Top Ten Cartoon Characters that Take Us Back to Our Childhood

The Top Ten Cartoon Characters that Take Us Back to Our Childhood

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.

I watched spongebob lots as a kid this a good cartoon I still watch it once in awhile - trains45

I feel bad for whose childhood was during the Post-Movie era of SpongeBob SquarePants. Thankfully, Seasons 9-present are a little better now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I was born in 2005, so my childhood was right after the movie. I just put SpongeBob at #1 because I thought most people at TheTopTens were born in the good SpongeBob era. - GrapeJuiceK

Anyone born in 1995 to 2000 most likely grew up with this cartoon. - Mcgillacuddy

I was born in 2002 and I grew up with the cartoon (they rerun a lot of the older seasons). - Anonymousxcxc

The early seasons definitely. - Anonymousxcxc

2 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 more.

I used to watch bugs bunny evey night it take me back to my childhood and when he goes, "what's up doc? " - trains45

3 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.

My childhood + Mickey mouse - 0744rose

4 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.
5 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 .

Scooby was funny and still IS! - 0744rose

6 Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh is a character based on A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The Disney media franchise commenced in 1966 with the theatrical release of the short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.

I remember watching the old Winnie the Pooh when I was little. Ahh, memories... - Lunala

7 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.
8 Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.
9 Betty Boop Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.

You may not know her, but she was a cartoon character who appeared in cartoon shorts from 1930-about 1940. - GrapeJuiceK

Good job by you to recognize her and other older characters from history. - Billyv

A lot of people should know who Betty Boop is because there's a lot of merchandise of her. - Mcgillacuddy

I know her, but she wasn’t my childhood. - Misfire

10 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 more.

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11 Woody Woodpecker Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic animated woodpecker, inspired by the acorn woodpecker and also resembling the pileated woodpecker, who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures.

I recently saw the trailer for the movie and it looks terrible

Yep, yep! I still remember that laugh! - Misfire

12 Road Runner

I liked him going meep meep ever since I was a kid this would take me back - trains45

13 Tweety Tweety is an animated fictional yellow 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 "sweetie", along with "tweet" being a typical English chick for the sounds of birds.

Tweety take me back as well and memories of Sylvester trying to get him to eat him - trains45

14 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

This was my favourite T.V. show - 0744rose

I loved this show as a kid!

Every time I used to watch this.I felt like I am going to that farm.I liked to watch it at midnight.I used it as a horror movie - zxm

15 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 most recent voice actor Russi Taylor (1944 - 2019) voiced her for 30 years
16 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.

Awh! It is my childhood mascot! - ArigatoKawaii


17 Larry the Cucumber

Larry will always be my favorite cucumber! (That sounded weird) - Danguy10

18 Jimmy Neutron James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron franchise . He is most notably the main protagonist of the 2001 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the main protagonist of the American computer animated more.

Props to the person who actually put this character on the list. - Mcgillacuddy

Too bad he became a meme (I think he did). - Misfire

19 Ash Ketchum Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.
20 Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

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21 Pete The Cat
22 Caillou

Part of my childhood.

Remember seeing a few episodes of Caillou when I was little, but I was more intersted in Peppa Pig and stuff like that. - Lunala

I have sooo many memories from this... - Lilycat14192

23 Hercules

I first watched this in middle school at age 12. (7th grade). I still love this movie even though now I'm 26 years old.

24 Dora the Explorer Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer". Her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend, Boots.

I will never consider Dora the Explorer as part of my childhood. Only as an annoying nightmare that can't get out of my head. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Poor Dora. People keep hating on her just because she’s a character from a kids’ show. - Misfire


25 Vash The Stampede (Trigun) Vash the Stampede, also simply referred as Vash, is the main protagonist and the titular character of Trigun, an anime and manga series created by Yasuhiro Nightow.
26 Flamedramon (Digimon 02)
27 P.J. Funny Bunny
28 Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
29 Veemon (Digimon 02)
30 Jack Levin (F-Zero Gp Legend)
31 Mowgli

Come on surely

32 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.
33 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.
34 Super Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.
35 Bear (Bear in the Big Blue House)
36 Dumbo the Flying Elephant

He is so adorable with the saddest backstory. His mom tried to protect him against the circus, and was taken away because of it, and every night he tried calling to his mother, waiting for a friendly, loving response.

37 Gene Starwind (Outlaw Star)
38 Spike (Cowboy Bebop)

Not cartoon. - Tia-Harribel

39 Cubone (Pokemon) Cubone, known in Japan as Karakara, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
40 Peppa Pig

In all honesty? I only heard about her a few years ago. - Misfire

41 George of the Jungle

Well, the movie, yes. I never watched the cartoon. - Misfire

42 Underdog Underdog is an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills, and continued in syndication until 1973 (although production of new episodes ceased in 1967), for a run of 124 episodes.
43 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 first breakout character created by Hanna-Barbera and was eventually more popular than more.
44 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.
45 Pablo (The Backyardigans)
46 Gwen (Total Drama Island)
47 Timmy Turner Timothy "Timmy" Tiberius Turner is a ten-year old boy who is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

I remember watching his show lots as a kid - trains45

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