The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician and Lothar teamed up to stop the evil Ming the Merciless in the 1986 animated series Defenders of the Earth.
Debuting in 1987 and airing until 2000 on CBS, everyone’s favorite lasagna chomping fat cat learned the true meaning of Christmas on a visit to the Arbuckle family farm in A Garfield Christmas.
After their debut in Return of the Jedi, the teddy bear warriors known as the Ewoks got not only two live-action TV movies but also an animated series that aired alongside Star Wars: Droids on Saturday Mornings on ABC starting in 1985.
After the release of Jumanji in 1995, UPN developed an animated series based on the movie for their UPN Kids block of programming starting in 1996 as Peter and Judy Shepherd entered the world of Jumanji to join Alan Parrish on various adventures and figure out a way to get Alan out of the game and back into the real world.
When two benevolent aliens arrive and gift humanity with the invention known as the hyperdrive, mankind spreads to planets across the universe and the Galaxy Rangers are established to maintain law and order in these new colonies beyond Earth.
There’s a weird reboot currently streaming on Apple TV+ but the original PBS Ghostwriter is a favorite of 90s kids everywhere as a group of friends in Brooklyn solved mysteries with the help of a mysterious but friendly spirit, the titular Ghostwriter.
Starring Rick Moranis, Gravedale High debuted in 1990 on NBC Saturday mornings and followed Moranis’ Max Schneider, the only human teacher at a school full of teenage monsters inspired by classic Universal Monsters and other iconic creatures.
Based on the cult 1978 horror-comedy of the same name and its sequel, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, the animated series, aired for two seasons starting in 1990 on Fox Kids.
Based on the absurdly popular HBO series and its ghoulish host, CBS aired the kids game show Secrets of the Cryptkeeper’s Haunted House for one season starting in Fall 1996 with John Kassir back to voice The Cryptkeeper and provide color commentary.
Hot off the heels of the excellent 1991 live-action movie, The Addams Family started airing on Saturday mornings on ABC in 1992 and ran until November 1993 with 60s Gomez John Astin back to voice the character alongside a slew of 90s cartoon voice acting all-stars.