How many of these cartoon characters do you remember?
The multi-equipped cop became known to the world in 1983. He only had two seasons and 82 episodes to fight the bad guy, Mad. The unforgettable Inspector Gadget got help from his niece Sophie and the dog Sultan.
The series was launched to promote a line of Hasbro dolls, but the cartoon version of Jem and the Holograms turned out to be more popular than the actual toys. From 1985 to 1988 the singing women stood at the top, but then the disappointing doll sales led to the cancellation of the series.
To get to Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost in the Shell', there were several series to provide the backstory. This soldier is a cyborg with an artificial body, prepared to do superhuman things but betrayed by her own organization. One of the Japanese icons of the animation of the 90s.
The Lupin III cartoon was released in 1967 and the series was released in 1971. Curiously, it only had 23 episodes. In all of them, the protagonist wore his recognizable green jacket.
It's not easy to save the world every day ánd be a teenager. Despite this, Kim Possible did it for four seasons on Disney Channel. One of the first heroines of the 21st century.
This young pizza delivery boy got frozen in a cryo-chamber on December 31, 1999 and woke up on December 31, 2999. The rest is history. Seven seasons between 1999 and 2013 formed this masterpiece by Matt Groening.
The cosmic cat that granted wishes to Nobita began to enchant the world in 1972. Since then, there are countries where it has not ceased to be broadcast. In the end, everything was a dream. We wish all dreams were like that.
Dash Kappei was born in Japan in 1981. From basketball he switched to ping-pong, sumo or fencing. Three points, buddy!
This cyberpunk anime introduced Japanese animation to the world. It was released in 1988 and situated in the Neo-Tokyo of 2019, depicted as a corrupt society. Its politicians, gangs, and sects tried to control Akira, a young man with psychic powers who had been cryogenized for 30 years.
Animaniacs was the second series produced by Steven Spielberg for Warner Bros. It was one of the animated series that starred in the rebirth of the genre. There are 99 episodes with Yakko, Wakko and Dot, full of antics, hooliganism, and cultural references to the time.
Edward and Alphonse are two amateur alchemists who try to resurrect their mother. In the process, Edward loses an arm and a leg and Alphonse his entire body. The starting point of 'FullMetal Alchemist' is tremendous. The development, sensational.
The best human friend of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of the most desirable characters in cartoon history. She was originally a computer programmer, but often confused for a journalist.
'Marmalade Boy' was a controversial but romantic incestuous love story between Mikki and Yuu. Their families moved in together and they fell in love. The 76 episodes of the series were first broadcast between 1994 and 1995.
The ultimate protagonists of the global phenomenon that is Pokemon. Its video games resulted in a series that has been broadcast in Japan since 1997 and is still on the air. Franchising into new games and products continues as ever and Pikachu is still cool.
Bruce Wayne is a quintessential animation figure. Batman has been brought to television in multiple versions for decades. While you may be looking for a new Batman of flesh and blood, here we have the masterful cartoon version for you to enjoy.
The success of the film and the character of Michael Keaton led ABC to give him four seasons from 1989 to 1991. They were all very new, very creepy, and with crazy plots.
If 'Assassination Classroom' doesn't ring a bell, you're missing out on a wonderful series. Koro-Sensei is an alien who is going to teach a class of problem students how to kill him. They'll have one course to do it, and if they don't make it, Earth will explode. Two seasons and 47 episodes of an unexpected masterpiece.
Stepehen Hillenburg, SpongeBob's creator, died recently. His legacy is one of the most fascinating characters in the history of television. SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Bikini Bottom... A wonderful series that lasted 13 seasons since 1999.
In 2002, 'Looney Tunes' was declared the biggest cartoon of all time, sharing the honor with Mickey Mouse. Its first appearance dates back to 1938 and since then, characters like Bugs Bunny have entertained several generations.
Bulma met 'Dragon Ball's main character Gokuh in 1986. Since then, Dragon Ball, Gokuh and Bulma enchanted millions of people.
This orphan became a global icon in the late 1970s. Between 1976 and 1979, 115 episodes related the tragic story of the lonely girl. Four decades later, many people still remember this beautiful series.
An ecological television series that sought to raise awareness of climate change throughout the world. As we now know, it did not quite achieve its goal, but it did have six seasons of more than remarkable adventures (1990-1996).
