The 80s was the time cartoon characters started evolving around the world, and it had grown much more than the older versions thanks to technology.
Some of the iconic characters that we know today were first aired in the 1980s. Some of the characters got adapted into live-action movies and series while some were not so lucky.
So, we at ENTOIN have collected 50 best cartoon characters from the 80s to remember and enjoy.
50. Shazam (The Kid Super Power Hour of Shazam)
Shazam, also known as Captain Marvel of DC comics was also a character in an animated series in the 1980s as a part of the kid superpower Hour with Shazam!
Show. Billy Batson played as a teenager using the age-changing element and turns into the Mightiest mortal Shazam.
And this show revolved around his adventures with his Marvel family members Mary marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Uncle marvel, and their tiger Tawky tawny and they together fight with Shazam’s enemies like Black Adam, Doctor Sivana, Mister Mind, Ibac, and more.
49. Pooh (The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
The kind and the friendly bear has a very little brain and has a demeanor that is childlike and innocent.
Pooh is a naive character due to his limited intelligence, so he is absent-minded and thinks simple all the time.
He is best known for his love for “Hunny” and has an ending appetite for it.
He often runs out of it and travels to Rabbit’s house to borrow some. He was a favored toy of Christopher Robin and considered the “leader of the group” among his friends as he exhibits courage in difficult times and is the one consulted when anyone encounters any trouble.
48. Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
The red crab is the advisor of King Triton and a distinguished court advisor, which is often overlooked as he is regularly appointed to watch over Triton’s youngest daughter Princess Ariel.
He is a carefree, fun-loving, and high-spirited guy that loves music. Despite his opinions, as the advisor of the king, he has to be strict and follow the king’s regulations no matter how upsetting it can be to him.
And this often makes him look like the “bad guy” but he is often pushed to overcome his boundaries and follow his heart mostly by Ariel.
He often makes these decisions to protect ariel from the human world as he is very loyal to his friendship with Triton.
47. SuperTed (SuperTed)
SuperTed is an ordinary teddy bear from a toy manufacturing company where he is thrown away as he was defective.
He is then brought to life and given superpowers like super strength and flying using his rocket boots every time he whispers a secret magic word.
He uses his powers to fight against evil and lives in a treehouse in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
He lives in two places, one on earth and one in his space station in space, both his places are shaped in the image of a teddy bear.
He uses the hotline to connect with people, that whenever they are in trouble, they can call him and he will spring into action to help them.
46. Rick Raccoon (Shirt Tales)
The Shirt Tales includes a group of animals that wear shirts that show expressions or words, without pants.
They live inside a hollow tree and they are crime fighters who conceal their identity from their human guardian.
Rick Raccoon is the leader of the group and is almost like the parent of the members.
He plans and leads the other animals. They usually go on adventures to fight against crime and save the ones in trouble.
Rick is often seen as a tough guy by the members but he has an affectionate side to him which makes him protective towards his team.
45. Princess Paw Paw (Paw Paws)
Princess Paw Paw is the tribal princess of the animated series Paw Paws. She is the daughter of the Wise Paw – the chief of Paw-Paws.
She is a beautiful princess who is loved by all the subjects of her village due to her caring and kind nature of her.
She summons her flying horse and brings the Totem Bear, Tortoise, and Eagle to life with her mystic moonstone that she wears in her necklace.
Princess uses them to fight for her people and help others during tough times.
44. Quicksilver (Silver Hawks)
Lieutenant Jonathan Quick a.k.a Leader of Silverhawk’s and the human partner of the cyborg bird Tally-Hawk.
He was the former head of the Federal Interplanetary force. He directly reported to Stargazer and was an upright leader who led the others with his quick and witty decisions.
His powers include strength, speed, and agility. He went through special modifications in parts of his body and replaced them with metal appendages to endure the long space travels and these were the equipment that provide him his powers, weapons, and flying jets.
His armor is light silver and has laser shooters fitted in along with extendable metallic wings.
It also includes retractable talons in the back of his heels where the smokescreen shooters are located.
