Bringing Back the 90's Cartoons

Cartoons of the 90's

Different cartoon characters of the 90's.
Different cartoon characters of the 90's. | Source

Old 90's Nickelodeon Tribute

Bringing Back the 90's

What goes through your mind when I mention Doug, The Rugrats, Animaniacs, Hey Dude, Clarissa Explains it All, Angry Beavers, and Figure It Out? Fond memories may flood your head of fighting with a sibling over whether or not you were going to watch Bobby's World or Darkwing Duck. Unfortunately most of the kids born after 2000 have no idea about these shows, the era of some of the best cartoons that ever aired on television.

Even Cartoon Network showed the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons and had The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show in the 90's. The kids now a days have such idiotic shows as: My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Code Name: Kids Next Door, Fish Hooks, and Planet Sheen. Nickelodeon has now brought back 4 shows (Clarissa Explains it All, Doug, Kenan & Kel, and All That) every weeknight, starting at midnight. It's not much, but it is a start!

The 90's are All That

The new block of 90's shows that Nickelodeon has place shows from the 90's.
The new block of 90's shows that Nickelodeon has place shows from the 90's. | Source

The 90s Are All That Poll

(Pick One) Which Show are you MOST looking forward to on The 90s are All That block?

  • Figure It Out
  • Hey Dude
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • The Amanda Show
  • Family Double Dare
  • GUTS
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Rocket Power
  • Weinerville
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Gumby
  • Other (tell which one in comments below!)
See results without voting

The 90s are All That

Nickelodeon claims that due to a high amount of people requesting their 90's shows, they've created a block on Teen Nick just for 90's Nickelodeon shows. Currently, they only have Doug, Clarissa Explains it All, All That, and Kenan & Kel to show on weekdays, midnight until 4 a.m.

Their Facebook page, The 90s Are All That, has more than tripled in the past week. Nickelodeon launched The 90s Are All That on July 25, 2011, though they only have 4 shows now, they promise to bring back most of our favorite 90's shows. Personally, my favorite that I am looking forward to is Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Legends of the Hidden Temple.

There are other shows that are expected to air during The 90s Are All That block, also they are asking for requests on your favorite shows, and what you would like to see on the network as well. Some of the shows that are listed to make a possible comeback are:

During the four hour block their Facebook page is flooded with people expressing their love and admiration for their shows, and show so much nostalgia for the shows that aren't showing at this time. I admit, I am one of the very active members on this page, we have a very good following, and I invite you to join us!

Let's bring back our 90's Nick shows, and possibly show the other Networks how much better the 90's shows are compared to the crap that they dish out to our kids! This is going to be a revolution!

The 90's are All That Theme Song

From Hanna-Barbera to the What A Cartoon! Show, Cartoon Network use to be the end all of cartoons!
From Hanna-Barbera to the What A Cartoon! Show, Cartoon Network use to be the end all of cartoons! | Source

Cartoon Network 90s Promo

Cartoon Network 90 Shows

Remember when Cartoon Network ALWAYS had cartoons? Now, there's probably only 5 cartoon shows on Cartoon Network, and I think that's a conservative number really. Now a days, Cartoon Network seems to show anything, but cartoons. It's a shame how 90's Cartoon Network went down the tube, and so fast too! Remember the What-A-Cartoon Show, or Toonami, and the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons that showed on Cartoon Network?

Whenever I mention bringing back the 90's Cartoon Network people usually say that that's what Boomerang is for. Unfortunately, Boomerang doesn't show all of the old Cartoon Network shows, and it doesn't have the same feel as the old 90's Cartoon Network. Honestly I think it only shows Hanna-Barbera cartoons pretty much constantly (which I don't mind), but I want the old Cartoon Network Shows back. The What a Cartoon Show and Toonami as well! I think if Cartoon Network sees how much people are loving The 90s are All That block that Nickelodeon is airing, they'll actually reconsider putting their 90's shows on the air as well!

Disney had some of the best cartoons on television as well.
Disney had some of the best cartoons on television as well. | Source

1990's Disney

Let us not forget the old Disney cartoons! Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, Goof Troop, etc. just to name a few Disney cartoons of the great golden era of television cartoons. Though Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon ruled cartoons in the 1990s, we can't forget that Disney also had some very good cartoons as well!  On The 90s are All That Facebook Fan Page, people express their nostalgia for Disney shows that aired in the 90's as well. How can you remember the golden era of television cartoons without remembering Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers and Bonkers? There is even a petition Facebook page specifically just to see if we can bring 1990s Disney shows back to the small screen. I'm all for Disney's old shows and Cartoon Network's old shows as well, as well as other Nickelodeon shows.

