Can You Remember These Beloved Cartoon Characters?

Most of us looked forward to Saturday mornings because that’s when some of the coolest cartoons ever popped up on our TV. But while many of us have grown up and forgotten the names of our favorite childhood shows, these animated characters are so beloved that they are absolutely unforgettable.

Most of us looked forward to Saturday mornings because that’s when some of the coolest cartoons ever popped up on our TV. But while many of us have grown up and forgotten the names of our favorite childhood shows, these animated characters are so beloved that they are absolutely unforgettable.

He gets a boost of strength whenever he eats his spinach and he has a girlfriend named Olive Oyl.

  • Popeye the Sailor Man
  • Lion-O
  • Alf
  • Tygra

Although he’s a peace-loving sailor, he’ll knock the living daylights out of anyone who threatens him or his girlfriend, Olive. But he can’t do it without his spinach, which causes his muscles to bulge.

Although he’s a peace-loving sailor, he’ll knock the living daylights out of anyone who threatens him or his girlfriend, Olive. But he can’t do it without his spinach, which causes his muscles to bulge.

This dog was larger than life and helped his fellow humans solve mysteries and tackle the supernatural.

  • Pluto
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Alfalfa
  • Goofy

Scooby-Doo wasn’t always the brightest, but he still managed to help his human friends, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne stop bad guys and would-be-supernatural creatures from getting away with crimes.

Scooby-Doo wasn’t always the brightest, but he still managed to help his human friends, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne stop bad guys and would-be-supernatural creatures from getting away with crimes.

This mouse was to micekind what Superman was to humankind.

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Jerry Mouse
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Stuart Little

Mighty Mouse was a lot like Superman in that he wore a cape, had the power to fly and would always save the day in the nick of time. He also had a secret identity, too and a girlfriend who was clueless about his true identity.

Mighty Mouse was a lot like Superman in that he wore a cape, had the power to fly and would always save the day in the nick of time. He also had a secret identity, too and a girlfriend who was clueless about his true identity.

She had spots all over her body and could run like a cheetah.

  • Nora Allen
  • Cheetara
  • Wonder Woman
  • Supergirl

Cheetara was a member of the Thundercats, an '80s cartoon of the same name. Although she walked like a human, she had claws and spots like a cheetah and could run about 120 miles per hour, but only for a short while.

Cheetara was a member of the Thundercats, an '80s cartoon of the same name. Although she walked like a human, she had claws and spots like a cheetah and could run about 120 miles per hour, but only for a short while.

She was the Hannah Montana of the 1980s before Hannah Montana was even a thing.

  • Supergirl
  • Madonna
  • Barbie
  • Jem

Jem was just a stage name. The singer was actually a blonde woman named Jerrica Benton. But when she had to perform on stage, she called on Synergy, a holographic computer, to turn her into the wild, pink-haired Jem.

Jem was just a stage name. The singer was actually a blonde woman named Jerrica Benton. But when she had to perform on stage, she called on Synergy, a holographic computer, to turn her into the wild, pink-haired Jem.

This mouse was always running around trying to avoid a house cat who lived to torment him.

  • Jerry Mouse
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Mighty Mouse

The animated cartoon “Tom and Jerry” brought a literal meaning to the term “cat and mouse,” as Tom the Cat spent years looking for ways to capture Jerry the Mouse, but he always failed.

The animated cartoon “Tom and Jerry” brought a literal meaning to the term “cat and mouse,” as Tom the Cat spent years looking for ways to capture Jerry the Mouse, but he always failed.

He was Finn’s best friend and adopted brother, but he was no ordinary creature.

  • Jake
  • Carl
  • Matthew
  • John

In the cartoon, “Adventure Time,” Jake was actually a shape-shifting dog with magical abilities, which ultimately led to him and Finn getting into some hilarious situations.

In the cartoon, “Adventure Time,” Jake was actually a shape-shifting dog with magical abilities, which ultimately led to him and Finn getting into some hilarious situations.

This dad lived in the future and had a robot maid.

  • Fred Flintstone
  • George Jetson
  • Papa Smurf
  • Glomer

In the cartoon series, “The Jetsons,” George lived in Orbit City with his wife, two kids, a robot maid named Rosie, and a dog. He also rode around in a saucer-like car whenever he went to work.

In the cartoon series, “The Jetsons,” George lived in Orbit City with his wife, two kids, a robot maid named Rosie, and a dog. He also rode around in a saucer-like car whenever he went to work.

His famous tagline was “Beep, Beep” and he always managed to evade a wild animal bent on capturing him.

  • Squidward
  • Elmer Fudd
  • Mr. Krabs
  • Road Runner

The Road Runner was part of “The Looney Tunes” cartoon and was always hunted down by Wile E. Coyote, who was, in fact, a coyote. But the Road Runner was too fast for him and always foiled his plans.

The Road Runner was part of “The Looney Tunes” cartoon and was always hunted down by Wile E. Coyote, who was, in fact, a coyote. But the Road Runner was too fast for him and always foiled his plans.

This cat was super lazy and had a fellow friend who was a dog.