43. Allstar Seaworthy (The Snorks)
Allstar hero of the series is extremely athletic and brave, who is also an inventor that often helps his Uncle Gallio with his inventions.
He was a kind, generous and good-hearted guy that knows what is right and wrong, also quite protective towards his friends and family.
When he concludes the ideas that pop in his mind, the star in his belt moves to give him “Starbright ideas”.
Unlike his good-guy image, he is crazy about girls and can be seen as a show-off who can be pushy and demanding at times.
Even with his intelligence he sometimes acts without thinking like stealing his mother’s necklace for gifting the girl he likes.
A fun and comedic character.
42. Scott Howard (Teen Wolf)
Teen Wolf 1986 animated series, has Scott Howard as the main protagonist. He is the son of Harold Howard, unlike in the film the series has differences in the plot.
So only his family knew his wolf form and the town was called Wolverton. His character also had a sister named Lupe and his grandparents are from Transylvania.
In the series, the family does not skip the generation werewolf gene. He constantly tries to get popular girl Pam even though she ignores him.
His friend Lisa Boof has an interest in him which he does not acknowledge because he is too busy chasing Pam.
41. Duckula (Count Duckula)
A short duck with black parted hair that is green in color. He is always in the traditional vampire wear which is complete with the cape.
Even though he is a vampire he does not have fans, unlike his relatives. His favorite food is broccoli sandwiches.
He is also seen wearing pajamas with the Danger Mouse logo referring to the origin of his character.
He has a lot of human characteristics which makes him look like he was forced to have the vampire traits.
He is very careful in everything he does and often acts cowardly. His family motto is to “work hard for blood”.
40. Brainy Smurf (Smurfs)
One of the main characters of the Smurfs cartoon show, he is the most self-centered out of them all.
His character annoys almost everyone including Papa Smurf because he is always showing off his knowledge claiming he knows about everything although all he knows is about himself.
Regardless he is liked by all when he does not boss around like the “know-it-all” which happens rarely.
He has his house filled with books written by himself that are mostly encyclopedias, manuals, or the volumes of “Quotation of Brainy Smurf”.
He’s not very patient and dramatic that often scares the other Smurfs and usually gets scolded by others for freaking them out.
39. Gruffi Gummi (Adventures of Gummi Bears)
Gruffi is an old-fashioned bear who does things the “Gummi way”, also the leader of Gummi Glen Gummis.
He is a skilled craftsman and mechanic, and the one that fixes old Gummi technology, trap doors, and building traps around the glen to deal with ogres and humans.
He is a perfectionist in his work (building and using tools) which results in him not completing things.
Gruffi is respected by the others as he offers stable and practical solutions when the other gummies are in despair.
38. Clumsy Smurf (Smurfs)
Unlike Brainy Smurf, Clumsy is very cheerful, bright but sensitive. Although he’s a little slow and dimwitted, he has a good nature and is really sweet.
Like his name suggests he is really accident-prone. Always runs into trouble that either harms himself or the people around him.
Despite his clumsiness, he loves to help people and is considered heroic when the other Smurfs are in trouble.
He also cherishes his friends, also has a care-taking instinct towards them, and usually follows their lead and does things that the other Smurfs are doing.
37. Winston Zeddemore (The Real Ghostbusters)
Winston was hired as the fourth Ghostbuster due to heavy caseloads. His uniform was cyan-colored with red borders.
Unlike his movie version, the animated version had a comical element in his character. He explains all the complicated scientific terms that Ray, Peter, and Egon say in simpler words for a better understanding.
And because the others have a strong scientific background unlike Winston – they tend to complicate situations, where he often comes up with simple plans are seen from the perspective of a commoner which works out in the end.
He and Peter usually fall back when Ryan and Egon discuss technical terms as they were two street smart geniuses of the team.
36. Bumblebee (Transformers: Generation 1)
The Autobot warrior and former scout of Team Prime – Bumblebee, was an important member of the team during the great war and was with Optimus for the longest out of all the others.
He is like a playful kid who is very quiet otherwise, and never bothers others.
