Cartoons have been some of the best forms of entertainment on television for many decades with children and adults. Here is a list of the top 10 most popular cartoon characters in 2022 that have entertained both adults and children alike.
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It’s hard to say that there is a better, smarter show on TV now. The show was created Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland for the Cartoon Network. Originally the show started as a parody of Back To The Future but with more homoerotic overtones. Season 3 is scheduled to appear later in 2022.
1. The Looney Tunes
This successful cartoon series has been around for many decades but continues to have a rebirth just about every couple years when the new generation of children fall in love with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, the Coyote and Road Runner. The cartoon characters have spawned the Baby Looney Tunes which are directed more for the younger children. These characters are still very popular with parents who remember growing up with the cartoon, and can easily relate to the show when watching with children of their own.
2. The Regular Show
This cartoon is definitely for the older kids and parents. Centered around the workings of a park crew, these misfits have some of the funniest adventures each week that relate to topical issues of the day or more adult problems like dating and finding work. The main characters all work and live at the park, Mortecai is a bluebird, Rigby a small raccoon, Skips is a yeti, Muscleman is a green dwarf, High Five Ghost is a ghost shaped like a hand and Benson is a walking gumball machine. The popularity of this cartoon is based around the way it tackles today’s current events.
3. Dora the Explorer
Dora has been on an adventure for over a decade with her sidekick Boots, teaching preschool children how to count and speak Spanish too. The show is geared for English speaking children but it definitely opens the door to a foreign language in a way many children can easily relate. By providing preschool children an outlet to another language at that age makes it much easier to learn in later years.
4. South Park
Definitely an adult cartoon, the boys of South Park Colorado have been crossing the line of vulgarity and decency for over a decade. The cartoon centers around the exploits of the four boys, Kyle, Stan, Eric and Kenny. There is crude language and topics that are not for children to be watching. The subjects are often taken right from the headlines of the daily newspaper, and no subject is off limits. From the Catholic priests, Scientology, Jersey Shore to the handicapped, nothing is safe in South Park.
5. Sponge Bob SquarePants
Sponge Bob appeals to both children and adults because of the funny nature of the cartoon. The subjects are usually very very watered down and take you through the daily lives of Sponge Bob, Patrick Star, Squidward, Mr Crabs and Plankton. This is easily Nickelodeons highest rates cartoon ever and it shows no signs of slowing down.
These little colorful kindergarten girls have been involved in mystery and adventures for over two decades. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have amazing superpowers that they use on a daily basis to fight the evil doings of Townsville where they live with their father.
7. The Winx Club
This new animated series has really captivated the attention of younger girls who are into fantasy and adventure. The Winx girls are all fairies who transform when needed to combat evil in their dimensions. The main characters are Bloom, Stella, Flora, Tacna, Musa and Aisha. Bloom is on a never ending quest with her friends to find her parents and also her identity.
8. Adventure Time
Finn the human and Jake the dog live in a tree house and are on a constant battle to protect the castle from the attack of evil doers. Each adventure they employ the help of some unique characters from the series like Princess Bubblegum, Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Lumpy Space Princess and Bemo. The cartoon is mostly loved by kids but it works for adults too.
This Japanese cartoon has found a niche in the hearts of kids everywhere. Centered around a Robotic Cat named Doraemon, he travels back from the 22nd century to help Nobita Nobi. The cartoon teaches children about caring for animals, respect, honesty, the truth and about helping others. These life lessons make is a popular choice for parents wanting to educate children about the finer things in life.
10. The Simpsons
Longest running cartoon ever, it has been entertaining children and adults since 1989. Centered around a family living in Springfield, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie have been providing laughs at the expense of popular topics of the day. Celebrities often make guest appearances as characters in this cartoon which adds a certain level of humor other cartoons can not achieve.