Top Ten Best Cartoon Characters

Here is a list of the top 10 greatest cartoon characters from animated TV shows.

The Top Ten

1 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 has been with me forever, as I've gotten older, spongebob hasn't, I never miss an episode of this sweet little sea creature's story, his love of everyone and his laugh will always make him the best and most memorable cartoon character ever!

Old Spongebob's laugh was fun but new spongebob's laugh just isn't the same. I agree

Almost voted eric cartman, but spongebob is a legend

I like spongebob because my classmate love all this and I have collection spongebob''

Everyone can agree that this is the best yellow thing that has lived in cartoons.

2 Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

If there were ever a character who could do so much wrong and yet so much right at the same time, Homer is it. While he may in fact be the worst father/husband ever drawn (although Peter Griffin would like to argue), he still is a father/husband because deep down he loves his children and his wife, and we adore him for. And what more can be said about that catch-phrase? Were I feeling funny during a moment of pain, all that would be uttered would be "D'oh!"

Homer quote : I like my beer cold my television loud and my homosexuals flaming!

Homer Chokes Bart and it is funny! and homer is like Patrick the star no Brain!

I chose homer because I watch the simpsons everyday and the main thing we crack up laughing about was because of how dumb homer is all the time.

3 Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros.) He is one of 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 ...read more.

Bugs should be number 1 for that "what's up, doc? " only
Why did he have to be 5th.
Doesn't make any sense!

The original drag queen -- animated or otherwise!

Mr. Witty.
The Intelligent Mastermind.
Mr. Perfectionist.
Looney toones has preserved because of bugs bunny.

Honestly, I think he should be #1. he got me through my childhood (and now ; ) ) Praise the WABBIT!

4 Eric Cartman Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

While his relentless anti-semitism/immigration politics and superiority complex have been the subject of much controversey, they have also made Eric Cartman one of the most memorable cartoon characters ever, and certainly the most unforgettable one constructed entirely out of cardboard.

Cartman chopped up his own father, ground him up into chilly, and then fed him to his half brother. Need I say more.

Who would've thought that a kid who's not even 13 could commit so many acts of violence, dream of being Hitler, and one of the most controversial cartoon characters ever. While he is all that, plus so much more, he's so funny and so iconic.

Kitty, these are MY spicy hot Louisiana chicken tenders. KITTY!

5 Patrick Star Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show . Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the series creator, Patrick ...read more.

hahaha patrick is so funny, I love him hahaha, like the episodes survival of the idiots and chocolate with nuts

Love him Old Patrick was my favorite character, modern Patrick he... well, he sucks

Patrick is the most funniest cartoon character I know that doesn't curse Shanghaied is the funniest episode ever

Twinkle Twinkle Patrick Star oh my I love Patrick Star he's awesome I hope nick never cancels and/or sells SpongeBob SquarePants. I mean, just imagine "Disney's SpongeBob SquarePants:the show" and Disney's SpongeBob SquarePants:the movie" They would ruin it. But my point is, Nobody has that funny quality like Patrick Star.

How about Warner Bros. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Show? That sounds better! I think SpongeBob is more Warner Bros. than Disney.

6 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.

While he may not be the edgiest character ever, Mickey Mouse is undoubtedly the best. Unlike any other character on this list, Mickey's warm personality and famous face, complete with over-sized ears, gives off the impression of not just a character, but also an old friend who was with me throughout my childhood and will be remain my friend forever.

Not a hater of The Simpsons, Please put Mickey Mouse on number one.

The one and only worlds most popular character that you see his face every where and made by the best Walt Disney

They don't have cartman land, they don't have Tom and Jerry land, etc... Disneyland is one of the most recognized, if not the most recognized resort in the world! And Mickey Mouse is the one that everyone comes to see. His shadow is more recognizable than any other cartoon character in the world. I love Disney and have ever since I was a youngster.

7 Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

He is probably one of the funniest cartoon characters ever. His design is original and very expressive, his voice actor, Rodger Bumpass, is a comedy marvel with the dialog.
It's his body language, his facial expressions, his rounded and very human personality which contributed to him getting a LOT of sympathy from fans in later seasons... he's like a very deadpan, very sarcastic Daffy Duck. The guy who can never win so chooses to be snide and sarcastic about everything.
And we feel for this guy because most of the time the world is just out to get him. Whatever he tries, he can't win. He can't escape it. Wherever he goes, trouble finds him.