  • Tom
  • Lion-O
  • Garfield
  • Alcide

He was big and orange and loved lasagna. His human owner was named John and he had a dog named Otis who adored him, but Garfield always seemed annoyed by him. This beloved cat was also lazy and seemed to show very little emotion.

He was big and orange and loved lasagna. His human owner was named John and he had a dog named Otis who adored him, but Garfield always seemed annoyed by him. This beloved cat was also lazy and seemed to show very little emotion.

They were the ultimate power of three on “Ducktales.”

  • Huey, Dewey and Louie
  • Prue, Piper and Phoebe
  • Piper, Phoebe and Paige
  • Macy, Mel and Maggie

They were the nephews of Donald Duck but also called Scrooge their uncle, too. And they lived with the money loving tycoon at his mansion and got into all sorts of trouble while seeking adventure.

They were the nephews of Donald Duck but also called Scrooge their uncle, too. And they lived with the money loving tycoon at his mansion and got into all sorts of trouble while seeking adventure.

They were a cybernetically enhanced superhuman family who fought for right.

  • Thundercats
  • Bionic Six
  • Care Bears
  • Silver Hawks

"The Bionic Six" was a 1980s cartoon about a family who acquired bionic enhancements through the miracle of science. And together, they used their abilities to fight evil forces and defend the world.

"The Bionic Six" was a 1980s cartoon about a family who acquired bionic enhancements through the miracle of science. And together, they used their abilities to fight evil forces and defend the world.

It was yellow, tiny and cute but was terrified of Granny’s other house pet.

  • Tweety
  • Jerry
  • Cindy
  • Mariah

Tweety was one of Granny’s birds and was always afraid that Sylvester the cat was going to capture him and turn him into a snack. But despite a few close calls, Tweety always managed to evade him.

Tweety was one of Granny’s birds and was always afraid that Sylvester the cat was going to capture him and turn him into a snack. But despite a few close calls, Tweety always managed to evade him.

He was a creature from another world that loved eating cats.

  • Superman
  • Lion-O
  • Alf
  • Zen

Alf was short for alien lifeform, but the cartoon showed us what his life was like on his home planet Melmac before it blew up. The live-action version focused more on his misadventures with the human family he befriended when he got to Earth.

Alf was short for alien lifeform, but the cartoon showed us what his life was like on his home planet Melmac before it blew up. The live-action version focused more on his misadventures with the human family he befriended when he got to Earth.

His parents and most of his kingdom knew him as Prince Adam but he was also a superhero named...

  • Cyclops
  • Batman
  • Randor
  • He-Man

Prince Adam became He-Man after the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull gave him the Sword of Power. He used the sword to become He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. His friends Orko and Man-At-Arms were the only ones who knew his secret.

Prince Adam became He-Man after the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull gave him the Sword of Power. He used the sword to become He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. His friends Orko and Man-At-Arms were the only ones who knew his secret.

In the 1980s cartoon, Adora had been kidnapped by the evil Hordak, but later became a champion.

  • Spiderwoman
  • Wonder Woman
  • She-Ra Princess of Power
  • Cheetara

Adora discovered she was He-Man/Adam’s twin sister. And she also had a magical sword of her own which allowed her to turn into She-Ra the Princess of Power to help fight Hordak and the Horde.

Adora discovered she was He-Man/Adam’s twin sister. And she also had a magical sword of her own which allowed her to turn into She-Ra the Princess of Power to help fight Hordak and the Horde.

He used his feet to power his car and kept a dinosaur named Dino as a pet.

  • Barney Rubble
  • Fred Flintstone
  • T-Rex
  • Bubba

Fred was the patriarch and main character of the animated cartoon “The Flintstones.” He had a wife and daughter and his best friend was Barney. He also worked at Slate Rock and Gravel Company and used a Brontosaurus as a crane.

Fred was the patriarch and main character of the animated cartoon “The Flintstones.” He had a wife and daughter and his best friend was Barney. He also worked at Slate Rock and Gravel Company and used a Brontosaurus as a crane.

He was a cybernetically enhanced inspector with lots of gadgets at his disposal.

  • Steve Austin
  • Barney Rubble
  • Doctor O
  • Inspector Gadget

All he had to do was say the words “Go, Go” and then the name of the specific gadget, like a chopper or cutting tool, and his cybernetic enhancement would activate and help him out of trouble.

All he had to do was say the words “Go, Go” and then the name of the specific gadget, like a chopper or cutting tool, and his cybernetic enhancement would activate and help him out of trouble.

He was their leader and some would say the father of all Smurfs.

  • Leader Smurf
  • Super Smurf
  • Papa Smurf
  • King Smurf

Papa Smurf was considered the father of a group of blue-skinned creatures known as “The Smurfs.” And he was responsible for keeping his people safe from the villainous sorcerer Gargamel, who wanted to turn the Smurfs into lunch.

Papa Smurf was considered the father of a group of blue-skinned creatures known as “The Smurfs.” And he was responsible for keeping his people safe from the villainous sorcerer Gargamel, who wanted to turn the Smurfs into lunch.

