How Well Do You Remember '90s Cartoons?

By: Khadija Leon
Image: Cartoon Network Studios (1996–1997; 2001–2003) Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. (1997–99)

About This Quiz

The 1990s were the last hurrah of the 20th century and as such one of its most memorable decades. It was characterized by events such as Nelson Mandela being freed and later becoming president of South Africa, the end of the Cold War, the O.J Simpson trial, the first cloned mammal and the death of Princess Diana.

Kids from the '90s were known for having toys like the Super Soaker, Talkboy and Talkgirl, Tamagotchi and Sky Dancers, watching shows like "Saved By the Bell" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Friends" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," movie releases like "The Matrix," "Titanic," "Forrest Gump" and "Home Alone," and listening to music from bands like The Backstreet Boys, The Spice Girls, Destiny's Child and N'SYNC. 

Along with that, some of the greatest cartoons were created during that decade. Some of them include "The Simpsons," "Rugrats," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Recess," "Hey Arnold," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and the list goes on.

Are you a true '90's kid who should be able to correctly identify these shows from just an image, or do you belong to another decade? Either way, if you think you know your '90s cartoons, then this is the right quiz for you. Take it to see how well you do!

"The Simpsons" is an American animated comedy sitcom which made its debut in December 1989 and is still on air today. It focuses on a working-class family (after which the show is named) who live in the fictional town of Springfield.

"The Powerpuff Girls" is an American superhero animated television series which aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005. The show followed three young girls, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup who used their superpowers to save their city, called Townsville.

"Rugrats" is an American animated television series which was centered around a group of toddlers as they went along their daily lives. The series premiered in 1991 and aired until 2004. It was followed by the "All Grown Up!" series which followed the same cast as they went to high school.

"Ed, Edd n Eddy" is a Canadian-American animated television series which aired on Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2008. The series revolved around three preteen boys who lived in the fictional town of Peach Creek. They always came up with schemes to make money in order to purchase jawbreakers.

"Hey Arnold!" is an American animated television series which aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2004. The show was centered around a fourth grader named Arnold who lived with his grandparents and attended school with his friends Gerald, Helga and Harold.

"Dexter’s Laboratory" is a Sci-Fi animated series which first aired on Cartoon Network from 1996 to 1999 and was revived from 2001 to 2003. It followed a young genius named Dexter who had a secret lab in his basement.

"Doug" is an animated television series which first aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1994 and then on Disney from 1996 to 1999. It focused on the life of an adolescent named Doug Funnie, who narrated each story from his journal.

"Pinky and the Brain" is an American animated television series which first appeared as a part of Animaniacs in 1993. Because it was so popular, it had its own show from 1995 to 1998. It followed two genetically enhanced lab mice who always tried to take over the world.

"Tiny Toon Adventures" is an American animated television series which first aired on the Warner Bros. channel from 1990 to 1992. It features some of the company’s most popular cartoons, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat and Porky Pig.

"Recess" is an American animated series which was produced by Walt Disney Television Animations and aired on the network from 1997 to 2001. It followed a group of six elementary school kids and their interactions during recess.

"SpongeBob SquarePants" is an American animated television series which follows the adventures of an underwater sea sponge named SpongeBob, who lives in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The series first aired in 1999 on Nickelodeon and is still on air.

"The Angry Beaver" is an American animated television series which aired on Nickelodeon from 1997 to 2011. The series followed two beaver brothers, Daggett and Nobert who shared a home in the fictional town of Wayouttatown, Oregon.

"Arthur" is a Canadian/American animated television series which began airing on PBS in 1996 and is still on air. It is the longest-running children’s animated series and revolves around an 8-year-old aardvark named Arthur, along with his friends and family.

"Rocko’s Modern Life" is an animated series about an anthropomorphic wallaby named Rocko who moves to the fictional city of O-Town in Australia. The show aired on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1996 and followed Rocko through his daily activities.

"Johnny Bravo" is an American animated television series which aired on Cartoon Network from 1997 to 2004. It followed a muscular and not-so-smart young man who tried to get dates with women but was always unsuccessful.

"Animaniacs" is an American animated television series which aired from 1993 to 1998. The variety show was comprised of multiple shorter mini-episodes which were known for characters like siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot, and Slappy Squirrel. The series was scheduled to be rebooted on Hulu in 2018.

"CatDog" is an American animated television series which aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2005. It followed a conjoined cat and dog who share the same body but have no hind legs or tail. Although the two are twin brothers, they are very different and are often seen arguing.

"Futurama" is an American animated series which first aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and then on Comedy Central from 2008 to 2013. It follows the adventures of a pizza delivery boy who was cryogenically frozen for a 1,000 years and wakes up in the 31st century.

"Spider-Man," sometimes called "Spider-Man: The Animated Series," is an animated television series which aired on Fox Kids and ran from 1994 to 1998. It followed the Marvel superhero as he gained his superpowers.

"Batman: The Animated Series" is an American animated television series which first aired on Fox Kids from 1992 to 1995. It followed the DC Comic book hero as he fought some of the most infamous villains in Gotham City.

"The Ren & Stimpy Show" is an American animated series which aired from 1991 to 1995 on Nickelodeon. The series followed the title characters, Ren the chihuahua and Stimpy the cat, through their daily lives and adventures.

"Sailor Moon" is a Japanese Manga series which originally aired from 1991 to 1997 and then as an Anime series on various American broadcasting channels from 1992 to 1997 with other spinoffs produced soon after. If followed a girl who transformed into a sailor scout who saves the city while trying to balance her ploys with school and her studies.

