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The Best '90s Cartoon Movies 

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Updated July 13, 2019 9.8k votes 1.1k voters 48.4k views 77 items

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

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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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

Directed by: Ash Brannon, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich

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

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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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

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Lima

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The Nightmare Before Chr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Henry Selick

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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

Released: 1995

Directed by: Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

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The Rescuers Down Under ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy

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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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Lima, Chris Buck

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

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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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Rob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

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The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz

Released: 1998

Directed by: Norton Virgien, Igor Kovalyov

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FernGully: The Last Rain... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater

Released: 1992

Directed by: Bill Kroyer

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James and the Giant Peac... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

Released: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

Released: 1997

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

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An American Tail: Fievel... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Thomas Richardson added James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

Released: 1991

Directed by: Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

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. 

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Balto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1995

Directed by: Simon Wells

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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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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DuckTales the Movie: Tre... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Christopher Lloyd, Frank Welker, June Foray

Released: 1990

Directed by: Bob Hathcock

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Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Cartoon Movies
Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 1997

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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