50 Most Famous Cartoon Characters

From Mickey To Yogi

Gotta love cartoon characters. Our list of the 50 most famous cartoon characters, in no particular order:

Mickey Mouse

The famous cartoon mouse created by Walt Disney. Originally going to be named Mortimer. Mickey Mouse first appeared in Steamboat Willie. Mickey was one of the first animals to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Created in 1928.

Mickey Mouse

Bugs Bunny

Possibly the world’s most famous rabbit, and leader of the Looney Tunes. Bugs was one of the first animals to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (other was Mickey). Not bad for cartoons. Eh… What’s up, doc? Created in 1938.

Bugs Bunny

Homer Simpson

The patriarch of The Simpsons, the longest running American sitcom. Loves donuts. Doh! Created in 1987.

Homer Simpson

Fred Flintstone

Head of the first primetime sitcom cartoon characters on tv, The Flintstones. Meet The Flintstones. Created in 1960.

Fred Flintstone

Snoopy

When it comes to cartoon characters, not many are as cool as this dog, AKA Joe Cool. Beagle that is loyal to Charlie Brown. Created in 1950.

Snoopy

SpongeBob SquarePants

A happy go lucky sea sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea, in the city of Bikini Bottom. Created in 1999.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Eric Cartman

One of the rudest cartoon characters of all time, but respect his authority in South Park. Created in 1997.

Eric Cartman

Daffy Duck

Sarcastic cartoon duck that always tries to keep up with Bugs Bunny and his antics. Created in 1937.

Daffy Duck

Winnie-the-Pooh

This teddy bear likes honey, also known as Pooh Bear or plain Pooh. Based on Christopher Robin Milne’s stuffed animal. Created in 1924.

Winnie The Pooh

Charlie Brown

This lovable loser is the leader of the Peanuts. Best friend is a beagle. Nicknamed Chuck. Good grief. Created in 1950.

Charlie Brown

Goofy

Silly dog, that walks on two legs unlike fellow Walt Disney pup Pluto. Gawrsh! Created in 1932 .

Goofy

Bart Simpson

Troublemaker of The Simpsons family. Oldest child of Homer and Marge Simpson. Does not like school. Don’t have a cow man. Created in 1987.

Bart Simpson

Donald Duck

Wears a sailor outfit, because like a sailor a duck lives on water. Bugs Bunny has his duck pal, and Mickey Mouse has Donald Duck. Created in 1934.

Donald Duck

Garfield

Cartoon cat that loves lasagna, and hates Mondays. Can usually be seen tricking Odie. Created in 1978.

Garfield

Woody

Lead cowboy from the Toy Story franchise that belongs to Andy Davis. Created in 1995.

Woody

Betty Boop

All time classic cartoon character. Betty has been turning heads for almost a century. Created in 1930.

Betty Boop

Tom Cat

Cartoon cat from Tom and Jerry. Always battling Jerry Mouse. Original name was Jasper. Created in 1940.

Tom Cat

Jerry Mouse

Cartoon mouse from Tom and Jerry. Always driving Tom Cat nuts. Original name was Jinx. Created in 1940.

Jerry Mouse

Scooby Doo

World’s most famous Great Dane, and star of the show. Overuses the letter “R”. Ruh roh. Created in 1969.

Scooby Doo

Woody Woodpecker

The character Wooddrow “Woody” Woodpecker is a mischief with wild laugh, and a true prankster. Created in 1940.

Woody Woodpecker

Hello Kitty

Also known as Kitty White, this girl knows how to sell merch. No, she’s not a cat according to the character’s manufacturer. Created in 1974.

Hello Kitty

Mighty Mouse

Famous cartoon mouse that has super strength like Superman. Only weakness is limburger cheese. Here he comes to save the day! Created in 1942.

Mighty Mouse

Felix The Cat

Cool cat. Started as a star in the silent era. Felix shared screen-time with Charlie Chaplin. Created in 1919.

Felix The Cat

Wile E Coyote

Can never quite catch the Road Runner. ACME products always let him down. Created in 1948.

Wile E Coyote

Minnie Mouse

Minnie’s full name is Minerva Mouse. Love interest and wife of Mickey Mouse. Can always been seen wearing her famous bows. Created in 1928.

Minnie Mouse

Tweety Bird

Smart yellow male canary brought to you by Warner Bros. He loves to toy with Sylvester. Created in 1941.

Tweety Bird

Pink Panther

Pink cat, named after a diamond. Became famous after appearing in the Pink Panther film introduction. Created in 1963.