Ivi and Zack were chasing this white-collar thief around the world, which helped them catch worse criminals. It lasted for 40 episodes in four seasons between 1994 and 1998.
One of the craziest animation series that Nickelodeon has given to the world. A Siamese dog and a Siamese cat, glued to the waist, did not traumatize children but actually win their hearts. There were four seasons from 1998 to 2005.
Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner were created in 1949, but they remain a reference point for animation. The ACME brand is a legend thanks to them. By the way, the Roadrunner's beep is the horn of a Volkswagen Beetle.
'Cowboy Bebop' is one of the best animes in history. Spike, its protagonist, is a solitary and mysterious bounty hunter who shares a ship with Jet. The 26 episodes, broadcast in 1998, take place in a desolate 2071. Its soundtrack is majestic.
'Detective Conan' has been broadcast since 1996 and counts more than 900 episodes. It tells the story of Shinichi Kudo, a researcher who is poisoned and shrinks to look like a 7-year-old boy.
Impossible to pick just one character from this series. Yes, Peter is the visible frontman but all of the family is essential in the show. Broadcast since 1999, it exceeds 320 episodes and counts 17 seasons.
Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Wilma, Betty... This is animation history from the hands of Hanna Barbera. The cartoon premiered in 1960 and broadcast 166 episodes until 1966.
Combining space opera and western was a big hit in 1986. The United States and Japan teamed up for 65 episodes to create a legendary series that revolutionized the animation scene.
Goliath, Broadway, Brooklyn and Lexington were the protectors of Wyvern Castle in 1994. They also protected the humans who lived off the coast of Scotland. A surprising and entertaining animated series that lasted for three seasons (1994-1997).
At the height of this basketball team's success, Hanna Barbera launched an animated series honoring the players. There were 20 episodes in 1970.
Well, what can you say about Homer? If anything, one fact: he's had more than 200 jobs. The Simpsons have been on the air since 1989, with 30 seasons and two more coming. Homer will be on TV for a while longer.
Roger's wife in 'Who framed Roger Rabbit?' is considered the most attractive cartoon character in history. It's Rita Hayworth with Veronica Lake's hair and some essences of Lauren Bacall.
It's hard to believe but 'The Jetsons' were the first colour cartoon to be broadcast on television. It was 1962. The series took the family to 2062, when houses were up in the air and cars could fly.
DC launched, long before their failed film, an animated series with much better reviews. Three seasons since 2001 that have been considered the best cartoons in history.
Surprising anime that takes place in the private academy Hyakkao. There, the student elite bet millions of yen on all kinds of games, under the supervision of the Student Council. Yumeko's arrival will turn the school upside down.
Rurouni Kenshin has been one of the most applauded and followed ninja animes in history. Kenshin Himura is a legendary hired assassin known as Battusai..
For many, 'Death Note' is the best anime ever. Ryuk, a gifted young man, finds a magic book. If he writes down someone's name in it, that person dies in 40 seconds. A majestic character.
Gravity Falls' is perhaps the cutest animated series ever made in the 21st century. 40 episodes that tell how Mabel and Dipper spend the summer with their uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, a town where very strange things happen. Mabel is the most innocent, adorable and affectionate character in history.
'Love me knight' tells the story of a love triangle. Yakko, Hashizo Kato's girlfriend, falls in love with Go Kato, Hashizo's friend. A romantic, adorable and innocent cartoon series that swept the 90s' cartoon lovers.
Jim Henson turned his famous Muppets into animated babies and they responded by sweeping him on television from 1984 to 1991. Despite being babies, Kermit, Piggy and Gonzo were the real protagonists.
Captain Tsubasha' was the series that made Japan and the world love football. Oliver Atom was a friend of the ball and millions of children. The series was released in 1983 and was on the air until 1986.
'One Piece' began airing in 1999 and, 800 episodes later, is still on the air. The adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, the 'King of Pirates', have accompanied millions of people throughout the 21st century.
Scrooge McDuck (Uncle Scrooge) is the richest cartoon figure in history. 'Ducktales' is about how the millionaire and his grandnephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie defend his fortune. His 100 episodes were broadcast between 1987 and 1990.
This boy became a girl when wet with cold water, and he went back to being a boy with hot water. 61 episodes swept the world in 1989. It cost Ranma cost more than expected to confess his love for Akane.
