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38 Cartoons From The ‘90s We Don’t Talk About Enough

SooOOooOOo many animated adaptations.

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1. 2 Stupid Dogs

Why we should talk about it: Because it was so damn weird and quirky.
Hanna-Barbera Productions

Why we should talk about it: Because it was so damn weird and quirky.

2. Cow and Chicken

Why we should talk about it: Because, again, WEIRD. AND. QUIRKY. Wins everytime.
Cartoon Network

Why we should talk about it: Because, again, WEIRD. AND. QUIRKY. Wins everytime.

3. I Am Weasel

Why we should talk about it: Because the character design was amazing and even Red Guy from Cow & Chicken became a main character on both shows. And it's a win whenever he appears on anything.
Cartoon Network

Why we should talk about it: Because the character design was amazing and even Red Guy from Cow & Chicken became a main character on both shows. And it's a win whenever he appears on anything.

4. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Nickelodeon

Why we should talk about it: Because there aren't enough cartoons that cater to the kids with a darker sense of humor.

5. The Mask: Animated Series

Why we should talk about it: Because Jim Carrey's roll in The Mask was well, animated. And having an animated series is all too fitting.
CBS

Why we should talk about it: Because Jim Carrey's roll in The Mask was well, animated. And having an animated series is all too fitting.

6. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Why we should talk about it: Once again, Jim Carrey is a real life cartoon. Any animated adaptation of a role he played is gold.
CBS

Why we should talk about it: Once again, Jim Carrey is a real life cartoon. Any animated adaptation of a role he played is gold.

7. Hammerman

ABC / Via youtube.com

Why we should talk about it: Because MC Hammer had his own fucking cartoon!! That reason alone is enough to talk about it.

8. The Addams Family

Why we should talk about it: Because even the creepiest of families are adorable, even if they are a bit, "different."
ABC

Why we should talk about it: Because even the creepiest of families are adorable, even if they are a bit, "different."

9. Sonic The Hedgehog

Why we should talk about it: Because two seasons is nowhere near enough for this gem! And Jaleel White was the perfect voice for Sonic.
ABC

Why we should talk about it: Because two seasons is nowhere near enough for this gem! And Jaleel White was the perfect voice for Sonic.

10. All Dogs Go To Heaven: The Series

Why we should talk about it: Because you got to see what their "heavenly" ever after looked like. And the songs are still infectious.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation

Why we should talk about it: Because you got to see what their "heavenly" ever after looked like. And the songs are still infectious.

11. The Angry Beavers

Why we should talk about it: Because we all need cartoons with some serious sibling rivalry. The pranks, the fighting, and forgiving each other eventually — it’s amazing!
Nickelodeon

Why we should talk about it: Because we all need cartoons with some serious sibling rivalry. The pranks, the fighting, and forgiving each other eventually — it’s amazing!

12. Animaniacs

Why we should talk about it: Because cartoon variety shows don't happen enough. And Steven Spielberg making cartoons is a match made in heaven.
Warner Bros.

Why we should talk about it: Because cartoon variety shows don't happen enough. And Steven Spielberg making cartoons is a match made in heaven.

13. Freakazoid!

Why we should talk about it: Once again, Steven Speilberg getting involved in cartoons should be championed! Also anything making fun of the superhero archetype with a superhero is hilarious.
Warner Bros.

Why we should talk about it: Once again, Steven Speilberg getting involved in cartoons should be championed! Also anything making fun of the superhero archetype with a superhero is hilarious.

14. Beast Wars: Transformers

Why we should talk about it: It's fucking Transformers y'all. There's a conversation to be had there.
Hasbro Studios

Why we should talk about it: It's fucking Transformers y'all. There's a conversation to be had there.

15. Bobby's World

Why we should talk about it: Because anything that focuses on a child's imagination should be treasured.
Fox

Why we should talk about it: Because anything that focuses on a child's imagination should be treasured.

16. The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Why we should talk about it: Because conflict resolution being the main theme of a show is amazing! And Pépé le Gangstaire is the best name you could ever give to a villain.
Nickelodeon

Why we should talk about it: Because conflict resolution being the main theme of a show is amazing! And Pépé le Gangstaire is the best name you could ever give to a villain.

17. The Critic

ABC

Why we should talk about it: Because everything "stinks". And The Critic appeals to the elitist, narcissistic hater we all have within us.

18. Cybersix

Why we should talk about it: Because this show was fucking amazing y'all. The animation was mind blowing, the music was dope, and Cybersix was a badass hero.
Teletoon

Why we should talk about it: Because this show was fucking amazing y'all. The animation was mind blowing, the music was dope, and Cybersix was a badass hero.

19. Dilbert

Why we should talk about it: Because it proves that there's hope for comic book artists to get their work adapted for TV. And it's seriously like Family Guy without all the offensive shit. So hurt it got cancelled.
UPN

Why we should talk about it: Because it proves that there's hope for comic book artists to get their work adapted for TV. And it's seriously like Family Guy without all the offensive shit. So hurt it got cancelled.