I know that quite a bit of the time, he IS the trouble. He's the one causing problems for his neighbors either because he thinks it's funny or because he thinks he's better than them. What an ego that guy has! He's only a half-decent clarinet player!

And boy is he hilarious. In the earlier seasons, his reactions to everything ...more

It's funny how so many SpongeBob characters are here, yet Squidward ranks below the admittedly charming but annoying SpongeBob and the mind-blowingly dumb and irritable Patrick. If this was a Best Civilians list, he wouldn't make it, partially cause of his endless sarcasm and mean spirit, but this spirit came when SpongeBob showed up, and he has all the right to hate him because of the annoyance the yellow boy portrays and the torture he and Patrick have dealt to Squidward. His sarcastic quotes and relatable attitude (I REALLY WISH I WEREN'T HERE RIGHT NOW button) make him endlessly funny.

Everyone's a critic for not putting me up in the top ten. I mean really Patrick and SpongeBob are deemed better than me.

Hey, he and Spongebob are same, he should be at least number 10

8 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 .

Love Scooby Doo. He is my favourite and the best cartoon character in the entire world. He is the only cartoon character that can make me laugh and go aah. He is so cute. I especially love the old classics such as Scooby Doo where are you, the New Scooby Doo movies, the Scooby Doo Show, Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo and A Pup named Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo is my number 1 for ever. He is classic and rocks!

Scooby is the best cartoon character ever! He Rocks!

Scooby Doo has got to be one of the best cartoon characters EVER! The Great Dane makes all the other cartoon characters say, "Ruh-Row! " when compared! With classic cuteness, a funny attitude, adorable catchphrase and a scaredy-cat sidekick, the show will make you howl with delight! Now the only left is to give me a Scooby Snack, and then I'll be ready to ask, "Scooby Doo, where are you? " On my T.V. screen, that's where!

Scooby-Doo is one of the OP cartoons, it's his 50th anniversary! He is funny, can be smart when needs to be and overall, a classic.

9 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.

Contrary to the episode, Bender should be allowed on T.V. More often. The Homer Simpson of the robot universe.

Honestly, I have seen every episode of this show countless times, and Bender and The Robot devil have been my favorites since day one!

Bender is great, he should really be way up on this list. "I need mouth to ass resuscitation". Fry is the story behind Futurama, but I think Bender should have been.

Bender Bending Rodriguez is one of the funniest animated characters period! Goku can bite Bender's shiny metal, red hot glowing, glorious glowing ass!

10 Stewie Griffin Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.

baby stewie is the most complex character of the show and at the same time the funniest, that shows that his character really has a great evil/cute charm

This baby is the Greatest baby across any cartoon, anime or movie of all time

While every member of the Griffin family has their humorous quirks, infant Stewie and his insufferable desire for word domination and the cold death of his own mother by his hands make him the best of the show. Yet perhaps his most essential feature is his inexplicably British accent, which helps change him from angry baby to miniature James Bond movie villain, and for that, he earns a spot on this list.

He has the best voice on the show, an impeccable British accent, and his football head is amazing. In earlier seasons, he was an evil baby, bent on world domination and matricide. In later seasons, he has gone a bit soft, but his episodes with Brian are still hysterical. Speaking of that, Stewie's relationship with Brian might be the best thing about the entire show. As this develops later on, they really become close. This develops to the point where Stewie makes himself pregnant with him and Brian children using one of his machines (Stewie is Enceinte). Anyways Stewie has always been amazing but it would be nice to see him go back to his former, evil self once in awhile.

The Newcomers

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? Yoshi (Mario Bros) Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

The Contenders

11 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.

Whoever hate this dude can EAT HIS SHORTS. Bender can just eat his shorts if he wants to though.

Ay Curumba! GO BART!

HOMER-FUNNY
CARTMAN-ALRIGHT
STEWIE-CRANKS ME UP
SPONGEBOB-GREAT
BUGS BUNNY-ALRIGHT
NARUTO-STUPID
SUPERMARIO-ALRIGHT
SCOOBYDOO-ALRIGHT
MICKEYMOUSE-ALRIGHT
KINGBOWSER-GRRRRRRRRR! HAHA!

