10 Most Influential Cartoon Characters Of All Time

We all have a memory of cartoon character of our childhood days to cherish, which got almost transformed from ordinary cartoon sequence to animations today. Though the technology changed so drastically when cartoon arts and animation into considerations, the cartoon characters created ages ago are still living in people’s hearts. Some of the iconic and influential cartoon characters are displayed for welcoming the guests in parties and amusement parks. Out of hundreds of cartoon character being created annually, we have come up with the list of 10 most influential cartoon characters of all time that can crept your childhood days.

10. Snoopy


Snoopy is a beagle dog breed, which is a focused character in the comic strip “Peanut”. The character became the most iconic figure in 1950 after the debut “The Peanuts Movie”. He comprises of an awesome character, who is innocent, good-natured and intuitive. He often seems to be mocking his owner, “Charlie Brown”. Never opens its mouth to speak but imagines itself to speak like normal humans. The character came to light through an inspiration of a drawing by Spike, one of Schulz’s childhood dogs. With proceeding success over the cartoon character, Snoopy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov 2, 2015.

9. Donald Duck

Donald Duck

Donald Duck is one the most popular cartoon figures across the globe, used as the welcome figure in many amusement parks. Created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions, the character is anthropomorphic white duck with a sailor shirt and bow tie. Donald Duck is always involved in a comedic role that dragged the attention of both children and adults. The character was listed in the list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002 by TV Guide. In most of the animated cartoon series, Donald happens to be a rival for another iconic character “Mickey Mouse”. Though he goes against Mickey and jealous of him, he still is being loved by billion hearts across the globe.

8. Thomas “Tom” Cat

Thomas Tom Cat

Famously recognized as “Tom” from the animated series “Tom and Jerry”. Tom was initially introduced as “Jasper” from the debut “Puss Gets the Boot” in 1940. An epic character ever made in cartoon history, which involves most of the time trying to trap “Jerry the Mouse”. There is no spoken voice heard from the character and most of the time, the voice heard from Tom is either pain or panic. Tom is considered as one of the iconic cartoon characters of all time.

7. Scooby-Doo

Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo is a fantastic Great Dane male dog breed featured in the animated cartoon series “Scooby-Doo”. The character consists of unique talent to detect mysteries that are supposedly involved by supernatural creatures. Scooby is a pet dog of “Shaggy Roger’, who is another character from Scooby-Doo. Scooby always gives hint and communicates personally with Roger, though other members are involved with him. The character become too famous from the broken English that it speaks and pronounces almost all the words putting alphabet “S” in front.

6. Jerry Mouse

Jerry Mouse

No matter what age you are! The moment you get to see the Jerry Mouse, you remember the TV series “Tom and Jerry”. The Jerry Mouse is a brown little mouse almost always biting the nerve of his rival Tom. The rivalry fight between Thomas The Cat and the Jerry Mouse have created an epic foundation in cartoon industry. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the first appearance of the mouse was on Feb 10, 1940. Hanna and Barbera took ownership of even as producers after 1956. The “Tom and Jerry” was the best hit for the characters created, which received Academy Award for Best Short Subject Cartoons in 1951.

5. SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants was created by an American animator Stephan Hillenburg. The character’s name was derived from the comic strip “The Intertidal Zone”. There have been a lot of controversies from behind the public for the character “SpongeBob SquarePants”. However, the image still stands to be impressive for both adults and children. SpongeBob impressed kids on TV shows with his optimistic behavior and well-versed in nature. He is seen hanging around with his bestie Patrick whole of his time in the same street where he lives. SpongeBob works for a fast food restaurant; whose main role is to prepare fry cook. With extreme success just by creating a character name “SpongeBob”, a new franchise was created with the help of MTV Network distributors. Media went viral and the gathered a revenue of over $13 billion in late 2017.

4. Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown was created by Charles M. Schulz and the debut was made on May 30, 1946. Considered as the central protagonist for the comic strip “Peanuts”. Though Charlie Brown suffers from self-confidence in almost whole of his work, the character is still loved intensively across the globe. Being both pessimistic and optimistic behavior, Brown avoids going out as things go away from his hand negatively. However, he manages to compromise himself on moving forward to get things done on daily basis. Further, though he is demotivated at home by his family, he still thinks optimistic for them and supports the needy family.

3. Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is considered as another all-time influencer in cartoon world, best known for introduction in Looney Tunes animated short films. The character is considered as one of the best by Warner Bros Entertainment. Famously recognized to have carrot almost all the time on his hands in most of the animated short films. The character is accounted with the most number of appearances in films than any other cartoon characters. Bunny’s first appearance was on April 30, 1938 and since then happened to be the greatest of all-time. Bug Bunny was so famous that the US government introduced postage stamp in 1997 beating the most renowned Mickey Mouse. It was the first cartoon character to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

2. Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson is a bald, short-tempered, lazy, and idiotic character, which was first introduced by Cartoonist Matt Groening. Simpson works for a Nuclear Power Plant agency, where he inspects for safety measures. As is considered fantastic in terms of influencing teenagers and kids, this character does almost everything stupid but still stands to be right at the same time. Simpson spends whole of his evening drinking Duff Beer, who seems to be like a full-brown alcoholic. The Simpson cartoon character is by far considered the most successful and influential characters in television history.

1. Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

None can deny the fact that the Mickey Mouse character tops the list of 10 most influential cartoon characters of all time. Created by The Walt Disney Company, the Mickey Mouse is a funny character, which was featured in many comic, and cartoon episodes. The cartoon character is still considered favorite for many with iconic symbol. Mickey Mouse character plays a vital role for entertaining kids in amusement parks and fun environments. The character was first introduced in 1928, but was failed to attract audience. Further, with the help of Walk Disney, the cartoon was then supported with the sound track to produce comedic situation. This time, the character was loved by almost everyone and attracted every kid since then.

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