The success of the film resulted in an animated series that was more than up to the task. In fact, it went up to 7 seasons (1986 to 1991). Among the voice actors of the protagonists were Dave Coulier and Arsenio Hall.
TJ, Vince, Spinello... Recess showed the day-to-day life of some school friends whose occurrences entertained an entire generation from 1997 to 2001. The success of the series led to the making of 4 parallel films.
The most fearful dog in the history of animation has been on the air since 1968. Together with Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, hes has been solving crimes and unmasking masked villains.
Hayao Miyazaki and Kyosuke Mikuriya turned Sherlock Holmes into an animated dog, but they perfectly maintained the spirit of the character with a masterpiece of animation. There were 26 episodes, broadcast since 1984, which are considered among the best of history.
One of the most famous superheroes in history had to have his own animated series. It was broadcast between 1996 and 2000.
Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles became feminist icons of the late 20th century (1998-2005). The three girls were created by Professor Utonium to be the perfect girl, but after adding Chemist X, all three began fighting villains like Mojo Jojo or Him.
'Thundercats' was the story of extraterrestrial humanoid felines who, despite their technological advances, maintained customs such as the use of swords or magic. Life in Thundera was shown for four seasons, back in 1985.
Like the Muppets, the Looney Tunes traveled to the childhood of their protagonists to bring out another successful product. Buster Bunny and Babsy Bunny learned day by day in the Looneyversity. It had 98 episodes and two specials between 1990 and 1995.
Before Michael Bay swept the cinema with the 'Transformers' saga, Optimus Prime and Megatron led the Autobots and Decepticons in their struggle to dominate the Energon that would give them control of the entire universe. 98 episodes were broadcast between 1984 and 1987.
Not everyone knows that 'The Yogi Bear Show' was sponsored by Kellogg's, who used the bear as a mascot for its cereals. It was broadcast in its entirety in 1961. There were 52 episodes in which Yogi had only one objective: to eat.
The release of Robert Rodriguez's film will recover a classic of the 90s. Alita is a high-tech robot that was scrapped and recovered by Doctor Ido without knowing that it is the perfect killing machine.
The absolute protagonist of 'Hey, Arnold!', a series that recounted the day-to-day life of this 9-year-old who lived in the suburbs of an imaginary town in Washington. It was broadcast from 1996 to 2004. A total of 100 episodes.
When MTV was cool, these two irreverent characters became a counter-cultural icon of the 1990s. In fact, their expressions were used all over the world, during the 8 seasons from 1992 to 1997.
Benjamin Tennyson is the young protagonist of this adventure series. This boy discovers a clock-like device that turns him into 10 alien heroes with different powers that he will use to fight all kinds of villains. It was broadcast between 2005 and 2008 and its merchandising swept the world.
From 1997 to 2010, this young man starred in a series aimed at children. Educational, didactic and with bright colors, it is ideal to show the little ones while they eat.
'Courage the Cowardly dog' hid an unexpected amalgam of black and eschatological humor that revolutionized an entire generation. Along with Courage, his owners Muriel and Eustace were shown from 1999 to 2002.
Dexter and Dee Dee marked the animation of the end of the 20th century. A 10-year-old redheaded boy whose desire is to spend time in the laboratory with his creations that don't always turn out the way he wants. An essential character of the 90s.
Two young lovers of science fiction and adventures whose imagination takes them to unsuspected places. Amusing, surprising and with a point of mischief that entices old and young. Unforgettable is the refrigerated fresh fruit.
For 10 seasons, Finn and Jake elevated 'Adventure Time With Finn and Jake' to the 21st century series altar. Not just the two of them, all the characters in this exciting universe were worthy of a series of their own. Their songs, their sub-plots and, above all, Princess Bubblegum and Marceline, made for unforgettable moments between 2010 and 2018.
Perhaps the most influential Anime ever created. It was launched in 1986 and since then, several series, films, video games and merchandising of all kinds have been made.
'The Amazing world of Gumball' is one of those series so bizarre and hypnotic that they leave you stuck to the television. Gumball is a young cat that shares every day with his adopted brother, the innocent Darwin. His mischief has active for six seasons starting in 2011.
These 'Fairly Oddparents' were able to grant Timmy whatever wishes he wanted. The series had 10 seasons and 172 episodes.
