The 90s were full of awesome (and cheesy) animated TV shows and Netflix has a bunch of them streaming instantly for us to browse through. Unfortunately, finding a series you grew up watching can be quite a hassle sometimes, so we decided to put this list together to make things a little easier. First up is the world’s coolest hedgehog…
Sonic the Hedgehog (40 episodes)
While this wasn’t the only Sonic the Hedgehog series of the 90’s it was definitely my favorite as a youngster. Not to be confused with Sonic Underground or The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, this series follows Sonic as he leads of a band of freedom fighters with one single mission – overthrow the evil Dr. Robotnik who’s turned Mobius into a breeding ground for criminal activity.
Rocko’s Modern Life (52 episodes)
Though I honestly haven’t watched a single episode since the show originally aired on Nickelodeon, its a series I’ll never forget. Full of puns and social satire, the series follows Rocko the wallaby as he moves his dog Spunky and himself to America and tries to adapt to modern life with the help of his new-found friend, Heffer.
Ren & Stimpy (36 episodes)
Mostly comprised of fart jokes and other disgusting humor this Emmy-nominated (yea) series follows short-tempered Chihuahua Ren and his trusty cat-friend Stimpy as they land themselves in increasingly gross situations. While the 36 episodes we reference here are those that originally aired on Nickelodeon in the 90s, Netflix also has the more mature “Adult Party Cartoon” episodes available for instant streaming.
Street Sharks (40 episodes)
They bite, they fight, they’re gonna kick some serious fin to win. Street Sharks only stuck around for two seasons, but like many animated series of the 90s the franchise turned out a ton of merchandise including everything from action figures to pajamas. If you want to relive the jawsome adventures, Netflix has you covered with the complete series.
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters (52 episodes)
Ever wonder how monsters got so good at scaring us disgusting humans? The Monster Academy of course! This classic Nickelodeon toon follows monsters-in-training Ickis, Oblina and Krumm as they perfect their scaring techniques while trying to stay out of trouble with their cross-dressing headmaster, Gromble.
ReBoot (23 episodes)
This iconic series follows the adventures of Bob, Phong, Dot and Enzo as they defend the Mainframe from evil viruses Hexidecimal and Megabyte. It was the first ever CGI animated series, but only lasted 2 seasons. The creators (Rainmaker Entertainment, formerly Mainframe Entertainment) went on to create the well-received Transformers spin-off Beast Wars, which Netflix sadly does not have for instant streaming.
Beavis and Butt-Head (9 episodes)
You didn’t really think we were going to forget about the world’s most famous slackers, did you? The Mike Judge Collection you’ll find streaming on Netflix features 40 shorts along with 11 music videos with commentary from the iconic duo, director’s cut episodes, a featurette and various Beavis and Butt-Head appearances and interviews… Cool.
Double Dragon (26 episodes)
If you were a fan of the video games this series was based on, it might not be the series for you. Billy and Jimmy Lee were separated at birth and reunite as adults only to find out they’re on opposites sides of the fight! However, they eventually team up for some cheesily awesome 90s adventures. When the series ended in 1994 it was almost immediately followed by a comparably cheesy feature film, which is also available instantly on Netflix.
UltraForce (13 episodes)
This series from 1995 is based off the Malibu Comics stories of the same name, but only lasted for one season. The animated cheese-fest follows a group of superheroes who have been tasked with keeping an eye on other Ultras to make sure they aren’t using their unique abilities for evil.
Marvel Action Hour (26 episodes of Iron Man)
Alright, so the original Marvel Action Hour was comprised of two series – Iron Man and The Fantastic Four – along with a weekly introduction from Mr. Marvel himself, Stan Lee. Unfortunately, Netflix only has the Iron Man series up for instant streaming, but the classic Stan Lee intros are still intact! If you’re looking for a little Stan “The Man” to go along with your animated Iron Man fix this is the way to go.