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What's the Greatest Cartoon Character of All Time?

Asked by gambitking (4176 points ) April 14th, 2009

For those responding with “Mickey Mouse”, may God have mercy on your soul

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robmandu's avatar

The Tick!

Or, if graphic novels are inclusive, I might throw in Rorschach.

Les's avatar

What’s wrong with Mickey?

eenerweiner's avatar

Little Lulu

elijah's avatar

Jonny Quest.
No wait I change my vote to Speed Racer.

poofandmook's avatar

First instinct was Garfield. Sounded good to me, so I’m sticking to it. LOL

robmandu's avatar

Clutch Cargo and their freaky real human mouths!

KalWest's avatar

Stewie Griffin

squirbel's avatar

Naruto!!!

I mean Sasuke!!!

I mean… uh… Hinata?

Stewie Griffin. I second the person above me.

[my favorite scene is when he’s sucking on Peter’s breast, and then the look of horror that comes over him is hilarious.] watch

sdeutsch's avatar

That’s a tough question, but I’m gonna have to go with the Conjunction Junction man from Schoolhouse Rock. He had the coolest hat – I always wanted one…

Mickey Mouse comes in a close second, though…

asmonet's avatar

Casper. Original Black and White Casper. But some cute ones are in color. I have a lot of B&W ones on VHS that I adore.

Most are combined with Little Lulu shorts. <3

I also like Marvin the Martion, Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny.

asmonet's avatar

@sdeutsch: Oh dear god I loved that one, and Lolly Lolly lolly.

forestGeek's avatar

Pink Panther…I’ve always thought he was a badass.

Les's avatar

The Roadrunner. But I’m going to agree that the Pink Panther was a badass.

squirbel's avatar

@robmandu: they made a Watchmen animated miniseries :P

aprilsimnel's avatar

Daffy Duck. Bugs Bunny may be who we wish we were, but Daffy is more of who we are and that’s OK. Everyone can relate to him.

Rickomg's avatar

I think Mickey Mouse has it wrapped!

asmonet's avatar

Yeah, I’m gonna have to agree, Pink Panther was the shit.

robmandu's avatar

Lurve for EWJ!

janbb's avatar

Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle the Moose or
Peabody and Sherman (his boy) – I can’t decide.

marinelife's avatar

Foghorn Leghorn

@robmandu Loved Clutch Cargo and his pals Spinner and Paddlefoot!

avalmez's avatar

The Road Runner (and Wiley Coyote)...as a teen, was what we hit the sack to in the early hours of a Saturday morning to cap off a long eve of teenage nonsense in the 70’s

AstroChuck's avatar

Who’s got the sweetest disposition?
One guess, guess who.
Who never, ever starts an argument?
Who never shows a bit of temperment?
Who’s never wrong and is always right?
Who’d never dream of starting a fight?
Who gets stuck with all the bad luck?
No one, but Donald Duck.

sakura's avatar

James the Cat or possibly Henry’s cat

squirbel's avatar

Donald Duck is a traitor, he was created to perpetuate the idea that allowing the government to withdraw taxes was a good idea, and a patriotic act!

nebule's avatar

Jerry – simple, witty, astute, cute and clever

augustlan's avatar

Probably not the greatest, but my absolute favorite is Kimba the White Lion.

syz's avatar

@robmandu I love The Tick! My fave was the episode that involved making an army of evil Ticks by cloning. But the clones were all made of snot because it was the wrong kind of tissue sample.

@uberbatman The Pinky and the Brain theme song sticks in my head forever!

Horus515's avatar

I don’t about anyone else, but as a child I was a HUGE (!) G.I. Joe fan!! And I never rooted for the good guys with regards to any show. The bad guys always had cooler weapons and uniforms! So, to be quick about it I would have to say COBRA COMMANDER!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_Commander

I’m a dork aren’t I?

sandystrachan's avatar

LION-O !!!!

J0E's avatar

@Marina; YES! Foghorn Leghorn, I second that!

elijah's avatar

I’m changing my answer to Droopy the Dog.

Mr_M's avatar

Quagmire from “Family Guy”.

SeventhSense's avatar

Woody Woodpecker.
You have to love a pecker named Woody.

flameboi's avatar

Homer Simpson, there is no need to go further…

jonsblond's avatar

…yes there is. Scooby Doo.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

Well, I do like Mickey Mouse. He is definitely one of the most famous.