He also watches earth cartoons on Saturdays. Unlike his image, he holds on to a painful part of his past when Megatron ripped his voice box during his time in Cybertron.
This makes him want to constantly prove himself to his teammates but in reality, they see him as a valuable member even without him doing so.
He was a small yellow Volkswagen Beetle in the series and was also the same in the original toy line released by Takara Tomy (Japan) and Hasbro (worldwide) in 1984.
35. Optimus Prime (Transformers: Generation 1)
Orion Pax was destroyed by Megatron during his days in the Cybertron nine million years ago.
After which Alpha Trion, a Cybertronian machine smith decided to reconstruct him using his newly developed battle-hardy configurations to the frail bodies of Autobots, transforming Orion into the Optimus Prime.
He was given the Matrix of Leadership during the reconstruction. As a leader, he feels pressure, but after receiving Matrix and facing a few battles, Optimus learned to bear the pressures of leadership and the responsibilities that come with it.
He is a very caring bot who makes sacrifices to protect the safety of the team and has a strong sense of honor and loyalty.
But he does seem to lose his code of honor while stopping Megatron.
34. Snake Eyes (The Real American Hero: G.I. Joe)
The mysterious and dangerous member of the G. I. Joe Team. He has served as the recon ranger in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
His rank right now is Master Sergeant (E-8) as a part of the US Army.
He is known for his deadly skillset and knows a lot of techniques and fighting art like Karate, Kung-fu, Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, Taekwondo, Advanced Infantry training, etc.
His real name was never revealed in full. Unlike his comic character, he did not appear in all of the episodes of the animated series, despite which his character gained a lot of popularity later when adopted by Marvel Comics.
33. Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
Penny’s uncle, Chief Quimby’s top employee, one of Brain’s owners, and the titular protagonist of the series – Jonathan John Brown is also known as the Inspector Gadget.
The classic heroic, mannered, and creative guy who does things with determination, bravery, and a good heart.
But he is also very silly, clueless, and acts as an amateur in a majority of situations.
Adding on to it he has a bad judge of characters which puts him in trouble as he always thinks the bad guys are his allies and vice-versa.
He becomes competent and passionate when it comes to the protection and safety of his favorite niece Penny.
He goes out of his way to rescue her when he senses that she is in danger.
Otherwise, Penny and Brain assist him without his knowledge and he gets lucky most of the time.
32. Huey Duck (DuckTales)
The eldest of the triplets and the only one that truly loves being a triplet.
He wears a red polo t-shirt and a red baseball cap. He often finds himself looking out for logical solutions to illogical problems as he is the smart guy who goes by the book.
He is indeed an intelligent, precarious, and analytical boy scout. But he is such a down-to-earth person, loves being a junior woodchuck, and takes great pride in his organization and Junior Woodchuck trained skills.
And so, when someone doubts his intelligence, he gets easily offended. Huey is also a curious guy, which makes him yearn on getting to know about things he does not know.
He is always there to help his family and shows love & appreciation for others.
31. Scooby Doo (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo)
Scooby shares a lot of his personality traits with Shaggy, which is also because he grew up with him since he was a pup.
In this series, Scooby is shown as a puppy who accompanies Shaggy on silly adventures as usual and both are shown as their younger self without the gang in the first season.
It was in this series, he was presented with the Doo family collar by his parents, which he did not like very much but was forced to try.
Later was not forced to wear it but he chose to wear it. Shaggy and Scooby also had a fallout, which was when he lived with Velma and her parents for a while.
This franchise had a total of three seasons and was a cute representation of how they were when they were little.
30. Scrooge McDuck (DuckTales)
The maternal granduncle of the triplets and uncle of Donald Duck. He is the toughest of toughies and the smartest of the smarties.
Such a sharp-witted guy who has earned everything he owns fair and square. He used to be an adventure lover but as he aged, he slowly started to spend more time with his family.
His adventuring spirit was rekindled by his nephews. He works hard with integrity and continues it in his old age too.
Stern but a kind guy who takes special care in planning out the way they would travel to keep himself safe.
He also loves to share his knowledge with others if they are willing to listen to him.
