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The Best Cartoons of the '90s

Updated March 31, 2021 701.2k votes 45.4k voters 1.7m views115 items

List RulesWhether it was your childhood favorite or your favorite adult pastime, vote up which cartoons from the 90s you enjoyed the most.

The best cartoons of the '90s are those top animated series that ran between the years of 1990 and 1999 and feature 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 early and late '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 undoubtedly spent numerous hours as kids watching the likes of RugratsDougRocko's Modern Life, and Animaniacs. Few can deny that classic series like Dexter's Laboratory, DuckTalesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and TaleSpin are some of the best ever for Saturday morning viewing.

Then there's another breed of top '90s cartoons that were note kids cartoons, they are better suited 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, or re-rank the list to put it in your order and add any we missed. 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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    Rugrats

    August 11, 1991

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    DuckTales

    September 18, 1987

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    The Powerpuff Girls

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    Hey Arnold!

    October 7, 1996

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    Animaniacs

    September 13, 1993

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    The Simpsons

    December 17, 1989

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    Tiny Toon Adventures

    September 14, 1990

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    Pinky and the Brain

    September 9, 1995

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    The Magic School Bus

    September 11, 1994

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    Disney's Recess

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    Rocko's Modern Life

    September 18, 1993

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    Doug

    August 11, 1991

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    Pokémon

    September 7, 1998

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    Courage the Cowardly Dog

    November 12, 1999

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    CatDog

    April 4, 1998

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    Futurama

    March 28, 1999

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    Family Guy

    January 31, 1999

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    Johnny Bravo

    July 7, 1997

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    Arthur

    October 7, 1996

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    Ed, Edd n Eddy

    January 4, 1999

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