I also think Homer Simpson should be ranked up there.

cak's avatar

Scooby Doo, Marvin the Martin, Brain. Oh…I loved the Conjunction Junction guy! Conjunction Junction what’s your function?

live_rose's avatar

I think Arnold from hey Arnold or Doug from . . .Doug are my favorite

squirbel's avatar

giggety giggety goo

filmfann's avatar

Since Rocky and Bullwinkle and Droopy have already been mentioned, I will go with Leopold “Butters” Stotch.

Dorkgirl's avatar

I loved the Tick—- SPOOOOOOOONN!!!!!

SeventhSense's avatar

Buuuuters

frdelrosario's avatar

That’s a good question (unlike so many other questions at Fluther). To be the greatest, I think the character ought to:

• Be a golden ager. I think of Warner in the ‘30s and ‘40s as the best period for cartoons.

• Be funny. Which rules out all but a few from Disney.

• Be part of a good ensemble. I might’ve gone for Felix the Cat, if his co-stars in his later pictures weren’t so lame.

• Be well animated. Sorry, but that strikes out characters from every studio that ever saved a buck with limited animation.

So my vote goes for Roger Rabbit, who worked for Maroon Cartoons in the ‘30s, is roll-in-the-aisles funny, works harmoniously with Jessica Rabbit and Baby Herman, and moves on screen with grace and originality and smooth lines.

Bagardbilla's avatar

There are many with far more noteriety but I’d have to say…
SAMURAI JACK!
A charecter on the show by the same name, it used to be on cartoon network at the turn of (this) century.

SeventhSense's avatar

@frdelrosario
Lurve for considering this question in depth. :)

sdeutsch's avatar

Oh, wait – how could I forget about Danger Mouse? He’s one of my very favorites (I even have the first two seasons on DVD!)

@asmonet I love Lolly Lolly Lolly too – and we can’t forget Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla!

janbb's avatar

@sdeutsch I loved Dangermouse too!

seVen's avatar

Tom & Jerry

classyfied's avatar

Yakko from Animaniacs! Dot and Wakko are cool too.

fireside's avatar

Calvin and his trusty tiger.

J0E's avatar

@fireside; If comic strip characters are allowed then I agree with you 110%.

fireside's avatar

@J0E – no worries, he counts as a cartoon : )

SeventhSense's avatar

@fireside
Much lurve for my Calvin and his little tigger. Proof that art, can be edgy, satirical and innocent.:)

filmfann's avatar

It saddens me that Calvin is now the poster child for peeing on symbols. He was so much more than that.

aprilsimnel's avatar

It’s exactly why Bill Watterson (who shares my b-day!) did not license Calvin. He wasn’t in it to become a millionaire. But of course some awful thing was going to be created, Calvin was almost pure id and that appeals to people.

sakura's avatar

My daughter loves the idea of Mickey and Minnie Mouse – met them at Disney, but hasn’t seen the cartoons. More up to date she loves Phineas and Ferb!

MacBean's avatar

Felix the Cat, Michigan J. Frog, and/or the Pink Panther.

prasad's avatar

Mickey mouse!
Mini mouse, Donald Duck, Duck Tales, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, ... and all cartoon network!

jonsblond's avatar

@filmfann We named our cat Butters. :D

siilver's avatar

@squirbel no the best one is when stewie is making fun of chris for being fat and steadily getting fat himself. He is sitting alone eating in his high-chair when the silence is broken with a squeek, then a creek, a long silence…. and BAM! he crashes to the floor screaming “damn it!” LMAO best clip ever.

- just lift me up!
– Oh i would but my doctor warned me against heavy lifting.

and check out the clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUSfE7ODyrU&feature=related

Kraken's avatar

The Kevisaurus of Kevonia. It’s a work in progress, still progressing, coming to an internet connection near you.

KalWest's avatar

@siilver
freakin hilarious – I LOVE seth mcfarlane!!!!!!!

angelic_fire_hazzard55555's avatar

the road runner i mean he could always outsmart the coyote….... or maybe olive oil from pop eye she was pretty cool

angelic_fire_hazzard55555's avatar

no wait maybe pepe le pu is better errrrrr i cant decide

daveboy's avatar

My personal fave has got to be TAZ.

filmfann's avatar

@daveboy welcome to fluther. lurve.

tandra88's avatar

Spongebob. ‘Nuff said.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

Robert Crumb’s ‘Fritz the Cat’, the’ Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers’’ and ‘Fat Freddy’s Cat’.

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