He is also shown to have an obsessive and short-tempered side which shows when he gets worked up, nevertheless, he always tries to protect others first above his desires.
29. Richie Rich (Richie Rich)
The Saturday morning show – Richie Rich. He is a normal carefree kid that has everything he wants.
He enjoys having wild adventures with his best friends Murray and Darcy, the homeless man in the basement, and his robot maid Irona, for which he uses the 3 trillion dollars he has earned.
He spends his wealth quite lavishly, even owning two beluga whales as pets. He was born in 1999 and is 22 years old as of today.
He was even awarded man of the year once. He was 12 in the animated series that aired in 1980.
He has such a kind and positive energy that no one would believe he has a hardened war criminal type of personality hidden.
28. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Princess Ariel was introduced in the 1980s as the fourth princess of the Disney franchise.
The 16-year-old daughter of sea king Triton, hates humans, unlike his daughter who was very much fascinated by them.
She is the youngest and seventh daughter of the king and has an energetic and bright personality, yet, lacks the confidence to do what she wants unless someone pushes her to do so.
Her curiosity led to her exploring more about humans eventually ending up falling in love with Prince Eric.
Desperate to succeed in her goal of attaining the prince she traded her voice with Ursula for human legs and has to receive true love’s kiss from Eric to permanently become human before the sunset of the third day.
After a series of events that happened, she finally turns human with her father’s approval and is united with her love.
27. Wish Bear (Care Bears)
She is one of the 10 original care bears and has been one of the main characters in every incarnation of the franchise, since 1982.
Has turquoise fur and her belly badge has a yellow shooting star with a smile symbolizing “wish”.
She helps in making wishes come true, and has a personality that is described as that of a Gemini which is her horoscope.
Her best friend is a bear called Twinkle who she met as a cub. Later her color was light teal, and her best friends among the main characters are Cheer bear and Bedtime bear.
She is very quiet and shy.
26. Thomas the Tank Engine (Thomas & Friends)
Aired first in 1984 in the United Kingdom, the series follows the adventures of Thomas – the blue tank engine on the fictional island of Sodor along with his friends Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, and mentionable other fellow tanks.
He has an undying spirit to be the useful engine and never gives up. The model 00-gauge Hornby Dublo engines were used to create him.
He was a cheeky little guy with six small wheels, a short stumpy boiler, and a funnel that also has a short dome that fits perfectly with the boiler.
25. Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
Fredrick J. Flintstone once was known as Fred W. Flintstone, the main protagonist, husband of Wilma, father of Pebbles, and best friend of Barney Rubble that lives in his bedrock at 345 Cave Stone Road.
A kind-hearted and selfless man, that has childish and insane, ill-tempered behavior with an obstinate and naive nature.
He also is clumsy and accident-prone. He acts childish with his wife but is mature with his daughter and often feels overprotective towards her.
He is a chubby and handsome caveman with black hair and a large nose. He loves playing pool, bowling, golf, baseball, and lounging around the house.
He has also won championships in bowling with his amazing skill set.
24. Bedtime Bear (Care Bears)
Also, part of the original lineup of characters in the franchise, Bedtime bear helps everyone get a good night’s sleep with a good deal of extra sweet dreams.
He has blue fur and light blue sleeping crescent moon with a low hanging star in his belly badge.
He loves a good sleep and is oftentimes assigned to ensure that the children and care bears get good sleep while handling situations like overcoming fear of the dark, curing insomnia, or simply providing a calm presence.
As care bears are usually given the personality of their horoscopes, Bedtime bear has the personality traits of cancer.
23. Hello Kitty (Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater)
Kitty White, popularly known as Hello Kitty. A staple character of the Japanese pop culture.
In 1983, a Japanese-American company co-produced the animated series using Hello Kitty’s franchise as the main protagonist.
This animated show was a 26-episode short series, that was a spoof of well-known fairy tales or movies in every other episode.
Hello, Kitty was born in the suburbs of London, England who is a cute, bright, kind-heart, and sweet girl.
Her style is tomboyish but her personality is so feminine as described by the writers.
