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Famous Cartoon Characters

Who, according to you, is the most famous cartoon character? Superman, Batman or Donald Duck... Let's find out from what this article has to say...
Rajib Singha
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
I wonder what Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks were thinking when they created the one and only Mickey Mouse. And boy! Did this cartoon spread like a wildfire among the crowd in New York, and then throughout the world. Cartoon characters, from the time they came into existence, have always been a hit with kids, and adults too. You may have adored some of them when you were a kid, and you may still do as an adult. If you ask me, I have been watching Superman right from my elementary grades. And even now, whenever it airs on television, I watch it like a 3 year old. Honestly, every cartoon character is famous in its own making, and unique in the role assigned to it. For instance, Mickey Mouse always portrays a character that is upstanding and moral. And speaking of our beloved Donal Duck, as always, he maintains his cantankerous character, and can't help getting into trouble. It is important to understand that a cartoon character that may not be able to amuse some people, can give others a gut cracking laughter. So, for me, "Laughter lies in the perception of the beholder..."
Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time
As I love watching cartoons, and I love to write on them too, here is a list of my own favorites...
Superman - Up up and away!.. The man of steel sure got my adrenalin running whenever I watched him. Arguably, he was the most watched of all cartoon superheroes of all time. His blue suit with that great red clap, was complete "awesomeness"! Any one would like to be like Superman - the prince of the planet Krypton!
Johnny Bravo - Johnny is completely adorable, and I find him as the most charming of all cartoon characters. I call him "The Handsome without brains"! He is popular for his pompadour hairstyle, which he manages to keep straight with the help of the hair gel called "Mr. Kevin's Triple-Strength Hair Cement". Not to mention, people love his Elvis Presley-like voice too!
Tom and Jerry - Well what can I pen down to praise these two characters. The original series was honored with 7 Academy Awards. And that says it all about their popularity!
The Simpsons - Smart and intelligent comedy, complemented with some great animation, is what I would like to describe The Simpsons. And I would like to especially thank Homer for making us feel that it is alright being overweight and idiotic. Go Homer!
Uncle Scrooge and His Three Nephews - The thriller and adventure which these characters played in every episode, was far more involving than real movies. There was always something new in every episode, and I sure remember that I did not move even an inch from my couch while watching them.
Let's now get listing rest of the cartoon characters. The characters which I have briefed about in the above segment, may reappear in the list...
The list follows an alphabetical order for easy reference...

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Aladdin
  • Alice
  • Alvin
  • Angelica Pickles
  • Archie
  • Arthur
  • Astro
  • Atom Ant

  • Bambi
  • Bamm-Bamm
  • Barbar
  • Barney Rubble
  • Bart Simpson
  • Batman
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Beetle Baily
  • Betty Boop
  • Bobby Hill
  • Bod
  • Boo Boo
  • Boris Badenov
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Bullwinkle
  • Battle of the Planets
  • Beauty and the Beast

  • Calvin
  • Cap'n Crunch
  • Captain America
  • Captain Pugwash
  • Cartman
  • Charlie Brown
  • Charlie Tuna
  • Chester Cheetah
  • Chip and Dale
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Curious George
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels

  • Daffy Duck
  • Dagwood
  • Danger Mouse
  • Daria
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Dick Tracy
  • Dilbert
  • Dino
  • Donald Duck
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Droopy
  • Dudley Dooright
  • Dumbo

  • Eeyore
  • Elmer Fudd
  • Elroy Jetson

  • Family Guy
  • Fantasia
  • Fat Albert
  • Felix the Cat
  • Nemo
  • Flash
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Fritz the Cat
  • Frosty

  • Garfield
  • George of the Jungle
  • Goofy
  • Grape Ape
  • Green Giant
  • Grinch

  • Hagar the Horrible
  • He-Man
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Hobbes
  • Homer Simpson
  • Hong Kong Phooey
  • Huckleberry Hound

  • Inspector Gadget
  • Ivor the Engine

  • Jamie and the Magic Torch
  • James P. Sullivan (Sulley)
  • Johnny Bravo
  • Joe Camel
  • Johnny Quest
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Jughead

  • Magilla Gorilla
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Mike Wazowski
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Mogli
  • Mr. Magoo
  • Mr. Kool-Aid
  • Muttley

  • Nancy
  • Natasha Fatale
  • Noggin the Nog

O & P
  • Olive Oyl
  • Pebbles
  • Pepe Le Pew
  • Peter Pan
  • Piglet
  • Pink Panther
  • Pinnochio
  • Pluto
  • Pokemon
  • Popeye
  • Porky Pig
  • Princess Mononoke

Q & R
  • Queer Duck
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Richie Rich
  • Road Runner
  • Roger Rabbit
  • Roobarb
  • Rugrats

  • Sad Sack
  • Samurai Jack
  • Scooby Doo
  • Shaggy
  • Sherman
  • Shrek
  • Smurfs
  • Snidely Whiplash
  • Snoopy
  • Speed Buggy
  • Speed Racer
  • Spider-man
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Squiddly Diddly
  • Superman
  • Sylvester and Tweetie Pie
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • Tintin
  • The Incredibles
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Professor
  • The Snowman
  • Thundercats
  • Tigger
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Tom Terrific
  • Tony Tiger
  • Top Cat
  • Toucan Sam
  • Tweety Bird
  • The Gummy Bears
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

W & Y
  • Wallace and Gromit
  • Wile E. Coyote
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Wonder Woman
  • Woodstock
  • Woody Woodpecker
  • Yogi Bear
And that would be it for my list of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. I hope my list has not missed out on the names of your favorites. It was really fun writing this piece for all of you, and paying a quick visit to the fun old days of my childhood. Yabba Dabba Doo!