Pink Panther

Peter Griffin

He’s a Family Guy that resides in Quahog, Rhode Island. Big fan of cutaway gags. Created in 1998.

Peter Griffin

Porky Pig

Cartoon character pig with a stutter and star of the show. Could also be seen at the end of Looney Tunes cartoons saying “Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” Created in 1935.

Porky Pig

Road Runner

A bird that is a super fast cartoon character. Always a step ahead of Wile E Coyote. Beep beep. Created in 1948.

Road Runner

George Jetson

Meet George Jetson. His boy is Elroy. Daughter Judy. Jane is his wife. Man of the future, brought to you by Hanna Barbera. Created in 1962.

George Jetson

Daisy Duck

Donald’s smart girlfriend that loves to shop. Minnie Mouse’s best friend. Aunt to April, May, and June. Created in 1940.

Daisy Duck

Elmer Fudd

Silly hunter, and also one of Looney Tunes most well known characters. Always trying to catch that wascally wabbit, Bug Bunny. Created in 1937.

Elmer Fudd

Popeye

A sailor that smokes a pipe, and eats spinach when he requires super strength. His girlfriend’s name is Olive Oyl, and has an adopted baby named Swee’pea. Created in 1929.

Popeye

Patrick Star

Best cartoon pink starfish and best buddies with SpongeBob SquarePants. Expert at the “art of doing nothing”. Created in 1999.

Patrick Star

Sylvester The Cat

Domestic cartoon cat with a lisp. Often can be seen chasing Tweety and Speedy Gonzales. Sufferin’ succcotash. Created 1945.

Sylvester The Cat

Roger Rabbit

Maroon Cartoons star rabbit, and happily married to Jessica Rabbit. First appeared in the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? and then later in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Created in 1981.

Roger Rabbit

Beavis

Teenage cartoon character that starred on MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head. His alter ego is the famous Cornholio. Has a bit of an underbite. Created in 1992.

Beavis

Butt-Head

Teenage cartoon character that starred on MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head. Enjoys making fun of music videos with Beavis, and leader of the two. Shut up Beavis. Created in 1992

Butt Head

Kenny McCormick

Loves to mumble through his orange parka and always dying on South Park, then somehow comes back. Created in 1997.

Kenny McCormick

Shrek

Big green ogre that lives in a swamp. The star of a 2001 film that bears his name, and based on a 90’s fairy tale. Created in 1990.

Shrek

Tigger

Not a tiger, but rather a Tigger. Winnie’s pal that’s based on one of Christopher Robin Milne’s stuffed animals. Loves to bounce. Created in 1928.

Tigger

Papa Smurf

Head smurf. The oldest and wisest of all the Smurfs. Papa Smurf is the rock the other Smurfs all turn too whenever there’s a problem. Created in 1958.

Papa Smurf

Fat Albert

Leader of the Junkyard Gang. Though on the heavy side, Albert is athletic and likes playing sports and music. Hey hey hey. Fat Albert and his friends. Created in 1972.

Fat Albert

Buzz Lightyear

Toy Space Ranger of Toy Story that belongs to Andy Davis. One of Pixar’s most famous characters. To infinity and beyond! Created in 1995.

Buzz Lightyear

Ren

Ren Höek is a cartoon Chihuahua. Best friends with Stimpy, though Ren spends most of his time picking on him. They live in the town of Hollywood in Yugoslavia. Created in 1991.

Ren

Stimpy

Stimpson J. Cat is a Manx cartoon cat. His brain is the size of a peanut. Best friends with Ren, though Ren doesn’t seem to appreciate that. Created in 1991.

Stimpy

Norville “Shaggy” Rogers

Laid back hippy member of Mystery Inc. His best friend is a Great Dane. Bit of a coward, unless it comes to getting Scooby Snacks. Zoinks. Created in 1969.

Shaggy Rogers

Tommy Pickles

Thomas Malcolm Pickles is the one year old leader of the Rugrats on Nickelodeon, and one of the channels most popular cartoons. Debuted on the same day as Ren & Stimpy. Created in 1990.

Tommy Pickles

Yogi Bear

Famous cartoon bear that bears the same name as the famous Yankees player, Yogi Berra. Yogi, the bear not the ballplayer, took residence in Jellystone Park. Hey there, Boo Boo! Created in 1958.

Yogi Bear

Joe Maracic
Creative Director
LoudEgg Creative Agency
joe@loudegg.com

 

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