Most Memorable Cartoon Characters of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 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.

I'm glad he's higher than SpongeBob (no disrespect) but he should be 2nd place (after Mickey). - BKAllmighty

What up doc? I love that catch phrase, he is the best.

Nice list, @steelers1979. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Top 5: 1: Mickey 2: Homer 3: Scooby 4: Snoopy 5: Bugs.

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2 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.

Having watched many cartoons with my children over the years, when it comes to memorable characters...sponge Bob is the first one that springs to mind, although in recent times, Mordecai & rigby, with their antics, also spring to mind.

Spongebob has been around for so long. He and his pals have always made me laugh and I hope when I'm older, my kids will feel the same way about spongebob

I'm pretty sure that a majority of people on this earth know who SpongeBob is. - Mcgillacuddy

Spongebob Is Awesome! - TheCartoonGuy

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3 Mickey Mouse

Mickey deserves top spot. He was basically the first iconic cartoon character and everybody knows him. Anyone past their 20's is not likely to like, or even know of, SpongeBob. - BKAllmighty

Should be first, is a unstoppable legend

Mickey deserves to be number one. - TheFourthWorld

Dude,
SpongeBob and bugs bunny may be memorable...
but even the just recently newborn babies must know mickey before their 1st b-day!

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4 Homer Simpson

Legendary cartoon character.

Memorable funny

5 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.

Ha! He is like my father

6 Tom

Tom is a legendary cartoon character. Never get old!

7 Patrick Star 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.

"Dah! I love being purple! " - Patrick Star - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Jerry

I LOVE Jerry! Cannot get enough of him! - Svampbob164

9 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 best of all time by far - the rest are just "despicable"!

10 Charlie Brown Charlie Brown

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11 Buttercup Buttercup She is the one of the three main characters in the show The Powerpuff Girls. She was first created by Craig McCracken in 1992. She has short raven hair and green eyes with a green dress. She is known as the "toughest fighter" for her tomboyish attitude, being aggressive, and her love for fighting crime. ...read more.

Buttercup was my favorite character - Dragontree102

Most people remember Buttercup the most when they used to watch PPG.

12 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.
13 Scooby Doo 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 .
14 Porky Pig Porky Pig Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.
15 Dipper Pines Dipper Pines Dipper Pines is the main character in Gravity Falls which the show aired from 2012 to 2016. He is the brother of Mabel Pines

Dipper is awesome

16 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.

If he wasn't all over the place, I would probably forget him. - RalphBob

U only remember Goku after you see the over 9000 meme

I want Goku to tie me up and ƒʉ¢ḵ me in my ass.

17 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.

Donald Duck is my favorite comic character.

18 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 .

She is very hated, that makes her very recognized.

My childhood

19 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.

Hmm, it's good to see Winnie-the-Pooh here, but I was actually wondering if there were any pots of honey on this list.

20 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.
21 Twilight Sparkle Twilight Sparkle 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.

She is best pony ever!

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

Are you kidding!?!? Peter turned EVIL! - Dragontree102

23 Mabel Pines Mabel Pines 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.
24 Leopold Butters Stotch
25 Bill Cipher Bill Cipher Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He ...read more.
26 Clancy Wiggum
27 Glenn Quagmire Glenn Quagmire Glenn Quagmire, often referred to as just Quagmire, is a character from the animated television series Family Guy.
28 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.
29 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.
30 Steven Universe Steven Universe
31 Stanley Pines

Dipper and Mabel Pines is Uncle has a Taurus trap and works in the mysterious gravity falls a little town filled with adventure and magic and what not so he is just a whole lot of series lost so we're just butt off to get his b so he is just a whole lot of series lost so we're just butt off to get his Brother out of bill ciphers dimension

32 Gumball Watterson Gumball Watterson Gumball Watterson is a twelve-year-old blue cat who is prone to causing mischief across the town due to not staying inside of the box. He is fairly egotistical and a veteran snarker; despite this, Gumball has a big heart and is surprisingly selfless. Although Gumball can be intelligent at times, he ...read more.

A blue cat was a brother Pat's sort of relationship with this catfish who grew legs Oregon and even a mouse I don't even know how that's possible but it still hey blue cat was Abe brother pets sort of relationship with his catfish who grew legs Oregon and even a mouse I don't even know how that's possible but it still funny and wacky show

33 Ren Hoek Ren Hoek
34 Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life) Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life) Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
35 Heffer Wolfe Heffer Wolfe Heffer Wolfe is a fictional character on the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
36 Filburt Shellbach Filburt Shellbach Filburt Shellbach is a main and supporting character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
37 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.
38 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.

You know, Charlie Brown's dog. The most fun character in Peanuts. The character who has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade longer than any other character (other than Tom Turkey). Should be VERY memorable.

39 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.
40 Rick Sanchez Rick Sanchez Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.
41 Stimpson Stimpy J. Cat
42 Top Cat - Top Cat 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.
43 Queer Duck
44 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".
45 Pinkie Pie Pinkie Pie Pinkie Pie is a major character in the 2010 show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, based on Surprise from My Little Pony G1, She represents the element of Laughter.
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