Growing up as kids in the 90s, we didn’t have enough on our plate. Except, of course, watching everything that was on television. As we’d drop every work and eagerly await the scheduled times for our shows to air. And there were so many great, amazing shows to watch. Unlike the cliche cartoons, kids these days are forced to endure.
All we had were cartoons and, to be honest, life was much easier. We used to rush home like crazy from school every day, take off our backpacks, grab a bag of chips, and – voila! – Nothing else mattered.
We would transport ourselves to the world of cartoons, and in that world, we become better people. Learning was always a lesson, even if it was packaged slightly differently than our habit of looking inside the classroom and always a story to tell.
So, in honor of the legendary 90s, Debongo has made a list of the must watch 90s cartoons for the new kids of today:
The series is supposed to be the first Disney cartoon to have been produced for week-long syndication, and its success has paved the way for many future Disney cartoons such as TaleSpin.
Although the show technically stopped broadcasting in the 1990s, many children still enjoy it even now, with video streaming platforms. And damn, it is a great and funny series. And you all remember the unmistakable theme song, don’t you?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The animated show is more lighthearted and funny than the comics version of the story. Here the turtles are described as four ridiculous yet serious superheroes who fight evil forces from their dirty hiding places. They like pizza and have weird toppings on it. They present their first appearance in a color-coded mask for each turtle, where they were all dressed in red.
Best! Show! Ever! Right? They practically portrayed turtles as cool and funny. Leonardo, Rafael, Michelangelo, and Donatello were everyone’s heroes.
Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blossom, are cute girls who can be fierce warriors whenever they require it. The girls all live in the fictional town of Townsville with their father and scientist, Professor Utonium. They often use their powers to help the town mayor fight criminals and other enemies. It was probably one of the first and very few TV shows of that time that began to teach us about feminism.
Batman: The Animated Series
Based on the DC Comics superhero character Batman, this animated series was developed by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Mitch Brian and produced by Warner Bros. It originally ran on Fox Kids channel from 5th September 1992 to 15th September 1995 with 85 episodes in total.
This is easily the best version of Batman. The show clings to the comics’ dark night while showing relative characters and identifying with the villains. It was funny, but it dealt with some powerful emotions.
Before the Barney Stinson of the world, Johnny Bravo was a rude, muscular young man who tried to date women but often failed severely. The series focuses on the title character, who is based on Elvis Presley. Johnny Bravo is a muscular young man dressed in sunglasses who lives with his mother and tries to date women, although he usually fails.
He finds himself in strange situations and difficulties, often with guest characters like Adam West or Donny Osmond. Throughout its run, the show was famous for its increased humor and pop culture references. For most of us, this show was the first taste of adult humor with pop culture references.
In today’s world full of YouTube stars and digital apps, these traditional cartoons, like those you see on television, have become an endangered species.
If you are a 90’s kid, you should walk in a numb lane. Many epic memories have come back after watching these cartoons.