Disney’s Mickey Mouse is no doubt the most popular TV cartoon character till this day. Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, this character is a mouse with red bottoms, big yellow shoes and white gloves. Being the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, it is also the most recognizable cartoon character in the world.
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This cartoon character is best known for its appearances in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series produced by Warner Bros. This is the second most popular cartoon character in the world.
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Created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions, Donald Duck is the third most popular cartoon character almost all over the world. However, its popularity is sometimes confused with Daffy Duck. Having a mischievous and irritable personality, Donald soon became a hit among kids and adults. With his semi-intelligible speech, he is a delight to watch.
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Created by DC comics, Superman is the world’s most famous and well known super hero/cartoon character. Generations all over the world have grown watching and reading this character. Superman is the sign of hope and justice. Due to the huge success and popularity, this character was developed for TV and Film.
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Popeye the Sailor Man was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and has appeared in comics and television cartoon shows. In 1929, this character appeared for the first time in King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre.
In 2002 it was ranked at number 20 in TV Guide’s "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time" lists.
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While also produced by Warner Bros, Daffy Duck falls behind Bugs Bunny in popularity. Nonetheless, this character still managed to make our top ten list. The character has also made appearances in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies and is sometimes known as the best friend and arch rival of Bugs.
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Tom and Jerry
Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Tom and Jerry was initially produced from 1940 to 1957. In 2000, it was named as one of the greatest television shows of all time by Time magazine.
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The Pink Panther is another very popular cartoon character among kids and adults all over the world. A pink coloured panther walking on two legs with no dialogues makes this cartoon unique.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This franchise saw the peak of its popularity in the 1980s and through the 1990s. The cartoon involve four mutated turtles trained by a ninja master to fight crime.
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