Top 10 Most Popular Cartoon Characters of All Time

Animated cartoon characters have always remained successful in bringing out the fun loving child in every individual. Many a times we can relate to them but most of the times we just love to laugh at their antics and misfortune. Be it in the form of print or tele, cartoons are a great source of entertainment. Here is the list of top 10 most popular cartoon characters of all times with the names that have remained every body’s favorite.

Top Ten Most Popular Cartoon Characters of All Time

Read through the content of top ten most popular animated characters of all time and refresh your childhood memories.

1. Bugs Bunny

No.1 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Bugs Bunny

Created in 1938 at Leon Schlesinger Production, Bugs Bunny is an animated anthropomorphic gray rabbit from America. It instantly hit the audience with its flippant, insouciant personality and primarily appeared in the animated cartoons, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Bugs has appeared in more films than any other cartoon characters and is one of the most popular animated characters of all time. A Wild Hare, directed by Tex Avery and released on July 27, 1940, is the first cartoon where Bugs has appeared.

2. Mickey Mouse

No.2 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Mickey Mouse

The next that follows the list of top 10 most popular animated characters of all time is none other than our 20th century’s favorite  Mickey Mouse. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at The Walt Disney Production in 1928 and has remained one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world and is the mascot of The Walt Disney Company. Steamboat Willie is his debuted cartoon serial after which he went on to amuse audience through more than 130 films with his red shorts on.

3. Homer Simpson

No.3 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson is the bumbling husband of Marge and father of Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson in the animated television serial The Simpsons. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared on television on April 19, 1987. The character was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening.  According to British Newspaper, The Sunday Times, Homer is one of the most influential fictional characters on television after being entertaining generations with more than 20 seasons.

4. Fred Flintstone

No.4 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Fred Flintstone

Fred Flintstone or Fred W. Flintstone is the hero of the animated sitcom, The Flintstone which was aired on ABC during its prime time. Fred was the first portly animated husband who had a hot wife, not enough brains for his schemes and a bad temper. The personality of the character was based on The Honeymooners by Ralph Kramden.

5. Rocky and Bullwinkle

No.5 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Rocky and Bullwinkle

Though the animation was not fancy, Rocky and Bullwinkle are known for their humor  With a mixture of puns, cultural and tropical satire and self referential humor, Rocky and Bullwinkle appealed both to the adults as well as to children.

6. Tom and Jerry

No.6 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Tom and Jerry

Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry are the names of a cartoon cat and a mouse respectively whose rivalries never ends. The reasons behind their popularity are the chases and battles between the two with the involvement of comic violence. The 144 original shorts of these cartoon characters were produced and directed in between 1940 to 1957. Now Tom and Jerry features in the Time Warner series, Tom and Jerry Tales.

7. Donald Duck

No.7 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Donald Duck

Donald Duck was born in 1934 when Walt Disney Production though of a funny duck with “human like” characters. Donald speaks in an unintelligible squawk, has a very short fuse, wears a sailor’s suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and makes viewers fall out of laugh. He is one among the top ten most popular animated characters of all time who was included in TV Guide’s list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002. His first appearance was with The Wise Little Hen but it was Orphan’s Benefit which gave him fame.

8. Garfield

No.8 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Garfield

Garfield is a comic character and the title protagonist from the comic strip Garfield that was created by Jim Davis and publishes since June 19, 1978. He is a lazy, selfish, orange, anthropomorphic tabby cat who enjoys eating, sleeping, and tormenting his owner Jon and  his dog. His stories revolve around how he hates Mondays and is often struck by bad luck on that particular day. He comes up in around 2,580 newspapers and journals and it currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely read comic personality.

9. Snoopy

No.9 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time - Snoopy

Snoopy is a fictional character who plays the role of Charlie Brown’s pet dog in the long running comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schul. Originally a minor figure, Snoopy grew to become the strip’s best-known character. His peculiarities were famous: sleeping on top of his doghouse, pretending he was a WWI airplane pilot or Foreign Legionnaire, showing the ropes to his bird friend, Woodstock, and even playing shortstop on Charlie Brown’s sandlot baseball team.

10. Charlie Brown

No.10 Most Popular Cartoon Character of all Time Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is another creation of Charles M. Schul for his comic strip, Peanuts. He is a lovable loser and a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and bad luck. The character came into lime light when Peanuts was debuted and since then it has no cease to win the hearts of readers and viewers.

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