By James Scout/ September 18, 2022

Top10 Best Cartoon Characters of All Time

Since Paste first published this list ten years ago. New episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and South Park are released like clockwork every year.

Top 10 Best Cartoon Characters

But they only represent the very top of the iceberg, though. Traditional cable networks have developed new and fascinating animated characters and worlds. On the other hand, streaming services have enabled even more creators to produce the animated shows they want to.

Top 10 Best Cartoon Characters

In the shadow of the Disney empire's mascot, it's easy to lose sight of Mickey's cartoon character. But without the charms of an enthusiastic, adventurous mouse, there might not be a Disney empire.

1-Mickey Mouse

With the advent of talkies, silent film largely died out. Nonetheless, Hanna and Barbera's Tom and Jerry didn't require dialogue to captivate generations of children. Between 1940 and 1958, 114 short films were produced.

2-Tom and Jerry

A rabbit is the coolest cat in cartoon history. Or even a hare. During his many antics, that minor taxonomic difference was never addressed. Despite this, he maintained an enviable calm under fire.

3-Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)

The first two seasons of The Simpsons focused on Bart. Still, the show evolved into something truly unique when it became Homer-centric. He is the everyman at his most lazy, hungry, dumbest, and drunkest.

4-Homer J. Simpson (Simpsons)

They never say it directly, but we're pretty sure those "Scooby Snacks" contain something... hallucinogenic. Compared to the rest of the Scooby Gang, Shaggy and Scoob appear completely useless.

5- Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers

For many, Winnie-the-Disney Pooh's adventures are the best-remembered repeats of this Silly Ol' Bear, as beloved as he was in book form. Winnie the Pooh measured having an insatiable sweet tooth and his big heart and inherent sweetness.

6-Winnie the Pooh

The Powerpuff Girls arrived on the 90s cartoon scene ready to inspire and delight a generation. Regardless of who you identified with, the ultimate lesson was that working together is the most powerful play.

7- The Powerpuff Girls

Based on a crude animation of Marty and Doc from Back to the Future, Kayla Cobb best described Rick and Morty as a "never-ending fart joke wrapped around a studied look into nihilism."

8-Rick and Morty

Popeye the Sailor, one of the earliest icons of American animation, became instantly special thanks to his wacky antics and superhuman strength after downing a can of spinach.


Yes, Daffy can be "despicable!" but as his enduring popularity shows, he's endearing all the same.

10-Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes)

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