Although every generation sees their cartoons as the best ones to watch, kids from the 1990s lived through a golden age of afternoon television.
You could wake up to see some great shows, find more after school, and a few were even on during the prime time hours.
Some of those programs are still running. If you’ve watched The Simpsons or Spongebob Squarepants lately, you’re supporting some of the best cartoons that aired in the 1990s.
When you’re ready to introduce the next generation to the laughs and adventures found during this decade, these are the first ones you’ll want to watch again, ranked in no particular order.
What Are the Best Cartoons of the 1990s?
You’ll find where we found you can stream episodes of these 90’s classic cartoons right now. YouTube also has come clips and full episodes to enjoy.
- Darkwing Duck (Disney Plus)
- The Ren and Stimpy Show (NickHits on Amazon)
- CatDog (NickHits on Amazon)
- Captain Planet and the Planeteers (Amazon Prime)
- Rocket Power (VRV)
- TaleSpin (Disney Plus)
- Batman: The Animated Series (DC Universe)
- Gargoyles (Disney Plus)
- Animaniacs (Hulu)
- Recess (Disney Plus)
- Dexter’s Laboratory (Amazon Prime)
- Daria (Hulu)
- Real Monsters (Amazon Prime)
- Rocko’s Modern Life (NickHits on Amazon)
- Doug (Hulu)
- Bobby’s World
- Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy
- The Powerpuff Girls (Hulu)
- Johnny Bravo (SlingTV)
- Rugrats (Hulu)
- Tiny Toon Adventures (Hulu)
- X-Men: The Animated Series (Amazon Prime)
- The Wild Thornberrys (Amazon Prime)
- The Magic School Bus (Netflix)
- Street Sharks (Amazon Prime)
- Pinky and the Brain (Amazon Prime)
- Hey Arnold! (Hulu)
- Goof Troop (Disney Plus)
The 1990s were one of the best eras for TV cartoons ever. Even when we compare them to today’s fare with updated CGI, the writing and engagement are so much better.
What are your favorite cartoons from this decade?