She has a trademark “red bow” on her left ear.
22. Tenderheart Bear (Care Bears)
Considered the “face” of the franchise, Tenderheart Bear is also one of the original 10-character lineups.
He has a light brown fur and a red heart as his belly badge. He is shown to portray the best of qualities from all the other care bears, he mainly organizes the efforts of people to spread love and care around the world.
He is also responsible for initiating new members into the Care Bear family. His belly badge provides him with the powers to create tangible hearts that can be used to help solve problems that he faces, although he uses this as his last resort in very difficult situations.
21. Charlie Brown (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)
Charlie Brown also called Chuck or Charles is the major character from the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz.
From the animated series, Charlie is a lovable and gentle boy who has a strong determination to do things but fails mostly because of his insecurities.
He is quite smart, yet over-thinks things which leads him to procrastinate instead of progressing.
Despite being bullied and overlooked; he has an advantageous quality- good leadership. He is also the captain of the baseball team.
His character has a deeper insight apart from everything described earlier. As the character goes on talking about normal things, there often is a hidden agenda regarding more deeper meaning in most of the situations.
He and Snoopy are the only two characters to appear in all the parts of the franchise.
20. Snoopy (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)
Snoopy, Charlie’s beloved dog. He is loyal, imaginative, funny, and a genuinely happy dog. He is generally happy regardless of what happens, but the only thing that upsets him is the lack of supper.
Other than that, like a dog, he has a strong hatred of cats and often makes rude comments to the neighbor’s cat.
Surprisingly Snoopy loves root beer and pizza which is unusual for a dog. He is claustrophobic and is also extremely afraid of icicles dangling over his doghouse.
He can hear someone eating his favorite foods from a great distance. He and Charlie are the duo that lays around doing nothing but is smart enough than their friends who usually disregard them.
19. Chip (Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers)
Chip is the leader and main protagonist of the series along with Dale his twin brother.
He has a strong sense of responsibility and is serious most of the time. He usually wears a brown jacket and a fedora hat and uses a rope to swing to other places (representing Indiana Jones).
Other members and Dale always complain that his seriousness is too much that he does not know how to have fun.
He can be intimidating and often gets into arguments with Dale because of their contradicting personalities.
And very rarely does he lets go of his rigidness and join his brother in his silly endeavors.
18. Dale (Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers)
Dale is the popular twin. He and Chip have such opposite characters that people around them wonder how they are even brothers.
Dale is that guy who knows how to have fun in every moment of life.
He wears a red Hawaiian shirt with yellow florals (reminiscent of Thomas Magnum). He is fun-loving, mischievous, and loves to prank people.
The only thing he and his brother have in common is that both are dedicated to the job, even if their approach to completing work is different.
He loves reading comic books and playing video games in his free time like the stereotypical young boys of his age.
Oh! And yes, he is a candy addict who gets knocked on his head by Chip while acting foolishly.
17. Pac-Man (Pac-Man: The Animated Series)
Pac-Man and his adventures along with Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-baby in the Pac-Village of Pac-Land.
The show revolved around this plot and everything in the Pac-Land appeared to be spherical or round to match the character concept of Pac-Man.
Pac-Man’s role was the village guardian, whereby he protects the people from ghost monsters led by the anti-protagonist Mezmeron.
Power Pellets was the source of energy for the people of the Pac-Land and when Pac-Man encounters the evil he usually swallows the power pellets which makes him eat the ghost monsters that turn purple.
16. Popeye (Popeye and Son)
Released in 1987, this was the latest of the Popeye series which focused on Popeye’s later life where he has his son.
It had a lot of references to the previous show All-New Popeye Hour and the theatrical film released in 1980.
Even if the show was not as popular as the other franchise of the character, it was still considered a remarkable icon in the 80s.
Popeye’s character was portrayed a bit more maturely as a father. The bonding and upbringing moments with the father and son were the highlights of the show.
It showcased the later ending of his life and the happy ending he had in his life. he had in his life.
