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These are the top 1990s animated series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 1990s animated series really changed the world of not only animated shows, but the world of television itself. Only 90s kids will get these crazy fan theories about 1990s cartoons and celebrities who starred in 90s TV shows. These are titles that truly changed the game forever. The top 90s animated series are known for their genre-bending comedy while still other good 90s cartoons are well known for their over-the-top action and adventure. Obviously, some of these great 1990s animated series have even been made into feature films.

Which great cartoons will you find on this top 1990s animated series list? The Powerpuff Girls appears high on this list. This girl power 90s animation premiered in 1998 and ran for six seasons. Arthur, Muppet Babies and Garfield and Friends are other top 90s animated series that appear on this list.

The 1990s saw the rise of adult animations with The Simpsons and South Park leading the pack. Family Guy, Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill are all great 90s cartoons for an older audience. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was also a hilarious show that featured top comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Ray Romano and Marc Maron.

Do you have a favorite animated series from the 1990s? Vote up which shows you think are best!

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

2
702 242
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

3
621 187
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

4
699 229
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

5
569 178
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Tom Islava added Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

6
671 232
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

7
589 212
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
heavymetalharry added Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett -

Without a doubt, this is the best serious animated series, not based off of a comic. Definatly for all ages, no kiddie shit that you have to endure, there are characers that get killed off and there is blood but it never feels edgy or imature. It has great atmosphere, great characters, great action, very memorable,  and is probably my favourite animated show of all time, and I wasn't even growing up with it. 

Look it up , you will not regret it and it might be your favourite too. 

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584 227
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

9
558 209
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh

10
627 254
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

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551 231
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

12
510 195
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

13
491 201
Doug is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

14
510 213
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh

15
525 234
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

16
508 206
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

17
588 258
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Tracy Grandstaff

18
422 180
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
a4182gon added Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

19
448 206
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

20
399 181
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

21
399 210
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman

22
404 216
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

23
369 204
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain

24
298 150
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Ouchmaster5000 added Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom

25
383 181
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s Animated Series
Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker