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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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8,114 3,944
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

2
9,524 2,812
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Rugrats 1991

3
7,977 2,601
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

4
5,957 3,266
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Futurama 1999

5
7,100 2,963
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Animaniacs 1993

6
6,916 2,535
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

7
7,268 2,456
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
DuckTales 1987

8
6,210 3,239
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
5,721 3,396
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
South Park 1997

10
5,819 2,511
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

11
6,508 2,306
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

12
6,969 2,121
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added Hey Arnold! 1996

13
5,639 2,701
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Family Guy 1999

14
6,116 2,568
Doug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Doug 1991

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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4,577 2,692
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Arthur 1996

16
6,270 1,828
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
thewrecker added Pinky and the Brain 1995

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6,233 2,014
Recess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Disney's Recess 1997

18
4,998 2,579
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
X-Men 2011

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5,288 2,368
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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5,215 2,217
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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5,060 2,252
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Theschizophreniclyricist added Johnny Bravo 1997

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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5,114 1,801
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,770 2,575
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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4,268 2,091
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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4,925 2,082
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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4,331 2,485
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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4,459 2,409
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Pokémon 1997

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4,539 1,819
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 Greatest Nick Cartoons from the '90s

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3,584 2,984
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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4,917 2,002
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added CatDog

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4,146 1,661
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
ChloeFletcher added SpongeBob SquarePants 1999

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4,048 1,051
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,853 2,249
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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4,301 2,611
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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4,210 1,971
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TaleSpin 1990

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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2,910 2,336
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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4,728 764
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,635 1,968
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Gargoyles 1994

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3,545 2,105
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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2,926 2,513
Daria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Daria 1997

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2,791 2,667
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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2,776 1,834
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 Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked

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2,363 1,210
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,432 1,015
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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2,938 1,732
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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2,771 2,330
Bobby's World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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3,361 1,775
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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2,746 1,545
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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2,685 1,089
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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1,929 2,093
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