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Top 50 Best Fat Cartoon Characters Of All Time

Suchismita GhoshSuchismita-Posted Sep 20, 2022


Top 50 Best Fat Cartoon Characters Of All Time

 

Cartoons are synonymous with our childhood. We've all grown up watching them and loving them. While we couldn't help sympathizing with the meek ones and hating the villains, our hearts always held a special place for the adorable-looking fat ones; irrespective of whether they were innocent or evil.

 

As time went by, most of the shows either faded from our memories or were replaced by more mature ones.

 

However, today's list of 50 best fat cartoon characters of all time will surely be a walk down memory lane for all you cartoon lovers out there.

 

While some have come and gone, some have remained, entertaining generation after generation, beyond borders and barriers. This list will be nostalgic, mostly because you'll be transported back to those golden days of absolute bliss wherein watching Muriel cuddling Courage or Garfield being sneaky with Odie was what characterized a happy day.

 

There may also be some others from our teenage or early adulthood like Eric Cartman being bigoted or Homer Simpson being dumb or Peter Griffin being too straightforward.

 

Irrespective of whether we were kids looking to love cartoons or adults trying to relieve those days, there's something for everyone!

 

So, without further ado, let’s dive right into our list.

 

 

50. Russell (Up)

 

Russell (Up)

 

Russell is the eight-year-old boy scout (Junior Wilderness Explorer) from Disney+ Pixar's famous 2009 computer-animated film, Up.

 

He was the one who hitchhiked on Carl's houseboat, mostly because he wanted to assist as that would help him earn him an 'Assisting the Elderly' medal; the only badge that was still missing from his collection.

 

Russell is extremely loud, anxious, and hyperactive but also very curious about all that's happening around him and has a personality that initially annoys Carl but one that he grows fond of, eventually.

 

He’s round and chubby and extremely cute of look at his character is inspired by Pixar’s animator Peter Sohn.

 

 

49. Ralph Wiggum (The Simpsons)

 

Ralph Wiggum (The Simpsons)

 

Ralph is a recurring character in Fox's animated series The Simpsons. He's the son of Police Chief Wiggum and a classmate of Lisa Simpson at the Springfield Elementary School.

 

Ralph is an odd child often seen picking his nose and clueless about the happenings around him. He’s awkward, spontaneous, and somewhat bizarre and has some of the most random lines of the show.

 

The other kids are often seen picking on him and you can’t help but feel a little bad for him because of his dim-witted nature that lands him a spot of bother almost often.

 

Ralph also happens to be Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons’ favorite character and has consistently been one of the popular characters on the show, over the years.

 

 

48. Peter Potamus (The Peter Potamus Show)

 

Peter Potamus (The Peter Potamus Show)

 

Peter Potamus is an animated purple-colored friendly little hippopotamus that was seen in the 1964-1966 animated series, The Peter Potamus Show by Hanna-Barbera.

 

In the show, Peter and his sidekick, So-So (a monkey) go about traveling and exploring the world in Peter’s special time-traveling hot air balloon that could move about simply at the spin of a dial.

 

He’s seen donning a safari jacket and hat. Whenever Peter faces an adverse situation, he usually opts for his ‘Hippo Hurricane Holler’ technique which helps him blow away his opponents with ease.

 

His namesake (albeit indirectly) was Peter Potter, a well-known Los Angeles radio DJ who is also credited with creating the music review show Juke Box Jury.

 

 

47. Paxton (Timmy Time)

 

Paxton (Timmy Time)

 

Paxton was one of the three protagonists (other than Otus and Ruffy) of Timmy Time, a British stop-motion animated children's series that was made for the BBC by Aardman Animations.

 

He is a tiny chubby-looking pink-colored piglet who is always seen wearing an oversized blue sweater having two yellow stripes that cover his mouth.

 

Paxton is almost always hungry and lies to play and spend time with all the toys in the nursery.

 

His nose keeps moving every time he eats something, which is why it looks like he’s eating through his nose.

 

He isn’t very good with hiding and seeking and often ends up getting caught easily as he can’t stay quiet. He enjoys eating red and green apples and also loves to fly kites.

 

 

46. Ursula (The Little Mermaid)

 

Ursula (The Little Mermaid)

 

Ursula is the antagonist in Disney's 1989 animated feature, The Little Mermaid. She's a huge purple-colored villainous sea witch (or Cecaelian) with white hair.

 

Her basic look was inspired by drag queen performer Divine. She is known for ‘helping’ the unfortunate merfolks by granting them all that they wish for but instead ends up withering them into polyps for her vast garden.

 

She offers the mermaid princess Ariel a temporary chance of becoming a human so that she can earn the love of Prince Eric, within just three days.

 

However, her ulterior motive is to sabotage Ariel's chances and then usurp her father King Triton's position as the ruler of the oceans.

 

 

45. Mr. Smee (Peter Pan)

 

Mr. Smee (Peter Pan)

 

Mr. Smee was the secondary antagonist in Disney's 1953 animated classic, Peter Pan. He was Captain Hook's most loyal first mate, even though having bumbling behavior with minimal intelligence often ended up stopping him from being of any help.

