Every State's Favorite '90s Kids Cartoon

June 1, 2018

Take a break from doing The Macarena and tear the tags off your Beanie Babies because it's time to head back to the 1990s. The decade was great for many things but one in particular was the animated shows that aired then. From Animaniacs to Dragon Ball Z, the 90s had something for everyone when it came to cartoons. Now, we know exactly which 90s cartoon is each state's favorite. 

Using IMDb to create a list of the most popular and highest rated animated kids series released in the 90s, and comparing that with Google Trends, FrontierBundles.com was able to figure out each state's favorite toon. 

Topping the list was Batman: The Animated Series, which was a fave in five states: Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Montana and Wyoming. After that though, the states were all over the board with what they liked the most. 

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Anime made the cut with Dragon Ball Z - a favorite in Louisiana and Mississippi, Digimon: Digital Monsters - the top cartoon in Hawaii and Washington, Idaho and Vermont's favorite was Pokemon (Indigo League), and Sailor Moon was on favored in Connecticut and California. 

Among the other top toons were Rugrats, Hey Arnold! and the number two overall fave, Recess, all of which were created by Joe Ansolabehere and Paul Germain. Plus there were additional hits in The Magic School Bus, Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, SpongeBob SquarePants, Doug, Arthur, The Tick, Spider-Man, Ren and Stimpy Show, Pinky and the Brain, X-Men, Superman, Dexter’s Laboratory, Animaniacs, and Darkwing Duck.

See which show your state picked below:


Alabama                              Courage the Cowardly Dog

Alaska                                  Ren and Stimpy

Arizona                                Batman: The Animated Series

Arkansas                             Recess

California                            Sailor Moon

Colorado                             Animaniacs

Connecticut                        Sailor Moon

Delaware                             Doug

District of Columbia           PowerPuff Girls

Florida                                 Courage the Cowardly Dog

Georgia                               PowerPuff Girls

Hawaii                                 Digimon Adventure

Idaho                                   Pokemon

Illinois                                  Arthur

Indiana                                SpongeBob SquarePants

Iowa                                     Batman: The Animated Series

Kansas                                Batman: The Animated Series

Kentucky                            Rugrats

Louisiana                            Dragon Ball Z

Maine                                 Darkwing Duck

Maryland                           PowerPuff Girls

Massachusetts                 Doug

Michigan                           Recess

Minnesota                         Arthur

Mississippi                        Dragon Ball Z

Missouri                            The Magic School Bus

Montana                           Batman: The Animated Series

Nebraska                          Pinky and the Brain

Nevada                             Courage the Cowardly Dog

New Hampshire               The Tick

New Jersey                      Hey Arnold!

New Mexico                     X-Men

New York                         Hey Arnold!

North Carolina                The Magic School Bus

North Dakota                  Dexter’s Laboratory

Ohio                                 Recess

Oklahoma                        Courage the Cowardly Dog

Oregon                            The Tick

Pennsylvania                   SpongeBob SquarePants

Rhode Island                   Spider-Man

South Carolina                The Magic School Bus

South Dakota                  The Magic School Bus

Tennessee                       Rugrats

Texas                               Recess

Utah                                 Superman: The Animated Series

Vermont                          Pokemon

Virginia                            PowerPuff Girls

Washington                    Digimon Adventure

West Virginia                  Rugrats

Wisconsin                       Recess

Wyoming                         Batman: The Animated Series

If you're wondering why The Simpsons didn't rank - the series actually premiered in 1989 so it wasn't included. As for South Park and Family Guy, they were excluded since they're rated TV-14 and the researchers only wanted to examine kids shows.

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