15. Theodore Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
Theodore is one of The Chipmunks and the overall tritagonist of the franchise. The youngest of the three brothers – shy, sweet, kind, caring, sensitive, naive, gullible, and innocent.
He loves food, be it cooking or eating no one can beat his expressive thoughts and actions.
In the 80s animated series, his character had a lot of depth with the culinary arts and was portrayed as the smallest and youngest as the original plot and was often seen with a teddy bear with him.
He wears a dress like green cloth. Also, he was shown to be close to Simon.
Even though he gets upset with Alvin, he loves both his brothers unconditionally.
14. Matt Trakker (M.A.S.K)
The founder and leader of the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (M. A. S. K), initially was helping his brothers Andy and Miles in the development of its technology.
Later, Miles killed Andy to steal the technology and create a criminal organization called V. E. N. O. M, and Matt created M. A. S. K to honor his brother and fight crime and threats from Miles’s organization.
He is considered a talented, brave young master who led the organization with his enthusiasm and courage to eliminate the bad intentions and crimes committed by the V. E. N. O. M organization. He has never hesitated to take part in the mission even when it was too dangerous to handle it.
13. Alvin Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
The main protagonist of the franchise and the ringleader of the trio. He is the troublemaker of the band and gets the others including Dave in trouble most of the time.
The oldest of the three, born 5 minutes before Simon Seville, has a headstrong personality that is mixed with his charming and musical traits.
He always comes up with crazy plans to achieve a goal. He has mood swings and goes through an emotional rollercoaster during the execution of the plans which often makes him do things completely spontaneous without thinking of the consequences.
He is impulsive that drives Dave and the others crazy, but his intentions were always for the good, and wanting to help people he cared about.
He also has a caring and loving side to him.
12. Snarf (ThunderCats)
Snarf Osbert is of the Snarf species and was Lion-O’s nursemaid as a child growing to be his chagrin.
He was entrusted with the care of young Lion-O which makes him think he is the oldest member.
He can communicate with animals and can squeeze or sneak anywhere due to his small build.
He is an excessive worrier and something of a pessimist, but his loyalty and courage are unbeatable even for other ThunderCats especially when defending Lion-O.
In the beginning, Osbert often complains about being ignored by others as well as having to do nothing as Lion-O has grown into an adult now but proved that he is also just as much as other ThunderCat members.
He is also the most understanding member.
11. Tygra (ThunderCats)
Tygra – the Thunderian architect and scientist who is also a noble member of ThunderCats.
He has the power to become invisible (which is still visible with strong detectors) and is armed with a large bolo whip.
He is the Council Leader of ThunderCats even though Lion-O is in command. A level-headed warrior based on the tiger Tygra is someone Lion-O often turns to as a partner and second-in-command for the counsel.
He is responsible for the structures of ThunderCats on Third Earth. He also is gifted with the “mind power” that can be used to create lifelike illusions in others’ minds.
But he is always seen using the whip in battle rather than using his powers.
He is a very skilled pilot and shooter with great aim according to Lion-O.
10. He-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
The DC comic hero, Prince Adam also popularly known as He-Man is the protagonist of the franchise.
This animated series was the beginning of the officially refined character of He-Man from the comics.
He-Man is the alter ego of Prince Adam who defends Eternia and protects the secrets of Castle Grayskull from Skeletor and his evil forces.
He also has a twin sister who is known as She-Ra. He has super strength that is as equally powerful as superman’s strength and was also said that he was able to trade punches with him.
Adding to which he also has Superhuman reflexes, making a crossover his reflexes are as powerful as that of spiderman’s, he is also acrobatic which makes him more efficient during battles.
He has a sword which is his only weapon that is known to be indestructible.
9. Dennis Mitchell (Dennis the Menace)
Dennis Mitchell the main protagonist of the series, is a five-and-a-half-year-old boy with blond hair and has freckles on his face.
He is the epitome of mischief and is precocious but lovable. He wears a blue/black striped shirt with red overalls and tennis shoes.
He loves root beer, ketchup, water pistols, and his teddy bear and TV Westerns but hates carrots and baths.
He also loves to pick fights with boys his age and get into muddy puddles.