 

In contrast to the captain's megalomaniacal nature, Smee was soft-spoken and gentle. Even though he enjoyed being a pirate and was completely in favor of returning to a life of plundering the seven seas, and couldn't wait to abandon life in Neverland.

 

He wasn't your usual villain sidekick and had an individual personality of his own, which is why he managed to leave a lasting impact on viewers.

 

Smee often played the role of the negotiator between the captain and their other mates because he was the only one who could freely communicate with Captain Hook (albeit it might not always have been fruitful.)

 

 

44. Fat Albert (Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids)

 

Fat Albert (Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids)

 

Fat Albert Jackson was a titular character and main protagonist of Filmation's animated television series, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

 

The show was created, produced, and hosted by famous comedian Bill Cosby who lent his voice to Fat Albert and several other characters.

 

The show was based on Cosby’s memories of his childhood gang and focused on Fat Albert who was known for his catchphrase ‘Hey hey hey!’.

 

Fat Albert was the life and soul of the show and was also the conscience that guided the members of the Junkyard Gang.

 

Even though obese, he loved playing sports and was always seen in his signature red pullover sweater, white shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

 

He's extremely well-mannered, and mature beyond his years, working hard to maintain the dignity of the gang and himself.

 

Fat Albert is also extremely helpful, plays the bagpipe accordion, and is the lead singer of the Junkyard Band.

 

 

43. Barry Macherbacher (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Barry Macherbacher (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Barry Macherbacher was one of the recurring characters in The Powerpuff Girls. He was an elementary school student at Midway Elementary.

 

Barry was an adorable boy with an absolute heart of gold. He was a young conspiracy theorist who believed in all things questionable, like The Illuminati, Bigfoot as well as the alien landing in Roswell, New Mexico, although he doesn’t believe unicorns exist (as was once told by him Bubbles).

 

He’s also a great baker along with being good friends with the three Powerpuff Girls. In an episode in Season 3 titled Bucketboy, he plays the role of the hero; Bucketboy, after being egged on by the Powerpuff girls, to help boost his confidence but ends up causing more damage than good.

 

 

42. Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)

 

Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)

 

Barnard Arnold 'Barney' Gumble Sr. (mostly known as just Barney) is the local Springfield town drunk and a recurring character from the hit animated series, The Simpsons.

 

He is often treated as a human guinea pig for medical research trials. He's the protagonist Homer Simpson's best friend, albeit they seem to have grown distant, after high school.

 

He's a frequent visitor at Moe's Tavern, and often lays there, having passed out due to excess drinking. Barney considers Moe to be his best friend but is often abused by him, because of his temperamental nature.

 

His desperation for alcohol is such, that even his catchphrase is 'Burrrrrrrrrrrrrp!' However, the character wasn't always an alcoholic lost cause.

 

He was a good student with straight A's but looks like adulthood hit him hard. Nonetheless, Barney is quite friendly and good-natured, despite his drinking habits.

 

 

41. Richard Watterson (The Amazing World of Gumball)

 

Richard Watterson (The Amazing World of Gumball)

 

Richard Buckley Watterson is the protagonist and main character in the 2011 British-American Cartoon Network animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball.

 

He plays the patriarch of the Watterson family. However, unlike a typical father figure, he isn't very wise nor an ideal role model to his children.

 

He tends to give misguided advice and has uncouth mannerisms but has good intentions and loves his family dearly.

 

Richard is very childlike and lazy and is clever enough to get himself out of chores. He loves eating and is extremely obsessed with food, especially when it comes to sausages, which is why he is overweight.

 

He also has a hypocritical sense of humor wherein he loves pulling pranks on others but hates it when someone pranks him.

 

 

40. Doctor Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)

 

Doctor Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)

 

Doctor Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik is the primary antagonist in Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an evil egg-shaped human scientist as well as the arch-nemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog.

 

He boasts an IQ of 300 and is a self-proclaimed evil genius megalomaniac who dreams of complete domination in the world along with his Eggman Empire by utilizing his scientific expertise.

 

However, despite being so clever and having such high intelligence, Sonic and his friends keep foiling all his plans and ensure he's at bay.

 

What's interesting about Doctor Eggman is the fact that he's never out of ideas. He's always plotting ways to ensure his dreams become a reality (albeit Sonic too ensures those dreams never see the light of day).

 

He uses doomsday devices, animals as robot slaves, and mythological deities; all with the sole purpose of world domination.

 

 

39. Wimpy (Popeye the Sailor Man)

 

Wimpy (Popeye the Sailor Man)

 

J. Wellington Wimpy, better known as just Wimpy was one of the recurring characters in one of the longest-standing comic strips of all time, Thimble Theatre, as well as the Popeye animated cartoon series which were drawn up based on that strip.

 

Wimpy was an intellectual soft-spoken character in the initial comic strip, which is why his role was shortened to be a minor character in the animated series.

 

Wimpy was Popeye's close friend. He's intelligent and well-educated while being extremely lazy. Although he's also extremely patient with Popeye's outbursts and consistent wild antics.

 

He's also a con artist of sorts and is occasionally underhanded at times. Wimpy loves eating hamburgers and is mostly seen with one in his hand but is a miser to pay for them, which is why he gets others to pay for them, a recurring joke that’s seen often, in the series.

