Top 10 Most Important Animated Characters

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It's time to look back at all animated characters from animated shows ,including anime, to animated movies and shorts, Characters who were the most important to the world of animation. I know a lot of people will have their opinion of which characters they deem important to animation and if you see characters on the list who should be on it feel free to add them to the list.

The Top Ten

1 Mickey Mouse (Disney) Mickey Mouse (Disney) 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.

I mean this guy means a lot, even if you're not a huge Disney fan. I used to make fun of Disney until I put my pride aside. Now I realize how big this mouse is. - FixedNation

Of course, the best - MickeyMouse

2 Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes) Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes) 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.

While Porky may have been the first major Looney Tune character Bugs Bunny surpassed all of them and become the face of Looney Tunes. - egnomac

Bugs Bunny.Lol he's funny as, roasting people like heck this guy is good.

3 Pete (Disney) Pete (Disney)

Without him Mickey Mouse wouldn't have existed, Donald wouldn't have existed, Goofy wouldn't have existed even all the Disney villains owe it to the original Disney villain. - egnomac

He made his first appearance in the Alice comedies by Walt Disney as an antagonist 3 years before the debut of Mickey Mouse. - egnomac

Isn’t that the guy in Mickey Mouse clubhouse? - Not_A_Weeaboo

4 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.
5 Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones) Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones) 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.
6 SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants) 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.

Perhaps no other Nickelodeon character is more iconic or had so much success as the yellow sponge himself. - egnomac

I spent my childhood watching this show, so naturally, when I hear "animated character," Spongebob's the first thing that comes to mind.

SPONGEBOB IS EVERYTHING

7 Private Snafu (Snafu) Private Snafu (Snafu)

A character who made specifically for the military in a series of war time cartoons, since a lot of the soldiers at the time were illiterate the best way to teach them the importance of following military procedures was by showing a cartoon about it, Snafu which actually stands for (Situation Normal All F-ked Up or Fouled Up) who was portrayed as the worst soldier in the army who always manages to screw everything up and usually ends with his own demise which was important to show soldiers how to avoid making the same mistakes everything from keeping military secrets to the importance of the gas mask as well as avoiding bobby traps and since it was made only for the army they didn't have to follow strict studio codes which allowed them to be as raunchy and risky with nudity and curse words. - egnomac

8 Felix the Cat (Felix the Cat) Felix the Cat (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 ...read more.

First appeared in 1919. Felix was one of the first images ever to be broadcasted on television. Also, he was the first animated character popular enough to draw movie audiences. - THC13

He oldest cartoon character out there.

9 Fritz the Cat (Fritz the Cat) Fritz the Cat (Fritz the Cat)

Before there was South Park, Rick and Morty, Family Guy or even Drawn Together there was the character that started the whole adult cartoon genre back when the idea of a cartoon for adults was unheard of brought to life by the one and only Ralph Bakshi, Fritz the cat who explored the world of sex, drugs and violence. - egnomac

Someone told me to search him up on google, terrible mistake. - Not_A_Weeaboo

10 Porky Pig (Looney Tunes) Porky Pig (Looney Tunes) Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

Without him Bugs Bunny wouldn't have existed, Daffy Duck wouldn't have existed heck all of the Looney Tune characters wouldn't have existed without Porky Pig. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Snoopy (Peanuts) Snoopy (Peanuts) 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.
12 Betty Boop (Betty Boop) Betty Boop (Betty Boop) Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.
13 Goku (Dragon Ball Z) Goku (Dragon Ball Z) 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.

While not technically a cartoon character, he is still animated. And come on, it's the true legendary Super Saiyan himself! He's pretty much the reason why so many people are into anime. I might as well even consider him a modern-day Superman in a way, and possibly even better than the Man of Steel himself.

For most people Dragon Ball Z was their introduction to anime and no other anime character is more iconic than Goku. - egnomac

14 Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) Mabel Pines is one of the lead characters of the Disney XD animated series Gravity Falls. The character is voiced by Kristen Schaal, and designed by the series creator, Alex Hirsch. She is inspired by Hirsch's own twin sister, Ariel Hirsch. She is a caring, boy-crazy 12 year old girl that moved to the ...read more.

Original and funny. - Veldrin

She dd nothing for animation besides being in a good cartoon. - 445956

15 Bart Simpson (The Simpsons) Bart Simpson (The Simpsons) 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.
16 Larke Tanner (Beverly Hills Teens) Larke Tanner (Beverly Hills Teens)
17 Tennessee Tuxedo (Tennessee Tuxedo & His Tales)
18 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Cartman (South Park) 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.
19 Batman (Batman: The Animated Series)
20 Lincoln Loud (The Loud House) Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)

Are people just going to put anything on this list? - 445956

21 Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) 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 .

As I've mentioned before she's the very fist Disney princess and without her none of the other Disney princesses would not have existed everyone from Aurora, Cinderella, Belle to the modern Disney Princesses like Elsa, Anna, Tiana and Rapunzel. - egnomac

22 Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu (Pokemon) 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.
23 Rose Quartz (Steven Universe) Rose Quartz (Steven Universe)
24 Arnold Shortman (Hey Arnold) Arnold Shortman (Hey Arnold)
25 Luffy (One Piece) Luffy (One Piece)
26 Tom (Tom & Jerry) Tom (Tom & 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.
27 Jerry (Tom & Jerry) Jerry (Tom & 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 .
28 George Jetson (The Jetsons) George Jetson (The Jetsons) George J. Jetson is a fictional character from the animated television series The Jetsons. He is the father of the Jetson family.
29 Light Yagami (Death Note)
30 Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra) Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra) Avatar Korra is the title lead character in Nickelodeon's animated television series The Legend of Korra, in which she is depicted as the current incarnation of the Avatar, responsible for maintaining peace and balance in the world.
31 Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z)
32 Scooby Doo (Scooby Doo Where Are You) Scooby Doo (Scooby Doo Where Are You) Scooby Doo is a famous fictional dog character from the show Scooby-Doo Where Are You? He is the protagonist of his series .
33 Dora (Dora The Explorer) Dora (Dora The Explorer) Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer" her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend Boots .

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34 Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
35 Nanoha Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) Nanoha Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
36 Littlefoot (The Land Before Time)
37 Mulan (Mulan) Mulan (Mulan) Fa Mulan, a character inspired by an actual historic figure is a character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 36th animated feature film Mulan, as well as its sequel Mulan II.
38 Kim Possible (Kim Possible) Kim Possible (Kim Possible) Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible is a fictional character who appears in the animated television series Kim Possible, voiced by American actress Christy Carlson Romano.
39 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
40 Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon) Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
41 Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) Twilight Sparkle is the primary main character of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is a female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure.
42 Steven Universe (Steven Universe) Steven Universe (Steven Universe)
43 Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory) Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory) Dexter is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.
44 Jack Skellington (A Nightmare Before Christmas) Jack Skellington (A Nightmare Before Christmas)
45 Ducky (The Land Before Time)
46 Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes) Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes)
47 Robin (Teen Titans) Robin (Teen Titans)
48 Charlie (All Dogs Go to Heaven)
49 Arthur Read (Arthur) Arthur Read (Arthur)
50 Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Pete (Disney)
2. Private Snafu (Snafu)
3. Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
egnomac
1. Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls)
2. Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
3. Batman (Batman: The Animated Series)
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1. Felix the Cat (Felix the Cat)
2. Mickey Mouse (Disney)
3. Betty Boop (Betty Boop)
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