’90s Cartoons That Need a Reboot

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Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Cartoon Network
When it was announced Cartoon Network would be rebooting The Powerpuff Girls, many fans started to hope Dexter’s Laboratory would receive the same treatment. A mad scientist kid and his ditzy sister? We would watch that reboot any day.
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Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Cartoon Network
Another classic Cartoon Network series is Johnny Bravo, which the network did try to spin off into JBVO — though it wasn’t successful. Now, 10 years after the show was canceled, we’d like to see them try to revive it again.
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Doug
Doug
Disney Channel
Arguably one of the best cartoons of the ‘90s was Doug. It had a simple premise: a teenager who writes in a journal (not a diary) about his various dreams and anxieties, occasionally imagining he has an alter ego named Quailman. We’d love to see Doug Funnie enter the 21st century and write a blog.
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Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Nickelodeon
One of the many fantastic series of the ‘90s from Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, Rocket Power had a totally unique lingo that may have made more sense to residents of California. We could totally see Otto and Reggie in a reboot saying “YOLO.”
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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Nickelodeon
Another series from Csupo and Klasky, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters was one of the stranger cartoon series from the ‘90s. It followed a trio of monsters living in the sewers of Staten Island, N.Y. and going through monster training. After the success of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, there’s certainly a blossoming monster market on TV.
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Talespin
Talespin
The Disney Channel
Although the concept for TaleSpin — Baloo from The Jungle Book as a Pacific Islands bush pilot in the 1930s — sounds slightly absurd, it actually worked. Perhaps a reboot could cast other Disney characters: Olaf from Frozen perhaps?
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Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck
The Disney Channel
Along the lines of Inspector Gadget, Darkwing Duck was a masked superhero who battled crime with the help of his daughter and a trusty sidekick. Given all the superheroes in theaters these days, a Darkwing Duck reboot could easily find a place on TV.
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Gargoyles
Gargoyles
Disney Channel
Although the series only lasted for three years in the mid ‘90s, Gargoyles is a cult favorite that is still beloved by fans all over. With such a unique premise and a built-in fanbase, a Gargoyles reboot could be very successful. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
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Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
Nickelodeon
The greatest aspect of Rocko’s Modern Life is that the jokes were funny to people of all ages — with many mature jokes for adults that went over kids’ heads. We’d love to see a reboot of this cartoon, but only if it can capture the weird humor of the original.
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Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures
Fox Kids
Looney Tunes characters have been around, in some form, since the 1930s, but the ‘90s reimagined many beloved cartoons as younger versions for the benefit of children viewers. The result, Tiny Toon Adventures, was almost better than the original Looney Tunes.
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Catdog
Catdog
Nickelodeon
The goofy adventures of Cat and Dog — defying all rules of biology by being joined at the abdomen — were hilarious to watch as kids. The show could please both cat and dog people, plus we’re sure the brothers could go on more adventures in a reboot.

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