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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 & most listed The Simpsons

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    Pinky and the Brain

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    Pinky and The Brain

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    Duck Tales

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Duck Tales

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    ranked low on reranks Dexter's Laboratory

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Rugrats

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Rocko's Modern Life

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    added by bsgill345

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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

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    King of the Hill

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    Gargoyles

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

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    Ren and Stimpy

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    Goofy

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    added by midnightq2 The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    added by but chickens double d Futurama

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    ranked low on reranks Flight of the Conchords

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    added by but chickens double d Futurama

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Darkwing Duck

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

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    Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo

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    Real Monsters

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    Beetlejuice

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    The Tick, The Tick

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    added by but chickens double d South Park

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    All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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    Hey Arnold!

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    Dexter's Laboratory

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    added by but chickens double d Futurama

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    added by but chickens double d Futurama

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    All Grown Up!

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    added by midnightq2 The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    The Critic

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    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show

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    ranked low on reranks Doug

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Daria

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    added by but chickens double d The Simpsons

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