Are you tired of being an adult and want to lift up the kid’s heart inside you? Or do you want to get your kid’s spirits up? If the answers to these questions are yes, then all you need to do is to stream some amazing old cartoons. And trust me, it will surely cheer your mood up. In fact, you will see laughs come tumbling out of your kids which are precious. So what are you up to? Want to stream some wonderful and really funny cartoons? Well! I have got a list of the top 20 best old cartoons to watch now. Hence, without further delay, let’s start with the list of the best old-school animated series to watch.
1. Duck Tales
Duck Tales is one of the most popular cartoons shows back then in the 90s. However, it was technically stopped airing in the year 1990 only but Indian kids really enjoyed watching this show even in the early 2000s. Trust me it was so good as well as funny that you will have a nice time watching the show named Duck Tales. And I hope you remember the iconic theme song, right?
2. Samurai Jack
One of the most followed animated series or cartoon series is none other than Samurai Jack. The series talks about Jack who is an unnamed Samurai but has defeated the ultimate evil Aku. He was then sent to the dystopian future that is ruled by shape-shifting demons.
Even though the cartoon was for kids but it was a little too dark for them to understand. In fact, each episode will make you glued to the edge of your seat as you will see Samurai Jack pursues his goal and go back in time in order to defeat Aku yet again this future from whatever happening.
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Have you heard of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I guess you have surely heard about this freaking show which was one of the best shows at that time. I mean this show practically made turtles look so cool. In fact, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphael, as well as Donatello were my heroes when I grew up. Apart from that, these turtles were the first to make geeks look pretty cool.
Weirdly wonderful, Animacs is full of entertainment and a mix of slapstick humor along with clever wordplay. However, the stars of this show are none other than Wakko, Yakko, as well as Dot. These three are those vintage-style cartoon characters who actually move through the world of modernization with frenetic energy. Note to parents: This hyper-fun, hyperactive series is not the one that you should stream before bed. Another note to the parents: I think you will end up watching this show and will readily enjoy watching it as much as your kids.
5. The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls is yet another amazing cartoon show for the 90s kid that one must check out even in their 20s. You can expect to have a bit of sugar, spice, and everything nice along with that the Chemical X. The show will tell you about the story of Powerpuff Girls who were born when professor Utonium accidentally spills the ingredients into a scientific concoction. The trio was crime-fighting and will help in keeping the city of Townsville safe from the enemies.
In fact, this is I guess the only show then that talks and teaches us about Feminism. Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blossom were cute little girls of The Powerpuff who could do anything to fight against the villains of the city.
6. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
IF you are talking about old cartoons that are a must-watch, then you can’t miss out on watching SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. It talks about two agents Jake ‘Razor” Clawson and Chance ‘T-Bone’. Once they are being discharged from the Enforcers, they became the patrol Megkat City as the SWAT Kats. They are defending it against all the other threats.
And the enemies they have included Dark Kat, the undead sorcerer Pastmaster, the robotic gangsters the Metallikats, as well as the evil genius Doctor Viper.
7. Johnny Bravo
We can’t miss out on Johnny Bravo and how popular the cartoon series was back then in the 90s. The series talks about Johnny Bravo who is a muscular, boorish, young man trying to get women to dating him. However, he fails often and pretty miserably. And this was before the Barney Stinsons of the world, Johnny Bravo was there. In fact, to be very honest, for most of us, this show was our first taste of adult humor with pop culture as the references.
8. Dexter’s Laboratory
Now, do you need any kind of explanation for Dexter’s Laboratory? No right? Well! This was a very popular show during the 90s and almost every kid used who is 90s born has watched this cartoon series at some point. The cartoon series talks about a genius called Decter and Dee Dee who was a pain in the ass literally. I suggest you watch this and start downloading the series even if you are in your 20s.
9. The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book is yet another amazing adaption of Rudyard Kipling that stands out the best among all others. Well! This show was really very much fun to watch. I was a big fan of Mowgli who grew up with a pack of wolves as his family members. He used to do all those ridiculous things along with Baloo and training with Bagheera. You can still watch this show and the great thing is that there is a movie out there. So, you can easily lookout for the movie on any of the OTT platforms out there in case you are not finding the exact cartoon series.
10. The Scooby-Doo show
Well! Do you think this show needs any introduction? The Scooby-Doo Show is one of the most popular cartoon shows in the ’90s. Scooby along with his gang use their intelligence among all other detectives’ instincts so as to uncover mysteries. And what is the most interesting part about this show is that all the mysteries seem to be pretty much supernatural at the beginning but they always have a human being behind the fishy works.
