My 100 Favourite Cartoon Characters
4886 8.1 91. The Simpsons (1989)
21 7.7 7.92. A Wild Hare (1940)
The wise-cracking wascally wabbit is one of the greatest cartoon characters of all time. Even though today I place Homer above him, as a child Bugs was my number one obsession (well he and Toy Story). I had everything Bugs Bunny: toys, clothes, bedsheets, mugs, figurines, even framed artwork. That's not to say I didn't love Homer, I did, but Bugs was my favourite. As I gradually grew up my love shifted to Homer as I was able to appreciate and understand his character more.
16 6.8 6.93. Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
25 7.4 7.94. Fast and Furry-ous (1949)
5 7 6.85. Life with Feathers (1945)
3449 7.4 8.96. South Park (1997)
2233 8.2 8.57. Citizen Kane (1941)
58 7.8 8.58. South Park: Imaginationland - The Trilogy (2008)
25 7.4 8.29. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989)
6 4.8 7.910. A Dog of Flanders (1975)
782 6.6 7.911. Cheers (1982)
5 5.5 6.712. The Lawyer (1970)
212 5.8 713. Cops (1989)
Chief Clancy Wiggum
Ok, so a lot of people comment on how fat and stupid Homer is, but look at Chief Wiggum. He's both fatter and stupider than Homer. He's a terrible police officer really, but the show's creators make every character crazy, especially those with power.
1393 6.9 7.314. Cape Fear (1991)
Robert Terwilliger (Sideshow Bob)
That's right, Bart Simpson has an arch-nemesis, and he is brilliant. He's kind of like a modern-day Wile E. Coyote. He's a criminal mastermind that somehow always gets outwitted by a seemingly stupider being. Some of the best episodes are the Sideshow Bob episodes.
325 6.5 6.915. Goof Troop (1992)
26 7.3 7.716. 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park (2011)
Leopold "Butters" Stotch
What a great character! Butters started off as more of a background character, but as he developed he went from innocent naive side character, to innocent main-character. Butters is now able to hold an episode on his own because he produces great comedy. I actually like him more than the other main boys, with the exception of Cartman.
3798 7.4 8.517. Family Guy (1999)
534 6.5 7.818. Darkwing Duck (1991)
131 8.2 7.819. The World of Apu (1959)
594 6.8 7.720. Stewie Griffin (2005)
He's an extremely popular character, and he gets a decent placing on my list. The Griffin baby acts more like an intelligent adult, speaking fluently with an English accent. He started off as a criminal mastermind whose goal was to kill his own mother. He's less evil these days, but more crude and flamboyant. I think he's at his best when he shows his true colours as a baby. Even though he acts like an intelligent adult, he's still a baby. Hilarious.
993 7.7 921. Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
217 6.8 8.222. Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
13 6.5 7.323. Walky Talky Hawky (1946)
216 6.7 7.324. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)
He was created specifically for Phil Hartman, but unfortunately Phil would never get the chance. In steps Billy West and delivers a performance uncannily similar to Hartman's work on 'The Simpsons', most notably Troy McClure. He's a self-absorbed moron, a terrible captain and strategist, who bosses around his assistant Kiff and lusts after Leela, who wants nothing to do with him. Somewhat of a parody to Captain Kirk of Star Trek. A hilarious character.
4509 7.1 7.625. Batman (1989)
The Joker is one of the greatest villains in pop culture, and this was a great version of him, voiced by none other than Luke Skywalker himself! This series was very true to the comics, and the Joker was no exception. Batman's greatest opponent embodies anarchy and chaos.
35 5.4 4.726. Pervert! (2005)
51 4.7 5.527. Shakes the Clown (1991)
148 7.9 7.228. White Dog (1982)
The fact that he's a talking dog does not seem to surprise or impress anyone on the show, as everyone seems to treat this as normal. While technically a pet, Brian is as much a member of the Griffin family as the others. His role in the show is usually the voice of reason, or to give an intellectual, sober take on the show's ridiculous shenanigans, much like Lisa on 'The Simpsons'. However, he is not without his own flaws and misfortunes as he makes some really stupid decisions as well. He started out as Peter's best friend, but as the show progressed he has paired off with Stewie.
3179 7.5 8.729. Futurama (1999)
9 5.5 5.330. La marge (1976)
Marge, although one of the main characters on 'The Simpsons' is one of the most underrated. She kind of gets overshadowed by Bart, Lisa and of course, Homer, but in her own right she is a terrific character. She's a silly caricature of old fashioned housewives. She normally serves as the voice of reason to Homer and I think her best scenes involve her and Homer's conversations in bed. Homer can get pretty ridiculous and her reactions to him are comedy gold. I actually feel really bad that I've placed her this low on my list because I actually think she's great.
3 8.3 731. Odor-Able Kitty (1944)
63 5.8 6.132. The Principal (1987)
119 6.9 8.633. The Passion of the Jew (2004)
Stan Marsh, Kyle Brofloski, Kenny Mcormack
Stan is probably my favourite of the three, but I'll let them feature on the same placing. Cartman and Butters of course complete the group, but I love them both a lot more which is why they feature higher on the list. As for these three, I think they're all great. Stan is the ultimate straight guy, Kyle is the smartest and a great foil to Cartman, while Kenny is his own unique character. He started out as a recurring gag where he would die in every episode, but he has since become more than that, even though he is hardly used.
1125 6.6 7.134. I Love You, Man (2009)
21 6.5 7.535. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
74 6.4 6.836. My Best Friend (2006)
4 8 037. Garrison's Finish (1923)
331 7.6 7.738. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1992)
238 7.9 8.939. Archer (2009)
3184 7.2 7.740. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
890 6.8 841. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
19 6.5 6.642. The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
1393 7.5 843. Planet of the Apes (1968)
His recurring joke of "Hi I'm Troy McClure! You may remember me from such films as..." was always good for a laugh. It wasn't until season seven in the episode 'A Fish Called Selma" that the character was fully developed. He's a complete douche who marries Marge's sister just to enhance his acting career. His performance in the 'Planet of the Apes' musical is a series highlight.
9 6.9 6.244. Elmer's Candid Camera (1940)
1480 6.3 7.745. American Dad! (2005)
Even though I like Peter Griffin more, Stan Smith is a great character in his own right. He's not your average cartoon spy. He's an idiot, a result of post-9/11 America who also has a big heart and cares for his family even though he usually puts them in harm's way. Even though he's the man of the house and can get angry and aggressive at times, he has those child-like innocent qualities that are also seen in Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson that are just so appealing.
552 6.5 7.246. Aladdin (1994)
I didn't want to include movie characters, but thankfully Aladdin had his own spin-off show. I could put Genie on this list too, but it wouldn't be Robin Williams, so I'm going to give him a miss. Anyway, Aladdin's kind of like the traditionally cool smart-alecky, quick thinking hero. He was better in the movie, but he was still pretty cool in the show.
514 5.9 6.747. The Yogi Bear Show (1961)
The bear who stole picnic baskets was one of my favourites when I was a kid, and definitely my favourite Hanna-Barbera character. If this list was made during my childhood he would be near the top. Now that I'm an adult I have moved on from Yogi somewhat, but I'll always have fond memories, which is why he's here on the list.
1987 7.5 048. Tom and Jerry
9 3.3 5.449. Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
574 7 8.350. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994)
Spider-Man and Venom
I love Spider-Man, but truth be told, I love Venom just as much. Growing up in the 1990s this show was a popular one. Not quite as good as the Batman, Superman or X-Men animated series, but it was still pretty damn good. Spider-Man was the star, but Venom was a great villain. So rather than split them up, here they both are.
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