They have been entertaining us since we were little kids, and some of them even when we became adults. Some are animals, some are fantastic heroes in different shapes and colors, and all of them have been created to make us smile.
If someone asks us which cartoon character you first think of, the answer is usually the same –Mickey Mouse. Numerous generations grew up with the merry adventures of this sweet mouse and his friends. He is always the main character – a small, cheerful mouse with big black ears, red pants, white gloves and wide smile. Hewas born long ago in 1928 and became a spokes model for Walt Disney.He even got him Disney anAcademy Award.That same year his first role was in a cartoon called Steamboat Willieand his career has continued till the present time. He was created by UbIwerks and Walt Disney, who actually gave him his voice in1948. Starting as a simple cartoon character, Mickey Mouse has gone a long way andbecame one of the most famous icons and brands all over the world
When we hear the famous line “What’s up, Doc?” we instantly think of this cartoon character. This is Bugs Bunny, a gray rabbit hat is one of the most famous characters of the cartoon world. His main interest is to get a carrot, and his main opponent is a clumsy hunter that tries to get him. This sweet bunny was created in the 1940s in New York, in the Warner Bros branch for the cartoon series Looney Tunes. He starred in hundreds of cartoons, nibbling on his carrot. Bugs also had important roles in the movies WhoFramed Roger Rabbit and Space Jam, where he played some hoops with Michael Jordan along with the rest of the Looney Tunes team. In one poll in 2002, Bugs Bunny was named as the most popular cartoon character of all time, and the fact that he is on a postal stamp shows just how important he is.
Along with the mouse and the rabbit, an honorable place goes to the duck we recognize for his sailor cap and blue sailor outfit with the red bow. His name is Donald Duck and he is known for his sweet and goofy yet quick temper. He was born under the wing ofWalt Disney and his first role was in 1934 in the cartoon Wise Little Chicken. In his next cartoon he got company, Daisy Duck, which he courted, as well as three playful nephews that are smarter than their uncle and often get him into their mischief. This cartoon character starred in over a hundred cartoons and in 1943 received an Academy Award for the cartoon Der Fuehrer’s Face. It is interesting to mention that this cartoon was forbidden in Finland and Sweden because Donald didn’t have pants!
Tom and Jerry
We can’t forget the adventures of an inseparable duo, cat and mouse, that wouldn’t know what to do with themselves if they didn’t have each other. Tom is a blue cat, Jerry is a brown mouse, and both of them walk on their back legs. They were made in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and over the course of several decades, they got numerous fans: kids, teens and adults all over the world, and became icons of American cinematography. In 2000, Time Magazine named them the best TV animated show of all time.