Cartoons are quite popular with kids all around the world. While growing up, many people enjoyed watching the make-belief characters. Some impacted the generations by shaping their perceptions of reality and fantasy. In effect, they helped in fostering creativity. Modern TV has also seen the emergence of cartoons that carry an adult theme, like the controversial Boondocks that was consequently banned in the US. The popularity of others has diminished as viewers grew older but few have still remained relevant. These timeless cartoons evolve around characters that are reflective of humans despite the fact that most are played by animals. Here is the list of the 10 most popular cartoons of all time:
10 South Park
This cartoon is not suitable for children. Eric Cartman, the main character, is a loudmouth and rebellious child. South Park is targeted at a mature audience. The series probably tells an unspoken side of the society; what people usually think but don’t say.
9 Dragon Ball Z
This Japanese anime is watched by millions of viewers in many parts of the world. Many other animations have been produced in the region but Goku, the main character, emerges the most popular. He is just a boy but a martial arts hero.
8 The Flintstones
This is a favorite family cartoon that depicts a married man’s life during the Stone Age period. Cars are driven by foot; dinosaurs are used as pulleys and the entire theme demonstrates creativity. Fred Flintstone is the main character and a very popular character.
7 Family Guy
Stewie Griffin is the main character. He’s an adorable but wicked baby. The little Dr. Evil plans to take over the world after his diaper has been changed. The other characters also make the series interesting to watch.
6 Scooby Doo
Many people grew up watching the group of young detectives solving mysteries. Scooby Doo was always scared as he tagged along but fate seemed to favour him. His best friend, Shaggy, influenced even the popular Caribbean Dancehall star who goes by the name.
5 Tom & Jerry
The rivalry that exists between these two characters leads to the famous cat and mouse chase. This series is one of the most watched in TV and has definitely influenced numerous other cartoons. Apart from the series, several movies have also been released.
4 Road Runner
This is another classic cartoon that has a historic rivalry theme. The Road Runner is the main character and is always hunted by the Coyote who never manages to win. Not even once. He uses amazing gadgets each time but they end-up backfiring on him.
3 Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes is synonymous with Warner Bros and is one of the biggest cartoon series from the company. Bugs Bunny is a renowned figure here and his cheeky character makes him a favourite of several generations.
2 The Simpsons
This series was actually the first cartoon on TV with adult content. The main character, Homer Simpson, constantly gets caught up in uncomfortable circumstances. Modern life is exhibited and even the explicit aspects are showcased.
1 Mickey Mouse
This cartoon first released in 1928 and even now, it’s still a major hit. Interestingly, Mickey Mouse is the only cartoon star to be featured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s produced by Walt Disney.