The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s TV Characters

The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

original ranker
95,691 views 93 items 18,914 votes 1,124 voters 20 followers 13reranks
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.
< >
  • the crowd
  • 13 reranks
  • comments
  • </> embed
DISPLAY Rerank This List
»

see the list ranked by:

    Rank
    loading your
    votes…
     
      Name
    Score
    1. 1
      Up 365
      Down 71

      the people's #1
      Homer Simpson

      The Simpsons More
      100
    2. 2
      Up 319
      Down 125
      Pinky and the Brain More
      96
    3. 3
      Up 341
      Down 150
      Pinky and The Brain More
      95
    4. 4
      Up 266
      Down 136
      Duck Tales More
      83
    5. 5
      Up 260
      Down 112
      The Ren & Stimpy Show More
      83
    6. 6
      Up 325
      Down 129
      Dexter's Laboratory More
      82
    7. 7
      Up 293
      Down 149
      SpongeBob SquarePants More
      81
    8. 8
      Up 181
      Down 163

      most listed
      Launchpad McQuack

      Duck Tales More
      80
    9. 9
      Up 295
      Down 146
      Rugrats More
      80
    10. 10
      Up 217
      Down 132
      Tiny Toon Adventures More
      79
    11. 11
      Up 228
      Down 122
      Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
      79
    12. 12
      Up 228
      Down 136
      Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
      78
    13. 13
      Up 259
      Down 134
      Rocko's Modern Life More
      75
    14. 14
      Up 242
      Down 155
      Beavis and Butt-head More
      75
    15. 15
      Up 72
      Down 18
      69
      added by: bsgill345
    16. 16
      Up 231
      Down 134
      All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
      68
    17. 17
      Up 177
      Down 71

      ranked low on reranks
      Ren Höek

      Ren and Stimpy More
      67
    18. 18
      Up 205
      Down 139
      Beavis and Butt-head More
      67
    19. 19
      Up 154
      Down 145

      often listed
      Goliath

      Gargoyles More
      66
    20. 20
      Up 174
      Down 132
      Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog More
      66
    21. 21
      Up 226
      Down 121
      Flight of the Conchords More
      65
    22. 22
      Up 197
      Down 139
      King of the Hill More
      64
    23. 23
      Up 155
      Down 121
      Goofy More
      64
    24. 24
      Up 56
      Down 19
      The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show More
      63
      added by: midnightq2
    25. 25
      Up 208
      Down 119

      Johnny Bravo

      Johnny Bravo More
      63
    26. 26
      Up 150
      Down 121
      Tiny Toon Adventures More
      62
    27. 27
      Up 131
      Down 144

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      NegaDuck

      Darkwing Duck More
      62
    28. 28
      Up 160
      Down 131
      Yakko, Wakko, and Dot More
      62
    29. 29
      Up 122
      Down 113
      Tiny Toon Adventures More
      60
    30. 30
      Up 47
      Down 19
      Futurama More
      60
      added by: but chickens double d
    31. 31
      Up 164
      Down 155
      Beavis and Butt-head More
      59
    32. 32
      Up 157
      Down 147
      The Tick, The Tick More
      59
    33. 33
      Up 39
      Down 17
      Futurama More
      58
      added by: but chickens double d
    34. 34
      Up 204
      Down 123

      ranked low on reranks
      Arnold

      Hey Arnold! More
      57
    35. 35
      Up 32
      Down 21
      Futurama More
      56
      added by: but chickens double d
    36. 36
      Up 36
      Down 22
      Futurama More
      56
      added by: but chickens double d
    37. 37
      Up 42
      Down 19
      South Park More
      56
      added by: but chickens double d
    38. 38
      Up 135
      Down 128
      Beetlejuice More
      56
    39. 39
      Up 164
      Down 139
      Dexter's Laboratory More
      55
    40. 40
      Up 144
      Down 113
      All Grown Up!, Rugrats More
      54
    41. 41
      Up 131
      Down 126
      Real Monsters More
      54
    42. 42
      Up 135
      Down 119
      Doug More
      48
    43. 43
      Up 42
      Down 105

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Bonkers D. Bobcat

      48
    44. 44
      Up 108
      Down 117
      The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show More
      47
    45. 45
      Up 108
      Down 164
      Freakazoid! More
      47
    46. 46
      Up 64
      Down 98
      47
    47. 47
      Up 97
      Down 124
      Rocko's Modern Life More
      46
    48. 48
      Up 75
      Down 90
      Bobby's World More
      46
    49. 49
      Up 51
      Down 134

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Megavolt

      46
    50. 50
      Up 79
      Down 139
      Darkwing Duck More
      45
    51. 94 +

      Something missing? Add it!

    Is this list missing something?
    RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

    items 1 - 50 of 93

    think you can do better?

    Rerank This List
    why?

    got a blog or website?

    embed this list
    why?

    more popular lists