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List Rules Cartoon television programs that originally aired on weekend mornings in the mid 1980s or 1990s

These are the best Saturday morning cartoons from the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, with the advent of the DVD, the DVR, and even VHS tapes, Soul Train can't ruin our fun anymore. Rank your favorite 80s cartoons and 90s cartoon shows, from the original TMNT to Bucky O'Hare. What were your favorite 80s and 90s cartoons? These awesome Saturday morning cartoons made weekends just the best and seeing them now instantly brings back glorious memories of those carefree, childhood days.

This 90s cartoons list also includes some great mid 1980s cartoons that you surely enjoyed. But which on this 90s cartoons list were the best? For which did you save your bowl of sugary, soggy cereal so you could enjoy them both at the same time? Which ones had the toys that you received as gifts only from misguided aunts and uncles and then later threw in your closet never to play with again?

This list of the best Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s and 90s includes classics with awesome theme songs and persistent franchises as well as single-season cartoon series that will make you be like, "Oh yeah, I remember that!" Click rerank below to make your own version of this list and vote up the best 90s cartoon TV shows below!

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24,962 7,398
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen
2
25,198 4,212
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern
3
16,714 7,869
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
4
20,556 4,936
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc
5
20,181 7,552
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary
6
18,811 5,521
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille
7
19,094 4,765
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille
8
17,339 6,227
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann
9
19,935 5,585
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker
10
18,869 6,187
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond
11
16,666 5,772
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen
12
18,471 4,116
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings
13
17,868 5,056
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille
14
15,952 4,917
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger
15
16,800 5,217
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
noel-feliciano-febus added Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss
16
15,941 1,920
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North
17
15,088 5,073
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh
18
12,857 6,140
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker
19
15,866 4,758
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker
20
11,738 5,589
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Jackson Beck, Chris Latta, Michael Bell
21
12,764 5,333
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien
22
12,533 5,052
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
lb313 added Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett
23
14,149 3,990
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Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers
24
14,563 5,071
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright
25
12,054 5,500
Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
Rob Paulsen, John Stephenson, Bob Bergen