 

 

38. Eduardo (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)

 

Eduardo (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)

 

Eduardo Velarosa is one of the protagonists of Warner Bros' animated television series, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

 

He is huge, purple, has two horns, black claws and a pink-ape-like face, large teeth, and a unibrow, and speaks English with a Spanish accent, or 'Spanglish.' Despite his huge size (standing at over 7ft tall!), he has the mentality of an adorable friendly toddler.

 

He looks monster-like with a devil-shaped tail and wears a skull-shaped belt buckle. Eduardo is the imaginary friend of Nina Valerosa, who'd thought him up to help save her from a group of annoying bullies.

 

However, once she outgrew him, she took Eduardo to Foster's home for Imaginary friends, which was run by Madam Foster for imaginary friends whom children outgrew, so that they could be assigned to new children or have forever homes to not be dependent on their original creators.

 

 

37. Chef (South Park)

 

Chef (South Park)

 

Jerome McElroy often referred to as 'Chef' is a recurring fictional character seen in Comedy Central's famous animated series, South Park.

 

He's a cafeteria worker in the local elementary school in the town of South Park, Colorado. He's generally portrayed as someone comparatively more intelligent than the other adult residents of the town.

 

The town's child protagonists (Eric Cartman, Kyle Broflovski, Stan Marsh, and Kenny McCormick) often go out to seek sound advice from him as they believe he's the only adult worth trusting.

 

The chef mostly gives the children sound advice and doesn't hold back solutions considering them as just kids. He usually imparts his advice in to form of a non sequitur soul song.

 

His character is inspired by Hayes as well as several other well-known soul singers belonging to the 1970s and a real dining hall worker the series’ co-creator Trey Parker had encountered while studying at the University of Colorado.

 

 

36. Barbarus Bikini (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Barbarus Bikini (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Barbarus Bikini was one of the recurring female antagonists in the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls. She's a huge pink-colored gorilla who believes she's fashionable and pretty, despite being huge and smelly.

 

This would justify why she was a member of the famous Fashionista Gang. Barbarus plays the sidekick to her sister as well as team leader Bianca Bikini, who often lovingly calls her 'Barbie.'

 

However, the questionable sibling bond exists, considering one was a human and the other was a gorilla. In fact, the sister works together to develop a mind-altering perfume that ends up causing all the residents of Townsville to follow their orders.

 

 

35. Clarence Wendle (Clarence)

 

Clarence Wendle (Clarence)

 

Clarence Wendle was one of the main characters of the American animated series Clarence, which aired on Cartoon Network.

 

He's an adorable boy with two front buck teeth who is always optimistic and trying everything possible to help make the world a better place.

 

He holds a unique personality and values his friends more than life. He loves everything and everyone around him, (except for Victor the cat who simply doesn't want to be friends with him).

 

He's not the brightest of kids around and it is often noticed that his optimist often leads him to act as and become a dimwit.

 

He has two best friends, Sumo and Jeff, and the three of them are always having fun and getting in trouble.

 

 

34. Fuzzy Lumpkins (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Fuzzy Lumpkins (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Another Powerpuff Girls villain, Fuzzy Lumpkins greedy and dangerous anti-social pink bear with a couple of antennas, has a 'hillybilly drawl' and is seen to be extremely lazy.

 

He stays far away from Townsville, in the woods, and is quite musical, as he enjoys playing the banjo (which he lovingly calls Joe) and also enjoys cooking, and making meat jam, when not plotting against the Powerpuff Girls.

 

Fuzzy is extremely greedy and a complete anti-social who hates it when people show up on ‘his property.’ He’s also prone to destructive fits of rage, sometimes becoming so strong (turning a bright red, out of rage), that he even manages to overpower the girls.

 

All his anger however vanishes the moment he gets his property back. Otherwise, he also has his moments of calm and composure.

 

 

33. Lumpy Space Princess (Adventure Time)

 

Lumpy Space Princess (Adventure Time)

 

Lumpy Space Princess (often referred to by her initials LSP) was the queen of Lumpy Space from the animated series, Adventure Time.

 

She was seen as one of the third most recurring princesses on the show, with the other two being Princess Bubblegum and Flame Princess.

 

She has an extremely dramatic personality which is why on the events of ‘Princess Day’ the chair of princesses refuses to recognize her.

 

This was also why she was no longer the heir to Lumpy Space. Even though she lived with others initially, but gets banished, causing her to move and live on her own in the woods of Ooo.

 

There she ended up terrorizing the locals of the village so that she could eat their crops. She eventually returns to Lumpy Space, as the Princess Monster Wife, but then goes back to live in the woods again, as a hobo.

 

However, at the end of the episode ‘Come Along with Me’ she gets crowned as the queen of Lumpy Space.

 

 

32. Chowder (Chowder)

 

Chowder (Chowder)

 

Chowder is the main protagonist of Cartoon Network’s animated series, Chowder. He was the apprentice serving under the learnings of Mung Daal, till the series finale, wherein he ended up taking over the catering company.

 

In quite a few episodes there is a running gag that Chowder is well aware of being a cartoon, commonly referred to as 'breaking the fourth wall.' Chowder is a rabbit similar to Panini but has the appearance of a feline, with a pink nose and stripped tail, similar to that of a raccoon.

