In every generation, kids have their own beloved Cartoon shows. It doesn’t matter how advanced technologies are; all kids of every age are enamoured of cartoons. But nothing can beat the 90’s cartoon in which everyone will admit that those cartoon series were just a little better than all the rest.
With advanced technology and applications, we have brought an outburst of innovation in the field of animation and cartoons. But as a result, the old essence of the 90’s cartoon can’t beat up with today’s updated version of cartoon shows. Children now-a-days are glued to their phone screens, playing games like PUBG and later getting addicted. These games often rise to certain mental and physical health issues.
During the lockdown last year, every channel re-aired the old TV shows which made us all nostalgic, but how can we forget the 90’s cartoon which made our childhood even more memorable. In 90’s the storylines to the animations of the cartoons were top-notch and was utterly impeccable in their execution. Here are some of the best 90’s Cartoon series which can never go out of style –
TOM & JERRY
This American animated franchise is the most popular cartoon show in history. This series of short comedy series was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940. The cartoon series centres on the rivalry between the characters of a cat named TOM and a mouse as JERRY. Even this cartoon series also won seven academy awards for the Animated Short film. Till now, Tom & Jerry is the highest-grossing animated short series of that time.
Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, ‘DUCK TALES premiered first on 18th September 1987 with 100 episodes over four seasons. Although the last air was on 28th November 1990, kids of the 2000s enjoyed it because of the attractive animations and the very iconic theme song. The cartoon is based on Uncle Scrooge and his three grandnephews – Dewey, Louie, and Huey.
‘COURAGE’- THE COWARDLY DOG
This American animated Horror Comedy series created by John R. Dilworth was broadcast on Cartoon Network. This popular TV series was about a pink anthropomorphic dog named Courage who lives with an elderly couple -Eustace Bagge & Muriel Bagge in a farmhouse where they face paranormal or supernatural catastrophes.
‘Samurai Jack’ is an American action-adventure animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. The series is inspired by Tartakovsky’s happiness of the Kung Fu TV drama. The series is about ‘Jack,’ an undefended Japanese Samurai who utilizes a magic katana fitted of cutting through virtually anything, beats the ultimate evil ‘Aku’ and is then later sent to the dystopian future commanded by the shape turning demons. Although the series was a little dark with every episode, it will keep you on the edge of the seat.
Created by animator Craig McCracken, ‘Powerpuff Girls’ aired on Cartoon Network and was one of the most successful cartoon series. The story is about three girls – Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who defeat their city Townsville from evildoers and enemies by using their powers. The first episode aired on 18th November 1998, and the final episode aired on 25th March 2005. This cartoon series also showed the true meaning of what feminism is all about.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
‘The Addams Family,’ created by the famous American cartoonist Charles Addams which was first created in 1938. The series is about the Addams family – Gomez and Morticia Addams, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, family members Uncle Fester, Grandmamma, their steward Lurch, Pugsley’s pet octopus Aristotle who dwells peacefully in the light in the pleasant town of Happydale heights, and then facing some perils from a series of evil villains who wants to throw them out of the house.
Produced by Hanna Barbera productions, ‘The Flintstones’ is the story of the pre-historic times in the town of Bedrock. The series is about a family of Flintstones and their neighbours ‘Rubbles’. The first episode was aired from 30th September to 1st April 1966. Although the characters relate Stone Age mechanics, their endurance resembles the lives of 20th century urban Americans; in this tale of the past, dinosaurs and different long-extinct animals co-exist with cavemen, sabre-toothed cats, and woolly mammoths.
The series was a huge success and was one of the longest-running animated TV series for three decades.
‘Pingu’ is about a family of anthropomorphic penguins who live at the South Pole, and the story revolves around their son- Pingu. The series started from 7th March 1990 to 9th April 2000 for four series and then later renewed for two more series. The series was an instant hit because of the language that the characters talk, which is the incessant babbling and muttering. The character ‘Pingu’ was widespread in the ’90s and was one of the most beloved characters in the Cartoon TV series.
Created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, ‘Recess’ is an animated series that converges on six primary school students’ intercommunications with the other kids and teachers at the schoolyard during recess. The series was first aired on 31st August 1997 and ended on 5th November 2001 with six seasons. The animated series was a huge hit and was very popular among the 90’s kids. Even the series is believed to remain way ahead of its time because of its concept and storytelling.
THE SCOOBY-DOO SHOW
This is the show which doesn’t need any introduction as the popularity is still there not among the kids but with the adults also. This mystery-comedy series is about a gang who are detectives and solve mysteries that appear to the supernatural, but in the end, it is exposed that a human is behind all of this chaos. Each and every character in this series is popular, but the most popular character is ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Many movies were also released with the same name, but nothing couldn’t beat the originality of the series.
‘Johnny Bravo’ is about a muscular young man who lives with his mother and tries to get to date women but then fails inadequately. This series was created by Van Partible and was aired on Cartoon Network from 14th July 1997 to 27th August 2004. It is believed that the main protagonist, ‘Johny,’ is based on Elvis Presley. The series was referred to as adult comedy and traversed pop culture.
THE NEW ADVENTURE OF WINNIE THE POOH
‘The New Adventures Of Winnie the Pooh’ based on ‘Winnie the pooh’ books was the first significant Disney character which became very famous and went for the TV Series. The most popular characters of this series are Winnie, Tigger, and Piglet. The series’ first aired on 17th January 1988 to till 26th October 1991. For two decades, this show remained popular among the kids as well as with the adults. The series shows some powerful messages of reliability, loyalty, friendship, and caring.