90s Cartoons That Have Aged Well

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What are some 90s cartoons that you feel have aged well?

For me, there are the obvious ones

Batman: The Animated Series
Animaniacs
Tiny Toon Adventures
Rocko's Modern Life
Gargoyles
The Simpsons (Most specifically Seasons 2-8)
Hey Arnold!
The Powerpuff Girls (Seasons 1-4)

But there's also another show that isn't as obvious that I feel like has aged very well. I just started rewatching it recently on a bootleged DVD I got recently at Boston Comic Con and it's really good.

The show is

Eek! The Cat

That cartoon is a brilliant cartoon featuring a lovable main character. I love Eek's positive attidude and cheerfulness. It has great slapstick, great pop culture references, and witty humor for both kids and adults. It may not be as good as Batman or Animaniacs, but it's a dang good show indeed.

EXO Squad still holds up.
Freekazoid still fun.
The Critic
Early Simpson.
Daria

<---------This is getting to be my trademark, but... Beast Wars.

Funnily enough, I got into a conversation at work about Transformers the other day, and everyone in my immediate area loved BW too.

More arguably, Reboot and Shadow Raiders. Mainframe Entertainment really knew their stuff then despite CGI animation being in its infancy. We'll just forget that Weird-Ohs and Insektors didn't go over as well and got cancelled fast.

As for non-CGI stuff not already mentioned (come to think of it it did have a bit of CGI in there but not much), Spider-Man TAS. The only series that even compares is Spectacular Spider-Man.

Dexter's Laboratory Seasons 1 and 2 and the Ego Trip Movie.

Joseph Bradley:
What are some 90s cartoons that you feel have aged well?

Batman: The Animated Series

There was a Superman series by the same makers. They did one episode with the Parasite that was chilling. They also made a Superman/Batman team up movie that was better than Dawn of Justice. (though it often seemed to confuse Batman's abilities with Spiderman's. No, a human being cannot jump, from stopped, standing position, 4 feet into the air going a dozen feet across a room). But B&S's first confrontation? Spectacular.

Samtemdo8:
Dexter's Laboratory Seasons 1 and 2 and the Ego Trip Movie.

Is this 90s or 2000 on? Cuz Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Samuri Jack and Power Puff girls, all from the same era, all very smart and different. (I am still know to sing Omelette du framage in the shower to this day).

Gorfias:

Joseph Bradley:
What are some 90s cartoons that you feel have aged well?

Batman: The Animated Series

There was a Superman series by the same makers. They did one episode with the Parasite that was chilling. They also made a Superman/Batman team up movie that was better than Dawn of Justice. (though it often seemed to confuse Batman's abilities with Spiderman's. No, a human being cannot jump, from stopped, standing position, 4 feet into the air going a dozen feet across a room). But B&S's first confrontation? Spectacular.

Samtemdo8:
Dexter's Laboratory Seasons 1 and 2 and the Ego Trip Movie.

Is this 90s or 2000 on? Cuz Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Samuri Jack and Power Puff girls, all from the same era, all very smart and different. (I am still know to sing Omelette du framage in the shower to this day).

Dexter's Lab was of the 90s, I think 96 or 97.

Only came into this thread to say Gargoyles. Saw it was already mentioned by the OP. Faith in humanity restored.

Darkwing Duck is still fun. And Cow & Chicken actually improves as you get older.

Duckman!

Sadly nobody else seems to remember this heroic duck.

The Maxx is, while obscure, still highly watchable.

Batman Animated, Daria and Gargoyles as well. They could as well be called the blueprint from which a lot of TV stuff evolved.

Remove the Animaniacs from the Op's list and you basically have mine.

To add, 90's X-Men, Pinky and the Brain and Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys.

Poetic Nova:
Remove the Animaniacs from the Op's list and you basically have mine.

Animaniacs holds up. Tiny Toons does not.

Recess and The Weekenders are still funny.

Edit: Darn it, those are actually kind of late once I look it up. Recess just gets in, but Weekenders misses the decade by two months.

Most others I remember were already mentioned, so... Aeon Flux.

Well, the third "season", anyway. The first two were a bit too abstract and plotless for my tastes (even though Peter Chung's particular brand of weird futuristic aesthetics still looks good to me), but the third is up there with my all-time favorite TV shows.

WhiteFangofWhoa:
<---------This is getting to be my trademark, but... Beast Wars.

Funnily enough, I got into a conversation at work about Transformers the other day, and everyone in my immediate area loved BW too.

More arguably, Reboot and Shadow Raiders. Mainframe Entertainment really knew their stuff then despite CGI animation being in its infancy. We'll just forget that Weird-Ohs and Insektors didn't go over as well and got cancelled fast.