Yacko, Wacko, and Dot. The three main characters in Animaniacs.
Yacko, Wacko, and Dot. The three main characters in Animaniacs. | Source
Babs and Buster Bunny bursting through the Tiny Toon Adventures logo.
Babs and Buster Bunny bursting through the Tiny Toon Adventures logo. | Source

The Golden Era of Television Cartoons 1990-1999

Lest us not forget the other 90's cartoons that graced that Golden Era of Television Cartoons, the 1990s. Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Inspector Gadget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky and the Brain, etc. just to name a few. How can you not love the 90's? My goal is to get just as many people that miss the 90's shows just as much as I do that can help bring back the shows and cartoons of the 90's. Because of the 90's cartoons I've grown attached to cartoons and animation, specifically Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon were my biggest influences, but most 90's cartoons were just that much better than the cartoons of today!

With all the nostalgia running around, I know that there are people like me, that think that the 90's had some of the best cartoons ever on television. It seems as if the cartoons our kids are watching today have no character, it's mostly slapstick comedy and mindless dribble. Of course, you could argue that Ren & Stimpy and Bevis & Butthead were mindless dribble and slapstick comedy, but we knew those characters. Each 90's cartoon had a character driven plot, even if it was slapping Stimpy around, or pulling underwear over your head. I pity the children of today that can't bask in the glory of the 90's cartoons. What shows do you miss from the 90's? Do you think the cartoons today are actually worth watching? Why?

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Anaydena 2 days ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

I'm not entirely sure why because it's been so long ago, but I wanted to mention more shows that you had mentioned, perhaps its time to revise. Any who, I totally agree with you on all the cartoons you mentioned. Personally, I think that Nickelodeon had most of the greatest shows, but cartoon wise, hands down, I'd have to say that Disney was at the top. Tale-Spin, Chip-N-Dale, Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales are just to name a few. There will never be another cartoon era like before the 2000s. Never in a million years. You can quote me on that.


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QC_1983 16 months ago from Cleveland, OH

I was a huge fan of shows like "All That", "Cousin Skeeter", "Kenan & Kel" and "Doug". But, I also loved "Animanics", "Tale Spin", "DuckTales", "Darkwing Duck", "Chip N' Dale", "Sonic the Hedgehog", "Bobby's World", "Life with Louie", "Waynehead" and "Saved By the Bell" growing up.


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QC_1983 16 months ago from Cleveland, OH

I was a huge fan of "All That", "Cousin Skeeter", "Kenan & Kel" but I also loved "Doug", "Animanics", "Tale Spin", "Darkwing Duck", "DuckTales" and "Tiny Toon Adventures" too.


VoltronMaster94 3 years ago

It's time for a revolution of cartoons :D


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amandajoyshapiro 3 years ago

Legends of the Hidden Temple! I loved that show. Thanks for reminding me of it. It was like kids Jeopardy and National Geographic in one! Now I have to join that Facebook page The 90s Are All That! Welcome to Goodburger, Home of the Goodburger, Can I take Your Order?!!!


Starburst23 4 years ago

ALL OF THEM!!! us 90's kids need our shows back:)


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Anaydena 4 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

I went ahead and took them off, but it deleted all the data. Make sure you revote!


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Anaydena 4 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

Definitely!!!


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trusouldj 5 years ago from Indiana

I would love to see Rocket Power and As Told By Ginger. But i'd also like to see Tiny Tunes and Duck Tales.


Stephanie Irene Gonzalez 5 years ago

Ouuu yes! Please allow us to return to our childhood, if only for 1/2 hour blocks. I miss Rocket Power, As Told by Ginger, Rugrats, Hey Arnold, CatDog, All That (Big Ear Of Corn! Priceless!), Real Monsters, Dexter's Lab, Kablam!, Powerpuff Girls, Doug, Cow and Chicken, Rocko's Modern Life, and... :( this is making me sad. What we all want is a chance to be the child we were when we first watched those shows. As everyone is growing up, graduating for high school, moving on with their lives, sometimes we forget to take joy in the little things. An entire generation is begging to be catipulted back to a simple time, when all there was to worry about was whether or not the best episode of All That would come on that night and long division.


