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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
7,758 3,652
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

2
9,016 2,653
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Rugrats 1991

3
7,534 2,439
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

4
6,791 2,760
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Animaniacs 1993

5
6,617 2,374
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

6
6,937 2,313
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
DuckTales 1987

7
5,657 3,063
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Futurama 1999

8
5,896 3,036
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
5,464 3,208
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
South Park 1997

10
6,201 2,199
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

11
5,504 2,389
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

12
6,617 2,016
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added Hey Arnold! 1996

13
5,867 2,418
Doug is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Doug 1991

14
5,384 2,543
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
5,938 1,903
Recess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Disney's Recess 1997

16
4,776 2,453
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
X-Men 2011

17
4,333 2,561
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Arthur 1996

18
5,048 2,251
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

19
4,999 2,111
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

20
5,989 1,733
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
thewrecker added Pinky and the Brain 1995

21
4,840 2,141
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
4,837 1,726
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

23
3,598 2,462
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
WaseemSaifi added Spider-Man 1994

24
4,089 1,989
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TommyWimmer added Darkwing Duck 1991

25
4,178 2,367
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

26
4,670 1,990
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

27
3,450 2,829
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

28
4,274 1,719
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 Most Painfully '90s Cartoon Shows

29
4,655 1,918
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added CatDog

30
4,214 2,312
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Pokémon 1997

31
3,798 985
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

32
3,687 2,137
The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
PeteBoyle added The Wild Thornberrys 1998

33
3,871 1,570
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
ChloeFletcher added SpongeBob SquarePants 1999

34
4,041 2,490
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Dragon Ball Z 1989

35
4,020 1,888
TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
TaleSpin 1990

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

36
3,432 1,868
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Gargoyles 1994

37
4,440 712
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

38
3,382 2,007
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

39
2,765 2,231
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

40
2,825 2,373
Daria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Daria 1997

41
2,646 2,534
Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Sailor Moon 1995

42
2,641 1,713
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

Stunt Performers Share Their Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

43
2,174 1,127
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

44
3,224 958
The Scooby-Doo Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

45
2,803 1,650
Timon & Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Timon & Pumbaa 1995

46
2,671 2,217
Bobby's World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s

47
3,214 1,683
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
Carl12 added Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1994

48
2,613 1,460
Goof Troop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
danwymer22 added Goof Troop 1992

49
2,535 1,013
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of the '90s
MillieSalit added Inspector Gadget 1983

50
1,832 1,984
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