Recently About.com posted a piece about the TOP 50 Cartoon Characters. Like all lists, this one is sure to create some controversy. I definitely think that several characters that somehow didn’t make the cut, should have been on it.
Still, I enjoy playing around with lists, so, using just the characters on their TOP 50, here is my TOP 10 [in alphabetical order] with comments:
Batman: has always been a favorite comic character and I’ve enjoyed all of the different cartoon versions as well.
Bugs Bunny: was always best in small doses. I also enjoyed the supporting cast [Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, etc.]
Charlie Brown: If you were a kid growing up in the 60’s, you have to be a fan of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang. Holidays still aren’t complete without at least knowing that Charlie Brown is playing somewhere.
Fred Flintstone: is a simple concept – transport “The Honeymooners” to the stone age!
Mighty Mouse: I’ll admit it. I used to put on a cape and play Mighty Mouse. Yeah, laugh now, but if you needed me to save the day, you’d be singing a different tune.
Pink Panther: A great theme song and a fun cartoon.
Popeye: I probably watched more hours of Popeye than any other cartoon. I especially loved the oldest version with Bluto, Wimpy, the Sea Witch…
Space Ghost: When it first ran, I thought Space Ghost was pretty cool. I watched some episodes years later and thought “not so much”.
Tom and Jerry: Who doesn’t love the old Tom and Jerry cartoons. They were so much fun.
Wile E. Coyote: I was a huge fan of The Road Runner cartoons. My wife doesn’t like ‘em since they’re all the same. But that’s the beauty of it. How many different ways can ole Wile E. screw up?
Okay, now that that’s done… how could Jonny Quest not make the list?