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There was this cartoon I watched in 1990s in which the heroes used to wear certain spectacles and were transported to another dimension with green lines in the background. It featured a father, son and others.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. What others? Were all of them transported? What happened in the other dimension? Were they seeking something, fighting something, trying to hide?
    – DavidW
    Jan 23 at 16:20

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A possible answer to this one is The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest; it aired 1996-7 so the timeline fits.

The premise involves the protagonist (Jonny Quest), his father (Dr Benton Quest), friends Hadji Singh and Jessie Bannon, and bodyguard Race Bannon investigating various odd phenomena.

The new twist on the older versions of Jonny Quest was the QuestWorld, a VR environment. I don't recall much of this, but accessing it appears on videos to involve a band of green light covering the eyes; I wouldn't call them spectacles but may be close enough for your memory to recall them as such.

The opening sequence featured green lines very prominently. I don't believe they are always present in the QuestWorld, but do appear to have been a feature in at least some of the scenes set in that world.

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Are you talking about Digimon?

Digimon's generations

There were many clips of moving between worlds... here's one of the oldest ones: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x80dey4 ( at 05:30 )

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  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. Is there a father and son? Does the alternate dimension have green lines?
    – DavidW
    Jan 23 at 21:58
  • I added a video that showed some green lights but as I said, there were lots of transition-scenes between the worlds. sometimes when a monster digi-grow it will also have some green lights ( mostly on the old episodes ). Regarding father/son - there are some episodes where the parents are more involved but it did not happen on most of them. Some of the more memorable episodes (IMHO) did included the parents
    – Netan
    Jan 23 at 22:24
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Captain N: The Game Master

Maybe the animation you are describing sounds like "Captain N: The Game Master" that aired in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The show featured a teenage youth chosen Kevin Keene the one, in addition to his dog Duke, is transported to the "Videoland" place he becomes the hero "Captain N" and leads a team of characters from differing video games, containing a father and son duo, in battles against the evil Mother Brain.

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