Best Cartoon Characters

Here we have gathered a list of best cartoon characters of all time for you. If you’re looking to find the most popular ones ranked in order by community votes this list was made exactly for you! During the many decades of TV history, cartoon characters have fascinated the imaginations of both children and adults. Even today, many kids are starting their Saturday mornings by watching their favourite cartoon show on either traditional TV channels or modern streaming services. The cartoon characters on this list cover many classic series and movies, such as The Simpsons, Batman, The Flintstones and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you don’t find your favourite cartoon character on this list, feel free to add and vote it up to share it with fellow cartoon fans!

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    Tom and Jerry

    Tom and Jerry is an American comedy slapstick cartoon series created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many episodes also…

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    Snoopy

    Snoopy is Charlie Brown‘s pet beagle[3] in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. He can also be found in all of the Peanuts movies and television specials, like The Peanuts Movie. Since…

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    Stewie Griffin

    Stewart Gilligan “Stewie”[1] Griffin is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy. He is voiced by series creator Seth MacFarlane and first appeared on television, along…

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    Bugs Bunny

    Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.[5] Bugs is best known for his…

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    Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.…

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    Scooby Doo

    Scoobert Doo[1] is the eponymous character and protagonist of the animated television franchise Scooby-Doo created in 1969 by the American animation company Hanna-Barbera. Scooby-Doo is a male Great…

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    Homer Simpson

    Homer J. Simpson is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. He is voiced by Dan Castellanetaand first appeared on television, along with the rest of his family,…

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    Donald Duck

    Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow…

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    Bart Simpson

    Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson is a fictional character in the American animated television series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on…

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    Popeye

    Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar.[3][4][5] The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929,…

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    Tigger

    Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in A. A. Milne‘s book The House at Pooh Corner. Like other Pooh characters, Tigger is based on one of Christopher Robin Milne‘s…

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    Goofy

    Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with…

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    Daffy Duck

    Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character produced by Warner Bros. Styled as an anthropomorphic black duck, the character has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie…

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    Shaggy Rogers

    Norville “Shaggy” Rogers is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He is a cowardly slacker and the long-time best friend of his equally cowardly Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. Like…

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    Sylvester

    Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr., usually called Sylvester, is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphicTuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of…

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    Pink Panther

    The Pink Panther is a British-American media franchise primarily focusing on a series of comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The franchise began with the release of…

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    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote (also known simply as “the Coyote”) and the Road Runner are a duo of cartoon characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In each episode, the…

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    Jerry Mouse

    Jerry Mouse is a fictional character and one of the title characters (the other being Tom Cat) in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer‘s series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films. Created by William…

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    Tom Cat

    Thomas Cat is a fictional character and one of the title characters (the other being Jerry Mouse) in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer‘s series of Tom and Jerry theatrical animated short films. Created by William…

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    Foghorn Leghorn

    Foghorn J. Leghorn is a cartoon character that has appeared in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for Warner Bros. Pictures. He was created by Robert McKimson and writer Warren Foster, and…

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    Batman

    Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger,[1][2] and first appeared…

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    Pepé Le Pew

    Pepé Le Pew is a character from the Warner Bros.Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons, first introduced in 1945. Depicted as a French striped skunk, Pepé is constantly in search of love and appreciation.…

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    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), and…

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    Yosemite Sam

    Yosemite Sam is an Americananimated cartooncharacter in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. Animation. His name is taken from Yosemite National Park. Along…

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    Eeyore

    Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

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    Tasmanian Devil

    The Tasmanian Devil, commonly referred to as Taz, is an animated cartooncharacter featured in the Warner Bros.Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Though the character appeared in only…

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    Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear is a cartoon character who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows and films. He made his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in The Huckleberry Hound Show. Yogi Bear was the…

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    Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown (also known as Charles Brown, Esq. and nicknamed Chuck by Peppermint Patty) is the lead role of the comic strip Peanuts, syndicated in dailyand Sunday newspapers in numerous countries…

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    Fred Flintstone

    Fred Flintstone is the main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC during the original series’ run from 1960 to 1966. Fred is the husband…

