Top 10 Most Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Mickey Mouse 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.

Mickey Mouse is by far the most iconic cartoon character of all time, no other cartoon character comes close. Mickey is possibly the most iconic symbol of all time with the Mickey ears logo!

The first cartoon character and the most iconic. He will forever be iconic. Long live Mickey Mouse - Randomator

Actually he was second behind Oswald the lucky rabbit.

I grew up with Mickey Mouse (hated the T.V. show), and I love him. He's the best cartoon character - RainbowArtist191

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2 Bugs Bunny 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 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 is so iconic, he is the most iconic cartoon character

I knew he was gonna be the first

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

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3 Homer Simpson Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.
4 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

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.

Out of all these characters this guy is the only one who is still going - Gh_player

I will like him my entire life

This Guy Is The BEST! - TheCartoonGuy

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5 Scooby-Doo

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

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

A scared dog with broken englesh

6 Fred Flintstone 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.
7 Jerry Mouse Jerry Mouse 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 .

Tom and jerry is ultimate classic show.

So funny this cartoon will never get old. LOL (why is this not number 1 no offense)

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)

HOORAY! Jerry's currently not only above Tom, but in Top 10! YAY!

GO JERRY! YOU'RE AWESOME! DON'T EVER STOP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING! I LOVE YOU, JERRY! - Svampbob164

8 Charlie Brown Charlie Brown

Should be top 5. Peanuts is underrated - Randomator

9 Donald Duck 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.
10 Daffy Duck 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 Contenders

11 Optimus Prime 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.

Should Number 8.

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

12 Snoopy 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.

How is everyone's favorite beagle not in the top 10 - Randomator

13 Bart Simpson Bart Simpson Bart is the oldest child in The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Greoning. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.
14 Garfield 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). ...read more.

WHY WHY WHY IS GARFIELD ONLY NUMBER 13! THIS SUPERSTAR SHOULD BE WAY UP THERE. GARFIELD IS THE GREATEST COMIC/CARTOON/MOVIE CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE WORLD, HANDS DOWN, NO COMPETETION!

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

Iconic

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? ".

16 Tom (Tom and Jerry) 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.

17 Goofy 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 ...read more.
18 Steven Universe Steven Universe
19 Popeye Popeye

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

20 Stewie Griffin 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.
21 Bender Bender Bender Bending Rodríguez is a fictional robot who is a main character in the animated television series Futurama. He was created by series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and is voiced by John DiMaggio.
22 Rocko Rocko Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
23 Goku Goku Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

This awesome guy is the most iconic ANIME CHARACTER of all time

Goku is the best

24 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.
25 Eric Cartman 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.
26 Pikachu 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.
27 Winnie The Pooh 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.
28 Horrid Henry Horrid Henry Horrid Henry is the main character in the British kids show of the same name. He is shown to be horrid to most people, and get sent to his room.
29 Captain America Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a World War II veteran and is known as the world's first superhero. The character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and ...read more.

Captain America is like...
...the greatest cartoon character in the world!
Here are some awesome things about him.
1. He has a blue outfit.
2. His hair is blonde.
3. He is handsome.
4. He is a superhero.
5. He is a character from Marvel.
6. His voice makes him sound like a handsome man.
7. He has an indestructible shield.
8. He has a cool mask.
9. He has awesome partners.
10. He is the first Avenger.
11. He is the leader of the Avengers.

30 Jessica Rabbit Jessica Rabbit Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character in Who Censored Roger Rabbit? and its loose film adaptation, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
31 Snow White Snow White Snow White is a fictional character from Disney's first ever film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves . She is Disney's first ever Disney Princess and is the only Disney Princess to have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .
32 Harley Quinn Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.
33 Minnie Mouse Minnie Mouse Minerva "Minnie" Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She was first drawn by Iwerks in 1928, as was Mickey Mouse.
34 Top Cat Top Cat Top Cat is an cartoon character created in the early 1960s by the staff of Hanna-Barbera Productions. He is a yellow alley cat who is the leader of a gang of Manhattan alley cats living in Hoagy's Alley. The gang constantly attempts to earn a quick buck, usually through illegal scams. Top Cat's nemesis ...read more.
35 Carl Carlson Carl Carlson
36 Barney Gumble 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".
37 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks
38 Rocky and Bullwinkle
39 Ash Ketchum 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.
40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
41 Courage the Cowardly Dog
42 Ren Höek
43 Dora The Explorer Dora The Explorer Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer" her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend Boots .
44 Stitch Stitch
45 Cinderella Cinderella Princess Cinderella is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 12th animated feature film Cinderella and its sequels Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
46 The Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
47 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo
48 Finn the Human Finn the Human Finn 'the Human' Mertens is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated television series Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward.
49 Choo-Choo
50 Jake the Dog Jake the Dog Jake the Dog is, along with Finn the Human, a fictional character and one of the main cast in the American animated television series Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward.
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