20. Double Dragon

DHX Media

Why we should talk about it: Because Double Dragon in any format is badass.

21. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man

Why we should talk about it: Because the character design is INCREDIBLE! And Jason Alexander makes for an amazing voice actor as well.
USA Network

Why we should talk about it: Because the character design is INCREDIBLE! And Jason Alexander makes for an amazing voice actor as well.

22. Earthworm Jim

Why we should talk about it: Because they would hilariously break the fourth wall and usually start off the episode with Earthworm Jim and his sidekick in the middle of some sticky situation. This is what quality cartoons are people!!
Kids' WB

Why we should talk about it: Because they would hilariously break the fourth wall and usually start off the episode with Earthworm Jim and his sidekick in the middle of some sticky situation. This is what quality cartoons are people!!

23. Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys

Why we should talk about it: Because maybe talking about the '90s trend of anthropomorphic animals coming from outer space will spark up that trope again.
Sonar Entertainment

Why we should talk about it: Because maybe talking about the '90s trend of anthropomorphic animals coming from outer space will spark up that trope again.

24. Biker Mice From Mars

Why we should talk about it: Because only in the '90s could you tune into a show with gym rat (pun intended) bikers that are also from Mars.
New World Animation

Why we should talk about it: Because only in the '90s could you tune into a show with gym rat (pun intended) bikers that are also from Mars.

25. Street Sharks

And only in the '90s we had not one, not two...
BKN Kids

And only in the '90s we had not one, not two...

26. Extreme Dinosaurs

...but THREE of these kinds of shows cut from the same cloth.
BKN Kids

...but THREE of these kinds of shows cut from the same cloth.

27. Jumanji

Why we should talk about it: Because Jumanji is a classic. Any animated continuation of a movie that came out in the '90s deserves all the praise.
UPN

Why we should talk about it: Because Jumanji is a classic. Any animated continuation of a movie that came out in the '90s deserves all the praise.

28. Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

Why we should talk about it: Because we really need to debate the fact that Sherlock Holmes would not be able to solve ANY crimes in the 22nd century! Or THIS century for that matter, too many technological advances. But the show was awesome.
Fox Kids

Why we should talk about it: Because we really need to debate the fact that Sherlock Holmes would not be able to solve ANY crimes in the 22nd century! Or THIS century for that matter, too many technological advances. But the show was awesome.

29. Extreme Ghostbusters

Why we should talk about it: Because there is no such thing as too many animated series based off movies in the '90s.
BKN Kids

Why we should talk about it: Because there is no such thing as too many animated series based off movies in the '90s.

30. Free Willy

Why we should talk about it: Because in the midst of all the animated series based off movies, a wholesome one is needed in there. Gotta have something to balance out all the craziness that is '90s cartoons.
ABC

Why we should talk about it: Because in the midst of all the animated series based off movies, a wholesome one is needed in there. Gotta have something to balance out all the craziness that is '90s cartoons.

31. PB&J Otter

Why we should talk about it: Because nobody seems to remember this gem of a cartoon. So, constant conversation will hopefully ensure it's existence. Come on, "The Noodle Dance" y'all?!
Disney

Why we should talk about it: Because nobody seems to remember this gem of a cartoon. So, constant conversation will hopefully ensure it's existence. Come on, "The Noodle Dance" y'all?!

32. Gargoyles

Why we should talk about it: Because there aren't enough dark animated dramas out there.
ABC

Why we should talk about it: Because there aren't enough dark animated dramas out there.

33. KaBlam!

Nickelodeon

Why we should talk about it: Because KaBlam was seriously like having an awesome a really awesome comic you could just sit and watch.

34. Pepper Ann

Why we should talk about it: Pepper Ann is a fucking badass. Any cartoon with a female lead who isn't afraid to speak her mind is important. And that theme song is seriously one of the best theme songs of all time.
Disney

Why we should talk about it: Pepper Ann is a fucking badass. Any cartoon with a female lead who isn't afraid to speak her mind is important. And that theme song is seriously one of the best theme songs of all time.

35. The PJs

Why we should talk about it: IT. IS. A. CARTOON. CREATED. BY. EDDIE. MURPHY. That should be enough. But if it isn't, my man had George Clinton do the theme song too! The funk is clogging my nose up, in a good way I swear.

36. Kipper

Why we should talk about it: Because simplistic cartoons based around anthropomorphic animals never get old and should not be forgotten.
Nickelodeon

Why we should talk about it: Because simplistic cartoons based around anthropomorphic animals never get old and should not be forgotten.

37. Life With Louie

Why we should talk about it: Because main characters in cartoons that stand up to bullies for others is extremely needed.
Fox

Why we should talk about it: Because main characters in cartoons that stand up to bullies for others is extremely needed.

38. Men in Black: The Series

Warner Bros.

Why we should talk about it: Because it was a great continuation of the movie! And we're still sad it got cancelled.

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