Cartoons have been with us since childhood and remain with us well into our adult life. Throughout the years, we’ve seen the good and the bad of them, so without hesitation, here are some of the cartoon characters we wish were real:
Since the release of the now Disney classic in 1992, generation after generation has fallen in love with the character’s boyish charm, genuine kindness and angelic voice. Most young girls, myself included, were and still are captivated by his rebellious but sweet duality as a character. Aladdin, we will always love you.
2. Eric Cartman
Perfectly ridiculous, annoyingly witty and endlessly entertaining, Trey Parker has been portraying this obnoxious eight year old since 1997. Cartman has since become one of the main sources of adulterated humor in cartoon mania. “Respect his authoritah!”
3. Stewie Griffin
Since his television debut in 1999, Stewie has been amusing us infinitely with dark humor and sarcasm way beyond the understanding of an infant. The expected innocence of a child is instead met with warped comedy and we have been loving it. Long may that little devil reign.
4. Scooby Doo and Shaggy
This iconic duo has been on our screens and in our hearts since 1969 and has been featured in multiple spinoffs and two big screen flicks. Relatable silliness, simple humor and lovable mannerisms have guaranteed Scooby Doo and Shaggy a firm place in our favorites list.
5. Spongebob Squarepants
Adorably naïve and undeniably lovable, Spongebob has been one of the most popular children’s cartoons since its airing in 1999. Not only is he one of the more uniquely shaped TV personalities, but you just can’t get Captain’s catchy anthem out of your head!
6. Bubbles from ‘The Powerpuff Girls’
Since 1998, Bubbles has been one of the most endearing and adorable cartoon characters to ever air on TV. Everyone’s favorite Powerpuff Girl, and the epitome of marvelous, she is sugar, spice and everything nice. All hail Bubbles.
7. Peter Pan
Possibly every little girl’s childhood crush, Peter Pan is boyishly fetching and subtly charismatic. His obsession with remaining young yet his maturity in loving Wendy fulfills every girl’s secret desire to be loved by a man who is young at heart and makes every day an adventure. Peter wins at life.
8. Flynn Rider from ‘Tangled’
This character hasn’t been around for nearly as long as some of our other favorites, but since his debut in 2010 he’s charmed us boundlessly with his classic guy humor and it cracks us up every time. Not to mention he probably wouldn’t look that bad in real life, either…
9. Betty Boop
More popular with the fellas and it’s not hard to understand why, Betty Boop is one of the oldest and most glamorous female cartoon characters in this list. Originally created in the 1920’s, her mystique precedes even that of Marilyn Monroe and she’s still a household name. Keep strutting, Betty.
10. Johnny Bravo
The cartoon Joey Tribbiani, and what seems to be every male’s childhood idol, Johnny Bravo has been wittingly pretentious, faultlessly self-absorbed and the perfect womanizer since 1997. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. “Man, he’s pretty!”
11. Homer Simpson
Completely idiotic, irresponsibly hilarious and everyone’s favorite Simpson, Homer has been keeping the classic adult cartoon alive since it’s premiere in 1989. Twenty-six seasons and still going strong, this is just one character TV could not do without.
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