Another creation by Hanna Barbera, and sponsored by Kellog's, was this Huckleberry Hound. He appeared in 1958 and was the second animated character with his own series from the production company. His episodes were seven-minute family sketches. Yogi's appearance took away his splendour, though.
'The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius' showed a young man with an overflowing imagination to invent all kinds of gadgets. Together with his faithful dog Goddard, they had three seasons (2006-2007) to motivate other children to add imagination to their leisure.
Johnny Test's name isn't casual. This young Texan was the test subject of his sisters' experiments and he had superpowers of all kinds. The six seasons of this cartoon were broadcast between 2006 and 2014.
The Emperor's New School' showed the world how an emperor prepares himself from his earliest childhood. Disney Channel made this curious character who enjoyed two seasons (2006-2008).
Rico, Private, Kowalski and Skipper got their own series after their stellar appearance in 'Madagascar'. The basic plot was for them to solve the continuing crises they faced in the zoo. Three seasons Dreamworks gave them, to the delight of the little ones.
Disney Channel adapted the adventures of this 'marsupial friend' back in 1992. Together with Maurice, Stewart, Eduardo and Sebastian, it starred in the day-to-day life of a rather busy African jungle.
This series, which premiered in 1972, caused a worldwide stir with its novel action plot, adventures and giant robot fights.
This is the most influential cartoon in history: the mouse on which the largest empire in Hollywood was built. His origin lies in 1928.
Naruto is one of the most relevant anime in history. A young man who harbors a demon inside him, Naruti trains to be the legendary ninja of his destiny. 722 episodes since 2002 tell the story of Naruto's global success.
'One Punch-Man' is the strongest man in the universe, capable of defeating anyone in one fell swoop. The problem is that he's a boring, flat, unwilling being. When he is asked to become an official superhero, he will get angry for not being in the top. This parody of anime superheroes is essential. At the moment, only 12 episodes.
Perhaps one of the best educational drawings for children all over the world. With 5 seasons and 221 episodes, it has been a global success from 2004 to 2016. And it still is. What child over two years old doesn't know Peppa Pig and George?
Phineas and Ferb's mascot was actually a super secret agent and the coolest character in the Disney Channel series. His fights with Dr. Doofenshmirtz are legendary. There were 5 seasons and 146 episodes of one of the best Disney series in the 21st century.
The world met the Pink Panther in 1969 and fell in love with him. It premise was short, one or two minutes with comic sketches and no conversation. It worked so well that it is among the 100 most relevant cartoons in history.
The new generation of drawings comes with PinkFong at the head. Created in 2010 in South Korea, this pink fox composes songs for children all over the world. It is responsible for 'Baby Shark', the most catchy song in the world.
This hyperbolic forearm sailor first appeared in The New York Evening Journal in January 1929. He had a period of glory in the middle of the 20th century and is still a major animation figure. He even got children to eat spinach.
Hiroshi falls to the ground, on top of the frog Raponchi stamped on his shirt. From that moment on, the frog becomes his advisor. A nice and cheeky series that was broadcast between 1976 and 1978.
Ren is a neurotic chihuahua and Stimpy an innocent, goofy cat. In 1991 they created a satirical and critical universe, made up of bizarre and grotesque characters. The series ended in 1996.
The extraterrestrial figure that Stan found in Area 51 and secretly took home has generated the most bizarre, disturbing and uncomfortable moments of 'American Dad'. Broadcast since 2015, it adds up to 17 seasons and continues being one of the weirdest characters of the series.
Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil... Until the arrival of SpongeBob, these babies were Nickelodeon's longest series with 9 seasons. Their daily childcare was hypnotic for the little ones between 1991 and 2004.
In 1990, Shin Chan became Japan's irreverent character par excellence. The series ended in 2010, after the shocking death of creator Yoshito Usui who fell into a 120-meter ravine while hiking.
'Steven Universe' (2013) presented the young Steven and his friends, the three alien warriors Amethyst, Garnet and Pearl, to help him defend humanity.
For 21 seasons this adorable squirrel showed the world the day-to-day life of his town Elwood City. The series covered a lot of social and health issues related to the little ones.
'Three Spies Without Limits' was responsible for many girls wanting to be special agents. These three teenagers led a double life in which they saved the world almost daily.
Who would have thought that the Lego pieces would become a benchmark for animation? His songs are the most catchy written in this century.