40 Iconic Cartoon Characters That Defined Our Childhood

40 Iconic Cartoon Characters That Defined Our Childhood

Cartoons and cartoons characters were a big part of our life growing up, molding our personality and character.

The language, creativity, bright colors and all such things are very important to mold a childs character and that is what cartoons did to us when we were growing up.

So if you wanna dive down the rabbit hole and travel back the past and get to know all your favorite cartoon characters then keep on scrolling. Here you will get to revisit your childhood and again see all your favorite cartoon characters again in one place.

1. Mickey Mouse


Created: 1928

Creator: Walt Disney, & Ub Iwerks

Voice: Walt Disney, Bret Iwan and many others

There are hardly any other cartoon characters as famous as the one and only Mickey Mouse. Mickey is one of the most recognised characters in the world.

2. Bugs Bunny


Created: 1940

Creator: Tex Avery & Ben Hardaway

Voice: Jeff Bergman, Mel Blanc and many more

The looney Tunes became a highly popular cartoon show and its number one characters of the show is Bugs Bunny. He became one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world, because of his funny humor and easy going personality.

3. Homer Simpson


Created: 1987

Creator: Matt Groening

Voice: Dan Castellaneta

If you are a fan of sarcastic and dank humor then the Simpsons are the show for you. The cartoon characters, the plot lines and everything else is just iconic. The show ironically predicted so many future events way ahead of time, which makes the show even more futuristic.

4. Charlie Brown


Created: 1950

Creator: Charles M. Schulz

Voice: Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins and many others.

One of the most nostalgic cartoon characters, not just because of the comic strips but for the Christmas special as well. A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most iconic Christmas shows you will see.

5. Fred Flinstone

 Fred Flinstone

Created: 1960

Creator: William Hanna & Joseph Barbera

Voice: Alan Reed, Jeff Bergman and many others.

Who doesn’t remember the Flinstones. The pre-historic family was a great mix of family issues and comedy together.

6. Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry

Created: 1940

Creator: William Hanna & Joseph Barbera

Voice: Billy Bletcher and Sara Berner

Tom and Jerry are the most iconic duo ever made, and they don’t any introduction from me or anyone else.

7. Scooby-Doo

Created: 1969

Creator: Ken Spears & Joe Ruby

Voice: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, and many others

This was one of the most iconic shows there was, that was named after a dog. Scooby Doo and his gang were teen detectives, who were involved in solving crimes and all sorts of mysteries.

8. Spongebob Square Pants

Spongebob Square Pants

Created: 1999

Creator: Stephen Hillenburg

Voice: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, and Rodger Bumpass

There is no other cartoon characters or show that is more iconic than Spngebob Squarepants. Not only is he the most iconic cartoon characters in the United States, but rest of the characters in the show are equally as famous.

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Created: 1984

Creator: Peter Laird & Kevin Eastman

Voice: Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Can Clarke, Townsend Coleman, and many others

One of the most popular cartoon that spread through multiple medias such as comicbooks, tv, movies and even toys. This made us appreciate the show and the characters even more.

10. Winnie – The Pooh


Created: 1926

Creator: A.A. Milne, & E.H.Shepard

Voice: Hal Smith, Sterling Holloway, and Jim Cummings

This friendly little bear is one of the cutest thing you are going to see on tv. And that is exactly what makes Winnie the Pooh on of the most popular cartoon characters in of our childhood.

11. Donald Duck

Donald Duck

Created: 1934

Creator: Walt Disney & Dick Lundy

Voice: Clarence Nash, Tony Anselmo & Daniel Ross

12. Phineas And Ferb

Phineas And Ferb

Created: 2007

Creator: Dan Povernmire, & Jeff “Swampy” Marsh

Voice: Thomas Sangster, Vincent Martella

13. Alvin And The Chipmunk

Created: 1958

Creator: Ross Bagdasarian Sr.

Voice: Ross Bagdasarian Jr, and Janice Karman

14. Popeye – The Sailorman

Popeye - The Sailorman

Created: 1929

Creator: E.C. Segar

Voice: Jack Mercer, William Costello, and many others

15. Daffy Duck

Created: 1937

Creator: Tex Avery & Bob Clampett

Voice: Mel Blanc, & Jeff Bergman

16. Rick And Morty

Created: 2013

Creator: Justin Roiland & Dan Harmon

Voice: Justin Roiland

17. Superman


Created: 1938

Creator: Jerry Seigel & Joe Shuster

Voice: Nolan North

18. Power Puff Girls

Power Puff Girls

Created: 1998

Creator: Craig McCracken

Voice: Tara Strong, Cathay Cavadini & E.G. Daily

19. Dora – The Explorer

Dora - The Explorer

Created: 2000

Creator: Chris Gifford

Voice: Caitlin Sanchez, Kathleen Herles

20. Doraemon


Created: 1969

Creator: Fujiko F Fujio

21. Barbie


Created: 1959

Creator: Ruth Handler

22. Cinderella


Created: 1950

Creator: Charles Perrault

Voice: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley & Verna Felton

23. Snoopy


Created: 1950

Creator: Charles M. Schulz

Voice: Bill Melendez

24. Goofy


Created: 1932

Creator: Walt Disney & Wilfred Jackson

Voice: Pinto Colvig, Danny Webb & Hal Smith

25. Wile E. Coyote

Created: 1949

Creator: Michael Maltese

Voice: Seth MacFarlane, Mel Blanc, and many others

26. Batman


Created: 1938

Creator: Bob Kane & Bill Finger

27. Shrek


Created: 2001

Creator: William Steig

Voice: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy & Cameron Diaz

28. Pikachu – Pokemon

Pikachu - Pokemon

Created: 1996

Creator: Ken Sugimori & Atsuko Nishida

Voice: Ikue Otani

29. Courage The Cowardly Dog

Courage The Cowardly Dog

Created: 1999

Creator: John R. Dilworth

Voice: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Lionel Wilson

30. Dexter


Created: 1996

Creator: Genndy Tartakovsky

Voice: Christine Cavanaugh, Candi Milo, Allison Moore

31. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Created: 1942

Creator: William Moulton Marston, H.G.Peter

32. Tin – Tin

Created: 1928

Creator: Herge

33. Mr. Bean

Created: 1995

Creator: Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis

Voice: Rowan Atkinson

34. Betty Boop

Betty Boop

Created: 1930

Creator: Grim Natwick & Max Fleischer

Voice: Mae Questel, Margie Hines and many others

35. Stewie Griffin – Family Guy

Stewie Griffin - Family Guy

Created: 1999

Creator: Seth MacFarlane

Voice: Seth MacFarlane

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36. Ed, Edd & Eddy

Ed, Edd & Eddy

Created: 1999

Creator: Danny Antonucci

Voice: Tony Sampson, Matt Hill and Samuel Vincent

37. Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

Created: 1958

Creator: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, and Ed Benedict

Voice: Greg Burson, Daws Butler, and many others

38. Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo

Created: 1995

Creator: Van Partible

Voice: Jeff Bennett

39. Beavis & Butt-Head

Beavis & Butt-Head

Created: 1992

Creator: Mike Judge

Voice: Mike Judge

40. Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Created: 2004

Creator: Mark Baker & Neville Astley

Voice: Harley Bird, Lily Snowden-Fine

Wrapping Up!

So there you go, these were the 40 most iconic cartoon characters from our childhood that were such a huge part of our life.

These characters are what molded our personality and our character as well. Now if you liked this article then definitely give us a like and comment down below.

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