Shaggy’s pet and best friend, Scooby is probably the world’s most famous Great Dane and in the running for most famous dogs ever.
He wears a hat and a shirt but no pants. Donald is another character born in the 1930’s that has stood the test of time with flying colors.
Elmer is a lovable dope with an unmistakable voice. His mission in life? Shoot Bugs Bunny dead. It’s been seventy years and he’s still trying.
December 1941 is when Wonder Woman showed up. And ever since, she’s been wielding tons of feminine super power.
A one billion dollar per year industry is Hello Kitty. Born in 1974, this cat knows how to sell anything from a pencil case to a handbag.
The oldest and wisest of all the Smurfs. Papa Smurf is the rock the other Smurfs all turn too whenever there’s a problem. We applaud you for a job well done Papa Smurf.
Another legend from the late 30’s, Batman is one of those epic characters that has graced almost every medium known to man.
Arguably the most famous of all cartoon superheros, Superman was created in the early 30’s and left an lasting impression on mainstream and popular culture in more ways than we’ll ever know.
Snap, Crackle & Pop
These three fellas have been getting us to by Rice Crispies for decades and have done a pretty darn good job of it. I don’t think they’ll be out of work any time soon.
Ah the beautiful and lucky Smurfette. Blonde hair, white high heels and the only girl in town makes her the love interest of practically every Smurf around!
No one has died on screen more times than Kenny. This guy is forever etched in our minds for his bright orange parka, muffled speech and numerous disgusting deaths he has suffered at the hands of his creators.
Another Disney legend and one of Mickey’s best friends, Goofy was born in 1932 and is yet another cartoon icon who has stood the test of time.
Calvin & Hobbes
All time favorites of yours truly. The adventures of young Calvin and his tiger Hobbes keep us charmed to no end and ensure we keep on reading and loving them.
Winnie the Pooh
Also known as “Pooh Bear”, Winnie came first came to us in 1926. His travels and friends grace the minds of almost every kid at some point in our lives. Thanks Winnie.
Our favorite rhyming bear, Yogi has been shamelessly self-promting and overestimating his intelligence since the 50’s with his sidekick Boo Boo.
So was I right … did you recognize every single one of these characters and mascots? I’d say if you are younger than 30 years old than perhaps not. If you are 30 years old or over then my bet is you knew each and every one of them. Consider this Part 1 of the Most Famous Cartoon Characters and Mascots. Got a character or mascot you want to see in Part 2? Tell me in the comments!
By popular demand: Continue to Part 2 of the Most Famous Cartoons & Mascots