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Jackie Jennings
Mar 21, 2018

If you were a geeky kid growing up in the '90s, you'll probably remember the decade as not only the age of boy bands (New Kids on the Block, anyone?) and Delia's but also one featuring some pretty great cartoon series. And by great, we mean awesome.

SYFY WIRE's Jackie Jennings takes on a trip down memory lane where we pick our top five cartoon series of the 1990s. So, which animated TV shows made the cut? Here are our choices in no particular order.

First up is Disney's Gargoyles, which aired from 1994 to 1997. The series put the spotlight on a clan of creatures that turned to stone during the day and came to life during the night to protect the streets of New York City. Many of the voice cast members were actually Star Trek: The Next Generation alums, with Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis part of the regular cast while Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, and Brent Spiner made guest appearances.

Then we have X-Men: The Animated Series, which ran on Fox Kids' Saturday morning lineup between 1992 and 1997. We've already gushed about this one in great detail — you can learn more about it here.

Next is the Japanese animated series Sailor Moon (1992-1997), which was based on the titular manga penned by Naoko Takeuchi. Sailor Moon follows Usagi Tsukino and her friends who became Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth against various villains. This is the show that made fans want their cats to talk to them like Luna. Oh, and who didn't have their first crush on a cartoon character thanks to Tuxedo Mask?

Captain Planet and the Planeteers debuted on TV and in kids' hearts on Sept. 15, 1990, ending in 1996. The show featured the adventures of Captain Planet (he's our hero) and the five Planeteers: Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi, and Ma-Ti, as they tackled social issues surrounding conservation and environmental protection while defeating the show's Eco-Villains.

Last but not least is... well, you'll have to watch the video to find out, but you can probably make a good guess...

Let us know if your favorite '90s cartoon series made the cut.

Additional material by Nathalie Caron.

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