Their ultimate weapon was love and it came in the form of a special stare.

  • Thundercats
  • Silverhawks
  • Bionic Six
  • Care Bears

They came in different colors and each had a symbol on their chest like a sunshine, hearts or lollipops. And whenever someone was hurt and needed healing, the Care Bears would use their Care Bear stare, a beam of magical energy emanating from their chest, to help them. They also used the stare to repel evil.

They came in different colors and each had a symbol on their chest like a sunshine, hearts or lollipops. And whenever someone was hurt and needed healing, the Care Bears would use their Care Bear stare, a beam of magical energy emanating from their chest, to help them. They also used the stare to repel evil.

He had a big beard and was always trying to take a popular sailor’s girlfriend.

  • Slithe
  • Glomer
  • Brutus
  • Eric

He was big and an all-around jerk, especially with Popeye. Whenever the sailor man turned his back, Brutus would try to steal his girlfriend, Olive, but he always ended up meeting the painful end of Popeye’s spinach-fueled fist.

He was big and an all-around jerk, especially with Popeye. Whenever the sailor man turned his back, Brutus would try to steal his girlfriend, Olive, but he always ended up meeting the painful end of Popeye’s spinach-fueled fist.

Dale was more than this character’s friend, he was his brother.

  • Donald
  • Goofy
  • Bugs
  • Chip

Chip along with his brother Dale opened up The Rescue Rangers, a detective agency that allowed them to fight the good fight. But admittedly, Chip was the brains of the entire operation and Dale was more of the comic relief.

Chip along with his brother Dale opened up The Rescue Rangers, a detective agency that allowed them to fight the good fight. But admittedly, Chip was the brains of the entire operation and Dale was more of the comic relief.

He looked like a decayed mummy, but could turn into a terrifying muscular creature.

  • Mumm-ra
  • Magica DeSpell
  • Lex Luthor
  • Alf

Mumm-ra the Ever Living was the main antagonist on “Thundercats.” Although his regular form was mummy-like, he had the ability to transform into a formidable foe three times his size whenever he raised his arms and called on the ancient spirits of evil.

Mumm-ra the Ever Living was the main antagonist on “Thundercats.” Although his regular form was mummy-like, he had the ability to transform into a formidable foe three times his size whenever he raised his arms and called on the ancient spirits of evil.

She was an AI with the ability to project herself as a hologram and create holographic illusions.

  • Dynax X
  • Hal
  • Control
  • Synergy

Synergy was the holographic computer seen on “Jem.” Synergy was capable of creating life-like holograms like when she turned Jerrica Benton into Jem. She was also a friend and mentor to Jerrica and her friends.

Synergy was the holographic computer seen on “Jem.” Synergy was capable of creating life-like holograms like when she turned Jerrica Benton into Jem. She was also a friend and mentor to Jerrica and her friends.

He was the leader of a group of alien refugees that crash landed on Third Earth.

  • Lion-O
  • Panthro
  • Tygra
  • Superman

In the animated series, “Thundercats,” Lion-O was the leader of the Thundercats, a group of humanoid aliens with cat-like features and abilities. With the help of his friends, Lion-O thwarted sinister plans of the evil Mumm-Ra and the Mutants.

In the animated series, “Thundercats,” Lion-O was the leader of the Thundercats, a group of humanoid aliens with cat-like features and abilities. With the help of his friends, Lion-O thwarted sinister plans of the evil Mumm-Ra and the Mutants.

This character is one of the earliest stars of animation.

  • Betty Bloop
  • Betty Boop
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Minnie Mouse

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.

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.

This character started life as the mascot for a Peter Sellers movie.

  • The Fuschia Feline
  • The Magenta Jaguar
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Rose Cougar

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.

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.

This shark plays the drums in a band with four human teenagers.

  • Lockjaw
  • Jumblejaw
  • Jabberjaw
  • Jaws

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.

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.

This character was originally named Snaggletooth before getting a drastic makeover.

  • Snagglewart
  • Snagglepuss
  • Snagglefur
  • Snagglefang

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

This spooky cartoon centers on a very lonely ghost.

  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Jasper the Friendly Giant
  • Sir Spooksalot
  • Ghostbusters

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.

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.

These '80s robots were designed mainly to sell toys.

  • The Lazer Tag Academy
  • Transformers
  • Gobots
  • M.A.S.K.

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.

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.

These cuddly critters fight Morag the Tulgah Witch.

  • Gummy Bears
  • Carebears
  • Berenstain Bears
  • Ewoks

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."

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."

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

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?

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?

This character is friends with three teenagers who are way, way younger than him.

  • Spot
  • Stig
  • Captain Caveman
  • Early Man

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.

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.

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

"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.

"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.

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

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.

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.

This cartoon was one of many shows that appeared on 'The Disney Afternoon' programming block during the '90s.

  • Rescue Rangers
  • Ducktales
  • TailSpin
  • Goof Troop

"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.

"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.

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

"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.

"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.

Charles Schulz' beloved classic gave the world Snoopy.

  • Peanuts
  • Marmaduke
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Garfield

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.

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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