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Anaydena 5 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

@farmgirlshelley It's the Powerpuff Girls :) Even though they still show the PPG, I would still like to see a channel for the What A Cartoon Show and old Cartoon Network shows. Not like Boomerang where they only mostly play Hanna-Barbera all day long.


farmgirlshelley 5 years ago

I loved Ren and Stimpy. I still like the Powderpuff girls!


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Laura Ginn 5 years ago from UK

Awesome hub! Me and my friends always reminisce about how the 90's tv shows were amazing compared to what kids get to watch now. Loved Alex Mack, Clarissa, Sharky and George, the Family Ness, Doug, The Poddington Peas - I'm British so I'm not sure how many of these were purely for a UK audience. I absolutely hated 'The Amanda Show' though lol! Voted up and awesome :D


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Ah, nostalgia! Thanks for bringing back the good memories :D


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Anaydena 5 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

Those, too, are awesome shows, maybe I'll update the poll to add those in there too! Great suggestions guys!!!


christi 5 years ago

Salute Your Shorts ftw


bebe 5 years ago

Where is My Brother and Me, Welcome freshmen and Wild and Crazy Kids?


christian fowler 5 years ago

we had a major victory yesterday. if only we can get nick to make new rocko's hey arnold and rugrats the old saga not the stupid all grown up shit this is a good victory for us in the 90's era. but some of these shows are already on nick toons i just don't remember the days.


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darlynn86 5 years ago from Indianapolis

Oh my gosh LOVE these cartoons! They just don't make them like this anymore!


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Anaydena 5 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

@Josk, that is totally cool! I will check it out, and thanx for the link!!!


Josk 5 years ago

If you really love your 90's Nickelodeon, I suggest you check out the following site.

http://generationz.b1.jcink.co?m

It's a forum based on the 90's and the greatness that came with it! Join to discuss the great 90's cartoons, shows, movies, music, snacks, commercials, memories and everything else that you enjoyed about the 1990's! Join the movement to get the great cartoons and shows back!


Josk 5 years ago

If you really love your 90's Nickelodeon, I suggest you check out the following site.

http://generationz.b1.jcink.co?m/

It's a forum based on the 90's and the greatness that came with it! Join to discuss the great 90's cartoons, shows, movies, music, snacks, commercials, memories and everything else that you enjoyed about the 1990s! Join the movement to get the great cartoons and shows back!


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Anaydena 5 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

Doug comes on already!!! It's already in the lineup!!! That's the only reason I don't have it up here! So far, this is the schedule:

Midnight: All That

12:30 AM: Kenan & Kel

1:00 AM: Clarissa Explains...

1:30 AM: Doug

It comes on Teen Nick, whatever channel that may be for you! All That is on right now!!!


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nycgrl 5 years ago from New York

yes yes yes! the 90s were full of such great cartoons and I feel like the ones kids watch nowadays are just terrible. They are really missing out. Thankfully, Netflix has Rugrats and Hey Arnold. I wish they had Doug, which I used to LOVE. Glad that this new block is starting. Melissa Joan Hart always says that the thing she is most recognized for to this day is Clarissa which goes to show you the impact 90s shows have had. Great hub!


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nlaile 5 years ago from Dayton, OH, USA.

Where's Doug in this list? I loved Doug, and all the other 90s cartoons. They're so awesome.


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Anaydena 5 years ago from Arlington, TX, USA Author

@Hannah Thank you so much! Don't forget to "Vote Up" on this hub at the bottom of this article to help spread the word out! I remember talking to a kid one day and they overheard me talking about Darkwing Duck, and he was like, "Who is that? It sounds cool, what channel does it come on?" Smh, if only they knew!!!


Stevie 5 years ago

So I'm thinking we should not vote for rugrats, catdog, or ren and stumpy. They are on nicktoons, we definitely need to save space for our other favorites...! :) please consider before voting my fellow 90's LOVERS


Felicia 5 years ago

Great article, and everything was on point. I truly hope they would bring all the cartoons mentioned and more back to television. It almost feels like they've robbed us of those shows. Yes, Boomerang shows some of the cartoons I use to watch in the 90s, but it's very few of them that are on that channel. Most of it is really old school. If they can bring those old shows back on the air and run them as long as they did, then why can't they do the same for our generation? Those shows lasted decades, while ours only lasted a couple years.


Hannah 5 years ago

Awesome article. You're so right. Children today have no idea how good our tv was back in the '90s!

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