As for non-CGI stuff not already mentioned (come to think of it it did have a bit of CGI in there but not much), Spider-Man TAS. The only series that even compares is Spectacular Spider-Man.

I never got into Transformers, but I loved Beast Wars. Probably cause I love animals but dont care for cars or trucks.

Early Simpsons, The Critic, Duckman, Freakazoid, Animaniacs, Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold...

I still think that Swat Kats is one of the most bad-ass shows that ever graced the airwaves of Cartoon Network and I still enjoy Tale Spin from time to time.

madwarper:
To add, 90's X-Men, Pinky and the Brain and Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys.

later seasons of Xmen ran out of budget when Marvel went bankrupt. And it shows

Someone else already said it, but Beast Wars really holds up despite it's dated animation. Really strong writing.

I'll throw this one out there: Digimon Adventure, the first season. It's fantastic in the way the stakes keep getting raised with each new big bad.

Joseph Bradley:
The Powerpuff Girls (Seasons 1-4)

The Powerpuff Girls is a show literally made for immature little girls.

Besides that, Batman Beyond.

King of the Hill, though, granted, most of the show ran in the '00s. Its animation bible is a thing of beauty.

I'm going to have to mention Beast Wars and ReBoot as well. I didn't even realize that ReBoot had a third and fourth season until a few years ago. Beast Wars was one of the few shows of the time - at least where I was - to have a continuing plot from one episode to the next. No status quo ever lasted for very long.

My favorites that I have watched recently:

Tiny Toon Adventures (downloaded and watched with my kids)

Rocko's Modern Life (I own the entire series on DVD)

Animaniacs (watched it on Netflix)

Batman: The Animated Series (Can't remember if it was Amazon or what, but this was still incredible last year)

DVD series that I own that didn't end up holding up well:

TaleSpin, Ducktails, Darkwing Duck. Wife picked them up to keep the kids calm while I went to help my father at the lake one weekend and watching them is terribly hard now. They are pretty cringey for reasons I can't decipher.

Season 1 - 3 of Family Guy got me through the first 4 months of living in the Barracks and are still incredible to this day along with the Stewie Griffin movie, and I own 4 - 9 of The Simpsons and love them with all my heart.

I watched Pinky and the Brain Christmas special about 10 years ago, and it was great, also. I still enjoyed Beetlejuice a few years ago, but not really sure how well the whole series holds up, as I only watched my favorite episode on Youtube with my stepdaughter.

King of the Hill is probably the best cartoon born of and in the 90s, even including the 17 episodes of Futurama that came before the millennium.

Breakdown:
Duckman!

Sadly nobody else seems to remember this heroic duck.

Your right not many people do, which is a shame but then it did come on at night and i believe was listed originally as a mature ordinate cartoon. But still holds up.

Arnoxthe1:

Joseph Bradley:
The Powerpuff Girls (Seasons 1-4)

The Powerpuff Girls is a show literally made for immature little girls.

If it would still entertain the demographic it was made for, and isn't bigoted, it can't be said to have aged badly.

Samtemdo8:
Dexter's Laboratory Seasons 1 and 2 and the Ego Trip Movie.

This was going to be my answer. I wish I could have got my younger sister to watch Dexter's Lab when she was growing up.

Home movies technically counts.
Johnny Bravo actually has a lot of heart and still holds up.

madwarper:
To add, 90's X-Men, Pinky and the Brain and Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys.

X-men? Have you watched that recently? The voice acting was terrible.

saint of m:
The Critic

It STINKS!

(In all honesty though, one of my favourite series ever, but I wouldn't say it aged well, it's way too dependent on referential humour to stand up to the test of time)

09philj:
If it would still entertain the demographic it was made for, and isn't bigoted, it can't be said to have aged badly.

But it can be said that it isn't actually relevant to this thread. Since it's a show for prepubescent girls.

Arnoxthe1:

09philj:
If it would still entertain the demographic it was made for, and isn't bigoted, it can't be said to have aged badly.

But it can be said that it isn't actually relevant to this thread. Since it's a show for prepubescent girls.

And you know that none of the users here are young girls how? This sounds like someone is angry they aren't the demographic specifically being tailored to....

I mean most of these shows are for prepubescent [insert gender]. Might as well scrap the whole list with your logic.
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OT:

I will give a definitive second to Courage the Cowardly Dog. I was actually watching that a couple of months ago lol.

Avnger:
And you know that none of the users here are young girls how?

Are you being serious right now?

The rest of the shows are at least aimed at the male gender. (Which about 90% of users here are.) Now if you're a woman, I suppose that's a different story and Powerpuff Girls could still be relevant to you but there you go.

Breakdown:
Duckman!

Sadly nobody else seems to remember this heroic duck.

This guy (kinda) does.

Ducktails and Darkwing Duck anyone?

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