Quiz: How Many of These Classic Cartoons Can You Name?

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"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" first debuted in 1969, and its characters have remained some of the most popular heroes in animation ever since.
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This cartoon is mostly about hunting for ghosts and eating dog treats.

  • Scrappy-Doo
  • Shaggy-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Dooby-Scoo
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Originally created in 1930, Betty Boop is one of the most memorable cartoon characters of all time. While her star waned in the decades since her heyday, this century she's enjoyed a career resurgence because some of her earliest appearances are no longer under copyright.
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This character is one of the earliest stars of animation.

  • Betty Bloop
  • Betty Boop
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Minnie Mouse
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The 1963 movie "The Pink Panther" tells the story of the theft of a valuable gem of the same name. The movie starts with an animated title sequence featuring a cartoon panther, and this became so popular that the character quickly became the star of his own TV show.
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This character started life as the mascot for a Peter Sellers movie.

  • The Fuschia Feline
  • The Magenta Jaguar
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Rose Cougar
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Hanna Barbera's business model during the company's height was to take any vaguely profitable idea (such as Scooby-Doo) and create endless reworkings of the same formula. Hence, a crime-fighting group of teens with an animal mascot named Jabberjaw was also made.
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This shark plays the drums in a band with four human teenagers.

  • Lockjaw
  • Jumblejaw
  • Jabberjaw
  • Jaws
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An episode of "The Quick Draw McGraw Show," features an orange mountain lion named Snaggletooth. This character was later refined into the pink cougar Snagglepuss.
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This character was originally named Snaggletooth before getting a drastic makeover.

  • Snagglewart
  • Snagglepuss
  • Snagglefur
  • Snagglefang
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Called "Cat Ninja Legend Teyandee" in its native Japan, "Samurai Pizza Cats" was localized into English by Saban, the same company that gave the world the Power Rangers. The approach was similar, as writers came up with wacky new jokes and episode plots based on the show's visuals without caring too much about the writing.
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The western dub of this anime is significantly different than its creators' intended story.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Cats
  • Super Power Cats
  • Samurai Pizza Cats
  • Cat Ninja Legend
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Popeye the Sailor Man's fascination with spinach came as the result of a typo. A mistake in a medical book claimed that spinach contained ten times more iron than it really does, so popular wisdom at the time of Popeye's creation assumed that spinach was basically the first superfood.
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Robin Williams once starred in a live-action reboot of this cartoon, but the result wasn't very popular.

  • Blopeye the Tailor
  • Popeye the Sailor
  • Mopeye the Soldier
  • Chopeye the Chef
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Mighty Mouse was originally called Super Mouse, but this parody of Superman was believed to be a little too obvious, so his name was eventually changed.
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This cartoon rodent was designed as a parody of a popular superhero.

  • Ratmouse
  • Mystery Mouse
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Danger Mouse
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In his animation debut, Casper the Friendly Ghost got so lonely that he laid down on a railroad track— before a pair of impoverished children find him and cheer him up. Cartoons were dark back in the day.
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This spooky cartoon centers on a very lonely ghost.

  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Jasper the Friendly Giant
  • Sir Spooksalot
  • Ghostbusters
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Despite looking very similar to the Transformers, the Gobots are a completely different team of blocky cartoon robots. Think of the Gobots as the Pepsi to the Transformers' Coca-Cola.
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These '80s robots were designed mainly to sell toys.

  • The Lazer Tag Academy
  • Transformers
  • Gobots
  • M.A.S.K.
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Believe it or not, George Lucas himself served as executive producer when Lucasfilm set out to make a cartoon series based on the Ewoks from "Return of the Jedi."
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These cuddly critters fight Morag the Tulgah Witch.

  • Gummy Bears
  • Carebears
  • Berenstain Bears
  • Ewoks
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Seriously, why does Officer Dibble give Top Cat and his friends so much trouble? Are there no bigger problems in the neighborhood than a few stray cats?
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This cat and his pals are under constant threat of eviction, despite the fact that they live in trash cans.

  • Foofur
  • Top Cat
  • Chairman Meow
  • Butch Cassidy
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Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels drove around together solving crime, despite the fact that the Teen Angels are also a pop group, and Captain Caveman is, well, a caveman. During its heyday, Hanna Barbara really knew how to drive the "Scooby Doo" premise into the ground.
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This character is friends with three teenagers who are way, way younger than him.