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    Brian Griffin

    Brian Griffin is a fictional character from the American animated television series Family Guy. An anthropomorphic white dog voiced by Seth MacFarlane, he is one of the show’s main characters as a member of the Griffin…

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    Woody Woodpecker

    Woody Woodpecker is a fictional animated character anthropomorphic woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz Studioand distributed by Universal Pictures[2] during…

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    Porky Pig

    Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. He was the first character created by the studio to draw audiences based on…

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    Peter Griffin

    Peter Griffin is the main character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy. He is voiced by the series’ creator, Seth MacFarlane, and first appeared on television, along with the rest of the Griffin family, in the…

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    Marvin the Martian

    Marvin the Martian is a character from Warner Bros.‘ Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons.

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    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series, and the de facto adversary of Bugs Bunny. He has one of the more disputed origins in the Warner…

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    Chip ‘n’ Dale

    Chip and Dale (also rendered as Chip ‘n’ Dale or Chip an’ Dale) are two chipmunk cartoon characters created at Walt Disney Productions in 1943. Their names are…

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    Tweety

    Tweety Bird is an animated fictionalyellow canary in the Warner Bros.Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. The name “Tweety” is a play on words, as it originally meant…

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    Courage

    Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network and the eighth of the Cartoon Cartoons. It was produced by Dilworth’s own…

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    Stitch

    Stitch (also known by his species name/”birth” name Experiment 626, pronounced “six-two-six”) is a fictional character in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch franchise. An…

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    Speedy Gonzales

    Speedy Gonzales is an animated cartoon character in the Warner BrothersLooney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. He is portrayed as “The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico” with his major traits being the ability to run…

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    Donkey

    Donkey is a fictional fast-talking donkey created by William Steig and adapted by DreamWorks Animation for the Shrek franchise. The character is voiced by Eddie Murphy.

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (often shortened to TMNT or Ninja Turtles) are four fictional teenaged anthropomorphic turtles named after Italian artists of the Renaissance. They were…

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    Tommy Pickles

    Tommy Pickles is a fictional character that appears in the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up! as the protagonist of the shows. He is voiced by E.…

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    Dexter

    Dexter, a boy-genius and inventor with a hidden laboratory in his room, which he keeps secret from his parents. He is in a constant battle with his older sister Dee Dee, who always finds a way to get inside Dexter’s lab and foil his…

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    Pluto

    Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup,[1] is a cartoon dog created in 1930 at Walt Disney Productions. He is a yellow-orange color, medium-sized, short-haired dog with black ears. Unlike most Disney characters, Pluto is…

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    Bender

    Bender Bending Rodríguez (designated in-universe as Bending Unit 22, unit number 1,729, serial number 2716057[1]) is a fictional character who is one of the main characters in the animated television series Futurama. He was…

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    Shrek

    Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated, comedy film loosely based on the 1990 fairytale picture book of the same name by William Steig. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson in…

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    Scrooge McDuck

    Scrooge McDuck is a fictional character created in 1947 by Carl Barks as a work-for-hire for The Walt Disney Company. Scrooge is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic Pekin duck with a yellow-orange bill,…

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    Goku

    Son Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku first made his debut…

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    Garfield

    Garfield is a comic created by Jim Davis. Published since 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, Garfield, the cat; Jon Arbuckle, the human; and Odie, the dog. As of 2013, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580…

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    Phili J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry, commonly known simply by his surname Fry, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the animated sitcom Futurama. He is voiced by Billy Westusing a version of his own voice as he sounded…

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    Joker

    The Joker is a fictional supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940), published by DC…

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    The Powerpuff Girls

    The Powerpuff Girls is an American superhero animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Hanna-Barbera (later Cartoon Network Studios) for Cartoon Network. The show…

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    Lisa Marie Simpson

    Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family. Voiced by Yeardley Smith, Lisa was born as a character in The Tracey Ullman…

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    Maggie Simpson

    Margaret “Maggie” Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She first appeared on television in the Tracey Ullman Showshort “Good Night” on April 19, 1987. Maggie was…

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    Road Runner

    One running gag involves the Coyote trying (in vain) to shield himself with a little parasol against a great falling boulder that is about to crush him. Another running gag involves the Coyote falling from a high cliff. After he…

