Top 10 Most Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros.) He is one of (if not) the most famous cartoon characters, and he is in the show Looney Tunes. His famous quote is "What's up doc?". He is a gray colored bunny with big teeth and big feet. His favorite food is carrots.

Some of my friends, family members, & myself think that you would never want to miss around with Bugs Bunny; he is too smart & could be a very dangerous cartoon character to be around!

Bugs is so smart and talented plus a huge entertainment to watch.. I remember the days when I used to watch the bugs bunny show all day

Bugs Bunny, while no longer relevant as a cartoon today, is still recognizable even to modern kids.

Bugs is more iconic, talented, smart, cunning than Di$ney's pet, but Warner Bros. marketing on him fails in comparison to Mickey

2 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. The first cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse was the iconic "Steamboat Willie" released in the year 1928.

You cannot call yourself a fan of anything cartoon related if you don't know who Mickey Mouse is. Mickey is the one who basically IGNITED the movement for cartoon characters all over the world. Not to mention he appeared in the world's first animated feature with sound and music. If it weren't for Steamboat Willie we wouldn't have 99% of the movies with sound and music we have today.

Mickey Mouse is & will always be one of my life time favorites (along with Minnie Mouse and their friends); I have been able to +7 years & can still speak in the voice of Mickey Mouse. I am 31 & am always thinking about him, still watch shows that have him like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, have a laugh, Mickey Mouse (show), Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Mickey's mixed-up adventures, and more!

Definitely the face of all cartoons. After all, Mickey is the longest-running cartoon character and the reason why the cartoon industry grew in popularity. Without Mickey, there wouldn't be cartoons period. Also, it's a real statement when people can recognize a character from just three circles.

What nonsense is this? Mickey as 2!? Dude, he paid the way for almost everyones franchise. Even Bugs Bunny himself. Bugs may be more enjoyable, but Mickey is more recognizable, iconic, and popular. You would already know who he is by looking at his silhouette.

3 Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the main protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.
4 Scooby-Doo Scooby Doo is a famous fictional dog character from the show Scooby-Doo Where Are You? He is the protagonist of his series .

Scooobyyy doobie dooo.. Haha. a dog detective who loved Scooby snacks. The way he ate them made me want to eat too. Haha.. Plus I learnt a lot from this cartoon! Can't forget it. Will never forget it

Nothing can beat this classic Great Dane! One of my favorite childhood shows.

This crazy scooby the G.O.A.T # 1 or 2 out of him and Mickey bugs should be 3...

Scooby is the best.

5 Jerry Mouse Gerald "Jerry" Mouse is a fictional character and one of the title characters in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films. He is a mouse that gets chased by Tom, but tries to trick Tom so he won't catch him.

My favv, the tom and jerry show.. It never gets old.. Started watching it when I was 5 and now I m 15 and it's still the same.. As funny as before. No cartoon can ever come nearby these two... They should have been in top 5 at least (no offense)

Jerry is the most iconic cartoon character and he is my favourite cartoon character and he was also my favourite in my childhood his tricks entertains everyone and he is also funny he also possesses a lot of skills he is way cooler, better and best character than that rude tom.

I grew up watching this cartoon, so entertaining .

Tom and jerry is ultimate classic show.

6 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

SpongeBob is the most well-received modern cartoon icon to date. He had an early slump in quality due to his creator's departure, then a brief jump in quality due to his creator's return, and now back to a probable slump due to his creator's death(less gloss over the musical as that's not animation). But SpongeBob's influence and greatness are forever remembered by his fans. Some may say SpongeBob is annoying, but I think that's a bunch of with me here.

Out of all the characters here, nothing can beat spongebob even if I like looney tunes, the simpsons, etc spongebob has been in my childhood always and it will always be in part of my heart.

He's my favorite cartoon character. He's not only had a huge impact on my childhood and even teenhood, but he's also given me a better outlook on life.

Should be Number 9.This bucked-tooth yellow sponge who works
at a burger point known as the Krusty Krab and have a
annoyingly high-pitched laugh has been entertaining kids
since 1999.

7 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 tie.

Donald and his Duck brethren rose in popularity enough to influence the designs of the Warners from Animaniacs. Also, if Disney had to give Mickey a non-bad guy comedic partner, it'll likely be the duck that gets all the bad luck.

I grow up watching Donald Duck even before I heard of mickey mouse.He is one of my favourite characters of all time.

I always wanted to be him and not have to wear pants!

8 Fred Flintstone Frederick "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 of Wilma Flintstone and father of Pebbles Flintstone.
9 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 Melodies, where he usually has been depicted as the best friend and occasional arch-rival of Bugs Bunny.

Daffy is known to be Bugs Bunny's comedy partner. However, Daffy proved he was able to make it without Bugs in solo cartoons like Duck Amuck, a cartoon classic. Of course, when people think of a Looney Tunes short, you can't say rabbit season without saying duck season. *gunshot*

10 Bart Simpson Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child, and the only son, in the 1987 show The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.

It was hard deciding between Bart and Homer to represent The Simpsons, one of the longest-running cartoon series. However, Bart is a notorious cartoon icon as many adults during early Simpson years didn't appreciate kids coming to school with shirts with this rascal on them. In a way, that only made Bart even more of an icon.

