fictional characters The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History  

Greg Hahn
Originally by
485.3k votes 20.3k voters 272.5k views 251 items

List Rules Vote up the all-time best animated characters ever on TV shows.

Throughout the annals of TV history, cartoon stars have shone brightly, bringing joy to children and adults alike. With so many classics out there, from Looney Tunes to Hanna-Barbera to the likes of The Simpsons, South Park, Spongebob, and even He-Man, it seems impossible to create a definitive list of the greatest cartoon characters on TV. Yet it must be done. We owe it to these animated characters to compile them, vote, rerank, debate, and scream at our screens in agony at the tyranny of democracy. Have your say and support your favorite cartoon TV character by voting them up. And remember, just because a character is on a great show doesn't mean that character, alone, is one of the greatest of all time.

list ordered by

1
7,464 2,692
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny

2
7,072 2,475
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Scooby Doo Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out - Be Cool Scooby Doo

3
4,646 1,392
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry Pots and Pans

4
5,039 2,511
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

5
5,430 2,730
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Homer Simpson The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

6
4,629 1,899
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Jerry Mouse Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

7
4,777 2,005
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom Cat Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

8
4,647 2,165
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

9
5,058 2,185
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Daffy Duck Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

10
4,604 2,461
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

11
4,607 2,193
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Shaggy Rogers Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

12
4,260 1,874
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Snoopy A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

13
5,044 2,304
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Stewie Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

14
3,689 1,871
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Donald Duck Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters

15
3,777 1,755
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Goofy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

16
4,464 2,109
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

17
3,433 1,934
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Popeye Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

18
3,271 1,671
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tigger A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

19
4,837 2,550
Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

20
3,962 1,926
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tasmanian Devil Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

21
3,363 1,807
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Sylvester Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

The Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant

22
1,038 324
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
skinhead added Donkey Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Shrek

23
1,167 375
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

24
2,844 1,551
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pink Panther Driving Mr. Pink

25
3,314 1,735
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

26
3,053 1,435
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

27
3,082 1,640
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Charlie Brown James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

28
4,191 2,273
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

The Hottest Cartoon Characters Of All Time

29
2,893 1,397
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eeyore Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

30
3,230 1,904
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

31
2,984 1,784
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Foghorn Leghorn Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

32
483 120
Dory is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Dory Finding Dory, Finding Nemo

33
3,085 1,561
Courage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog

34
3,138 1,730
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Marvin the Martian The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars

35
2,868 1,606
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yosemite Sam Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
980 364
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
1512564963328 added Shrek Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Shrek Forever After

37
2,464 1,269
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tweety The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

38
1,076 426
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
1512564963328 added Deadpool Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs

39
2,382 1,529
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pepé Le Pew Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons

40
443 120
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Pluto Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

41
3,338 1,798
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

42
3,020 1,698
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

The Best Fat Cartoon Characters on TV

43
2,266 1,267
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky Pig Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

44
400 111
Nemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Nemo

45
1,977 1,233
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

46
3,501 2,067
Bender is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bender Futurama, Futurama

47
2,496 1,589
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tommy Pickles Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

48
2,472 1,419
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Chip 'n' Dale Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

49
2,289 1,348
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Elmer Fudd To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

50
2,274 1,487
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Woody Woodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends