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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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1
9,871 4,925
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
2
11,795 3,534
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1991
3
9,819 3,262
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
4
7,658 3,970
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added 1992
5
8,561 3,585
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1993
6
8,823 2,956
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1987
7
8,229 3,013
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
8
7,153 4,137
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1999
9
6,818 4,182
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1997
10
8,571 2,573
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added 1996
11
7,185 3,035
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
12
7,937 2,730
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
13
6,710 3,355
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1999
14
5,709 3,223
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1996
15
6,123 3,126
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
16
7,292 3,023
Doug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1991
17
7,541 2,203
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
thewrecker added 1995
18
7,615 2,390
Recess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added 1997
19
6,338 2,149
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
20
6,249 2,626
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
21
6,319 2,803
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
22
6,077 2,685
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Theschizophreniclyricist added 1997
23
4,635 3,055
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added 1994
24
5,464 2,105
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
ChloeFletcher added 1999
25
5,585 2,896
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added 1997