Top 10 Most Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time

The Top Ten

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 & 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!

Here lies my wonderful childhood. I should watch it again someday.

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.

Mickey Mouse is by far the most iconic cartoon character and the mostg recognizable fictional character everyone around the world when shown a picture will recognize Mickey Mouse.

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.

Whoever hates him does not have humanity.-Everyone who watched this show

Classic cartoon that still didn't lose its appeal! Family favorite

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

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

Homer Simpson is very funny character and he is in one of the longest running shows he has been loved by many people and deserves to be at number 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 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 hoopla...work 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.

I will like him my entire life

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

Scooby-Doo

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

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

Why is everyone on here retarded?

Scooby is the best.

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)

I grew up watching this cartoon, so entertaining .

Ah, yes. Behold my childhood favorites.

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.

Fred flint stone is my favorite character. I don't know

Charlie Brown

Good ol' Charlie Brown. Who doesn't love him? -Heather Wold(AKA little red-haired girl)

Should be top 5. Peanuts is underrated

Should be number 7

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

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!

Goes great with chip n dale.

The Contenders

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.
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 ...read more.

Adorable little guys.

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? ".

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*

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

Just plain cute.

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".
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'

Awesome

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.
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.

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

Grew up with these guys! Loved their cartoon.

I love very must this cary

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.

He's the best!

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!

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

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.

He's great, and light hearted.

BoBoiBoy BoBoiBoy is the main protagonist of the series of the same name and it's sequel series, BoBoiBoy Galaxy.
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.

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.

Cartman is a big basterd

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.

Video game character

Pikachu is cutest Pokemon

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.

Goku was the face of early anime. Sure, the action was mostly screaming and had a lot of filler, but the show still somehow became famous. Without Goku and Dragonball, anime wouldn't be near as popular in the west.

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

Even if you don't know what anime is you know goku.

Goku is the best

Steven Universe
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.

Not from a cartoon

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.

Arguably the most recognized cartoon character (behind Disney's fab 5) of all time with still such a huge following all over the world.

Such a caring character.

Courage the Cowardly Dog
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

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 .

Adventure time is on top of Minne?!

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.

Apart from them, I love Princess Morbucks(Is that her real name?).

PPG forever!

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.
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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

COWOBUNGA DUDE

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.

I love him.

Rocko Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
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 .
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.
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.
Dora The Explorer Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer". Her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend, Boots.
Jessica Rabbit Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character in Who Censored Roger Rabbit? and its loose film adaptation, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Stitch

Stitch is cutest little monster the world! She deserves to be number 1 of best cartoon characters.

I love stitch

I love love love stitch

The Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Carl Carlson

Why just why ain't he number

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.
Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.
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.
Mark (Speed Buggy)

Precious Boy.

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