The 1990’s saw a great number of cartoon programs rise to fame. From anime such as Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon receiving American dubs to original programs from the minds of American cartoonists, the 1990’s saw some of the best cartoons of all-time. wile no one can deny the amazing cartoons of legend from far before the 1990’s, these titles are the best picks from the decade.
Premiering in 1991, The Rugrats dominated children’s television for over ten years. The franchise launched two feature films and spawned multiple video games. The show followed a group of babies who shared imaginative adventures in their backyards and parks while learning valuable childhood lessons. The program is fondly remembered by all children of the 1990’s and I watch it with my four year old nephew still.
Sailor Moon was one of the first American dubs of Japanese anime to see huge mainstream success. The program followed teenage students with the ability to morph into superheroes with celestial powers. The show became a huge success with American audiences and merchandise was everywhere in stores. The program may have been the first major hit of a dubbed anime among American fans, alongside Dragon Ball Z.
Rocket Power followed a group of kids with a love of extreme sports. The kids surfed, skated and snowboarded their ways into our hearts. With sibling rivalries and hazing of the new kid included, Rocket Power was a highly relatable show and spread love of extreme sports even further. The program aired for three years but will stay with children of the 1990’s forever.
Seeing an official debut in 1998, The Powerpuff Girls flew into the homes of American audiences until 2005. The show featured three little girls who were created by a professor who accidentally gave them super powers. The girls saved the world before bedtime and had genuinely funny episodes that taught the girls valuable lessons. The program was loved by both young boys and girls and is still a favorite in my household.
It’d be a crime to claim these were the only memorable shows of the decade. The cartoons of the 1990’s include so many more great titles but these few are some of the very best. Children of the 1990’s are sure to embrace these titles for the rest of their adult lives and hopefully will share them with the next generation. These cartoons may proved to be timeless.