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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.

list ordered by

1
3,243 1,557
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
The Simpsons

2
2,766 1,732
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
SpongeBob SquarePants

3
2,641 1,147
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
midnightq2 added The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

4
3,052 1,344
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Dexter's Laboratory

5
2,805 1,460
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and the Brain

6
2,323 1,111
Bender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Futurama

7
2,483 1,290
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Duck Tales

8
3,081 1,001
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rugrats

9
2,582 1,414
The Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Pinky and The Brain

10
2,458 1,170
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Johnny Bravo

11
2,410 1,339
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

12
1,943 1,110
Fry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added Futurama

13
2,211 1,144
Wakko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

14
2,398 1,121
Rocko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Rocko's Modern Life

15
2,175 1,073
Buster Bunny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Tiny Toon Adventures

16
2,042 1,094
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added South Park

17
1,746 1,400
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
King of the Hill

18
2,015 1,090
Yakko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

19
2,306 915
Chuckie Finster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
All Grown Up!, Rugrats

20
1,874 1,199
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Ren and Stimpy

21
1,829 1,366
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head

22
1,703 1,094
Dot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

23
2,227 615
Taz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
bsgill345 added

24
1,694 874
Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
but chickens double d added South Park

25
1,815 1,375
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s
Beavis and Butt-head