US vs the World: Epic 90s Robot Cartoons Face-Off

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Are you in the mood for a throwback? Well, if you fancy watching cartoons AND robots, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy the nostalgia as we count down our most badass iconic and best 90s robot cartoons!

We’ve scaled the UK and the US to bring you this wholesome list for all your cartoon robot lovers out there!

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US 90s Robot Cartoons

Dexter's Laboratory (1996)

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Dexter’s Laboratory is all about a boy-genius named Dexter, who built a secret lab full of his wacky inventions. In the Robo-Dexo 2000 episode, he creates a rad robot, Robo-Dexo 2000, to help him in his epic adventures!

Futurama (1999)

Futurama is a hilarious sci-fi cartoon follows the adventures of Fry, a pizza delivery guy who accidentally ends up in the future. He meets his new friends, including the one-eyed Leela and the sarcastic robot, Bender, as they go on wacky adventures together.

90s Robot Cartoons: The Iron Giant (1999)

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This awesome animated sci-fi movie is about a massive alien robot, the Iron Giant, who befriends a young boy named Hogarth. They team up to save the day from those who want to capture the giant for their own purposes.

Beast Wars: Transformers (1996)

Beast Wars Beast Wars features wicked Transformers that can morph into animals! These robots battle it out to protect Earth and their home planet, Cybertron. Talk about gnarly action-packed robot adventures!

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Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1995)

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This cartoon series has two heroic robot characters, Big Guy and Rusty. These cool dudes work together to protect humanity from all kinds of dangers, like evil aliens and robots! We love Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

ReBoot (1994)

ReBoot is a CGI-animated show set inside a computer world called Mainframe. The robot-like characters called sprites live there, and they defend Mainframe from nasty computer viruses and other cyber threats!

Biker Mice From Mars (1993)

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Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo are three mice motorcyclists who were forced to flee their home planet. However, upon arriving on Earth, they discovered that the evildoers were now targeting this world.

With Throttle as their leader, Vinnie the Freedom Fighter and Modo the Cyborg defend the Earth and defeat the Plutarkians in the hopes of returning to Mars one day.

If you’re looking for nonstop action and awesomeness, Biker Mice From Mars is the show for you!

Voltron - The Third Dimension (1998)

Voltron – is an American computer-animated television series. The robot character, Voltron, is formed by combining five smaller robots called “Lionbots.” Together, they fight to save the universe from evil forces. How cool is that?

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The Jetsons Movie (1990)

The Jetsons is a popular animated television series that debuted in the 1960s. It takes place in a futuristic world where families travel through space in a spacecraft.

Since the 1990 movie is only more than an hour long, Jetsons: The Movie is an excellent choice if you’re looking for some quick entertainment.

It’s filled with 90s humor and appeal that makes you wish you could watch it again as a kid. Add to that the lovely musicals and Rosey, the dependable robot maid!

Wild C.A.T.s (1994)

Wildcats began as a comic book featuring two opposing alien races, the heroic Kherubim, and the evil Daemonites. The animated series was released in 1994, and while it has since become one of the forgotten cartoons, it remains an epic choice for binge-watching.

The Wildcats are a group of superheroes who fight parasitic Daemonites to keep them from turning humans into hosts. Spartan the Cyborg and Void, an AI Android, are among them.

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Global 90s Robot Cartoons

Megaman (Japan, 1994)

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Mega Man is a cartoon is based on the popular video game series. Mega Man, a crime-fighting robot, saves the day from the sinister plans of the evil Dr. Wily and his robot minions!

Robotech (Japan, 1990)

Robotech is a classic Japanese anime featuring mecha, or giant robots, that humans pilot to fight off invading alien forces. The mecha action in this show is totally tubular!

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The Bots Master (France, 1993)

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The Bots Master tells the story of Ziv and his multitude of special robots as they strive to prevent the corporation he used to work for from taking over the world. It’s packed with action, comedy, and adventure that’ll keep you glued to the screen!

The show began as a television series based on a toy line. What makes it even more unique are the 3D glasses you can use to experience the show in an other-worldly type of way!

Best 90s Robot Cartoons: Sonic (Japan, 1993)

This well-known animated cartoon series follows Sonic, a supersonic hedgehog. As the evil genius, Dr. Robotnik (a robot of course) continues to cover their planet with machinery and turn them into robot servants, Sonic and his band of freedom fighters save the day.

Sonic the Hedgehog has six animated shows to date, so don’t be surprised if we told you something different than what you’ve already seen. However, the cartoon versions from the 1990s remain some of the most iconic

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RoboCop: Alpha Commando (Canada, 1998)

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RoboCop was reactivated after five years of inactivity. Together with his partner, Special Agent Nancy Miner, they aid in the fight against evil terrorists and groups.

The cartoon is set in 2030, and you’ll find a lot of cool gadgets and half-human cyborg battle scenes in this 90s cartoon!

Powerpuff Girls (South Korea, 1998)

Let us pause to remember the greatest blunder in history and thank Professor Utonium for creating these lovely crime-fighting girls. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are certainly one of the most unforgettable icons of the 90s.

Together with Powerpuff Dynamo, a robot made by the professor to protect them, they make a great team of fighters!

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Bob the Builder (UK, 1998)

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Bob the Builder is a charming British show about Bob and his team of construction vehicles. Scoop, Muck, and Lofty all have robotic elements, like their mechanical arms and AI personalities, as they help Bob build and fix stuff around town.

Lavender Castle (UK, 1999)

Lavender Castle is a stop-motion animated series that follows Captain Thrice and his crew as they search for the mystical Lavender Castle. Among the crew members is a cool robot named Sir Squeakalot, who helps them in their quest to keep the galaxy safe from the evil Dr. Agon

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Concluding the best 90s Robot Cartoons

The 90s were a golden era for cartoons featuring our beloved robot characters. These shows took us on fantastic adventures, and their robotic heroes inspired us to dream big. As we look back on these iconic series, it’s easy to feel nostalgic and appreciate the creativity and imagination that went into each one. So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and take a trip down memory lane as you revisit these awesome ’90s robot cartoons that shaped our childhoods and still hold a special place in our hearts.

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