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The Best '90s Cartoon Movies

Updated July 13, 2019 11.4k votes 1.2k voters 51.5k views77 items

List RulesVote 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 King1
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Toy Story

    Don Rickles, Tom Hanks

    Directed byAsh Brannon, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich

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  • Aladdin3
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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  • Mulan5
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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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  • A Goofy Movie7
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    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas8
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • A Bug's Life9
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    A Bug's Life

    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

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  • Hercules10
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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • The Iron Giant11
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    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • Pocahontas12
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

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  • The Rescuers Down Under13
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    The Rescuers Down Under

    John Candy, Bob Newhart

    Released1990

    Directed byMike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy

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  • Tarzan14
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    Tarzan

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

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  • The Prince of Egypt15
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Robin Williams, Tim Curry

    Released1992

    Directed byBill Kroyer

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  • James and the Giant Peach17
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    James and the Giant Peach

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1996

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • The Rugrats Movie18
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    The Rugrats Movie

    Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry

    Released1998

    Directed byNorton Virgien, Igor Kovalyov

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  • Anastasia19
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    Anastasia

    Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan

    Released1997

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

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  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West20
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    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

    James Stewart, John Cleese

    Released1991

    Directed bySimon 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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  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride21
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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick

    Released1998

    Directed byRob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

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  • Balto22
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    Balto

    Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins

    Released1995

    Directed bySimon Wells

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline

    Released1996

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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  • The Road to El Dorado24
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    The Road to El Dorado

    Elton John, Kevin Kline

    Released2000

    Directed byJeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

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  • Treasure Planet25
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    Treasure Planet

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson

    Released2002

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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