Best Cartoons of the 90s


The Top Ten

1 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

As A HUGE Simpsons Fan It Will Always Live In My Heart, I Have To Say The Simpsons Is The Best Show Ever Made. 10/10

I gotta say that was easy. Its an original and came out before Family guy, Futurama, the Cleveland show, American dad and I'm not sure but maybe south park. Family guy, Futurama, the Cleveland show, American dad and south park are still funny though.

My favourite Seasons Season 7. - PatrickStar3

it is 80s - Garoto_Oceano

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2 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.

The perfect depiction of Batman

Nostalgia critics forth favorite

3 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

Best 1990s show ever.

4 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.

While I was not a child of the 90s, I still had a lot of fun watching the show. The songs are catchy, entertaining, and some are educational. The show is focused around the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister, Dot. However, there were many more characters with even more memorable pieces. Some lines were just hilarious. It appealed to not only children, but adults too. This cartoon is highly recommended.

It's hard to hate this show even as an adult.

Even though I wasnt born until 2000, my older brothers and I loved watching this show! Definitely my favorite cartoon!

The most funniest cartoon scince mickey mouse

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5 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. more.

It was the best show ever from 1992 to 2009 it first ended in 2005 but came back in 2009 the best 1990s show ever

I'd prefer The Powerpuff Boys.

6 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.


7 Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show more.

It's creative, hilarious, and well liked among people of all ages. You can watch it over and over and it will still be funny.

This isn't really a 90s show, is it? It was only around for half of 1999 before being the 2000s. - Garythesnail

There could also be Mickey a Duck & Donald Mouse.


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8 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

Hey, Arnold! Suck my huge dick!

9 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

Simply amazing

so funny

10 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

Should be number one

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? Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999, with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002, starring Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, and Laura Silverman.

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11 X-Men: The Animated Series

This Show Is Awesome - BeatlesFan1964

12 Beavis and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-Head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.

Beavis and Butt-head first appeared on television on MTV back in 1993. Beavis and Butt-head are two teenage guys who get by obsessing over music videos, contemplating their sarcastic version of life and testing out really bad ideas. The show ended in 97, but it is still considered a pop icon of the nineties. - Alexandr

Thank you for putting beavis and butthead at #2 but why is batman the animated series not in the top 10 - htoutlaws2012

They should join in several Archie Comics.

I don't like the animation - Tyler730

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13 Gargoyles Gargoyles Gargoyles is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day.
14 Darkwing Duck Darkwing Duck Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. V 1 Comment
15 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.

Best 1997 - 2004 show ever

16 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show
17 Daria Daria Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV.

Daria, a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-head, also aired on MTV. Daria followed a misanthropic, intelligent high school aged girl (Daria) and her daily encounters with the world around her. The show often referred to the unfortunate circumstances that usually affect teens as well as references to pop culture, especially music. The series followed Daria through her awkward high school years and ended eventually with her graduation and acceptance into college. After 65 episodes and 2 T.V. movies, the series called it quits on January 21st of 2002. - Alexandr

18 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.

Much like Futurama, Family Guy took everything positive from the cartoons of the early 90′s combined it with the lack of political correctness of the 2000′s and forged it�s way through the depths of animated comedies. Family Guy, which first aired on January 31 of 1999, is one of the most iconic cartoons of all time, even producing a spin off show in �The Cleveland Show�. Focusing on the Griffin family, the show follows their day-to-day life in suburbia. The show often features other characters (Cleveland, Quagmire) but most story lines revolve around Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie and their trusty talking dog, Brian. Nothing on Family Guys is what it seems, but it seems like everything you�d want to see in a cartoon. - Alexandr

19 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.

In only could watch a few episodes of it, and since then, I never saw it again. But in these episodes, I learned that Rocko's Modern Life was indeed a hell of a good show! Good characters, crazy plots and a very special point of view towards being an adult. Absolutely love it!

The overall series was and still is AT LEAST THREE TIMES BETTER THAN Ren & Stimpy. Ren & Stimpy is easily the most overrated Nickelodeon cartoon of the 90s second only to Rugrats. There. I said it.

Rocko's Modern Life is obsessive when you start watching it. Once you start, you can't stop.

This show was especially MADE for teenagers during Season 1. Dear God...

20 Doug Doug Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show more.
21 Beavis & Butt-Head
22 Batman Beyond
23 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.
24 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American animated parody talk show, created by Mike Lazzo and hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost.

