '90s, mature cartoons started to become popular with many teens and young adults. Mike Judge was at the forefront of this movement creating the aforementioned Beavis and Butthead along with King of the Hill, whose main character Hank Hill can be seen on this list. These cartoons are the forefathers to characters like Peter Griffin, Stan Smith and the rest of the Seth MacFarlane universe. The same goes for the Nickelodeon cartoons of the same time period.

Anyone can contribute to this list of who the best cartoon characters of the '90s is, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. It can be disputed that the '90s was the best time for edgy cartoon characters and this Ultimate List sets out to settle the dispute over who was the best character of that time. Rank your favorites or add whoever you see missing.
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    the people's #1
    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons More
    100
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    Pinky and the Brain More
    97
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    Pinky and The Brain More
    97
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Launchpad McQuack

    Duck Tales More
    83
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show More
    82
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    Duck Tales More
    82
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    SpongeBob SquarePants More
    80
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    Dexter's Laboratory More
    79
  9. 9
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    78
  10. 10
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    Rugrats More
    77
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    75
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
    74
  13. 13
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    72
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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    70
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    Goliath

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    64
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    63
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    Ren and Stimpy More
    63
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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog More
    62
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    62
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    62
    added by: bsgill345
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    Goofy More
    61
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    King of the Hill More
    58
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    Flight of the Conchords More
    58
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    Darkwing Duck More
    58
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    56
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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
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    Johnny Bravo

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    56
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    Tiny Toon Adventures More
    54
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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
    54
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    The Tick, The Tick More
    54
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
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    Beetlejuice More
    52
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    Futurama More
    52
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    Futurama More
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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
    50
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    Dexter's Laboratory More
    49
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    Hey Arnold! More
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    Futurama More
    48
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    Futurama More
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    Real Monsters More
    47
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    Bonkers D. Bobcat

    46
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    South Park More
    45
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    44
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    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show More
    44
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    Doug More
    43
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    Bobby's World More
    43
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    Rocko's Modern Life More
    42
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    Lucky

    41
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    Freakazoid! More
    41
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    TaleSpin More
    41
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