The Most Famous Cartoon Characters & Mascots – Part 2

Part one of our most famous cartoon characters and mascots is a much loved post and we’ve been asked to follow it up time and time again. So by popular demand here you go! Enjoy these characters for who and what they are. They get into our heads and once they get in there, they have a ton of fun. I bet you’ve got characters and mascots that you grew up with … I’ve got a couple of favorites from when I was a kid, I’ll tell you about them as they show up in my list below. Here goes!

 
 

Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Neuman

A familiar face to every kid in America, Alfred has been there with us since we were old enough to recognize a face. Thanks for being there buddy. Your wikipedia page is pretty cool too.

 
 


Snoopy

Snoopy

Like other icons, Snoopy just feels like he’s always been there. We love you Snoop.

 
 

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime

Leader of the autobots and all round good guy, Optimus is a role model who carries the heavy burdern of leadership with humilty, grace and strentgth.

 
 

Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker

Cheeky, fast and with a laugh you’ll never forget. Once this bird gets in your head, you’ll never forget him. (P.S. More than any other character, some people were a little upset Woody didn’t make our first list.)

 
 

Goku

Goku

Our Asian friends will know and love Goku best. The main character in Dragon Ball, Goku is as a household name in many countries.

 
 

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Minnie showed up in 1928 and has been making kids smile ever since. Like a lot of characters, she’s aged verywell and at this rate will be around … forever!

 
 

Cornelius the Rooster

Cornelius (Corny)

Maybe not the most high profile guy around, this rooster has nevertheless been in the background with a silent cock-a-doodle-doo on Corn Flakes boxes since the early 1900s.

 
 

Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck

In 1940 Daisy came along and fit right in with the rest of the gang. And since then, she’s been givings us laughs and smiles in countless shows and movies.

 
 

Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer

A guide, teacher and some might say a hero. Dora shows us that being curious about the world around us is cool and fun. No matter what age you are.

 
 

The M&Ms

The M&Ms

Ahh these two chocolate mascots have been getting our attention and our chocolate dollar for a long time.

 
 

Boo Boo

Boo-Boo

Yogi bear might go off the rails even more if Boo-Boo wasn’t around. Yogi sure is popular but it just wouldn’t be the same without ole Boo-Boo there by his side.

 
 

G.I Joe

G.I. Joe

Less a character than an entire team, the characters at G.I. Joe haven’t reach the epic level of fame that others in this list yet they’ve steadily been household names for decades and that earns them their spot right here.

 
 

The Jetsons

The Jetsons

Back in the early 60’s the Jetsons splashed onto the screen and they’re still around. Maybe it’s because of them we’re all just a little bit let down we don’t have flying cars yet?

 
 

Tony the Tiger

Tony The Tiger

Tony made his debut in 1951 and has been bouncing around touting the joys of Frosted Flakes ever since. P.S. As parents get more health conscious and sugary cereal sales plummet, Tony might be out of a job soon. If you need a charismatic Tiger, give him a call.

 
 

Megatron

Megatron

Supreme villainous leader of the Decepticons, Megatron is the ying to Optimus Prime’s yang.  Like any good villian, he always comes real close – but not quite – to winning.

 
 

Mr. Peanut

Mr. Peanut

It’s strange because whenever I think of a pack of peanuts (which really isn’t all that often) I still can’t help but see this guy in my head, all the time!

 
 

Mowgli

Mowgli

It was 1894 when Mowgli first showed up in the Jungle Book, however it wasn’t until 1967 when most of us came to know him from his appearance in the Disney classic by the same name.

 
 

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

No one has energized little boys to run around living room zapping the furniture more than the Power Rangers. Born in the early 90’s they rose to fame in no time at all.

 
 

Asterix and Obelix

Obelix and Asterix

These two wacky Gauls (that’s like, an olde French tribe) have been causing mayhem in the most amusing way for decades.

