It doesn’t matter whether you are 6 or 60, you always laugh while watching any of the cartoon characters. You may link them to yourself sometimes and sometimes you just love laughing over the mishaps with them or their funny actions. Here is the list of the most popular TV cartoon characters. Is your favorite in this list?? Check it out..
10. Winnie the Pooh:
It is also called Pooh Bear. This cartoon character is very sweet and kind and tries to help out his friends. It is a honey-colored bear wearing a red shirt. It was created by A.A Milne marking its first appearance in the children’s verse book ‘When We Were Very Young’ in 1924. Sterling Holloway gave his voice to the Pooh first in the year 1966 for the film ‘Winnie the Pooh and The Honey Tree’. It has starred in many cartoons and special, both feature films and TV. And now Pooh is on the top list and loved by all. This teddy bear knows how to steal peoples heart by the words and the deeds.
Popeye the sailor was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and appeared first as a comic strip in 1929 in Thimble Theater In 1933, he starred in Betty Boop cartoon called ‘Popeye the Sailor’. After that Popeye appeared in comic books, television cartoons, video games and arcades, peripheral products and hundreds of advertisements. In 1980 Robin Williams played Popeye in a Live-action film. It is loved by the audience because of the humor and adventure involved. His bulging forearms, staccato chuckle and squint eyes portraits him well. His catchphrase: “I eat my spinach” and “Well, blow me down!” are what stays in mind of the audience.
8. Fred Flintstone:
Premiered in 1960 and modeled after ‘The Honeymooners’, he is the forerunner to Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin. An animated husband with a bad temper and not enough brains for his schemes yes having a hot wife and loving his family is what describes him the best. He is an average caveman who enjoys his life with his family and friends, who loves bowling. His catchphrase: “Yabba-Dabba-Doo!” caught kids’ attention at once and they still have it on their tongue. He was made by Hanna and Barbara and voiced by Daws Butler first. He has an impulsive and stubborn nature and is prone to accident. His actions are confusing that makes it funny and he became the adorable cartoon character.
7. SpongeBob SquarePants:
He is one of the funniest cartoon character, created in 1999, for the American animated television series ‘Help Wanted’, by Stephen Hillenburg. He is an over-optimistic sponge that irritates everyone. He is a fictional goofy sea sponge who works as a fry cook. This cheerful and enthusiastic yellow sponge achieved popularity among not just the kids but also the adults. Voiced by Tim Kenny, this squeaky—clean square went through many revisions after getting its final look and name. Even though it was criticized because of his attitude and annoying nature, kids love to watch it and it got its place in their shelves as toys or the bags etc.
Scooby- Doo, an American franchise, was of the Hanna Barbara Production. The original series for Scooby Doo was created in 1969, by the writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, after getting its inspiration from ‘The Archies TV Series’. Watch it and you will be thinking how silly coward this dog is. But still you will be liking it for its horror, comedy , mystery and adventure. Cartoon shows ‘Pup named Scooby Doo’ and ‘What’s new Scooby Doo’ are very famous shows that marked its success. Scooby Doo was first voiced in 1969 by Don Messick. From 1969 to present, 11 successful TV series have been created which are all loved and admired by masses and Scooby Doo maintains its craze as usual. TV series, Live-action theatrical films, video games, internet games, comic books and merchandising; Scooby Doo found its way all over them.
5. Homer Simpson:
Crude, Overweight, clumsy, lazy, ignorant and a heavy drinker; this is all about our favorite Homer Simpson. But overall he is a family man who is entirely devoted to his wife and three children. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared on the television in 1987. It was created and designed by Matt Groening and a Safety Inspector by profession. His catchphrase “D’oh!” and his quotes of wisdom from his past experiences, low IQ and all that he got has entertained generations with more than 20 seasons. In 2000, Homer along with his family was awarded a star on the ’Hollywood Walk of Fame’.
4. Bugs Bunny:
“Eh, what’s up, Doc?” Remember this catchphrase of your all time favorite cartoon character Bugs Bunny. This calmest, cute and naughty gray rabbit has got the love of people all around the globe. It was created in 1938 at Leon Schlesinger Production. Mr. Witty, The Intelligent Mastermind such captions can describe him better. His starring role in Looney Tunes made history. Mel Blanc voiced him first in 1940. A Wild Hare released in 1940 and directed by Tex Avery is the first cartoon where bugs appeared. This well written and well drawn cartoon character has thrilled and made many generations laugh.
3. Donald Duck:
Who doesn’t love him! When he gets angry no one can stop him and you won’t be able to stop laughing. He first appeared in year 1934 in “The Wise Little Hen”. He was born when Walt Disney thought of creating a funny duck that has a very short fuse and an unintelligible squawk. Duck with sailor’s suit with a black and red bow tie has touched the heights of fame. Famous for his explosive anger and his speaking with a lisp that is often difficult to understand, Donald found its way to top. Duck was first voiced by Clarence Nash and now by Tony Anselmo. And its catchphrases like “What’s the Big Deal” and “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy” are liked by all. Even after going through various eras and many revisions, Donald has always been loved by the audience and has marked its appearance in comic books, theme parks, short films and children’s toys and stuffs.
2. Tom and Jerry:
There are the characters that have been fighting on-screen since 1940’s. But still they are seen together. Their fights are what make them so special and lovable by all. Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse; and they have been made enemy by the nature. On every episode they play pranks on each other forcing the audience to laugh hard. They were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and between 1940 and 1957 they produced and directed 114 shorts. Along with winning many awards including ‘Oscars’ and ‘Academy Award for Animated Short Films’, it has also made its place in heart of billions. Tom and Jerry supported comic violence as their fights included many activities like slicing each other in peaces or burning or using weapons. Because of this it was criticized by many but still loved by all. From 1940 to 2008, it has gone through many eras and now in the end its time for Cartoon Network Reboot.
1. Mickey mouse:
Warm personality with a famous face, along with those over-sized ears, is what specifies Mickey Mouse the best, reminding you of an old friend of your childhood. Mickey Mouse was first seen in single test screening in ‘Plane Crazy’. Mickey Mouse got it first appearance in 1928 in the cartoon serial ‘SteamboatViliie’. Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at The Walt Production. Mickey Mouse was voiced by Walt Disney, himself; and later by Jim MacDonald and Wayne Allwine. Afterwards, he went on to amuse the audience through over 130 films. World’s most loved and irresistible character is the only character in cartoon films to earn a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is very popular among the audience and it can be seen by the demand of his toys, games, clothes, bags and what not. This mouse wearing Red shorts, large yellow shoes and white gloves has become so popular that you can see him in comics, video games, at the Disney parks and even in merchandising.