Cartoons of the 90's were the heart and soul of... well... the 90's. The number of iconic and classic shows that aired were some of the most memorable productions to ever hit the small screen. The 90's were also the birth of many networks' and cartoonists' rise to fame. Everybody wanted to get up on Saturday mornings to watch the next episode of Batman: The Animated Series just so they could delve into another world for an hour.
Despite their legendary legacy, 90's cartoons weren't always that well-received. Many definitely pushed the boundaries on what was considered appropriate for kids' television. Some even went so far as to nearly ignore that entirely, opting for more adult-related content and references. Somehow they still managed to stay on the air.
Some of these famous (or rather infamous) cartoons even went so far as to cross a line for many people- parents and children alike (but mostly the parents). The result was outrage among those who had viewed the show, causing a backlash of anger against that cartoon. These days that isn't really the case anymore. Many stay away from cartoons because they're all full of crude and vulgar humor. People also know what they're getting into with modern cartoons so they either watch it or they don't.
But the controversy all had to start somewhere, and these are the twelve 90's cartoons that really got people fired up.
9 Captain Planet and the Planeteers
8 The Angry Beavers
7 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
6 Rocko's Modern Life
5 Ed, Edd, N' Eddy
4 The Powerpuff Girls
3 Johnny Bravo
2 The Ren and Stimpy Show
1 Beavis and Butthead
Was there ever going to be a more polarizing 90's cartoon than this one? Take everything I just said about The Ren and Stimpy Show, add in adult humor, and that's exactly what we have here. While not as chaotic, Beavis and Butthead took more pride in its verbal comedy, which made it as popular as it was. However, anybody watching it from the outside was immediately offended by how notably vulgar and unintelligent it was. It definitely had more of a niche audience than most shows in the 90's.
Sources: boomerrango.com, cartoonnetwork.com, wikipedia.com
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