 
 

Chester the Cheetah

Chester Cheetah

If you need a fix of alien food technology covered in magic cheese dust, Chester is has you covered.  We’ve been thanking Chester and lickin’ that yellow powder off our fingers for years.

 
 

Stewie Griffin

Stewie Griffin

A one year old genius with an upper-class English accent and a lean towards world domination, Stewie has been cracking us up for as long as the Family Guy has been around.

 
 

Spongebob Squarepants

SpongeBob SquarePants

In 1997 SpongeBob came along and started making us laugh with his awesome brand of weirdness. Appealing to a wide audience, he’s a favorite of this author.

 
 

Terrence and Phillip

Terrance and Phillip

This Canadian comedy duo don’t exist anywhere except on South Park episodes. They’ve got a brand of humor that will make you laugh or wince.

 
 

Felix the Cat

Felix the Cat

Felix started out in 1919, back in the “silent era” when movies had no sound. His age and striking appearance makes him one of the most recognized cartoon characters worldwide of all time.

 
 

Beavis and Butth

Beavis and Butt-head

Socially awkward delinquents, these two teens have been up to nothing of value and making us chuckle since they first appeared on MTV in 1993.

 
 

Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin

Working class Irish American Peter Griffin has had us tuning into the Family Guy for years.

 
 

Bobby Hill

Bobby Hill

Bobby Hill is the kid I wish I was when I was growing up. He’s super cool exactly because he doesn’t try to be.

 
 

Captain America

Captain America

More than 210 million comic books sold can’t be wrong, can they?  Along with Superman, Captain America has been making blue and red tights cool for a long time.

 
 




 
 

Itchy and Scratchy

Itchy & Scratchy

These two little guys are a cartoon show within a cartoon show. No doubt the inspired by Tom and Jerry, they’ve got what it takes to make this list.

 
 

Gumby

Gumby

Kermit isn’t the only character proving it’s cool to be green. Gumby has been wobbling around with his friends Pokey and Prickle over the course of 233 episodes since 1955. Not too shabby!

 
 

Tintin

Tintin

Perhaps not so famous in North America, Tintin and his pooch Snowy are so well know in Europe, they an open invitation to lunch anywhere they want.

 
 




 
 

Ironman

Iron Man

In 1963, Iron Man was brought to life by Stan Lee and the guys over at Marvel Comics. For a long time he wasn’t as famous as Spidey, Batman or Superman but that’s all changed now.  Take a bow Ironman.

 
 

Poppin Fresh

Poppin’ Fresh

Mascot design Poppin’ Fresh A.K.A The Pillsbury Doughboy was created in the kitchen of an advertising executive hard pressed to come up with a good idea. That was 1962. He’s had steady employment ever since so I guess he was a pretty darn good idea!

 
 

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  • streetcake

    Pikachu is missing.

  • M_Degi.Kyoryu

    + Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, Link, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot & many more…

  • Robert A. White

    There are so many others that I cannot tell you them all. Top Cat is one. Oggy Doggy, and Doggy Daddy, Felix the Cat, Jinx the cat along withTrixie and Dixie, Huckle Berry Hound, Foghorn-Leghorn, Top Cat,,Popeye and Brutus should be included, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Yosemite Sam, Bambi, Bozo the Clown is still talked about, Peabody and Sherman, Toucan Sam, Chip & Dale,, Was Charlie Brown and all the others, ( I realize you included a few of them), Dennis the menice, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester with Tweety Bird and Granny, Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Pepe Le Pew, Pluto and so many more. The Flintstones and the Jetsons were on prime time at night to remember. There also was Parodymone, the Vampire that I used to watch in the afternoion after school. I wish I could think of so many more that I grew up with. The cartoons today are just as violent as today that they complain about..Wewll That brings back so many memories, ha ha I enjoyed them all and I am a non violent person. Today they run over ach other and use lazer guns, so not much difference. I enjoyed them al;l and still could. The three stooges is still on today too!!