 

Chowder is extremely sweet and innocent with an impulsive and friendly personality and loves being in the kitchen. He tends to get emotional a lot, (owning to his young age) and has been seen crying quite a few times, thus showing his sensitive side as well.

 

 

31. Jake (Adventure Time)

 

Jake (Adventure Time)

 

Jake the Dog, better known as just Jake, is one of the two protagonists from Adventure Time. He's a shape-shifter hybrid dog that's often referred to by others as a 'magical dog.' Jake happens to be Finn's closest and constant companion, adoptive brother, and best friend.

 

He has a unique set of special abilities called 'Stretchy Powers' that enables him to freely manipulate the shape and size of his body, which has come in handy for him on several occasions during his and Finn's many adventures.

 

During several instances in the show, Jake claims his age to be twenty-eight 'magical dog' years. Jake serves as a strong mentor to Finn, even though some of his advice seems quite questionable and he is married to a Lady Rainicorn with whom he has five little pups. He also plays the viola quite well.

 

 

30. Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear (We Bare Bears)

 

Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear (We Bare Bears)

 

The three adoptive bear brothers and protagonists, Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear are one of Cartoon Network's much-loved animated series, We Bare Bears.

 

The bears are often seen trying to integrate themselves with human society by trying to perform human acts such as buying food, making human companions, attempting to become internet famous, and so on.

 

However, the bears constantly struggle in their efforts because their animal instincts keep clashing with the civilized nature of humans.

 

In the end, they become each other’s only and strongest supporters, realizing they’re all they have, especially when they embark on exciting journeys with their friends.

 

Their signature moves when going around the city are moving in a 'bear stack.'

 

 

29. Bob (Oggy and the Cockroaches)

 

Bob (Oggy and the Cockroaches)

 

Bob is a cop and one of the recurring characters in the animated series, Oggy and the Cockroaches. He is Oggy’s neighbor and an enemy of his.

 

He is considered the second antagonist on the show, after the three cockroaches. Bob is huge, extremely strong, and fierce.

 

Even though he tries to live his life peacefully, the next-door racket makes it difficult for him to do so, especially because the racket often leads to severe damage to his property to which he responds by pummeling Oggy or Bob (his other neighbor and friend of Oggy’s who helps him in his cockroach catching endeavors).

 

In the initial episodes, Bob was seen to have a bendy tail which eventually turns into a stub. Bob often teams up with the three cockroaches against Oggy, although there have been instances where he's turned enemy to both.

 

There have also been a few episodes (in season 4 specifically) where he's been shown to be friendly with both Bob and Oggy, goofing around and chilling with them.

 

 

28. Obelix (Asterix)

 

Obelix (Asterix)

 

Obelix is a cartoon character that’s seen in the French comic book series, Asterix. He works as a deliveryman and menhir sculptor while also being best friends with Asterix.

 

He is known for his obesity and insane superhuman strength that enables him to carry menhirs easily on his back.

 

When he was a baby, Obelix had fallen into a cauldron of Gauls’ magic potion which caused him to become the only Gaul in Asterix’s village existing in a permanent state of superhuman powers.

 

This was also the reason as to why he was banned from drinking the magic potion ever again, a decision he considered extremely unfair.

 

Obelix is extremely simple and holds immense love for his dog, Dogmatix and it greatly annoys him when someone refers to him as ‘fat.’

 

 

27. Mrs. Poppy Puff (Spongebob Squarepants)

 

Mrs Poppy Puff (Spongebob Squarepants)

 

Mrs. Poppy Puff is one of the ten protagonists from the Spongebob Squarepants franchise. She is the teacher of a boating school in Bikini Bottom and is consistently suffering from bouts of paranoia (thanks to Spongebob, mostly) and wears a sailor uniform.

 

While she's extremely nice and polite to all her students, Spongebob tends to get on her nerves, causing her severe mental instability, primarily because of her reckless driving skills.

 

However, she does show him her soft side as well, often getting worried for him (albeit it's mostly out of fear or worries about him causing some form of trouble later).

 

She's the primary reason why Spongebob doesn't have a driver's license in the first place. Having said that, she does have a pre-existing criminal record against her, much before she met Spongebob, which is why it is safe to say she's a part-time antagonist as well!

 

 

26. Fred Flinstone (The Flinstones)

 

Fred Flinstone (The Flinstones)

 

Fredrick J. 'Fred' Flinstone (also known as Fred W. Flinstone) was one of the main characters of the famous and much-loved animated sitcom, The Flinstones.

 

It aired on prime-time ABC during its original run in the 60s. Fred is the husband of Wilma Flinstone, father of Pebbles Flinstone and the family lives together in a beautiful homely cave in the prehistoric town of Bedrock.

 

He is originally a caveman and has a catchphrase, 'Yabba-Dabba-Doo!' Fred is extremely loud-mouthed, and tends to be somewhat childish, albeit he's extremely caring and loving, as a husband and father.

 

Even though he seems a bit anti-social, his actions don't carry any malice. Instead, he's quite friendly a characteristic that seems questionable because of how he screams and irritates the people around him.

 

 

25. Eric Cartman (South Park)

 

Eric Cartman (South Park)

 

Eric Theodore Cartman often simply referred to as Cartman, is one of the main fictional characters in the adult animated sitcom, South Park.

