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15 Cartoons You Wish Your Kids Grew Up Watching Too

TV Kayla Boyd Jul 12, 2017

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Is it just me or does it feel like all the best cartoons were in the '90s and early 2000s? Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network made after school and Saturday mornings something to cherish. 

Thanks to services like Netflix and YouTube, you can still often hunt down the classics and hope that your kids enjoy them as much as you did, but wouldn't it be nice if these shows were still producing new epsiodes? 

Here are 16 nostalgic cartoons that your kids are totally missing out on.

1Kim Possible

Kim Possible: high school cheerleader by day, superhero by night. Who didn't love watching her take down bad guys with the help of her best friend (and the naked mole rat, of course). 

"What's the sitch, Wade?" -- today's kids may never know. 

2Rocket Power

From their handshakes to their tubular slang, these kids were way too cool for us. Watching an episode of Rocket Power made you immediately want to hit the beach ... or attempt an impossible trick on a skateboard. 

3Hey Arnold!

How could you not miss that football-shaped head of his? Arnold was the absolute sweetest, and he and his strange friends were always having adventures in the city. Plus, who could forget about the craziness that was stalker Helga G. Pataki?


These talking babies had the best times together ... when they weren't being tortured by Angelica. 


Remember Doug's long journal entries and unrequited love for Patti Mayonnaise? Wonder if our LOs would appreciate the Beets the way we did ...

7As Told by Ginger

Growing up with Ginger was cool because she was always going through the same adolescent tragedies as we were. 

8Baby Looney Tunes

How cute were Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird when they were toddlers?! Granny definitely had her hands full. 


It may have been a pretty weird concept, but CatDog was hilarious. The unique duo always had a scheme planned out and it almost always failed. Just try not to think about the whole bathroom situation. 

11The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Jimmy Neutron's inventions were awesome. He took a jet-pack to school, had a machine brush his hair and teeth for him, and even invented his own dog. 


Those fourth graders made the playground a much better place, if I do say so myself. Plus, there were so many low-key adult jokes, you could still watch alongside your kids and have a good laugh.

13The Wild Thornberrys

Traveling the wold and talking to animals ... sounds like a pretty amazing life to me. 

14The Fairly OddParents

And here I am, more than 10 years later, still waiting for my fairy godparents to show up in a fishbowl. But seriously, who let Vicky keep babysitting? 


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