The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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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. 90s cartoon characters are some of the most beloved 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, Blue, 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 TV show along with King of the Hill, whose main character Hank Hill can be seen on this list. These famous 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.If you have a favorite–boy or girl, blue, green, black, or yellow– that is not on the list, be sure to add it. 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 Simpsons

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    Pinky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Pinky Pinky and the Brain

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    Dexter's Laboratory

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    The Brain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    The Brain Pinky and The Brain

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    Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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    Duck Tales

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    Stimpson J.


    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

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    Rugrats

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    Futurama

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    Rocko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Rocko Rocko's Modern Life

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    Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

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    Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Fry Futurama

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    Ren and Stimpy

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Beavis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Hank Hill King of the Hill

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    Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

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    Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Eric Cartman South Park

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    Taz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Taz

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    Yakko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Yakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    Duck Tales

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    Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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    Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Daria Morgendorffer Beavis and Butt-head

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    Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Kenny McCormick South Park

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Arnold is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Arnold Hey Arnold!

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    Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Max Goof Goofy

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    Gargoyles

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    Flight of the Conchords

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    Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    South Park

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    Leela is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Leela Futurama

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Beetlejuice

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    Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Butters Stotch

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    Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Stan Marsh South Park

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    Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Krusty the Clown The Simpsons

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    Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s


    Angelica Pickles All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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    Darkwing Duck

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    Real Monsters

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    Dexter's Laboratory

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

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    Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Professor Farnsworth Futurama

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    Nibbler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Nibbler Futurama

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    Tick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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    Tick The Tick, The Tick

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    Rocko's Modern Life

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