 

The show used to air on Comedy Central. He's an elementary school student that stays with his single mother Liane, in the eponymous town of Colorado.

 

The character is extremely bigoted and has an antisemitic disposition although he is also extremely intelligent and exhibits psychopathic and manipulative behavior from time to time.

 

Cartman is often credited as being one of the most popular characters on the show, becoming an American cultural icon, albeit he mostly portrays politically incorrect behavior in the show, (fan opinions may differ, so we aren't arguing there!).

 

 

24. Teddy (Bob’s Burgers)

 

Teddy (Bob’s Burgers)

 

Theodore, better known as Teddy, is one of the main characters in Bob’s Burgers. He is the most frequent customer at Belcher's and is also one of the family's closest friends.

 

He is multifaceted, working as a handyman, contractor, hockey-player as well as carpenter. Teddy is a divorcee and is seen as an awkward and lonely person.

 

Though he does impart skills of socializing occasionally, he often tends to get a hot temper. However, he's mostly well-meaning, gentle, and kind.

 

His difficulty with socializing often tends to get clumsy, such as when it comes to personal space, making odd decisions, and getting angry over things that seem quite harmless.

 

Teddy loves talking about carpentry and can go on and on about it, to the extent of boring the person in front of him.

 

 

23. Pete (Goof Troop)

 

Pete (Goof Troop)

 

Pete or Peter Pete Sr was the husband to Peg, father to P. J. and Pistol, one of the main deuteragonists and antagonists in the 1992-93 television animated series, Good Troop.

 

He also played a minor character in two of its spin-off films; A Goofy Movie and An Extremely Goofy Movie.

 

Pete lives in Spoonerville with his family and dog Chainsaw and runs a dealership for used cars. In the series, it is seen that he holds a long-standing grudge against his childhood friend Goofy because back in high school when Pete was playing as a quarterback at the school football game, Goofy (who was among the cheerleaders in the game) had accidentally hit Pete, which had led him to fumble the ball.

 

The series traces the relationship that Goofy shares with his 11-year-old son Max and how that is a complete contrast to Pete's relationship with his family, especially his strictness towards his son P. J.

 

 

22. Chief Wiggum (The Simpsons)

 

Chief Wiggum (The Simpsons)

 

Chief Clancy Wiggum is the head of the Springfield Police Department, and one of the main characters in one of the longest-running animated series, The Simpsons.

 

He's a stereotypical lazy police officer who's ignorant and lazy with an extreme fondness for doughnuts and guns. Chief Wiggum is often accompanied by a couple of ‘top cops’, Eddie and Lou.

 

He pretentiously feigns higher authorities and has little to no regard for individual rights and public safety. He’s also highly uninformed about the laws of Springfield but casually flaunts his powers, albeit with good intentions (mostly!).

 

He’s part Irish, and father to Ralph Wiggum. He’s often seen taking bribes and being corrupt, although that hasn’t led him to lose his job, in all probability because of a friendship he shares with Mayor Quimby.

 

 

21. Penguin (Batman the Animated Series)

 

Penguin (Batman the Animated Series)

 

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin was an antagonist, and mafia boss is known for his bad habits and love for fine arts in the television series, Batman the Animated Series.

 

He is short, wobbly with a bird-like nose, and a monocle, and uses an umbrella as his weapon, most of the time.

 

It was his odd appearance that had led him to be an outcast from his rich family, a rejection he took to heart and turned into a violent criminal thereafter.

 

He employs two street ruffians; Jay and Raven to help him with his dealings. He’s extremely well-educated and clever and wishes to be sophisticated enough to be respected and treated as an equal among the elites of Gotham City.

 

He was one of Batman's greatest foes during his prime and unlike most of the other antagonists and enemies of Batman, he was sane.

 

This is also why he'd be sent to Stonegate Penitentiary when found guilty of a crime instead of Arkham Asylum where all the other 'fellow rogues' were sent for treatment.

 

 

20. Oggy (Oggy and the Cockroaches)

 

Oggy (Oggy and the Cockroaches)

 

Oggy from Oggy and the Cockroaches is one of the protagonists of the series. He is a consistent victim at the hands of the cockroaches; Joey, Marky, and Dee Dee.

 

He is an extremely lazy blue-colored cat who is mostly seen enjoying television, enjoys gardening, board games, eating, cooking, and listening to music.

 

Other than that, he’s always trying to chase the cockroaches all around the house because they keep getting on his nerves.

 

However, despite being so lazy, he is also quite diplomatic and easy-natured, often showing his kind side towards other animals.

 

Even though he’s been shown to have quite a few phobias in several episodes throughout the series, they don’t remain consistent.

 

While he enjoys being calm and relaxed in his world, it is only with the cockroaches and Bob (the dog cop in the series and a part of our list) that he has a hard time staying himself.

 

 

19. Uncle Fester (Addams Family)

 

Uncle Fester (Addams Family)

 

Uncle Fester is one of the protagonists from the much-loved fictional family, Addams Family, in the show of the same name by Hanna-Barbera.

 

He was the uncle of Pugsley and Wednesday and brother to Gomez Addams. He's bald, has a hunch, and is barrel-shaped, with dark sunken eyes and a deranged-looking smile.

