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List Rules Whether it was your childhood favorite or your favorite adult pastime, vote up which cartoons from the 90s were you like the most.

The best cartoons of the 90s are those the top animated series that ran between the years of 1990 and 2000 and features Nicktoons, Saturday morning cartoons, Disney animated TV shows, and network cartoon series for both kid and adult audiences. With so many great series airing in the 90s, it's no surprise that these are also some of the best cartoons of all time.

For the most part, these best 90s cartoons are geared towards children. Those growing up in the 1990s undoubtably spent numerous hours watching the likes of "Rugrats," "Doug," "Rocko's Modern Life," and "Animaniacs." Few can deny that classic series like "Dexter's Labratory," "DuckTales," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and "TaleSpin" are some of the best ever for Saturday morning viewing.

Then there's another breed of top 90s cartoons, those suited better for more adult audiences. "South Park" broke the mold with it's raunchiness, as did the likes of "Beavis and Butt-head" and "Family Guy." Two of those three are still popular even today with new episodes airing weekly. All feature more mature jokes, topics children wouldn't really understand and a whole lot of inappropriateness all bundled tightly in animated form.

Which cartoons from the 90s had you glued to the television and make you miss your 90s childhood? Vote for your favorites, add any we missed or re-rank the list to put it in your order. To reminisce more about the glorious decade of the 1990s, check out the most nostalgia-inducing toys of the 90s too!

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

2
9,254 2,739
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Rugrats 1991

3
7,753 2,523
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

4
6,943 2,868
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Animaniacs 1993

5
6,765 2,465
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

6
7,113 2,388
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
DuckTales 1987

7
5,814 3,161
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Futurama 1999

8
6,050 3,153
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added Batman: The Animated Series 1992

9
5,589 3,306
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
South Park 1997

10
6,362 2,259
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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5,659 2,455
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

12
6,789 2,080
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added Hey Arnold! 1996

13
5,518 2,621
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Family Guy 1999

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5,984 2,510
Doug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Doug 1991

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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6,080 1,965
Recess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Disney's Recess 1997

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4,449 2,628
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Arthur 1996

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4,882 2,523
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
X-Men 2011

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5,167 2,318
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

19
5,104 2,170
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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6,133 1,779
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
thewrecker added Pinky and the Brain 1995

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4,947 2,200
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Theschizophreniclyricist added Johnny Bravo 1997

The Most Crude and Classic '90s Adult Cartoons

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4,980 1,766
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,677 2,528
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Spider-Man 1994

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4,177 2,046
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TommyWimmer added Darkwing Duck 1991

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4,799 2,040
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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4,256 2,430
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,512 2,918
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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4,393 1,776
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Ed, Edd n Eddy 1999

The Most Painfully '90s Cartoon Shows

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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added CatDog

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4,337 2,367
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Pokémon 1997

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3,926 1,025
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,999 1,618
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
ChloeFletcher added SpongeBob SquarePants 1999

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3,766 2,205
The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added The Wild Thornberrys 1998

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4,165 2,554
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Dragon Ball Z 1989

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4,113 1,935
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TaleSpin 1990

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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3,528 1,926
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Gargoyles 1994

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4,583 741
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,459 2,058
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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2,838 2,282
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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2,870 2,450
Daria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Daria 1997

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2,709 2,604
Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Sailor Moon 1995

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2,692 1,784
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
OCD Man added King of the Hill 1997

The Best Seasons of Atlanta

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2,255 1,171
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,324 991
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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2,874 1,689
Timon & Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Timon & Pumbaa 1995

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2,718 2,282
Bobby's World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,286 1,735
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1994

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2,669 1,511
Goof Troop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Goof Troop 1992

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2,599 1,063
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
MillieSalit added Inspector Gadget 1983

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1,874 2,046
Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added Superman: The Animated Series 1996