Bart Simpson appeared in so many Butterfinger commercials throughout North America.

Bart is awesome he is my second favorite character my favorite character is Youngblood from Danny Phantom.

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.

Jerry's enemy, Tom made us laugh and it still can because these cartoon's are timeless

This isn't even in the top tens? This cartoon show is the most brilliant thing that's ever happened to me - that's why I live

His name is Thomas The Cat lol rofl

Tom & Jerry are by far the greatest cartoons ever... And Tom is at least top 5!

He is a lot better even than mickey mouse or bugs bunny, and who doesn't feel the same is just an idiot!

13 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.

the best comedian the world has ever seen

"I agree with the other posters about this character. Everything about this character is funny, and everything he does is funny. I don't know anyone who doesn't like Daffy Duck.

You're right. He is one of a kind, and a original cartoon character. Everything he does is funny. And his speech is also funny!

He deserves higher than 14!

14 Peter Griffin Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

I hate Peter griffin with a burning passion. He is fat, lazy, stupid, and a drunk. Used to be funny in the early 2000s but in 2007 he started to be a ripoff of Homer Simpson. This son stewie also sucks because he likes to kill people. Peter griffin should go straight to hell.

"He is fat and a drunk" Who the hell cares about what your weight and what you drink?

stewie is just world domination freak but peter is actually got real comedy

Stewie isn't even that funny should replace him with peter

Dope! oh wait Fricken Sweet!

15 Aang Avatar Aang is a fictional character and the protagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen. Aang is the last surviving Airbender, a monk of the Air Nomads' Southern Air Temple.

17?! This guy is from Avatar, the greatest cartoon ever made. He is funny, and just overall a great character. He is also very powerful. Vote Aang. If u watch avatar u know this is true.

Who could not love him? He is just as good as any Goku and he is way better than some Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin. Plus the ratings show that he had one of the best cartoons ever.

He is a fun loving 12 year old who is the Avatar, a bender that can bend all four elements. If you haven't seen this show I highly suggest it. It is bettet than Dragonball Z or Naruto. The other Characters also clash together with Aang perfectly

People need the right mindset to watch this show. (That isn't an insult it's based on taste.) After watching the series, I had a good taste in my mouth.

Why world, why!?!?!?!

16 Mordecai (Regular Show) Mordecai is one of the two main protagonists of Regular Show, along with his best friend Rigby. He made his debut in the non-canon short "2 in the AM PM" as a human cashier, who then morphs into a prototype Mordecai-like character with a fanny pack. He later makes his first official appearance in the ...read more.

Yeah-yeah Come on this guy NEEDS to be in top 20 he is the best Cartoon Network character EVER!

I love mordecai but what happened to rigby

Finally someone puts Mordecai in the top classic cartoon characters list.

Mordecai is so AWESOME! If Rigby was in this list I would vote for him too (too bad you can't vote for more than one)! Regular Show just so happens to be my FAVORITE SHOW IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

17 "My Leg" Guy

This dude is so weak I bet if a baby touched him he would say MY LEG!

His name is fred the fish.

Gets poked in the eye, then screams, "MY LEG! "
Aahh... Classic.

The my leg guy is only funny in the first 5 or so seasons. Now he just straight up screams!

18 Kenny (South Park)

Thanks to all of the comments here, he's in 18th place in the May of 2020.

Wow... I don't see why Kenny's not in at least the top fifty. He's a great character, much more built up than Cartman. Everyone recognizes the ever so familiar orange parka. He's so much more than just a pervert; he's an iconic character in many different ways, I just can't even explain. In short, Kenny's an awesome character and deserves better than 105th. Okay, rant over.

I think that pretty much everyone can relate to this pint- sized pervert. He has both good and bad traits, and unlike most characters, he never really takes a side in good- or- bad. Plus, when Trey and Matt give him dialogue, he's one of the funniest characters.

Come on 94 he should be number 1 or at least in the top five he is so cool and he wears and orange parka and dies in every episode and that should deserve number 1

19 Jerry (Tom and Jerry) 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 him so he won't catch him .

Jerry kills... Tom and Jerry is the best old cartoon I've ever seen in my entire life! WHY IS JERRY DOWN HERE AND TOM IS WAY UP THERE! ^

Yeah! Why jerry did not join tom there? Trying to be independent? Oh my! I like them when they're together.. I like their company.. Wohoo

Jerry should be on first because EAST OR WEST JERRY IS THE BEST

Are you kidding me? Jerry should be in the top 3 because he's my favorite cartoon character ever!

