Since the first cartoon came on air till now cartoons have achieved a special place in visual media. Many new ones have arrived on TV and replaced the old ones. But, there are few cartoons which never lost their fame and have become legends. All these cartoons cannot be mentioned here but below are the top 10 most popular cartoon characters of all time…
10. Powerpuff Girls
Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon featured on three sisters who have superpowers, Blossoms, Bubbles and Buttercap. They live in Townsville, USA and keep the country safe from evil monsters and so, while trying to handle the pressure of kindergarden. All three sisters have different personalities and often fight with each other. This cartoon has mostly finished all over but you can watch it on Boomerang.This show was first premiered in 1998 and one of the most watched cartoons by children of all age group.
9. Spongebob SquarePants
Sponge SquarePants is on air for more than ten years for now. His fellow characters in this cartoon are Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Eugene Krabs and citizens of bikini bottom i.e the town where spongebob lives which is under the sea. His house is made of a pineapple and works in a restaurant called Krusty Krab’s. By the name of the restaurant you can guess that his boss is Mr. Eugene Krabs. In 2004, Spongebob’s first movie was premiered and another is going to be released in 2014. This cartoon and movie, both are hits in the world of cartoons.
You can recognise popeye by even a glance of his arms, legs, pipe or by listening this line ‘Popeye the sailor man…..’ just like most of the other cartoons in the list popeye also started its journey as a character in a comic strip. His debut in the world of cartoons was in 1933 as he starred in Betty Boop. Later on, he became famous as “Popeye the sailor.” He gets his muscular power by eating spinach, after this he gets to work on fighting the evil. Sometimes he fails in the start but sometimes he wins with a single punch. He sails though angry waves or does anything required to fulfill his missions.
7. Winnie the Pooh
When you hear “Winnie the Pooh” you will always remember Pooh, the funny bear who wears a red shirt. Actual Winnie the Pooh first developed as a character in a children story book like many other famous cartoons. When Disney bought its rights it came along many co-characters from which Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (1975) is the most famous cartoon characters.
Spiderman series have started first in 1967 and since then it is one of the favorite superhero of children. Spiderman is a geek who looks just like a guy next door but he gets supernatural powers as soon as he wears his magical suit and saves his town and it people from every problem.
5. Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is the oldest presentation of Disney and represents Disney in all its forms. When you watch an episode of Mickey Mouse, you think that how can a cartoon stay alive for so many generations and still is so famous. At first, the name was going to Martimore Mouse but the wife of Walt Disney told him not to do so and let the name be Mickey Mouse as it is. Mickey’s life started in black and white during 1928 at Steamboat Willie that was the 1st synchronized sound cartoon. Mickey’s first voice was of Walt Disney himself then Jim MacDonald and later by Wayne Allwiine. Mickey Mouse has developed a couple of new forms such as the toddler’s favorite ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ this kids cartoon includes each and every character of the original series, Minnie, Pluto, Donald etc. and Mickey Mouse himself.
4. Donald Duck
Donald duck has two forms, on the cartoon itself and on Mickey Mouse. The most famous thing about this character is its voice perhaps; though some people like his eye rolling feature and exasperation. His debut was at Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoon segment; The Wise Little Hen, this was the year 1934. According to the choice of audience, his most memorable moment was as Scrooge McDuck in Mickey’s Christmas Carol, this was released in 1983.
3. Scooby Doo and Shaggy
This cartoon featured on a dog called Scooby and his master Shaggy who are inseparable. They go through their day filled with surprises such as monsters; zombies etc. and still remain best buddies. As a kid, it is impossible that you have never watched this cartoon. Shaggy and Scooby have many other friends, who work together and fight their enemies with very funny strategies or by luck. Both of them love eating than anything else and are silly and coward. The original series of scooby doo was “Scooby doo where are you?” This was released in 1969.
2. Tom and Jerry
Who did not watch this epic chase between the cat Tom and the mouse Jerry? This cartoon was released more than 80 years ago and is still one of the most watched cartoons. In this cartoon Tom (cat) is always trying to catch the little mouse (jerry) but never succeeds.Tom and Jerry has won many awards such as the Academy Award, MGM shorts in the 40’s. The present episodes are being displayed on Cartoon Network everyday.
Doraemaon is one of the latest cartoons character and recently very popular among small children. It is a robot who has come from the 22nd century. He helps a school kid Nobita with his gadgets. And with all his tricks he has certainly made his place in the list of top 10 most popular cartoon characters of all time