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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
6,315 2,643
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

2
7,462 1,946
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Rugrats 1991

3
5,956 1,906
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

4
5,590 1,648
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

5
5,879 1,892
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Animaniacs 1993

6
5,892 1,641
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
DuckTales 1987

7
4,572 2,367
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Futurama 1999

8
4,761 2,355
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
5,248 1,745
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

10
4,453 2,718
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
South Park 1997

11
4,546 1,985
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

12
5,591 1,577
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added Hey Arnold! 1996

13
5,242 1,806
Doug is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Doug 1991

14
4,288 2,201
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Family Guy 1999

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

15
5,285 1,273
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
thewrecker added Pinky and the Brain 1995

16
4,467 1,600
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

17
4,995 1,512
Recess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Disney's Recess 1997

18
4,026 1,980
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
X-Men 2011

19
3,572 2,106
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Arthur 1996

20
4,427 1,755
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

21
3,952 1,836
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

22
4,017 1,449
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

23
2,905 2,117
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Spider-Man 1994

24
3,677 1,511
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TommyWimmer added Darkwing Duck 1991

25
3,678 1,938
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

26
3,813 1,743
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

27
3,033 2,336
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

28
3,942 1,630
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added CatDog

The Most Painfully '90s Cartoon Shows

29
3,261 1,727
The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added The Wild Thornberrys 1998

30
3,424 2,000
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Pokémon 1997

31
3,370 1,513
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Ed, Edd n Eddy 1999

32
2,988 808
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

33
3,684 1,440
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TaleSpin 1990

34
2,820 1,394
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
ChloeFletcher added SpongeBob SquarePants 1999

35
3,273 2,186
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Dragon Ball Z 1989

The Best Anime Series of All Time

36
3,026 1,474
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Gargoyles 1994

37
3,034 1,622
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

38
3,497 639
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

39
2,303 1,929
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

40
2,381 2,094
Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Sailor Moon 1995

41
2,641 1,890
Daria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Daria 1997

42
2,475 1,792
Bobby's World is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun

43
2,267 1,366
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
OCD Man added King of the Hill 1997

44
2,427 1,389
Timon & Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Timon & Pumbaa 1995

45
1,675 860
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

46
2,599 801
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

47
2,201 707
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
MillieSalit added Inspector Gadget 1983

48
2,367 1,166
Goof Troop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Goof Troop 1992

49
2,941 1,388
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1994

50
1,610 708
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
crazyforLiLo added Aladdin 1994