For all those of you who are taking a renewed interest in cartoons, here’s a list of some of the most famous cartoon cats that have made us laugh and forget our worries through the times.
When people say ‘cartoons are for kids’, they obviously haven’t ever enjoyed a good cartoon that has tickled their ribs. In effect, cartoons were created for adults, for those who needed a way to get rid of their stress, to relax their minds, and take it away from all the worries that plagued them. It was only because of the element of color that animation became more popular among the little ones. Also, if you notice closely, every cartoon has an underlying theme below the facade of humor, wit, sarcasm, and violence! Only a true cartoon fan would understand the joy that watching cartoons brings. Among the various creatures that have made their place as famous and loved cartoon characters, are members of the feline family. There are some very famous cartoon cats that we have all loved and enjoyed watching.
Famous Cartoon Cat Characters
It is believed that cats have a royal personality, and that they were always preferred as pets among royalty. However, apart from this element of royalty, from laziness, to wit, to humor, to violence, to silliness, to elegance, to charm, and class, these cartoon cats have it all. Having been featured in comics, television series, and movies, they have gained wide popularity and a special place in the hearts of true cartoon lovers.
|Everyone loves the big fat orange cat with his obsession with food and penchant for laziness. Created by cartoonist Jim Davis, this cat has seen it all: comic strips, cartoons, and movies. With his wit, humor, and sarcasm, Garfield has stolen the show and will always be at the top of the list.
|Who can forget Tom from the cartoon show Tom and Jerry. No matter how many times you watch it, you simply can’t have enough of Tom being outsmarted by Jerry all the time. From kids to the elderly, Tom has always appealed to all generations, and continues to do so!
|Born in the era of silent movies, Felix was the first of the famous cartoon cats ever. A cartoon character that came into being in the year 1919, Felix first featured in a short movie called Feline Follies. Also, the first ever image to be broadcast on television, Felix the Cat, soon became a popular television series enjoyed by all age groups.
|The boss of a gang of alley cats, Top Cat has always tried to do exactly everything Officer Dibble wouldn’t want him to. Started in the year 1961, Top Cat stole the hearts of millions of viewers by his smooth talk and subtle ways.
|Another very famous and funny cartoon character that simply cannot be missed out here, is the ever-spitting feline who lisped, from the Looney Tunes Show, Sylvester. On a constant chase for Tweety, a yellow canary always protected by Granny, Sylvester was another one of those cats that was always outsmarted by his adversaries. Sylvester was also popular because of his catch phrase ‘Sufferin’ Succotash’, that only made his lisp more evident!
|The Pink Panther
|The charming, stylish, hippes cartoon character, this adventurous pink feline was loved mainly by adults when he made his presence felt on television, because of his sophistication. With its pantomime, it was one of those Saturday morning cartoons that everyone looked forward to with great expectations! It was transformed into a comic strip in the year 2005.
|A friend of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger is one of the most positive, ever-smiling felines. Never bogged down by any kind of grumbling or whining, Tigger is one of those felines that all his friends look to for inspiration and support.
|Heathcliff resembles Garfield in appearance, and is one of the most self-centered, yet lovable cats in the world of cartoons. With his girlfriend Sonja, Heathcliff is known to create a huge ruckus by behaving in an unruly manner. After the success of his comic strip, Heathcliff soon earned his own television show in the year 1980.
|A stuffed tiger to all the readers of the famous Calvin and Hobbes comics, Hobbes is much more than just that for Calvin. A friend, a playmate, and a confidant, Hobbes is deeply adored among little ones and adults alike.
|A character from a cartoon within another cartoon, Scratchy of the Itchy and Scratchy show is perhaps one of the most violent cartoon cats. Yet, the favorite of famous cartoon characters, Bart and Lisa Simpson (from The Simpsons), this cartoon character has found its place the list of the most loved cartoon characters.
Apart from the aforementioned characters, there are many more that have been loved and adored by all.
- The Aristocats
- Puss in Boots
- Hello Kitty
- Cat in the Hat (From the Dr. Seuss Books)
- Hello Kitty (from Sanrio)
- Simba (from The Lion King)
- Cheshire Cat (from Alice in Wonderland)
- Katnip (Herman and Katnip)
- Krazy Kat
- Eek! The Cat
As a true cartoon fan, you’re bound to love all these characters in their true element. Relive these moments by getting hold of some of the episodes, television series, or movies these feature in, and enjoy.