Cartoons, who doesn’t watch them? Children to grandpas and grannies, all enjoy cartoons. The characters make people laugh and teach the lessons of life. They make us enjoy every minute of the time they come on the screen. Due to cartoons, children learn to speak and communicate effectively at a faster rate since they can understand the pictorial forms easily. The development of a child is faster if it watches cartoons. They are big hit in the world of children. Children enact different roles and play. Cartoons are very effective in expanding a child’s imagination. Some cartoon characters never fade out from our memory. Here is a list of the top 10 most popular cartoon characters 2018.
This superhero from the comics and movies has become one of the favourite of children. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel in 1933. He selected Joe Shuster for that purpose. The comic was published by DC comics. From then Superman never fell down from the sky. He is still flying from generations to generations killing villains by the laser from his eyes and ultimate power from the sun of the earth. He also has the abilities of heat vision, freezing breath, extrasensory powers, visual powers, speed, durability and longevity. He is also known as ‘Man of Steel’ for his superb performance and tough personality. His real name is Kal-El and was born on alien planet Krypton. Once he matures, he tries to use the superpowers for the benefit of humanity. He is not restricted to cartoon world but he is also known in movies. For any help, call Superman.
9. THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
They were created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon network. They are very much well known characters. The 3 small girls never used to give up to enemies. Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles, the 3 girls are loved by all girls and small children. Blossom is the leader and she is the most composed, strong and determined. Her signature colour is pink and personality ingredient is ‘everything nice. She has a unique power of freezing objects with her breath. Bubbles is cute and sensitive with a signature colour of blue and personality ingredient as sugar.
She can emit supersonic waves with her voice and can understand languages of animals. Buttercup has the signature colour green and personality ingredient is spice. She is a tomboy and toughest of all. She has no unique superpower. They protect USA from evil day and night. Their dad is the brainy scientist Professor Utonium and they 4 live in city of Townsville in USA. They have immense power and intelligence. They are tough, strong, and immensely intelligent and work as a team. They are frequently called by the mayor and children to help them. It first completed in 1998 and is another unforgettable cartoon. Who knows? One day they may protect your respective countries too.
8. WINNIE THE POOH
This potbellied bear has won our hearts. The Disney character, Winnie is well known and the favourite of children. He was created by A.A.Milne. He is also called Pooh bear. It has human traits, emotions and intentions to non-human entities which means it is anthromorphic. He is naive, slow-witted and friendly. Sometimes, he gives clever ideas. He is also a talented poet and proud about it. He is a foodie. He loves to have honey, milk and other products. He is also very social and has got many friends. Christopher Robin, Tigger, Kanga, Piglet, Eeyore and Roo are some of his friends.Released in 1960, Winnie the Pooh keeps on entertaining and the scale of fame still continues. Wearing a red colour t-shirt most of the times, the bear has become one of the favourite of children. Pooh is so popular that he has a Warsaw street named after him in Poland and another street in Budapest.
7. SCOOBY DOO
The funny and talking dog, created by Hanna-Barbera production, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969, is still a famous character in the households. Scooby is a brown coloured dog which isn’t brave and lazy. He liks to skip his chores and just eat, roam and sleep. Norville “Shaggy” Rogers is a guy who isn’t brave and a partner of Scooby. Velma Dinkley is another character from the series who always wears a yellow shirt. Daphne Blake is another girl in their team. She is brave and gorgeous. Fred Jones, the leader of the team is very handsome and courageous. They are always interested in solving mystery which involves supernatural creatures where they face many difficulties. It is an American cartoon which is famous worldwide now.
6. DORA THE EXPLORER
Dora is a pretty, young and punctual girl is a friend of all girls. She is an American girl of indigenous Mexican heritage. Girls love her as much as they love Barbie. Dora is a 8 year old girl who does all of her work on time and tries to solve the problems of others along with her pet and friend, Boots the monkey. She likes to solve quests related to an activity and loves to see places with her talking and humane purple backpack Boots. He is named Boots for his beloved par of red boots. This cartoon is based on cyclic events where Dora and boots travel to different places and face many obstacles like solving riddles, quests with the help of audience.
They may also encounter Swiper, a bipedal, a cunning fox which is a thief and theft should be prevented with the help of audience. This is an educational cartoon. Dora was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh and Eric Weiner. This is a thought provoking character in the cartoons. The cartoon always ends with Dora successfully reaching her place and singing “We did it!” song and Boots in win mood. This cartoon won a Peaboy award in 2003 for outstanding efforts in making learning a pleasurable experience for pre-schoolers.
