Top 10 Cartoons From The 90s

Who doesn’t like cartoons? Children watch them and practically laugh till they cry but most adults record them and watch them surreptitiously. People say that the best cartoons were made in the 90s and they aren’t wrong. The following are the best of the best.


1. Rugrats

Rugrats was around for about 14 years and aired on Nickelodeon. It focuses on the lives of several toddlers. It was so popular that it managed to make a place for itself on the Hollywood walk of fame. The show was adorable and all the characters were quite bizarre in their own unique way.


2. Tiny Toon Adventures

Tiny Toon Adventures aired on Cartoon Network from 1990 till 1992. It was about young characters that were enrolled at a university. Most of them strongly resembled the classic and popular Warner toons that we are all familiar with. The Loony Toones characters are a part of the faculty that teaches them to be funny.


3. Beavis and Butt-head

Beavis and Butt-head aired on MTV for 4 years during which it completed 7 seasons. The two teenager characters were shown to be quite dumb and usually had very sarcastic conversations. They also made fun of music videos at the time which was always fun to watch!


4. Animaniacs

Animaniacs aired on Kids WB from 1993 till 1995. The main characters were Dot, Yakko and Wakko. It lasted for over 90 episodes and was so popular that a movie based on the show was made soon after.


5. Ren and Stimpy

Ren and Stimpy was first aired in 1991 but was discontinued in 1996. It was picked up by by another channel in 2003 and was back on air after 7 long years. Ren is a dog and Stimpy is a cat. The former is quite neurotic and the latter is calm and simple but because the two work well together, they go on adventures which usually end up being quite nonsensical.


6. SWAT Kats

This aired on Cartoon Network for a very short period of time. The main characters are a part of Enforcers, a low enforcement service. They keep their identity hidden and make their vehicles themselves. However, because of its violent undertones, it was cancelled after 25 episodes.


7. Doug

Doug bagged a spot in Nickelodeon in 1991 and stayed put till 1994 after which it was cancelled. It came back on another popular channel in 1996 and stayed till 1999. He goes on adventures with his best friend and his dog along with several other characters. The show is based on his journal entries.


8. Hey Arnold!

Hey Arnold! was aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 till 2004. It was massively popular mainly because of the main character, Arnold who managed to land himself in trouble episode after episode. Hey Arnold!: The Movie was released a year before it ended.


9. X-Men

X-Men aired from 1992 till 1997 and was adapted from the widely-read comics and followed the same plot. Some times serious social issues were also dealt but in a light-hearted and cheery manner.


10. SpongeBob Squarepants

To put it simply, SpongeBob Squarepants is a sponge who wears pants that are square-shaped. Patrick Star is his friend who is a dim-witted starfish. He works for a crab named Eugene Krabs and Squidward Tentacles is his co-worker and friend. The cartoon is hilarious and first aired in 1999. Even though some critics say that it has sexual undertones, one can never be too sure.

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7 Responses

  1. Lt. Brannigan

    2 things,

    Where is Batman: The Animated Series?

    also you used the wrong pic for X-Men.

  2. Connor McMannus

    I call shenanigans on this list! I also request you redo it in a less amateur fashion. How can you include SWAT cats and leave off The Simpsons(True the first episode aired in 89, but the rest of the season was 1990.), South Park, Power Puff Girls, and King of the Hill? Your list is flawed at best.


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