  • Spot
  • Stig
  • Captain Caveman
  • Early Man
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"Astro Boy" creator Osamu Tezuka was heavily influenced by Disney cartoons, and as such, he gave his robot character big, expressive eyes that matched Mickey Mouse. "Astro Boy" became so popular that its influences in Japanese comics and animation can be felt to this day.
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Known as Mighty Atom in Japan, this character is widely believed to have inspired the standard manga art style.

  • Megaman
  • Astro Boy
  • Rock Man
  • Robo Kid
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Tom and Jerry mostly keep quiet during their adventures, but they have been known to speak in order to land a funny joke. Tom often sings to try and woo female cats, while the pair both talked incessantly through "Tom & Jerry: The Movie," which released in 1991 to critical and commercial failure.
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This famous cat and mouse duo are almost (but not entirely) silent.

  • Sylvester & Tweety
  • Itchy & Scratchy
  • Babbit & Catstello
  • Tom & Jerry
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The original "My Little Pony" was envisioned as an animated vehicle to sell toys to children, in much the same vein as the Transformers and basically every cartoon from the '80s. At least the ponies came in more varied colors.
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This cartoon's 2010 reboot was far more popular with adult men than anyone anticipated.

  • My Diminutive Horse
  • My Little Pony
  • My Tiny Donkey
  • My Miniature Poodle
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"TailSpin" featured classic characters from Disney's "The Jungle Book," but with a pulp adventure twist. Nobody knows how Baloo ended up owning an air cargo freight business, and nobody ever needs to know.
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This cartoon was one of many shows that appeared on 'The Disney Afternoon' programming block during the '90s.

  • Rescue Rangers
  • Ducktales
  • TailSpin
  • Goof Troop
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"Kimba the White Lion" existed long before Disney created "The Lion King," but that didn't stop the House of Mouse from trying to sue Kimba's creators when people began to notice similarities between the two stories.
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It's widely believed that this cartoon inspired Disney's "The Lion King."

  • Mufasa the White Lion
  • Nala the White Lion
  • Simba the White Lion
  • Kimba the White Lion
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Starting first as a comic strip before branching into animation, "Peanuts" is one of the best loved cartoons of all time. After fifty years of work, "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz arranged to finally retire in 2000, but died mere hours before the final comic strip hit news stands.
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Charles Schulz' beloved classic gave the world Snoopy.

  • Peanuts
  • Marmaduke
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Garfield
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Try not to get Droopy confused with the rest of his family. Droopy's twin brother is named Drippy, and Droopy's son is, of course, named Dripple.
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This canine is known for his very meek, monotone speech.

  • Rover Dangerfield
  • Drippy
  • Dripple
  • Droopy
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Walt Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit while working for Universal. While Disney wanted to make more cartoons featuring Oswald, the rabbit legally belonged to the studio, so Disney was forced to invent a new character instead. That character was, of course, Steamboat Willie (his name was changed to Mickey Mouse soon after).
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This character was the prototype for Mickey Mouse.

  • Oswald
  • Oswin
  • Osgood
  • Oscar
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Jonny Quest was an attempt to create an off-brand version of popular radio play character Jack Armstrong. Cartoon magnate Joe Barbera wanted a bit of "James Bond" sprinkled into the mix as well, having recently seen "Dr. No."
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This cartoon was originally inspired in part by James Bond.

  • James Bond Jr
  • Jack Armstrong
  • Jonny Quest
  • Jiminy Cricket
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Wile E. Coyote is based on a passage from a Mark Twain novel that describes a perpetually hungry coyote. He was originally going to be called Don Coyote, a play on the famous novel "Don Quixote."
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These two famous characters debuted in an animated short called 'Fast and Furry-ous.'

  • Ren & Stimpy
  • Wile E. Coyote & The Road Runner
  • Itchy & Scratchy
  • Sylvester & Tweety Pie
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Long before "The Simpsons" would parody comic book heroes with Radioactive Man, Atom Ant performed basically the same roll. Shouting "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant," he would spring into action for about fifteen minutes, before turning the time over to the vastly superior Secret Squirrel.
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This classic Hanna Barbera cartoon often used the catchphrase "Up and At 'Em."

  • Atom Ant
  • Radioactive Man
  • Mighty Mite
  • Fall Out Boy
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There's nothing like an easy question to end a quiz about cartoon characters. The Flintstones are a page right out of history, and were originally a parody of then-popular show "The Honeymooners," back when it was on the air.
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This family lives in the town of Bedrock.

  • The Robinsons
  • The Jetsons
  • The Flintstones
  • The Jacksons
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