We all have grown up watching cartoons, isn’t it? We could do anything to watch our favorite cartoons such as Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Transformers, G.I. Joe, or modern day Pokemon, Dora the Explorer, Sonic, Pirates and more. Anytime we see them back on TV, we feel nostalgic.
Cartoons are as dear to adults as children. Many of us have our favorite cartoon memories that we still relate to them. We laugh at their misfortune or sometime feel bad for Coyote; we will adore these characters forever. It’s time to go back old because it’s Throwback Thursday. We have listed famous cartoon characters of all time judged on their popularity and hilarity.
Mickey Mouse- Steamboat Willie
Mickey Mouse is a brand and official mascot of Disney. He recently celebrated his 86th anniversary of pleasing children all over the world. His first TV appearance in Steamboat Willie in 1928 made him the global cartoon icon and opened gate for more anthropomorphic cartoon era. His famous girlfriend Minnie Mouse, his friends Donald Duck and Goofy and his pet dog Pluto generally appears with him in many series. Mickey is the first cartoon character ever to have a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Popeye – Popeye the Sailor Man
Started as a comic strip, Popeye has been an American idol for decades. His bulging forearms, squinty eyes, a mean uppercut and an affinity for canned spinach; Popeye is a good guy fighting Bluto. The only thing he loved apart from his spinach is his girlfriend, Olive Oyl. Popeye is our iconic hero and his catchphrases are still alive among us. “Well, blow me down!” and “I eats my spinach.”
Bugs Bunny- The Bugs Bunny Show
His catch phrase “Eh…What’s up, doc?” and the infamous carrot, Bugs Bunny is the most recognizable cartoon character. Bugs is an anthropomorphic gray rabbit famous for his insouciant, flippant personality got his first debut in Oscar nominated film A Wild Hare. He has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Fred Flintstone- The Flintstones
The famous dad from The Flintstones was the TV primetime cartoon. Fred lives with his wife Wilma, and his daughter Pebbles in an anachronistic world with dinosaurs with modernized cavemen. His favorite phase is “Yabba Dabba Doo!” the well-built angry man with his hot wife is remembered for his bad temper but at the end he solve all problems with his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble.
SpongeBob SquarePants- SpongeBob SquarePants
Ten years ago, one of the icons from Nickelodeon was born, Spongebob Squarepants became movie star. Started in the year 1986, Spongebob is a worldwide famous cartoon character and will be soon Nickelodeon’s main mascot. He is childish, eccentric sea sponge who lives with Patrick Star, Mr. Eugene Krabs, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles and other citizens in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. His undying selfless nature and faltering laugh want us coming back more.
Scooby Doo & Shaggy- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The two best friends who are inseparable despite many haunted travelling, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy is the epitome of friendship for every child. They are funny, childish but somehow they manage to escape from human disguised as ghost and come out as winners. They first appeared in TV series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! a story of four friends and a talking brown Great Dane who are on a journey to solve mysteries of supernatural creatures.
Winnie the Pooh- Winnie the Pooh (Book) & the House at Pooh Corner
In our childhood days, we often believe that honey= Winnie, isn’t it? An anthropomorphic teddy bear who loves honey and wear red t-shirt was first seen on children’s comic book. He has little brains, famous for his silly things and his undying love for honey, Winnie is the world’s most revered and loved bear. The first thing he utters when he wakes up in the morning is “what’s for breakfast?” He lives with his best friends Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, and Christopher Robbin in a 100 Acre Wood.
Donald Duck- The Wise Little Hen
Created by Walt Disney in 1934, Donald Duck is still remembered for his distinctive voice, quick tempered nature and mannerisms appeared in cartoon series, films and video games. The cynical sidekick of Mickey Mouse is one of the loved characters not because of his fashion sense or humorous voice; it was his frustration and eye-rolling attitude made him so relatable. He first appeared in cartoon series, “The Wise Little Hen,” but his most memorable would always be as Scrooge McDuck.
Tom & Jerry- Tom & Jerry
Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse team were the most loved rivalry cartoon characters of all time. They chase each other, torture each other and try to beat each other has always been every child’s favorite past time. The two main characters involve in a comedic fights wherein Tom plan numerous attempts to catch Jerry which follows mayhem and destruction in the end. In spite of being enemies, there are many instances where both enemies display friendship and concern for each other.
The Powerpuff Girls & Mojo Jojo- The PowerPuff Girls
The three super girls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup who save the fictional city of Townsville from the evil Mojo Jojo, while dealing with the problem of kindergarten. The visual approach of the show was distinctive with loads of tongue-in-cheek humor. The show first premiered in 1998 with amazing characters and funny backdrop. “I am bad. I am evil. I am Mojo Jojo,” did you remember this?
Dexter- Dexter’s Laboratory
A genius boy with a secret laboratory behind his bookshelf where he invents robots, chemicals, rockets and giant fighting robot, but he constantly battles against his sister Dee Dee. Tired of his sister’s notorious act, he is seen several times yelling “Dee Dee.” The episode starts with a catchphrase “Ahhh, what a fine day for Science!” The show became the most popular original series making Dexter one of the genius character of the time.
Courage- Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage, a frightened canine who lives in a farmhouse with Muriel and Eustace Bagge in an story-bound town of Nowhere. Courage frequently faces monsters, demons, aliens, mad scientists, zombies and other supernatural forces that he must fend off to save his owners. He in fact can speak English but his gibberish dog language in distressed time was the most fun to watch. His famous catchphrases include “I have bad feeling about this,” “The things I love to do,” and “I know I’m not gonna like this” were the most memorable one.
Johnny Bravo-Johnny Bravo
“I am Johnny Bravo, the one-man army!” enough said! A beefcake man with a pompadour hairstyle and an Elvis Presley like voice, Johnny Bravo try to get a woman he targeted throughout the series to fall in love with him. He is beaten up or dumped in the end. The character is memorable for his fast moments of trying to impress women accompanied by the loud whip sound effect. His catchphrases are “She digs me!” and “Ohhh Momma” after women leave him alone.
Apart from these famous characters, we still adore Bart Simpson, Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, George Jetsons and more who have made our childhood special. Yesteryear’s cartoon shows have taught us lessons on friendship, happiness and selflessness. If we missed any of your favorite cartoon characters, tell us in the comments and we will add them to our article.