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    Kermit the Frog

    Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character, an anthropomorphic frog and Jim Henson‘s most well-known creation. Introduced in 1955, Kermit serves as the straight man protagonist of numerous Muppet…

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    Eric Cartman

    Eric Theodore Cartman, often referred to as just Cartman,[1] is a main character in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Parker. Cartman is one…

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    Dory

    Dory, a regal blue tang, gets separated from her parents as a child. As she grows up, Dory attempts to search for them, but gradually forgets them due to her short-term memory loss. In the flashback of the previous film, Finding Nemo, she…

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    Nemo

    On the first day of school, the overprotective Marlin embarrasses Nemo during a field trip. While Marlin talks to the teacher, Mr. Ray, Nemo sneaks away from the reef toward a boat and is captured by a scuba diver. As the boat departs, one of…

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    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

    Yakko is a wise-cracking smart-aleck, who usually acts as a leader of the trio. He is also obsessed with girls, and is known for saying “Goodnight Everybody!” after a jokethat an adult only sees. Yakko wears tan pants with…

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    Woody

    Sheriff Woody Pridehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriff_Woody[ is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Toy Story franchise created by Pixar. He is a floppy pullstringcowboy doll and the leader of the toys in the movies.…

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    Marge Simpson

    Marjorie Jacqueline “Marge” Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family. She is voiced by Julie Kavner and first…

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    Spider-Man

    Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in…

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    Patrick Star

    Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke and was created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen…

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    Perry the Platypus

    Perry the Platypus (also known as Agent P or simply Perry) is a bipedal platypus from the American animated series Phineas and Ferb. Perry was created by the series’ co-founders, Dan…

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    Leela

    Leela (full name Turanga Leela) is a fictional character from the animated television series Futurama. Leela is spaceship captain, pilot, and head of all aviationservices on board the Planet Express Ship.…

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    Deadpool

    Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Fabian Niciezaand artist/writer Rob Liefeld, the character first appeared…

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    Skeletor

    Skeletor is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Masters of the Universe franchise created by Mattel. He is the archenemy of He-Man.[3]Depicted as a muscular blue humanoid with a purple hood over his yellow bare-bone skull,…

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    Underdog

    Underdog was an anthropomorphicdogsuperhero. The premise was that “humble and lovable” Shoeshine Boy was in truth the superhero Underdog. George S. Irving narrated and comedy actor Wally Cox provided the voices of both Underdog and…

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    Papa Smurf

    apa Smurf is one of the protagonists from the comic strip the Smurfs.[1] Most Smurfs are said to be about 100 years old, but at the advanced age of 546[2](553 in the 1980s series episode “The Littlest Giant”), Papa is the…

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    Mr. Burns

    Charles Montgomery Burns (a.k.a. C. Montgomery Burns or Monty Burns but usually referred to simply as Mr. Burns) is a recurring character of the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced…

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    Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime, is a robot superhero character from the Transformers robot superhero franchise. He is the leader of the Autobots, a group of sentient self-configuring modular extraterrestrial robotic lifeforms (e.g.: cars and other objects). He is…

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    Barney Rubble

    Barney Rubble is a fictional character who appears in the television animated series The Flintstones. He is the diminutive, blond-haired caveman husband of Betty Rubble and adoptive father…

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    Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez is one of the title characters from the Adult Swim animated television series Rick and Morty. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, Sanchez is a…

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    Velma Dinkley

    Throughout her various incarnations, Velma is usually portrayed as a highly intelligent young woman with highly specific interests in science (which in the Scooby and Scrappy Doo series leads her to pursue a career as a NASA research…

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    Clifford

    Clifford the Big Red Dog (voiced by John Ritter; Tom Eastwood in the British version): A giant red Labrador Retriever/Vizsla cross. The depiction of Clifford’s size is inconsistent; he is often shown as being about 25 feet tall (7.6 m)…

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    The Grinch

    The Grinch is depicted as a hairy, pot-bellied, pear-shaped, snub-nosed creature with a cat-like face and cynical personality. In full-color adaptations, he is typically colored avocado green. He has spent the past 53 years living in seclusion…

