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    The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

    Updated June 17, 2020 1.5m votes 78.1k voters 3.9m views242 items

    List RulesVote up your favorite cartoon television programs that originally aired on weekend mornings in the mid-1980s and/or 1990s.

    These are the best Saturday morning cartoons from the '80s and '90s. Thankfully, with the advent of the DVD, the DVR, and even VHS tapes, Soul Train can't ruin our fun anymore. Rank your favorite '80s cartoons and 90s cartoon shows, from the original TMNT to Bucky O'Hare. What were your favorite '80s and '90s cartoons? These awesome Saturday morning cartoons, voiced by some fantastic and recognizable actors, made weekends just the best. Seeing them now instantly brings back glorious memories of those carefree, childhood days.

    This '90s cartoons list also includes some great mid 1980s cartoons that you surely enjoyed. But which on this '90s cartoons list were the best??For which did you save your bowl of sugary, soggy cereal so you could enjoy them both at the same time? Which ones had the toys that you received as gifts only from misguided aunts and uncles and then later threw in your closet never to play with again? Did you prefer the more oddball,?extreme?cartoons?

    This list of the best Saturday morning cartoons of the '80s and '90s includes classics with awesome theme songs and persistent franchises as well as single-season cartoon series that will make you be like, "Oh yeah, I remember that!" Click rerank below to make your own version of this list and vote up the best '90s cartoon TV shows below!

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      DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      DuckTales

      Alan Young, Russi Taylor

      Premiered:?1987

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Mystery, Comedy-drama

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      Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      Scooby-Doo

      Casey Kasem, Don Messick

      Premiered:?1969

      Genres (Tv):?Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Mystery, Situation comedy

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      Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      Tiny Toon Adventures

      Charles Adler, John Kassir

      Premiered:?1990

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

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      Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      Animaniacs

      Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

      Premiered:?1993

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

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      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

      Sean Astin, Greg Cipes

      Premiered:?1987

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy

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      Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      Pinky and the Brain

      Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen

      Premiered:?1995

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Satire, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

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      ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      16,057
      5,562

      ThunderCats

      Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney

      Premiered:?1985

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Action/Adventure, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Adventure film

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      Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      15,512
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      Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

      Corey Burton, Peter Cullen

      Premiered:?1989

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Children's television series, Mystery, Adventure film, Comedy

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      Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      16,475
      4,892

      Inspector Gadget

      Don Adams, Holly Berger

      Premiered:?1983

      Genres (Tv):?Comic science fiction, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy

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      The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      17,310
      4,358

      The Jetsons

      George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo

      Premiered:?1962

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Science Fiction

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      The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      14,178
      5,197

      The Transformers

      Frank Welker, Chris Latta

      Premiered:?1984

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Thriller, Adventure film

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      Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      12,715
      4,521

      Darkwing Duck

      Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern

      Premiered:?1991

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Drama, Children's television series, Mystery

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      Wile E. Coyote and The Road Ru is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      8,884
      2,161

      Genres (Tv):?Animated cartoon

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      X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      14,856
      5,654

      X-Men: The Animated Series

      Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd

      Premiered:?2011

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Superhero, Action, Sci-fi

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      Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      13,549
      4,231

      Garfield and Friends

      Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge

      Premiered:?1988

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

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      He-Man and the Masters of the  is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      6,406

      He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

      John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer

      Premiered:?1983

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Adventure film, Action

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      Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      13,184
      4,378

      Alvin and the Chipmunks

      Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman

      Premiered:?1983

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Animated series

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      The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      14,384
      4,475

      The Smurfs

      Don Messick, Danny Goldman

      Premiered:?1981

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Television comedy, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Family Film

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      Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      7,091

      Batman: The Animated Series

      Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester

      Premiered:?1992

      Genres (Tv):?Crime, Children's television series, Superhero fiction, Adventure film, Action

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      Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      12,332
      4,595

      Rugrats

      Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh

      Premiered:?1991

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Animated series

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      Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      4,586

      Gargoyles

      Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

      Premiered:?1994

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Mystery, Urban fantasy

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      TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      TaleSpin

      Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams

      Premiered:?1990

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Animated series

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      The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      5,351

      The Real Ghostbusters

      Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier

      Premiered:?1986

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Action/Adventure, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Mystery

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      Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
      10,770
      4,675

      Muppet Babies

      Greg Berg, Katie Leigh

      Premiered:?1984

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series

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      G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids
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      G.I. Joe

      Jackson Beck, Chris Latta

      Premiered:?1983

      Genres (Tv):?Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Action, Animated series

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