Since time immemorial cartoons have entertained and amused us, and some of the most famous cartoon characters around signify different things to different people. There are thousands of different cartoon characters that have been with us for many years, and some of them are far more easily recognizable than others.
Tom & Jerry Tom & Jerry are easily two of the most famous cartoon characters around. The series are short stories that tell the hilarious tale of Tom the cat trying to catch Jerry the mouse. The results are extremely amusing, as they go head to head in a number of different situations that never fail to make us laugh. This is another great creation by Hanna-Barbera, the legendary duo, and the series first began in 1940.
Mickey Mouse There is no list of most famous cartoon characters that can ignore the impact that Mickey Mouse has had on popular culture. He has now become a mascot for the Walt Disney Company, and is one of the most recognizable characters all around the world. He was born in 1928, and the cartoon series tells the adventures of Mickey Mouse, along with his group of lovable friends.
Popeye Popeye the Sailor is a very famous cartoon character, who first came under public eye in 1929. Created by Elzie Crisler Segar, Popeye has become a very successful franchise. Each snippet of the character is about his overcoming of certain troubles by eating a can of Spinach, which gives him superhuman strength and intelligence. One of the most interesting facets of the series is his long standing rivalry with Bluto, for the affections of Olive Oyl.