20 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.

Who doesn't love him?
He's the coolest out of all cartoon characters.
And also the best personality of them.

Mickey's too nice. Donald's the one who always gets me laughing with his speech impediment and quick temper. He's definitely one of the best cartoon characters of all time.

I've grown up reading Donald stories, he truly is one of a kind.
For me he'll always be that character that I've always wished was real...

Donald Duck is the funniest Character of the Disney Universe (and this is the most important part of the Disney-comics and Cartoons) but also the most Human-like-Creature in the Disney Universe. His fate is accompanied with realism, while Mickey is the winner-type, Donald wins but also loses.

21 GIR

Gir is the awesomest dumb robot in a dog suit ever

"I love this show. " And I'd love this list if Gir was higher!

aw come on gir is hilarious!

I'M GONNA SING THE DOOM SONG NOW! DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM! I love gir! You have to love gir! He's the best character he deserves to be in the top ten, top five, top one! HE WANTS TO BE A MONGOOSE DOG!

22 Invader Zim

A typical alien that wants to capture Earth. Invader Zim tries to do it but fails. This character has such a common plot but delivers the plot so damn well.

They made a movie... I never saw the show but the movie was awesome.

Invader Zim IS and always will be the best show of all time (in my opinion anyway). It only got cancelled of some bad views... But I know that its been 11 years since the shows cancellation, but I still and always will love this show.

Why is Zim so low? Invader Zim was a great show with great characters, Zim was my favorite! He was always shouting with his cute voice and he should be in the top ten at least. I was very sad when I found out the show got cancelled and I still am. ZIM FOR EVER SHALL RULE! Oh and why is a sponge number 1?

23 Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

The only anime character to appear on the list, Pikachu's appeal comes entirely from his adorability. The little guy can only say his name, and he has red dots for cheeks. Come on, now. While the video games and trading card game helped, Pikachu's appearance as a cartoon character is what has made him a worldwide icon for the Pokemon franchise and japanese animation in general.

Pikachu is unbelievably adorable, and I love how he says "Pikachu!" Omg, I can't get over my love for this Pokémon!

I used to love this little guy when I was little and I still do. I also think that he is so cute with his little red cheeks and how he fried ash many times (with I think is also so cool)

It is very cute and very powerful and all of that it is ash's best friend. It is only Pokemon which is able to do all atacks which is only for next level.

24 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.

This is crazy. The last poll I saw ranked Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Snoopy as the three most recognizable cartoon characters worldwide. I am a fanatic of the comic strip Peanuts. How did these three not get in the top ten of this list?!

This is seriously one of the only characters on this list that I like.

When people hear Peanuts, who's the first character they think of? Snoopy! That's who! Heck, you could say Charlie Brown and people will STILL remember Snoopy, his flying ace routine, his friend Woodstock, and that wild imagination that has kept his name remembered to this day! Did I mention he's been in the Thanksgiving parade longer than any other character? Well, he has!

Snoopy is SO cute

25 Ed Ed is one of the three protagonists in the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. He is the strongest and the least intelligent member of the Eds.

Sad this show is only number 11. It was by far the best cartoon I ever saw as a kid. I'll take any episode of this show over what Cartoon Network has on now. Not to mention how bad shows on Disney and Nickelodeon are too. It's a mystery as to why SpongeBob is #3 since it's no exception.

That is right, son. The mind is a terrible organ to shuffle. LOL!

Ed is the funniest cartoon character ever!

The funniest cartoon ever. From the Episode I smell an Ed:

Ed: I know who did it!
Eddy: what are you talking about Ed?
Ed: There offender stood here as they pilfered the paintbrush directly behind Jonny where the offender rubbed out Plank's mouth, thus having the perfect standpoint in which to shove the said hockey stick.
Edd (Double Dee): Why Ed, that was very good.
Eddy: Hold that thought. So tell us Ed, who did it?
Ed: Simple my fine friends (points to footprint on the ground), It was a foot.
Eddy: Hard to believe he can dress himself ain't it?

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