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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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Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory
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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons
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Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats
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Rocko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life
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Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo
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Bender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Futurama
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Arnold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Hey Arnold!
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Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats
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Pinky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants
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Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
MayukhBhadra added
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Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales
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Wakko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Wakko Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
OrangeLupe added Family Guy
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Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added South Park
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Doug Funnie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
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Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Buster Bunny Tiny Toon Adventures
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The Brain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain
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Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added South Park
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Stimpson J. "Stimpy... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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Taz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added Baby Looney Tunes
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Fry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Futurama
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Max Goof is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Goofy
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
dee123 added Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures