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The Best '90s Cartoon Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated films that were released in the 1990s

Talk to any ‘90s kid about the best ‘90s cartoon movies, and their eyes will light up. Disney’s 1990s renaissance resulted in some very memorable animated classics; movies that defined many childhoods, and are still enjoyed today.

What are the greatest ‘90s cartoon movies? There are so many to choose from. On this list of the top ‘90s cartoon movies, you will find Toy Story and Toy Story 2, the first two parts of the beloved trilogy. The Lion King and Aladdin also make appearances. Some adult-only cartoons also came out in the ‘90s. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, directed by Trey Parker, satirizes many of the films of the decade, and features appearances by animated Saddam Hussein and Satan.

Here, you will also find Hiyao Miyazaki’s highest-grossing film ever, Princess Mononoke. Where do your favorites stand? Vote up the best animated films from the '90s, and let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Don Rickles, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger
Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the original 1995 film, Toy Story, produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The franchise ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey
A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's ...more

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The Nightmare Before Chr... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly
Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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The Rescuers Down Under ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott
The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian ...more

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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

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#42 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz
The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 American animated adventure-comedy film, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation, and co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo. The film was ...more

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The Lion King II: Simba'... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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An American Tail: Fievel... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Thomas Richardson added James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat. What Can I say this film is awesome Great Animation that looks better than some other films today awesome and loveable characters amazing songs and the story not being the best is pretty decent for what it is. The humor in this film is great for both kids and loads of adult innuendos maybye a bit to much in one scene but they are definitly funny and even the kid humor is still really funny for the adults. This is definitly one of the best animated films of the 90s This is the perfect family film that both kids and adults will love for centurays to come. An under appreciated film that is up there on sequels such as T2, Rescuers Down Under, Dark Knight, The last Crusade, Aliens and many more great sequels. 

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An ...more

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FernGully: The Last Rain... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater
FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 Australian-American animated fantasy environmental film directed by Bill Kroyer. It was produced by Peter Faiman and Wayne Young, with the screenplay ...more

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James and the Giant Peac... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley
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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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Balto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda
Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more

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The Hunchback of Notre D... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated Children's Film Favorites series. Centering on the deformed Quasimodo, Children's Film Favorites: The ...more

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Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith
Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more

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Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
yilgi.okay added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short
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