From Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse to Man of Action’s Benjamin Tennyson; iconic cartoon characters have always allured kids and adults alike in the web of their enchantment. Originally limited to small series and for children, cartoon characters have spawned over the years and have received much recognition and success ranging from Emmy Awards to Academy Awards. The following list chronicles the most popular cartoon characters of the last decade:
1. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
Not even the Hollywood Walk of Fame can grasp the concept of the greatness and entertainment that this great cartoon character has done for television.
For nearly three decades, Homer Simpson has done it to be known nothing short of a legend due to his unique comedic and clumsy characteristics – which easily allows him to stand out as the number one candidate in our list of the most popular cartoon characters in recent memory!
2. Benjamin Tennyson (Ben 10)
Extra-terrestrials, unidentified flying objects, aliens, monsters, supernatural, you name it. This character has seen it all and defeated them all and became dominant not only from a merchandise point of view but also when it comes to alien technology.
3. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
Just when the world thought that no cartoon character can come close to the thrill and excitement of Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin begged to differ and proved to be a worthy competition.
A husband and father to three, peter has never failed to make the audience laugh with his uncanny and questionable humor.
4. SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
Not even a human being and still having countless fans around the world. SpongeBob is one of those few cartoon characters that are truly gifted when it comes to acting, so to speak.
The character has an amazing ability to connect with the fans to make them laugh, cry, scream, feel etc.
5. Coop (Megas XLR)
With an appetite that can never be satisfied and a thirst for mass destruction, Coop is the perfect cartoon character that the audience can connect with.
Growing up in New Jersey, Coop buys a giant robot from a local junk yard for $2 (for which he never paid) and begins a journey to save the world from alien attacks – right after his occasional times of hunger.
6. Eric Cartman (South Park)
Seen on television for twenty long years and Eric Cartman has managed to prove that with his ignorant and toilet humor, he can be just as funny and lovable as he can be controversial.
7. Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
Like father, like son. Stewie Griffin is the breakout character of Family Guy and the show owes a lot to the character for its success.
A baby that has never aged since its first appearance, Stewie has shown remarkable characteristics ranging from intelligence to evil and is considered one of the most loved characters of the twentieth century.
8. Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
Another chip off the old block. Bart Simpson defines mischief wherever the young lad goes. Enthralled by misfits and other horrific people, Bart is a school’s worst nightmare and has pulled constant pranks on teachers and rivals alike.
9. Scooby Doo (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated)
Some things never get old and Scooby-Doo is one of them. The Great Dane simply cannot get away from trouble even making masked villains say, “And I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling kids and their dog.”
10. Numbuh 1/Nigel Uno (Codename: Kids Next Door)
If you think the planet is big enough for both adults and kids to live in, Nigel Uno (alias Numbuh 1) is here to make you believe otherwise.
Leader of a small group of children called the Kids Next Door, Numbuh 1 is always ready to defend the honor of kids from adult tyranny everywhere.