13 Best Children's Cartoons of the 1990s

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It's Throwback Thursday and we're injecting a little nostalgia for anyone who was a child of the 90s.

Who doesn't remember waking up early on Saturday mornings to watch their favorite cartoons? Whether your parents subscribed to cable or you stuck to the major networks, there was certainly no shortage of animated programs available.

From superheroes to animals, these cartoons offered us a wide array of characters. Some of these we could relate to, others provided educational opportunities, and all gave our parents a much needed break for a couple of hours.

Check out our picks (in no particular order) for the 13 best kids' cartoons that premiered in the 90s and let us know your favorites!

1. Tiny Toon Adventures

Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toons featured beloved characters such as Babs and Buster Bunny, Elmyra, and Plucky as they attended Acme Looniversity. Any episode featuring Baby Plucky or They Might Be Giants was pure gold. What 90s kid didn't go around quoting "water go down the hole" or singing "Particle Man" at the top of their lungs?

2. Animaniacs

Animaniacs introduced an enormous cast of characters including the Warner siblings, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, Slappy Squirrel, The Goodfeathers, Mindy and Buttons, and Pinky and the Brain. The show featured some great parodies (The Goodfeathers were of course a play on "Goodfellas"), but arguably one of the best was Slappy Squirrel's Woodstock segment that parodied Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" Who can forget Wakko's hilarious "potty emergency" or Mindy's adorable catch phrase, "okay I love you bye bye"?

3. Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain first appeared on Animaniacs, but were then spun off into their own well-deserved series which followed the two lab mice as they continuously plotted to take over the world. It spawned memorable catch phrases such as "Narf" and "Are you pondering what I'm pondering?," the latter of which was always answered with a different hilarious answer. Due to Pinky's idiocy, their plans were always foiled. The Brain might have been better off working alone, but it wouldn't have been nearly as entertaining.

4. Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck follows the adventures of Drake Mallard's costumed alter-ego as he tries to rid the streets of St. Canard of evil. Darkwing Duck was a cartoonish satire of many superhero tropes, with a great amount of slapstick and happy endings. With the help of his hapless pilot/sidekick Launchpad McQuack and his "spirited" adopted daughter Gosalyn, Darkwing Duck also saves the day. "When there's trouble, you call DW!"

5. Doug

Doug learned to adjust to a new hometown with the help of his best friend Skeeter, crush Patty, and dog Porkchop. Doug was a kid with a strong imagination who occasionally imagined himself as a superhero named Quailman. When Doug and his friends weren't at school, they spent their time hanging out at the Honker Burger and listening to their favorite band, The Beets, and their hit song "Killer Tofu."

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