 

He's always seen wearing a full-length heavy fur coat. Uncle Fester had the unique yet strange ability to conduct electricity, something he'd demonstrate by putting a light bulb into his mouth, which would illuminate with a loud crackling noise.

 

He's often seen suffering from severe bouts of headache which can only be relieved by putting his into a screw press and tightening it to levels that normal people simply wouldn't be able to withstand.

 

Also, weirdly, he enjoys self-inflicted injury quite a bit (as is evident from the screw press scenario given above!).

 

 

18. Pumbaa (Timon and Pumbaa)

 

Pumbaa (Timon and Pumbaa)

 

Pumbaa is one of the main characters in the animated television series made by the Walt Disney Company, Timon and Pumbaa.

 

He is a huge gluttonous warthog whose best friend is Timon, a wisecracking meerkat. The series is about the constant adventures that the two friends keep embarking on.

 

While most other animals tend to be dismissive of Pumba because of his pungent odor, it doesn't seem to bother him much, as he enjoys being happy-go-lucky, living life on a now famous problem-solving philosophy, ‘Hakuna Matata.’

 

In the initial episodes (before meeting Timon), Pumbaa claims that he is a loner. Flashback scenes show that as a young warthog, he had problems with gas, due to which all other animals would avoid him.

 

This was also one of the causes for which Pumbaa was embarrassed about socializing.

 

 

17. Chris Griffin (Family Guy)

 

Chris Griffin (Family Guy)

 

Christopher Cross Griffin, better known as just Chris, is the middle child of the Griffin family. He isn’t the brightest in his family, he is quite coherent and often makes valid points, especially when having conversations with Carl about movies.

 

Chris has similar problems that a boy his age has, i.e. – acne, girls, and school. He is also quite self-conscious about himself, especially about his weight.

 

His characteristic is quite similar to his father, in that he too has a low IQ and little common sense.

 

Chris is mostly depicted as extremely naïve, which is why it is often pointless to blame him for situations.

 

He's mild-mannered, and friendly but tends to become rude when pushed to his limits or angered. He is quite close to his father Peter Griffin although often fears not living up to his expectations, as has been seen more often than not, Peter seems ignorant or disappointed in him.

 

Father and son often compete with each other in a variety of things, and somehow Chris almost always ends up on the losing side.

 

 

16. Heathcliff (Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats)

 

Heathcliff (Heathcliff and the Cadillac Cats)

 

Heathcliff is the title character of the animated series, Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats. He is born on the wrong side of the tracks, that is, in the bad part of town.

 

He is an orange, street-smart tabby cat who is trigger-happy and spends most of his time trying to turn dustbins over people's heads.

 

Being a street cat, he loves fighting anyone and everyone but avoids fighting girls. Heathcliff is a trickster who doesn't mind lying, cheating and stealing to survive and get himself food.

 

However, despite all his poor traits, he is a quick-witted good guy at heart, who simply had to grow up quickly cause of circumstances in his childhood.

 

However, all this changes once he gets rescued by the Nutmegs and is given love, affection, and kindness – things he had never experienced before.

 

Nonetheless, even though he loves his newfound family, he refuses to give up his street-wise ways and tough-guy lifestyle and that’s where all the chaos begins!

 

 

15. Pooh (The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

 

Pooh (The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

 

Winnie the Pooh, lovingly referred to as just Pooh or Pooh Bear is the titular character and primary protagonist in Walt Disney's Television Animation, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

 

He is an anthropomorphic fictional teddy who is soft-spoken, cuddly, and loveable. He's slow-witted and naïve but also quite friendly and thoughtful, always looking for ways to help his friends in every situation.

 

He loves honey and this consistent motive to find honey everywhere almost always leads him to trouble. In the series, he is seen wearing a red shirt and is best friends with Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Roo, Kanga, Gopher, and Eeyore.

 

Pooh has become a timeless classic and is loved by young children and adults alike, primarily for the simplicity he bought into our childhood.

 

 

14. Theodore Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)

 

Theodore Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)

 

Theodore Seville is the youngest of three anthropomorphic chipmunks in the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise; known for their feature films, television series, and video games.

 

He's best described as extremely shy, sweet, kind, caring, and highly sensitive, while also being tremendously gullible, naïve, and innocent.

 

Theodore is characterized by an adorable giggle that he gives out every time his brother Alvin is being mischievous.

 

He enjoys cooking and is quite close to his middle brother Simon. He's the second shortest and chubbiest chipmunk, after Eleanor, and is mostly seen wearing a green top, green hoodie, or green sweater.

 

Alvin shares an amazing bond with his adoptive father Dave and loves it when Dave feels happy.

 

 

13. Cow (Chicken and Cow)

 

Cow (Chicken and Cow)

 

Cow is one of the two protagonists of Cow and Chicken. She is Chicken’s 7-year-old 1st-grade sister. Chicken considers Cow to be exceedingly stupid and infantile (typical older brother traits) and one who is often prone to severe emotional outbursts.

 

However, she also tends to showcase certain uncanny talents. Even though she simply loves her older brother Chicken and considers him cool and worth looking up to, (lovingly calling him 'Big Brother') she often uses blackmail to get Chicken to do what she wants (typical traits of a baby sister).

 

Cow has a heart of gold and always tries to ensure that everyone around her does the right thing, no matter what.

