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Cartoon Network Nostalgia: Top Classic Shows From The 90s and 00s

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Cartoon Network is here to stay! Last week, the internet was in disarray over the news of the Cartoon Network’s merger with Warner Bros. A significant amount of the online population thought it was the end of Cartoon Network as most of us knew and this brought a lot of tribute posts pouring in.

The studio took to Twitter late Friday evening to clear the air that it’s not going anywhere. The official Twitter handle of Cartoon Network had a cheeky response to the rumour that was doing rounds.


The online users took a sigh of relief after Cartoon Network made things clear and many people requested them to bring back the old cartoon shows. The old Cartoon Network shows were particularly special to the older generation that grew up watching them. From Dexter’s Laboratory to Codename: Kids Next Door, there was a cartoon for everyone. With so many cartoons to choose from, here are some of our favourite classic Cartoon Network shows.

The shows are listed in no particular order

Dexter’s Laboratory

The ’90s cartoon centred on Dexter, a child scientist and inventor with an unexplained accent whose missions were constantly thwarted by his annoying (yet lovable) sister Dee Dee and his arch nemesis Mandark, a nerd infatuated with Dee Dee.

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage is a timid pink dog with paranoia problems. His owners are an old couple living on a farm full of bizarre adversaries. Courage must overcome his fear and help save his owners, Eustace and Muriel, from ghosts and paranormal spirits living on the farm. Although Muriel loves Courage, Eustace loves to tease him and scare him.

Ed, Edd n Eddy

Three best friends—who all go by some nickname derived from “Edward”—get into all different sorts of antics around their town, and though they all hold the same name, each one is more different than the next. Eddy is the de facto leader of the crew, Ed doesn’t know which way is up or down, and Eddy is the smartest in the gang.

Johnny Bravo

The show revolves around Johnny Bravo wanting to find a girlfriend, though it never really ends up working out for a variety of reasons, including the fact that he lives with his eccentric mother and is sidetracked by his neighbour, Suzzie.

The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls—comprised of Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles—have to fight off quite a few reappearing villains throughout the show, including the almighty Mojo Jojo, Him and Amoeba Boys just to name a few.

Codename: Kids Next Door

The series centered an a group of five kids, each with their  own codename numbers: Numbuh 1, Nigel, the no-nonsense Brit, Numbuh 2, an aviation-obsessed German American known as Hoagie, Numbuh 3, the awfully optimistic Japanese American Suki, Numbuh 4, the always ready-to-go Australian American Wallabee, and the brainy but cool Numbuh 5, an African American girl named Abigail. They fought crimes against kids like avoiding homework and other issues like resistance to grow up which is all too relatable to kids.

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  1. There were so many good cartoons in the 90s that a list of only 10 just scratches the surface. Learn to jump early and hold the button for a controlled hop in the getaway shootout one.

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