Space Ghost Coast to Coast was one of the most refreshing and inventive cartoons to come out of the nineties. Set up like an animated talk show, the series brought back 60′s cartoon Space Ghost as the awkward, and sometimes painful show�s host. Space Ghost�s question often left the guests feeling confused and the audience was sometime led to believe the guests didn�t even realize they were on a talk show. The cartoon was even equipped with a laugh track. Space Ghost opened up the network to other "talk show" concepts, which eventually made the way for spin offs like Cartoon Planet and The Brak Show. - Alexandr

25 Tiny Toon Adventures Tiny Toon Adventures Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcast from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995 as the first collaborative effort of Warner Bros.
26 Recess Recess Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, with animation done by Grimsaem, Plus One Animation, Sunwoo Animation, and Toon City.
27 Futurama

Futurama might barely make my list, only premiering on March 28, of 1999, but the quality of the show makes it a must include. The show is essentially a workplace comedy, focusing on three main characters, Bender, Leela and Fry as they go about their days as �Planet Express� delivery employees. Futurama was officially canceled in 2003, but can still be seen as syndication on Comedy Central. - Alexandr

It's older than SpongeBob doesn't feel like it. - PatrickStar3

In my opinion should be number 1.I love Simpsons,but Futurama...I love it sooo much! How HOW on earth is the sexist,racist,brutal Family Guy above this? I mean so far in Family Guy all the characters do is argue,hurt eachover,Make offensive jokes,and give bad messages.Lol,this turned into more of a rant.

28 Superman: The Animated Series
29 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Captain Planet and the Planeteers Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle.

Because I was a tree hugger lol

30 Spider-Man: The Animated Series
31 Blue's Clues Blue's Clues Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 1996. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their more.
32 Ren and Stimpy Ren and Stimpy The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

All of the rest of these are crude. I grew up with ten and stimpy! The 90's cartoons were my childhood! There should be more cartoons on here like samurai jack and recess! Not these stupid meaningless badly influential shows! Bring Back these cartoons!

Ren and Stimpy, a dog/cat pair, were one of the most neurotic duo�s to hit television in the 90′s. When the show first started, it was described as frightening and often violent, which paired with the slow production schedule, caused the shows first director to be fired. When the show came back in 1993, it was re-formatted to suit the masses, and eventually led to four years of success for the show. The duo returned to television briefly in 2003, only to be removed once it began delving into plot-lines that were considered "too adult" for television. - Alexandr

It was a very beautiful comedy cartoon. If only they made a crossover with Catdog. - Dragontree102

This is by far my favorite 90s cartoon, should be in the top 5 - craz

33 CatDog CatDog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

I love catdog, dog's hilarious and cat gets annoyed and oh it's just perfect

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34 SWAT Kats
35 The Adventures of TinTin
36 Aaahh! Real Monsters

I Grew Up With That - Noah02

37 Beast Wars: Transformers

One of the darkest series!

38 Ghostbusters
39 The Mask: Animated Series

This is my personal. favorite

40 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

This is my #1 favorite show why did they cancel this amazing cartoon

41 Veggietales Veggietales VeggieTales is an American series of direct-to-video children's computer animated films created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki featuring antropomorphic fruits and vegetables in stories conveying moral themes based on Christianity

Well not a 90s cartoon if you live outside America. Its only just came out over here in UK last year I think. (2017)

42 Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban more.

Please tell me this isn't number 25! - spodermanfan1000

Best cartoon EVER!

43 Reboot
44 Biker Mice From Mars
45 Pinky and the Brain

They got their start on the animaniacs but they were way better. One of the best shows from my childhood.

46 Arthur

This is more 90s than Spongebob and Family Guy.

47 The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus The Magic School Bus is a Canadian/American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and combining entertainment with an educational series. Broadcasting & Cable said more.
48 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Give up Pokemon please, Nintendo & Warner Bros. !

Please stop voting for the Pokemon anime if you hate it. Only fans of the anime should vote for it not haters. - Nectaria

How Is This Not In The Top 10, It's One Of The Best Animes Of All Time. - masoncarr2244

Will ever sence then I really miss the first 5 seasons of Pokemon

Pokémon is a great show I still watch the new episodes today!

49 The Tick

The Tick is one of the animated series that didn�t run for very long, but reached cult status quickly. The Tick focused on a super hero who was well known for his "Spon! " battle cry and his skin-tight blue suit. This satirical take on the super hero craze is considered one of the best animated series of all time, even though it only ran for 36 episodes. - Alexandr

50 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

Why is this show number 42? I think it should be a little bit closer to the front

Sailor Moon is spoiled. :(

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