 

Also, more than once she has been seen to help get Chicken out of trouble that’s been caused by him for being impulsive and headstrong.

 

She also has an alter-ego; Supercow, who's a superhero with superhuman strength, with the special ability to fly and speak Spanish.

 

In order to activate her super strengths, she wears a purple outfit with a green cape blanket.

 

 

12. Bluto (Popeye the Sailor)

 

Bluto (Popeye the Sailor)

 

Bluto (often referred to as Brutus as well) is a recurring character and one of Popeye's greatest arch-nemesis. He is a sailor and is always plotting to get the better of his rival.

 

He is extremely selfish, greedy, and violent and is always looking to get his way using force and scams.

 

Bluto is seen to have a devious attraction toward Olive Oyl (Popeye's love interest) and is looking for ways to make her his.

 

However, despite his serious attempts (he kidnaps Olive Oly every day!) he often gets defeated by Popeye (who manages to rescue Olive Oyl) and gains insane strength after consuming spinach.

 

Even though both Popeye and Bluto are depicted as equals during combat, he tries to use his huge size to gain a temporary advantage over Popeye.

 

He has always seen bullying, deceiving, and ridiculing Popeye and his friends.

 

 

11. Baymax (Big Hero 6: The Series)

 

Baymax (Big Hero 6: The Series)

 

Baymax is the deuteragonist from the Big Hero 6 franchise. He is a healthcare robot that has been built by Tadashi Hamada.

 

He is also a member of the superhero team Big Hero 6. He resembles a huge marshmallow and is often seen to be a reassuring balls man who is later modified to fight crimes.

 

He gets activated whenever he hears a sound of pain and eventually deactivates by saying 'I am satisfied with the treatment.' He is calm and dedicated but whenever he has a combat chip, he becomes aggressive and difficult to control, till the chip is eventually removed.

 

Due to his growing friendship with Hiro, he ends up showing human-like emotions. He also shows martial arts moves like attacking with his fists and karate.

 

 

10. Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)

 

Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)

 

Patrick Star is one of the ten main characters from the animated series, Spongebob Squarepants. He also had his spin-off show, The Patrick Star Show.

 

He is one of Spongebob's two best friends (the other being Sandy Squirrel) and is also one of his neighbors (the other being Squidward Tentacles).

 

Patrick is a naïve and overweight coral-pink starfish. He lives under a huge rock, in Bikini Bottom. He along with Spongebob consistently annoys and bothers Squidward, although unintentionally and mostly with good intentions.

 

Patrick is usually seen wearing a pair of lime-green shorts with purple flowers on them and doesn't have a nose or ears (although he can hear everything just as clearly, even without them).

 

Patrick is goofy, lazy, naïve, ignorant and somewhat of a dimwit, which often leads to trouble for Spongebob and even though he tries to talk sense at times, it usually falls flat.

 

 

9. Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro)

 

Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro)

 

Totoro is the titular character in Studio Ghibli’s 1988 film, My Neighbour Totoro and its sequel, Mei and the Kittenbus.

 

He is also the official mascot of Studio Ghibli. He is one of the last surviving members of the Totoro Tribe, which is on the verge of extinction because of consistent battles against humanity.

 

Totoro is a large furry creature with an appearance that’s quite similar to a Horned owl, with beautiful grey fur, grey arrows drawn on his chest, and a beige belly.

 

He has pointy ears, long whiskers, large paws, and long claws. When floating, his mouth is often seen to expand and his silhouette seems to resemble that of an owl.

 

He lives in the Tsukamori forest belonging to the Kusakabe family and is only visible to little children.

 

 

8. Po (Kung Fu Panda)

 

Po (Kung Fu Panda)

 

Master Po Ping (born Lotus Shan) or Po as he is better known, is the titular character in the Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda franchise.

 

He is one of Master Shifu's students and the adopted son of Mr. Ping. His real parents are Li Shan and an unnamed wife.

 

Although he is the 'Dragon Warrior' he refuses to accept it at first. Po is an easy-going playful big kid, who holds a fanboyish admiration for kung fu.

 

He is also quite clumsy and has low self-confidence but possesses a kind and selfless nature. He dreams of becoming a great warrior while living an unfulfilling life by being stuck at his father's noodle shop.

 

When given a chance, he gives his all, enduring insults, and beatings, to put forward his best foot to learn kung fu.

 

Po holds a strong sense of justice and is more than willing to risk his life if it helps save others.

 

Albeit initially seen as immature, his perseverance with kung fu ends up making him mature and willing to accept the responsibilities he's born to take.

 

 

7. Muriel Bagge (Courage the Cowardly Dog)

 

Muriel Bagge (Courage the Cowardly Dog)

 

Muriel Bagge was the secondary protagonist in Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog. She was an elderly Scottish woman, wife to Eustace Bagge, and the owner of Courage.

 

She is extremely kind, sweet, and loving. Even though she’s mostly seen as a ‘damsel-in-distress’ (mostly by Courage) she is also an excellent cook and refuses to accept any form of mischievous behavior, from anyone.

 

Her choice of weapon is usually a rolling pin using which he threatens and smacks her husband Eustace whenever he scares, abuses misbehaves, and annoys Courage.