His character is something unique, where he is just trying to good for himself which ends in creating some sort of trouble.
He has a soft spot for kittens and puppies and loves being the center of attention wherever he goes which makes people have a nervous breakdown the moment they see him.
8. Spider-Man (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
This was an alternate version of Peter Parker in Earth-8107 where he had a team and lived with Iceman and then hero Firestar.
The show had 3 seasons. Peter, Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students that attend Empire State University.
They formed to be the Spider-Friends after teaming up once to defeat Beetle to recover Iron Man’s power booster.
They fought against supervillains together and would often team up with other Marvel heroes like Iron Man Captain America or even X-Men.
The original lineup was Spiderman, Iceman, and Human Torch but due to legal issues of the character ownership, it was changed to Firestar, but the show was adapted from the comic volume that talks about the time the two along with Human Torch lived together with Aunty May and fought crime together.
7. Zorro (Zorro and Son)
This show was a limited animated series that only had six episodes that aired in 1983.
The plot shows the story of Zorro and his son Zorro Jr. and revolves around the adventures they come across.
Zorro was originally Don Diego Vega who had the secret identity to fight crime and had the Fox Den that acts as headquarters for Zorro’s activities inside his father’s huge hacienda that has a lot of secret passages.
This show is set twenty years after the original series and is an updated version of the comical version.
He teaches his son Don Carlos (Zorro Jr.) the promise of Zorro and how to be a hero and shows how he faces the troubles compared to Zorro without his help.
6. Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Leonardo, the character named in honor of the great artist of the Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci – is the senior of the Turtles and is presented as the leader of the four due to his commanding personality.
Leo is the most disciplined and ordered guy among his brothers who is also known for his close bond with their father/master.
He wears the bandana in blue color and his weapon is twin Katanas. The 1987 show was different from the original comics of the franchise but the most notable and popular version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which drove the franchise to great recognition and an important part of the pop culture.
And a lot of catchphrases were formed during this show. It is so prominent that people believe it was the definitive version.
5. Mickey Mouse (Mickey Mouse)
It was in the late 1980s was Mickey’s features were finally revised to the mouse we know today.
In 1983, Mickey made his first theatrical appearance since the 1953 Christmas Carol movie and made his mark.
Mickey’s full name is Michel Mouse and is from Mouseton according to the comics, is a cheerful mouse that was a rebellious child.
His character was derived from the comic actor Charlie Chaplin as said by Walt Disney himself.
One of his greatest attributes is his wit and being a thinker who can scheme things with ease.
He can construct plots and ploy them to advance with his goals. Although he can be clumsy and reckless which often lays as hindrances during the execution of his plots, he as a quick thinker and kind of leader among his friends overcomes them as fast as he got into trouble.
4. Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Michelangelo/Michaelangelo commonly called Mike or Mikey is the most popular and carefree character of the franchise.
He has a more childlike outlook than his brothers and is the youngest of them.
He is a lighthearted and happy-go-lucky guy. He wears the bandana in orange color and his weapon is a pair of Nunchaku.
He is known for his love for pizzas. He has a life of party personality who likes to skateboard, surf, and party.
His character is that of a free-spirit and a hopeless romantic with a lot of innocence.
He also admires the superhero Bugman and is seen collecting his comics and action figures.
He is also the creator of the famous catchphrase “Cowabunga”, which comes from his surfer lingo.
3. Tom (The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show)
Thomas Casper Cat Sr. is a grey anthropomorphic domestic short-haired cat who is also known as Jasper or Pussy Cat.
This version of the series was a successful attempt to restore the original slapstick chase and reintroduce a few of the original characters after MGM studio’s close.
Tom Cat is derived from the term “tomcat” which means male cat. He very rarely sets traps to eat Jerry rather often compete with Jerry to win because of his competitive nature.
His personality has changed from debut to date, in the mid-era of the slapstick version, he had a superhuman level of elasticity and is usually defeated by Jerry in the end.
He has yellow and green colored eyes.
2. Jerry (The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show)
Gerald Jerry Mouse is a brown house mouse who was first named Jinx, also known as Jerome.
