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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
8,498 4,165
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

2
10,023 2,921
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1991

3
8,368 2,748
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

4
6,194 3,487
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1999

5
7,416 3,098
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1993

6
7,600 2,556
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1987

7
7,186 2,650
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

8
6,505 3,386
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added 1992

9
5,949 3,570
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1997

10
6,105 2,634
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

11
6,806 2,402
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

12
7,326 2,204
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added 1996

13
5,877 2,829
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1999

14
6,400 2,662
Doug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1991

15
4,841 2,788
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1996

16
6,550 1,914
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
thewrecker added 1995

17
6,527 2,103
Recess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added 1997

18
5,222 2,697
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

19
5,534 2,461
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

20
5,451 2,302
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

21
5,372 1,877
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

22
5,273 2,352
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Theschizophreniclyricist added 1997

23
3,958 2,685
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added 1994

24
4,465 2,185
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TommyWimmer added 1991

25
5,163 2,174
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

26
4,511 2,589
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

27
4,688 2,527
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added 1997

28
4,783 1,911
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added 1999

29
5,163 2,081
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added

30
3,720 3,117
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

31
4,424 1,757
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
ChloeFletcher added 1999

32
4,312 1,105
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

33
4,038 2,328
The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added 1998

34
4,510 2,739
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added 1989

35
4,396 2,040
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1990

36
3,839 2,040
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added 1994

37
5,041 804
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

38
3,050 2,427
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

39
3,694 2,183
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

40
3,052 2,607
Daria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
1997

41
2,935 2,753
Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added 1995

42
2,909 1,921
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
OCD Man added 1997

43
2,529 1,292
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

44
3,656 1,059
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

45
3,077 1,799
Timon & Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added 1995

46
2,880 2,422
Bobby's World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

47
3,515 1,835
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added 1994

48
2,841 1,140
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
MillieSalit added 1983

49
2,857 1,611
Goof Troop is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added 1992

50
2,025 2,179
Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added 1996