"Bobby’s World" is an American animated television series created by Howie Mandel, which aired on Fox Kids from 1990 to 1998. It followed a little boy named Bobby Generic who had an overactive imagination.

"Batman Beyond" is an American animated series which aired on Kids’ WB from 1990 to 2001. The series was based on the DC Comic book superhero and followed a future teenage version of him under the wing of an elderly Bruce Wayne.

"Courage the Cowardly Dog" is American animated horror television series which aired on Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2002. It followed a dog named Courage, who lived with an elderly married couple in the middle of Nowhere. They were often found in very bizarre situations where Courage was usually the one saving the day.

"The Wild Thornberrys" is an American animated series which aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2004. It followed Eliza and her family as they traveled through the world, but unknown to everyone else, Eliza had the ability to talk to animals.

"Pokémon: The Series" is a Japanese anime television series which, after being adapted for international television, began airing in 1997 and is still on the air. The original series followed a group of children traveling through the world collecting Pokémon and battling in order to become Pokémon masters.

"Timon & Pumbaa" is an American animated series which is a spinoff from Disney’s 1994 film, "The Lion King." The series followed the best friend duo as they lived their lives in the jungle where they embraced their Hakuna Matata outlook on life.

"King of the Hill" is an American animated series which aired on Fox from 1997 to 2010. It was centered around a middle-class American family who lived in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas. It specifically focused on their mundane day-to-day activities.

"Rocket Power" is an American animated series which was created by the same people who created Rugrats. It aired on Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2004. The series revolved around a group of four preteens who were known for playing many different types of sports.

"Cow and Chicken" is an American animated television series which aired on Cartoon Network from 1997 to 1999. It is centered around the misadventures of two animal siblings, a happy-go-lucky cow and her sarcastic older brother, Chicken.

"Aaahh!! Real Monsters" is an American animated television series which aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 1997. The show is centered around a group of monsters who attend a special school where they learn how to frighten humans.

"Freakazoid!" is an American animated television series which aired on Kids’ WB from 1995 to 1997. It revolved around a weird and slightly insane Washington D.C. defender named Freakazoid, as he battled a variety of villains.

"The Addams Family" is an American animated series which was based on a comic strip series by Charles Addams. It aired on ABC from 1992 to 1993 after the release of "The Addams Family" film in 1991. It followed the strange family in their daily activities which were filled with monsters and ghosts.

"Sonic the Hedgehog" is an American television series which was based on the Sega video game with the same name. It was the second of the Sonic cartoons and focused on the hero while he was a member of the freedom fighters who tried to take down Doctor Robotnik.

"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" is an American animated television series which aired from 1993 to 1996. The show was one of the few which advocated for environmentalism as it was centered around a group of teenagers who traveled the world to help prevent ecological disasters.

"The Tick: The Animated Series" is an American television series which was based on New England Comics character, The Tick. It aired on Fox Kids from 1994 to 1996 and followed the superhero as he was assigned to The City, where he fought against criminals.

"Tom & Jerry Kids" is an American animated television series based on the classic cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry, but as young animals. The show aired from 1990 to 1994 on Fox Kids and also had a segment Droopy, Spike and Blast-Off Buzzard.

"TaleSpin" is an American animated television series which aired on the Disney Channel from 1990 to 1991 as part of the Disney Afternoon block. Inspired by Disney’s "The Jungle Book," it followed a bear who is cast as a 1930’s pilot.

Darkwing Duck is an American animated series which was produced by Disney and aired as a part of The Disney Afternoon block and ABC’s Saturday morning. It followed Drake Mallard who has a superhero alter ego named Darkwing Duck.

"Taz-Mania" is an American cartoon series which aired on Fox from 1991 to 1995. Based on a Looney Toons character, the series followed the Tasmanian Devil as he went on different adventures throughout his home country.

"X-Men: The Animated Series" is an American television series which aired on Fox Kids from 1992 to 1997. The series is based on a Marvel Comics superhero group about “gifted” people, some of whom attended a special school where they learned how to use their powers.

"Space Ghost Coast to Coast" is an American animated adult series which aired on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim from 1994 to 2008. It followed a retired superhero who is the host of his own late-night talk show.

"Daria" is an American animated series which aired on MTV from 1997 to 2002. It was centered around a misanthropic teenager named Daria Morgendorffer, as she attended high school and interacted with the people around her.

"Gargoyles" is an American animated series which was produced by Walt Disney and aired from 1994 to 1997. It followed a group of gargoyles who were reawakened in modern day New York where they turned into stone during the day and came to life at night.

"Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron" is an American animated television series which aired on TBS, then on Cartoon Network from 1993 to 1995. It followed two vigilante pilot cats who used their jets and weapons from villains and some members of the police force.

"Beavis and Butt-Head" is an American animated series which originated from another animated series called Frog Baseball. It aired from 1993 to 1997 and was revived for a brief period in 2011. It followed two socially inept and heavy metal music teenagers who attended Highland High.

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" is an American animated series which aired on Comedy Central from 1995 to 2002. It followed a divorced father, his deadbeat son, Ben, and his sarcastic secretary, Laura.

"2 Stupid Dogs" is an American animated television series which aired on TBS from 1993 to 1995 as a part of their Sunday Morning In Front Of The TV block. It followed two unintelligent dogs on their daily misadventures.

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