Kids all over my school have Bart Simpson stickers all over there laptops

The Contenders
11 Betty Boop Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.

This should be Number 10,she may be sexy...but may have funny hair,and have the
entertaining "Betty boop boop boop! "and made several cultural appearences like
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ".

12 Tom (Tom and Jerry) Thomas "Tom" Cat is a fictional character and one of the title characters in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films.

No one for Tom? Only me? Wow, Don't you believe it! I thought he was the best and funniest one in the cartoons! He may not be the best, but I really felt sorry for my number 2 favorite cat (Sylvester being number 1) so I voted for one of the best Hanna Barbera characters.

Tom is anyway iconic cartoon character as he is very funny and has useful skills which indicates him to be a very great iconic cartoon character.

Love him just as much as Jerry (being a cat lover helps as well). Just can't have one without the other

It is my favorite cartoon character of all time...

13 Snoopy Snoopy is a character in comic strip Peanuts. He first appears in the strip from October 4 1950. He often sleeps on the top of his dog house. He belongs to Charlie Brown. He was created by Charles M. Schulz. He also appears in all the specials and the 2015 Peanuts Movie.

I love snoopy so much

Just plain cute.

14 Goofy Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic black dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora . Goofy is a close more.

He's great, and light hearted.

15 Kyle Broflovski Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.

Kyle is the greatest south park character.. he's honest, self respected and authentic, helpful..
He's just like Arnold shortman in hey Arnold really, a good kid..
Kyle has a nice personality I like that he's genuine

Voice of South Park?! That would be cartman

16 Charlie Brown

Should be top 5. Peanuts is underrated

Should be number 7

17 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983 to 1987, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson in 1988 and DIC Entertainment from 1988 to 1990.It aired from 1983 to 1990 on NBC and is the follow-up to the original 1961–62 series, The Alvin Show.

Adorable little guys.

18 Optimus Prime Optimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. Optimus Prime is consistently depicted as having strong moral character, excellent leadership, and sound decision-making skills, and possesses brilliant military tactics, powerful martial arts, and advanced alien weaponry.

My favorite character ever. 'squeeaal! ' Optimus Prime is the coolest being ever created. Why can't he be real ( 'sniff sniff'

19 Felix the Cat Felix the Cat is a funny-animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, combine to make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters more.
20 Barney Gumble Barnard "Barney" Gumble is a fictional character on the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. The character is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared in the series premiere episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".
21 Minnie Mouse Minerva "Minnie" Mouse is a cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She was first drawn by Iwerks in 1928, as was Mickey Mouse. Her former voice actor Russi Taylor (1944 - 2019) voiced her for 30 years & also married Wayne Allwine (1947 - 2009), the former voice of Mickey Mouse. Minnie more.

Really, I only chose Minnie because of Mickey. She really doesn't hold as a character but is more ingrained in animation than the other characters on this list. Remember, we're grading how much these characters are iconic, not how much you liked their cartoons. Also, who is Horrid Henry, Carl Carlson, and BoBoiBoy?!

The greatest .

22 Bender Bender Bending Rodríguez is a fictional character who is one of the main characters in the animated television series Futurama. He was created by series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and is voiced by John DiMaggio.
23 Garfield Garfield is a comic strip cat, created by Jim Davis in 1978. Garfield is well-known in many countries and has appeared in over 2.500 newspapers. He has also had 2 live-action movies, 3 CGI-movies and two animated TV shows, Garfield and Friends (1988-1994) and The Garfield Show (2008-2014).

Garfield is a housecat, owned by the silly cartoonist Jon Arbuckle. Garfield is no ordinary housepet. He's lazy, egocentric and have an enormous appetite. And he does not want to chase or eat mice. He loves to pull pranks as well -and he absolutely loves to kick Jon's other pet Odie off the table. more.

Garfield is amazing he does everything I want to do every day eat, sleep, eat some more, watch TV, sleep some more and kick odie of the table what's not to love

Garfield is lazy, sarcastic, loves lasagna, literally nothing to hate about him

24 Eric Cartman Eric Theodore Cartman, often referred to just by his surname, is a main character, as well as a major antagonist and occasional antihero in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Parker. He is one of four central characters in South Park, along more.

Personally, South Park set a standard for adult animation. If any character would be considered the face of this crude and borderline offensive yet topical and occasionally plot-rich series, it would be this sociopath of a kid, Eric Cartman. I would've voted for Kenny but he hardly talks intelligibly and was probably already killed.

Comes up with the best schemes.

25 Popeye Popeye the Sailor is a fictional American cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip's title in later years.

While I wouldn't put him in the top 10 due to his dwindling fame(no thanks to his reboot movie being canceled), Popeye is still somewhat fresh in the minds of cartoon fans. Maybe it's his catchy jingle, his lessons to children to eat their vegetables(even spinach), or how he represented the US army around WWII where American pride was dangerously high(emphasis on dangerous). All we know is that despite all these years, people still remember this one of a kind sailor man.

Promoting health and wellness to young folks, can you beat that? And also, those macho forearms would give Popeye the ultimate advantage in any arm wrestling match with any other cartoon character in the history of cartoons.

Popeye the sailor man.. Pee po! I love him :) I miss him and I still wait for him. now they don't show it but every cartoon lover will wait for you to come again popeye.. you were our hero at tomes

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