 

Muriel is a devoted housewife and is mostly seen sitting on her rocking chair, busy knitting or quilting. She’s kind, sweet, and naïve and deeply adores Courage.

 

Muriel is also an easy target for all the villains and monsters that keep attacking their house that’s located in the middle of nowhere, due to which Courage has to keep saving and protecting her from time to time.

 

 

6. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

 

Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

 

Peter Löwenbräu Griffin, Sr. born Justin Peter Griffin, is the main protagonist of the animated sitcom, Family Guy. He is of Irish descent and resides in Quahog, Rhode Island with his wife Lois Griffin, three children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie, and their talking dog as well as Peter’s best friend, Brian.

 

Peter loves watching television and his favorite shows are Charles in Charge, Star Trek, and Three's Company. He's extremely possessive of Lois and hates it if she likes someone else or finds someone else handsome.

 

He hates being proven wrong, especially to Lois, and treats it in a competitive spirit whenever he loses a discussion.

 

He treats his daughter Meg with the least respect, often bullying her and being mean to her. He enjoys spending time at the local bar, The Drunken Clam, and drinking with his friends.

 

Peter works in a toy factory as well as Quahog’s Brewery.

 

 

5. Porky Pig (Looney Tunes)

 

Porky Pig (Looney Tunes)

 

Porky Pig is a wide-eyed, innocent, and boyish little pig who suffers from a chronic stuttering problem in Warner Bros.' animated show, The Looney Tunes Show.

 

He is always honest and always tries to ensure everything goes right. His consistent stuttering often makes him an easy target for everyone but it doesn't deter him from trying his best.

 

Porky is best friends with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. He's also extremely kind, and intelligent and cares for all his friends.

 

However, despite his calm nature he also has a massive temper and an aggressive side to him, which comes out every time Daffy tricks him into giving up his money or some valuable.

 

He is best described as a bummer by Daffy and Bugs because he often feels upset with small and trivial things and is sometimes seen as a loner because he talks to himself in the mirror.

 

 

4. Shrek (Shrek)

 

Shrek (Shrek)

 

Shrek is the titular character in DreamWorks Animation's animated Shrek franchise. He is a green-colored Ogre who is initially seen living alone in solitude, primarily because people feared him.

 

However, his life eventually changes once he meets his best friend Donkey and starts befriending other people. It is in the attempt of rescuing Fiona and getting his swamp back, that he starts opening up to his friends and revealing his insecurities about how they perceive him.

 

He is extremely protective of his friends and Fiona and is willing to go to any lengths to protect and help them.

 

He is initially seen as terrified of having children, primarily because of his upbringing as an Ogre and due to the prejudices, he’s faced, but he eventually overcomes his fear and becomes an extremely loving and caring father.

 

 

3. Charlie Brown (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)

 

Charlie Brown (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)

 

Charlie Brown is a major character in Charles M. Schulz’s famous comic strip Peanuts and also a titular character in The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on Nickelodeon.

 

He is considered one of the best cartoon characters (along with his pet dog Snoopy) of all time and is defined as one of the greatest American archetypes.

 

He is extremely gentle, insecure, and lovable. While he holds extreme determination of achieving things, his plans usually fail because of his insecurities, outward interferences, and sheer bad luck.

 

He is smart but often tends to overthink situations and procrastinate. Charlie is often bullied by his close friends but they also love him and follow him as the manager of their baseball team, as he is quite good with his leadership and game skills.

 

However, he is a very deep character and has several layers to him, making him one of the most loved characters of all time.

 

 

2. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

 

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

 

Homey Jay Simpson (better known as simply Homer) is the main protagonist in one of the longest-running sitcoms, The Simpsons.

 

He is husband to Marge Simpson and father to Bart, Maggie, and Lisa, and a resident of Springfield. Homer is an extremely lazy, ignorant person and is often seen getting insulted, enraged, or annoyed by his son Bart, on whom he exerts revenge by trying to strangulate him.

 

However, despite being silly and naïve, he is also extremely caring, brave, and loving toward his family and friends.

 

Homer loves drinking beer with his friends and eating in general too. He has an extremely low attention span and often suffers from emotional outbursts.

 

Homer can also be a little selfish sometimes and has a bad temper. However, his general character trait is that of a stupid person who doesn’t think much or do much, and yet whenever he attempts to do much, ends up causing more trouble than help!

 

 

1. Garfield (Garfield)

 

Garfield (Garfield)

 

Garfield is the main protagonist in one of the longest-running franchises of all time, of the same name. He is a fat anthropomorphic orange tabby cat who is known for his laziness, sarcasm, and arrogance.

 

He has an intense love for food, especially lasagna. He lives with his nerdy and socially awkward owner, John Arbuckle, and dim-witted dog, Odie.

 

Garfield keeps causing trouble to Odie by insulting him, harming him, and seldom shows him empathy, albeit he does love him and can't do without him either.

 

As for Jon, Garfield derives a sadistic pleasure in insulting Jon and keeps making sarcastic comments at him, primarily for his inability to win the woman he loves (Liz).

 

He also has a teddy bear called Pooky which he loves and adores and is often seen holding on to.

 

We hope our list has you happy and nostalgic, taking you back to the good old days when cartoons truly were bliss to watch and read. So, have fun!

 

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