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Top 5 Most Popular ‘90s Cartoons


For a lot of people, ‘90s cartoons evoke fond memories of Sunday morning cartoons, cool toys, and lazy afternoons on the outside. The list below offers a wonderful trip down memory lane especially for huge cartoon fans.

5. Rugrats

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Nickelodeon’s Rugrats broadcasted from the year 1991 to 2004, making it the longest running series on the channel. The series follows the life of toddler friends Tommy, Phil, Chucie, Angela, Dill and Lil. In fact, it has received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. It has produced two different series (Angelica and Susie’s Pre-School Daze, All Grown Up) and 3 movies (Rugrats in Paris, The Rugrats Movies, Rugrats Go Wild.

4. Tiny Toon Adventures

Cartoon Network’s Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1992) is based in Acme Acres, which takes place at Acme Looniversity, a school where young cartoon characters are taught by a faculty of famous Loony Toones characters. The series produced 98 episodes and 2 spin-offs (Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, The Plucky Duck Show).

3. Beavis and Butt-head

Beavis and Butt-head run from 1993-1997 on MTV. It first aired as a short film which was featured on Liquid Television. The series follows teenagers Beavis and Butt-head who always have bad ideas, sarcastic conversations and cruelly critiquing music videos. It lasted seven seasons and had one movie and it is considered a classic piece of the MTV Generation and the 90’s youth culture.

2. Doug

Doug was aired on Nickelodeon from 1991-1994 and then later on ABC on 1996 to 1999. The cartoon is about the journal entries of Doug Funnie. He writes everything about his everyday adventures with Porkchop, his dog , Skeeter, his best friend, and other characters from Bluffington. After four seasons (52 episodes) on Nickelodeon, Doug was brought by Disney in 1996 and aired on ABC. It was released as The Brand Spanking New! Doug and then Disney’s Doug, the cartoon series showed a lot of noticeable changes and became less popular with the old audiences. Disney made three seasons (64 episodes) and a movie entitled Doug’s First Movie was produced by Disney.

1. X-Men

X-Men follows the same story line of the original 90’s comic cast illustrated by Jim Lee. Aside from reproducing popular plots and story lines of the original series, X-Men also produced episodes that talked openly about mature social issues. Broadcasted from 1992-1997 on Fox Kids, it was considered as one of the longest airing shows on Fox Kids running five seasons (76 episodes), 2nd to Batman. In addition, it is one of America’s highest rated and most viewed morning programs in history.

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