Best Action Cartoons of the 90s

     August 5, 2016


I’m an unapologetic fan of cartoons of all shapes, sizes, styles, and eras, so putting together this list was more of a treasure than a trial for me, especially as my research led me into some of the dusty corners of the internet and my memory; the nostalgia is strong in this one, my friends! If you’re like me, you’ll delight at the chance to revisit some old pals like T-Bone and Razor, Goliath and his clan, Guardian Bob, and the Toxic Avenger.

Now, you’ll notice some glaring omissions from the 90s cartoon classics you know and love. That’s because we’ve filtered out any cartoons derived from comic books and video games, like X-MenBatman: The Animated Series and Mega Man; you can find them in another list down the road. The cartoons that made the cut had to have the majority of their episodes in the 90s themselves, even if they started before or ended after that glorious decade. Also, to keep the list on the slim and trim side – it is the “best” after all – we’ve eliminated some of the sillier “action series,” like Bill & Teds’ Excellent Adventures and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. That still left us with some Honorable Mentions, which include: Wing Commander Academy, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles, and Van-Pires, to name a weird few. Check out our list, in no particular order, to see if your favorite made the cut!