If you are up for watching a nice old cartoon show with your kids, then Doug would be of great choice. Tween Doug Funnie moves to an entirely new town known as Bluffington and there meets a whole new cast of characters in the entire process. The perfect Miss Pattie Mayonnaise, the apple of Doug’s eye, the awful bully Roger Klotz, as well as his BFF Skeeter Valentine.
On the other hand, his pup Porkchop is without missing always sticking around and serving major canine cuteness, as well as the viewers, are treated to Funnie’s alter-ego, Quail Man, the superhero he envisions himself to be.
Talking about old cartoons, one of the best to watch with your kids is none other than Rugrats. This show revolves around Tommy, Phil, Chucky, and Lil where Tommy Pickles would say “A babies gotta do, what babies gotta do.” And any kid from the 90s will admit to following them around their playpen and backyard for whatever adventure awaits.
This cartoon shows you how to solve any problems in a playful manner without harming. I am sure you will love watching this cartoon show along with your kid. So what are you waiting for? Download or stream this cartoon right now.
Just like the hit-and-miss X-Men movie franchise, the cartoon show gave us what the actual X-Men were supposed to be like. They were pretty colorful, full of life, and diverse in every way possible. In fact, this animated show did not just shy away from the comics’ political themes despite that never really divert from the real superhero activities.
14. Courage: The Cowardly Dog
Courage: The Cowardly Dog is one of the best ever cartoon shows back in the 90s. Every kid used to love watching the show and you will love to watch it again with your kids. Courage is a dog who is easily frightened and you can’t blame him for the same as his parents were sent to outer space by a mad veterinarian.
On the other hand, Courage finds as much courage as possible while protecting the homestead against the zombies, evil madmen, dark forces, aliens, spirits, vampires, and monsters that always seem to drop by. There is a lot to learn from this cartoon show as it teaches us how to protect and fight against enemies and not letting our insecurities and weakness overpower us. So go and stream it online or download it to watch it along with your kid and get refreshed up for a little.
15. Captain Planet And The Planeteers
Another amazing cartoon that one should watch is none other than Captain Planet And The Planeteers. This cartoon shows Gaia, the spirit of planet Earth has to send across five magic rings- four along with the power to control an element of nature as well as one who power to control the element of heart. These were sent to five young and joyful people across the globe known as the Planeteers.
However, as time passes by and the crisis gets out of hand, the Planeteers together took a stand and decide to combine their powers and summon Captain Planet. He was a superhero who had all five powers combined. In fact, the show was an educational one and has promoted environmentalism. It became popular for reaching out to audiences on environmental-political and certain socio-political issues. The show talks about how all could be a part of the solution and not causing “Pollution”.
16. The Flintstones
Another epic cartoon show that is a must watch is none other than The Flintstones. The show is actually set in a pre-historic times in the the town of Bedrock. In fact, all the characters shown here use the Stone Age technologies. Their lives actually resemble the lives of the 20th century urban America.
This is a pretty nice version of the past where the dinosaurs as well as some other long extinct animals co-exist with sabre-toothed cats, cavemen, and woolly mammoths.
17. The Mask: Animated Series
Another cartoon shows that one should watch and will enjoy watching is The Mask: Animated Series. It is adapted from several elements from the movies but several characters were dropped and some of the personas of the characters are changed. Even after the absence of Jim Carrey, this cartoon show has managed to keep you giggling throughout.
It is one of the best shows ever produced and most importantly it comes with the absurdity of the villains. However, unlike the movie, Stanley uses the mask during the daytime as well.
18. Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes is one of my most favorite cartoon shows ever and it revolve around Bugs Bunny along with his roommate Daffy living with their colourful neighbours like Lola Bunny, Tweety, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Tina Russo, Elmer Fudd, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Pete Puma, Foghorn Leghorn, and more.
19. Tom & Jerry
Now who is not aware of the most famous cartoon show- Tom & Jerry? I am sure you have watched it in your childhood on a daily basis. Right? Well! This show features a sequence of fights between the natural rivals Tom who is a cat and Jerry who is a mouse.
The entire show revolves around Tom’s inventive and devious ways to catch jerry and how he fails to do so every time.
20. Popeye The Sailor
I guess there is none left who haven’t heard of Popeye. Yes! Popeye The Sailor is a very popular animated show in the 90s. Popeye is a sailor who eats spinach and gets stronger and capable enough to fight the enemies.
The show was actually introduced in a comic strip in the newspapers and from then Popeye had already become a household name. In every episode, popeye find himself in some or the other weird situation that is full of adventures.
So these are the top 20 best old cartoons to watch right now along with your kids. Let us know which one did you liked the most and if you have any other cartoons in mind that should be included in this list, do comment it down below. We will be happy to watch them too.