14 Popular Cartoon Characters to Inspire You

Possibly one of the most difficult tasks is figuring out who the best cartoon characters are, especially since there are so many great ones. Each one has his or her own unique personality traits which simply can’t be ignored. Here are a few cartoon characters that tend to stand out from the rest.

Bugs Bunny

As the ultimate rabbit trickster, Bugs Bunny knows how to fool nearly everyone he meets. This includes Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and more. Besides this, he’s the funniest hare around and has the ability to make almost anyone laugh out loud whenever they see his clever antics.

SpongeBob Squarepants

Although SpongeBob may be the silliest sea sponge ever, perhaps this is what makes him truly unique. Together, SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star (a dimwitted starfish) are the biggest goofballs you’ll ever see. Further, being a fry cook at the Krusty Krab is anything but humdrum as SpongeBob is anything but an ordinary sea sponge.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown

At first glance, Charlie Brown may seem rather dull. But, someone who doesn’t know him would probably never guess that this is exactly what makes him so special. Being bullied on a regular basis contributes to Charlie Brown’s plain but lovable personality to make him who he is. Add Snoopy, his adorable pet beagle, to the mix and you have two popular cartoon characters almost no one could forget.

Yogi Bear

Being a bear doesn’t stop Yogi Bear from stealing picnic baskets whenever Ranger Smith isn’t looking. Yogi’s girlfriend Cindy Bear is pretty, smart and everything he could ever dream of. And Boo-Boo, the short bear with the blue bowtie, has enough personality to be Yogi’s constant companion and steal the show each time he’s on.

Winnie the Pooh

The Hundred Acre Wood is the ideal place for Winnie the Pooh and friends to reside. In fact, the trees are large enough for Rabbit, Owl and almost anyone else to dwell in luxury. In addition to this, Christopher Robin may only appear rarely, but this doesn’t seem to make his supporting role any less important to the show.

Wile E. Coyote

Chasing after the Road Runner never seems to get old if you’re Wile E. Coyote. He makes up endless plans and sets complicated traps only to see them backfire in his stunned face. Although it’s obvious he has it coming every time, you can’t help but see the humor in each situation. Perhaps Wile E. Coyote will never catch the Road Runner, and of course, this is the way it should be.


Appearing in the Sunday comics, films, comic books and his own animated television series has only made Garfield into the classic he deserves to be. He’s one of the most popular characters on earth and his legendary nature never seems to fade. And don’t forget Odie, Jon Arbuckle, Nermal and the rest of the gang.

Shaggy Rogers and Scooby Doo

Sniffing out mysteries is Scooby Doo’s strong suit in the highly popular and hilarious animated television show Scooby Doo, Where Are You! Shaggy is his bosom buddy and as cowards they can’t completely get along without each other. Velma, Daphne and Fred make the group a cohesive unit as they solve mysteries, meet interesting characters and make audiences everywhere laugh out loud.

Mickey Mouse

Wherever Mickey Mouse goes, he seems to find adventure, mayhem and mystery. His love interest, Minnie, is his one and only true love while Pluto, the adorable yellow orange dog, is Mickey’s pet. Goofy, Donald and the other members of the cartoon cast help populate Mickey’s perfectly catastrophic world.


Being the Man of Steel does make you more special than everyone else. This is especially true when you have superhuman strength, the power of flight, cold breath, heat vision, x-ray vision, nigh-invulnerability, enhanced hearing and superspeed. As Superman isn’t all-powerful, he’s still worthy of the highest admiration. But, the real question may be how does he manage to hide his identity behind the disguise of simpleton and journalist Clark Kent?


In Batman: The Animated Series, Batman expresses his dark mood while in the 1960s “Batman” show, sometimes moody Bruce Wayne stars a lighter action series. No matter what, die-hard Batman fans know he’ll always win in the end against villains such as Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler and others.

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson is the doting father of Lisa, Bart and Maggie and loving husband of Marge. The yellow cartoon family resides in Springfield and endures plenty of trouble with a big heap of humor. For instance, Bart is possibly the most mischievous son anyone could have and the bane of Homer’s existence. Despite the popularity of the main characters the others only add to the excitement. Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner and more provide hilarity and laugh out loud fun.

Other cartoon characters of note are Daffy Duck, the Road Runner, Fred Flinstone, George Jetson, Daria Morgendorffer, Patrick Star, Popeye, Tigger and Bart Simpson. These and others are certainly deserving of the fame and fortune they’ve received throughout their lives. After all, cartoons provide the old and young with an escape from reality into a world of humor and imagination.

Author: RainbowBunny

Hi! This is my highly imaginative blog. I enjoy reading many different genres of books, creative writing and drawing, among other things. I'm also a vegan, and an animal lover who has a special fondness for nature. One of my biggest talents is providing creative inspiration to all. I hope you have tons of fun reading the stuff I write! :-)

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