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    Droopy Dog

    Droopy is an animated character from the Golden Age of American Animation: an anthropomorphic dog with a droopy face, hence the name Droopy. He was created in 1943 by Tex Avery for theatrical…

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    Squidward Tentacles

    Squidward Q. Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Squidward was created and designed by marine biologist and…

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    Plankton and Karen

    Sheldon J. Plankton and Karen Plankton are fictional characters in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. They are respectively voiced by Mr. Lawrence and Jill Talley. Their first…

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    Bambi

    Bambi is the title character in Felix Salten‘s 1923 novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods and its sequel Bambi’s Children, as well as the Disney animated films Bambiand Bambi II. The character of Bambi also appears in…

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    Superman

    Superman is a fictional superhero created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. He first appeared in Action Comics #1, a comic book published on April 18, 1938.[1] He appears regularly in…

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    Baymax

    Baymax is an inflatable health care robot that was created by Tadashi Hamada. Baymax’s only function has been to help people not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. After Tadashi’s death, Baymax felt that his…

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    Mario

    Mario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise, owned by Nintendo and created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Serving as the company’s mascot and the eponymous protagonist of the series, Mario has…

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    Inspector Gadget

    The main protagonist and titular character of the franchise. Gadget is a cyborg (part man, part machine) with thousands of high-tech gadgets installed in his body. Gadget is very powerful and loyal to his career as a lawman, but he is also very…

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    Ariel

    Ariel is a fictional character and the title character of Walt Disney Pictures‘ 28th animated film The Little Mermaid (1989). She subsequently appears in the film’s prequel television…

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    Piglet

    Piglet is a fictional character from A. A. Milne‘s Winnie‑the‑Pooh books. Piglet is Winnie‑the‑Pooh’s closest friend amongst all the toys and animals featured in the stories. Although he is a “Very Small…

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    Lola Bunny

    Lola first appeared in the 1996 film Space Jam. She is shown with tan fur, blonde bangs, and wears a purple rubber band on both ears like a ponytail. She has aqua colored eyes and a slim hourglass figure. Lola is voiced by Kath…

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    Pig-Pen

    “Pig-Pen” is a nickname, invariably written in quotation marks in the strip. In the character’s first appearance on July 13, 1954, in a strip directly parodying the first chapter of Lord of the Flies, he declares, “I…

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    George Jetson

    George J. Jetson] is a fictional character from the animated television seriesThe Jetsons. He is the father of the Jetson family. He is the husband of Jane Jetsonand the father of teenage daughter Judy and son Elroy.

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    Slinky Dog

    In Toy Story, he likes playing checkers with Woody. Slinky is shown to be the most loyal to Woody and stands up for him when Potato Head complains. Slinky is fascinated by Buzz, along with the rest of the toys, but does not make fun of Woody…

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    Betty Boop

    Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.[3][4][5][6][7][8] She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty…

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    Roger Rabbit

    Roger Rabbit is a fictional animated anthropomorphic rabbit character. The character first appeared in author Gary K. Wolf‘s 1981 novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? In the book, Roger is…

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    Casper the Friendly Ghost

    Casper the Friendly Ghost is the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name. He is a pleasant and personable ghost.

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    Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic, superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. The character first appeared in 1942 (originally named Super Mouse) and…

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    Bullwinkle J. Moose

    Bullwinkle J. Moose is a fictional character which premiered in the 1959–1964 ABC network animated television series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, often collectively referred to as Rocky and…

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    Butters Stotch

    Leopold “Butters” Stotch is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by series co-creator Matt Stone and loosely based on co-producer Eric Stough. He is a…

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    Buzz Lightyear

    Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is a toy Space Ranger superhero according to the movies and an action figure in the franchise. Along with Sheriff Woody, he is one of the two lead…

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    Stimpson J. “Stimpy” Cat

    Stimpson “Stimpy” J. Cat is a red and white, rotund cat with a blue nose, purple eyelids, no tail, hands with gloves that have fingernails, human-style buttocks, flat feet and a brain the size of a peanut. He is portrayed as…

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