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Modern and Classic Top 50 Cartoon Characters
« on: June 30, 2011, 08:08:04 PM »
Cartoon characters are as endearing to adults as children. Many times we can relate to them. Most of the time we just love to laugh at their antics and misfortune. Following is the list of top 50 cartoon characters of all time, judged for their influence, their popularity and their hilarity.
By Nancy Basile.

50. Bobby Hill

Bobby Hill is my favorite character on King of the Hill. He's the SpongeBob of the group, always optimistic, a dreamer. If I could ask creator Mike Judge one question, it would be, "What will Bobby Hill be when he grows up?" He has so many aspirations, I just can't imagine the answer.
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Re: Modern and Classic Top 50 Cartoon Characters
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 08:14:36 PM »
49. Daria

If Daria were alive, right now, would she be Emo or Goth? Probably neither, as Daria doesn't conform to anyone's trend. She's smart and witty, a teenage girl trying to figure out how to be her own person and still have a boyfriend at the same time.
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Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 08:15:32 PM »
48. Batman

Can you imagine a time when Batman wasn't the Dark Knight we know now? Hard to believe the many transformations this superhero has seen through the years, especially on television. You can catch this caped crusader now on Cartoon Network in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. His chest is huge!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 08:16:25 PM »
47. Wonder Woman

Before those snappy drawers called Underoos were made, back when underpants looked like, well, underpants, I just took red and blue markers to my own white bottoms (as any 5 year old will) and made my own Wonder Woman costume. Thank goodness we lived way, way out in the country. Regardless, Wonder Woman gave little girls their own superhero, one who was strong and gorgeous with lots of cool toys.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 08:19:15 PM »
46. Superman

To me, Superman is the ultimate superhero. But is he a true superhero since he only has powers because he's an alien, from another planet? Or is he just a guy who fell to ground on the right planet? I'm sure fanboys debate this issue frequently, but as long as any incarnation of Superman includes a broad chest, incorruptible morals and old-fashioned chivalry, I'm there.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 08:21:33 PM »
45. George of the Jungle

If you doubt the popularity of George of the Jungle, just watch the new cartoon on Cartoon Network, or rent the DVD of the live-action film starring Brendan Fraser. George of the Jungle originated in the '60s, a parody of the Tarzan story. He's known for swinging on vines and slamming into trees, as well as his rhythmic theme song, "George, George, George of the Jungle... watch out for that tree!"
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 08:22:46 PM »
44. Spider-man

Spider-man is the everyman superhero. He started out as the geek next door and was transformed into a mega-strong, mega-agile dude. Spider-man has been reproduced in TV cartoons many, many times. Most recently Spidey starred in The Spectacular Spider-Man.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 08:26:07 PM »
43. The Powerpuff Girls

Girl power times three. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup keep Townsville, USA safe from evil, while dealing with the pressures of kindergarten. The visual style of The Powerpuff Girls sets it apart, though. It's part high art and part drug-induced pop art. Whichever way you go, those giant eyes and crazy voices keep the cartoon from ever being stiff.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 08:28:10 PM »
42. Angelica Pickles

Why do bullies get all the good lines? Angelica Pickles is the bossy, spoiled toddler from Rugrats. She is the most familiar character from Rugrats, but possibly only because she is the meanest and talks the most (she's older than the babies).
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 08:28:57 PM »
41. Felix the Cat

Felix is a black and white cat created during the silent film era of the early 20th Century. His simple form and face make him easily recognizable. He was also the first cartoon character to gain enough popularity to award him a feature film.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 08:35:00 PM »
40. Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale

Boris and Natasha are portrayed as how Americans saw Russians during the Cold War. That doesn't keep these villains from Rocky and Bullwinkle from dispatching some humor.
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 09:29:20 PM »
39. Tom and Jerry

This cat and mouse team were the inspiration for The Simpsons Itchy and Scratchy (without the gore). Tom and Jerry chase each other, torment each other and generally try to defeat the other. Though Tom has the upper hand more than, say, Sylvester, he still has yet to make a meal of Jerry.
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 09:30:20 PM »
38. Woody Woodpecker

Another anti-hero, Woody Woodpecker lives to cause trouble. His most famous trait is no doubt his cackling, stuttering laugh.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 09:31:11 PM »
37. Alvin (the Chipmunk)

Alvin, lead singer of Alvin and the Chipmunks, is the guts of the operation. He's the one who finds the loopholes in most situations. These rodents are so popular they just released another CD, after the 2007 movie soundtrack.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 09:32:00 PM »
36. Donald Duck

As Mickey Mouse's cynical sidekick, Donald Duck was always my favorite. (Much like Oscar the Grouch was my favorite on Sesame Street. Hm, issues?) It wasn't the raspy voice or fashionable duds, but his eye-rolling attitude and exasperation with most of the world that made him so relatable.
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