5. TOM AND JERRY
Created by William Hanna and Joseph barbera in 1940, the funniest cartoon series ever, is watched by kiddos and adults till today. This is my favourite cartoon series where Jerry is a naughty little mouse and always irritates Tom, the cat. The story always revolves around the rivalry between Tom and Jerry. There will be comic fights between the both. Jerry is clever, cunning and lucky. So Tom always fails in capturing Jerry. Tom tries to kill Jerry using sticks, axes, hammers and explosives but Jerry escapes and takes revenge by cutting Tom into half, shutting his head and fingers in a window, getting him electrocuted, pounding him with clubs etc. Though these all happen, there is no blood. They live in many lifestyles. Spike is an angry, vicious and extremely dumb bulldog that always helps Jerry and is disapproving of cats. Some other characters are Butch, Lightning, Topsy, Meathead, Nibbles, Mammy two shoes and Tyke. This is one amongst the top 10 most popular cartoon characters 2018.
Oggy is a blue cat, which loves to cook, eat and watch TV. Three pesky cockroaches named Joey, Dee Dee and Marky keep disturbing him. They enjoy irritating Oggy. They try to steal the food in Oggy’s refrigerator, spoil his work and make his life miserable. It is spun almost like Tom and Jerry series. Joey is the elder brother, loves money and most intelligent. He has a purple pink body. Marky has a silvery grey body and is the middle one. He doesn’t care about what other brothers are doing. Dee Dee, the youngest of 3, is ever hungry. Sometimes his hunger reaches insane heights when he consumes bigger animals too. Oggy tries to kill them but they escape everytime. He has a cousin called Jack. He is short-tempered, violent and arrogant. He loves Oggy’s sister Monica. Bob is a fierce brown bulldog and Oggy’s neighbour. He cannot control his anger and loves boxing very much. Oggy also has a girlfriend called Olly. The cartoon is Oggy and the cockroaches created by Jean-Yves Raimbaud.
Doraemon is a Japanese cartoon character introduced by Fujiko Fujio. Doraemon is a robotic cat who travels to past from 22nd century to help Nobita, a school boy who is very lazy and skips his daily chores. Doraemon has the tendency to panic during emergencies. Then he tries to take out all the gadgets he can just to produce unwanted household items. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent. Nobita nobi’s grades are very poor and he is bullied often. He is lazy, dim-witted, uncoordinated, foolish, weak, childish and very bad at sports and education.
He always goes late to school, never completes his homework, sleeps in the class and earns 0 marks. But he is kind hearted and honest. His close friend is a girl called Shizuka. She is a crush of Nobita. She is smart, cute and kind. She often tries to encourage Nobita to study and play rather than bullying him. She loves pets, bathing and violin. There is another friend of Nobita who is a strong and quick tempered bully called Jiyaan. He often steals the things of his friends in the name of borrowing them. His singing is horrible and always bullies people to listen to him. But he never escapes from helping his friends. Suneo is a fox faced cunning rich guy who always shows off his wealth and modern toys which he has. He always parties with Jiyaan and Shizuka but never invites Nobita. Dorame is the sister of Doraemon. Doraemon has every type of gadgets that doesn’t exist really. Over 100 million copies of this cartoon has been sold till date.
2. BUGS BUNNY
Bugs Bunny is a rabbit is interested in eating carrots. The carrot eating manner is nonchalant. He is a wild gray rabbit with flippant personality. He is clever and can outsmart anyone. He is often bullied by the jealous Daffy duck. He always speaks with the audience. He wins almost all the conflicts. To avoid him to be portrayed as a bully, a character to bully him was introduced. He has got many catchphrases like “of course you realize this means war”, “What’s up, doc?” and “Gee, ain’t I a stinker?” His carrot chewing standing position is so famous. This cartoon was created by Leon Schlesinger Production later known as Warner Bros Productions. Bugs Bunny was introduced in 1938 in Porky’s hare hunt. It still continues to be a cartoon loved so much by children.
1. MICKEY MOUSE
The very cute Mickey, is a mouse created by Walt Disney in 1928. He is funny and the official mascot of Disney. He wears large yellow shoes, red shorts and white gloves. He has got a girlfriend called Minnie. It is a very old cartoon and I loved watching it. Even now, the series is watched with much interest and Mickey is an icon. Donald duck, Pluto and Goofy are other famous characters from Mickey Mouse cartoon.
This was the list of the top 10 most popular cartoon characters 2018. You may have watched some or all of these. Some popular cartoon characters might have missed out, but these are the most popular and well-known cartoon characters in the world.