Jerry is a cheerful mouse who seeks to have fun all the time even at the expense of bothering others.
Although he is small and physically less powerful than Tom, he uses his intelligence and opportunities to overpower and defeat Tom.
He has a large pair of ears on his head, four whiskers in his nose region, and a small tuft on his head with a proportionally sized tail in the back.
Jerry’s only weakness is that he is vulnerable to Tom which sometimes gets the best of him resulting in Tom’s victory.
This was the second TV show to air after the Tom and Jerry show in 1975.
Even though the show tried its best, it had a lot of negative responses for its animation quality & lack of returning characters, hence does not have a DVD box like its predecessor.
1. Pingu (Pingu: A story for Preschool Children)
Positively one of the most memorable cartoon icons of most of our childhoods, Pingu was first aired in the year 1986.
Pingu was created by a Swiss filmmaker named Otmar Gutmann. Pingu is a fun-loving black and white penguin with orange feet and a red beak. that lives with his family in the South Pole.
He helps his parents with chores and takes care of Pinga his sister when his parents are busy.
Despite his genuine and caring nature, just like any other child, he is also very troublesome and mischievous, who constantly pushes the boundaries that get him into trouble but is always lucky enough to get out of it quickly.
He usually shows his rebellious side while having food and often refuses to eat the food served to him.
But later when the series progressed, he became more mature and responsible and had a crush on Pingi. “Nug, Nug!” I hope reading these characters would have given a reminisce to your childhood days.
Most of the series and franchises are now available on various OTT platforms. So, what will be your first pick for a rewatch binge?
- 1 50. Shazam (The Kid Super Power Hour of Shazam)
- 2 49. Pooh (The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
- 3 48. Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
- 4 47. SuperTed (SuperTed)
- 5 46. Rick Raccoon (Shirt Tales)
- 6 45. Princess Paw Paw (Paw Paws)
- 7 44. Quicksilver (Silver Hawks)
- 8 43. Allstar Seaworthy (The Snorks)
- 9 42. Scott Howard (Teen Wolf)
- 10 41. Duckula (Count Duckula)
- 11 40. Brainy Smurf (Smurfs)
- 12 39. Gruffi Gummi (Adventures of Gummi Bears)
- 13 38. Clumsy Smurf (Smurfs)
- 14 37. Winston Zeddemore (The Real Ghostbusters)
- 15 36. Bumblebee (Transformers: Generation 1)
- 16 35. Optimus Prime (Transformers: Generation 1)
- 17 34. Snake Eyes (The Real American Hero: G.I. Joe)
- 18 33. Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
- 19 32. Huey Duck (DuckTales)
- 20 31. Scooby Doo (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo)
- 21 30. Scrooge McDuck (DuckTales)
- 22 29. Richie Rich (Richie Rich)
- 23 28. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
- 24 27. Wish Bear (Care Bears)
- 25 26. Thomas the Tank Engine (Thomas & Friends)
- 26 25. Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
- 27 24. Bedtime Bear (Care Bears)
- 28 23. Hello Kitty (Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater)
- 29 22. Tenderheart Bear (Care Bears)
- 30 21. Charlie Brown (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)
- 31 20. Snoopy (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)
- 32 19. Chip (Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers)
- 33 18. Dale (Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers)
- 34 17. Pac-Man (Pac-Man: The Animated Series)
- 35 16. Popeye (Popeye and Son)
- 36 15. Theodore Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
- 37 14. Matt Trakker (M.A.S.K)
- 38 13. Alvin Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
- 39 12. Snarf (ThunderCats)
- 40 11. Tygra (ThunderCats)
- 41 10. He-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
- 42 9. Dennis Mitchell (Dennis the Menace)
- 43 8. Spider-Man (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
- 44 7. Zorro (Zorro and Son)
- 45 6. Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- 46 5. Mickey Mouse (Mickey Mouse)
- 47 4. Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- 48 3. Tom (The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show)
- 49 2. Jerry (The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show)
- 50 1. Pingu (Pingu: A story for Preschool Children)