Cartoon characters tend to be simplified representations of reality. Their facial features and body shapes are relatively softer and more cuddly, which makes them extremely adorable. This rule does not apply to all levels; Chernabog is sinister, Koh the Face Stealer is unnerving, and Cruella de Vil is a nightmare wrapped in expensive fur.
However, there are adorable cartoon characters that more than make up for their villainous counterparts. More importantly, physical appearance isn’t the only factor determining a character’s net cuteness – the most endearing ones often look and sound as cute as they act.
ten Boo-Boo’s sense of scruples is a lovable charade at best — Yogi Bear
Hanna-Barbera’s Yogi Bear was inspired by 1950s sitcom characters and quickly became a national phenomenon. Yogi spends his time in Jellystone National Park stealing picnic food from visitors, thereby infuriating his nemesis, Ranger Smith.
Boo-Boo, Yogi’s teddy bear-like sidekick, tries to stop his friend from running in the park by committing various infractions, but his common sense rarely gets through. On the other hand, Boo-Boo has no problem consuming the stolen goods, so his moral objection to stealing Yogi is a humorous charade at best.
9 Stewie Griffin’s Megalomania Doesn’t Detract From His Childlike Sweetness — Family Guy
family guyStewie Griffin is a baby, despite his overly campy demeanor, criminal bloodlust, and overwhelming genius. He displays a reverse Oedipus complex towards Lois, outright stating that he despises her for keeping him trapped in her “Ovarian Bastille”.
At the same time, Stewie’s “evil Rex Harrison vibe” makes him quite endearing, even as he threatens to commit genocide and bomb cities on occasion. Stewie is also very fond of Rupert, proving that he is nothing more than a naive child, despite the megalomania.
8 Rosie is cute even when she’s mad — The Jetsons
Rosie the robot is a beloved member of the Jetsons. The family refuses to part with her for a newer model, particularly because of her near-motherly relationship with Judy and Elroy. Rosie’s design is relatively simple: a sturdy metal frame with extendable limbs, attached to what looks like the bottom half of an office chair.
Rosie’s standard paraphernalia includes a maid outfit and feather dusters, which adorably clash with her robotic sensibilities. The best thing about Rosie, however, is that she’s cute even when she’s angry.
seven Michelangelo’s flippant attitude and goofy wit usually light up the room – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michelangelo truly embodies the adolescent aspect of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His favorite pastimes are pizza, surfing and skateboarding – as the theme song says, “he’s a party guy”. Although Michelangelo’s casual attitude and free spirit endlessly vex his brothers and sensei, his clumsy character usually lights up the room (or the sewer).
He befriends aliens and robots without regard to their inclinations, a choice both reckless and heartwarming. Michelangelo’s kindness is best observed through his dealings with pets, such as kittens, fish, pigeons, and parrots.
6 Tweety’s shrill highs, oversized head and elongated eyelashes add to his cuddly personality — Looney Tunes
Sylvester’s desperate attempts to eat Tweety end in failure, but that doesn’t mean the cat is always the bad guy. In fact, early cartoons of Tweety portrayed him as exceptionally vicious. Under Fritz Freleng’s direction, the once violent canary has become the affable character viewers have come to love.
Tweety’s high-pitched highs, oversized head, and elongated eyelashes enhance his cuddly personality. Sylvester and Tweety’s hijinks are reminiscent of another pair of iconic Looney Tunes enemies: Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.
5 Chuckie Finster’s Looks And Outfit Paint Him In A Rather Charming Light – Rugrats
All Rugrats are cute in their own way but Chuckie Finster is probably the cutest of the bunch. His messy hair, square-rimmed glasses, baggy shorts, and toothy smile paint him in a rather charming light.
Unlike Tommy, Chuckie is neither brave nor determined and yet he often seems to forget his cowardice when his buddies are in trouble. Chuckie’s cynical behavior is surprisingly unusual for toddlers his age. However, he eventually comes out of his shy phase and learns to be more confident.
4 Bamm-Bamm’s Comically Exaggerated Super-Strength and Adorable Battle Cry Explain His Popularity – The Flintstones
Betty and Barney Rubble find an abandoned baby outside their house – they decide to adopt him and raise him as their own. Bamm-Bamm’s onomatopoeic name is the same as his adorable battle cry, which he shouts while swinging his club.
Although he is far too young to understand the difference between good and evil, his super strength allows him to perform comical and hyperbolic feats. Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles Flintstone develop a close rapport over the story and eventually marry as adults.
3 Huey, Dewey, and Louie are mischievous, smart, and utterly adorable — DuckTales
Huey, Dewey and Louie, Donald Duck’s troublesome nephews, were originally designed to trigger their uncle’s notorious anger issues. Building on positive fan reception, Disney upgraded the triplets’ comic book status to cartoon characters, subsequently spawning a large media empire.
Although Huey, Dewy and Louie appear in various short films and video games, there is no doubt that duck tales is their most famous achievement. The three little ducks are mischievous, intelligent and utterly adorable.
2 Ruby and Sapphire Are Ridiculously Cute, Separately and Together — Steven Universe
Steven Universe explores nuances of gender and consciousness through fusions like Stevonnie, a completely unique individual made up of two distinct characters.
Likewise, Ruby and Sapphire love each other so much that they’re unable to spend a single moment apart, explaining why they’d rather stay as Garnet forever. Sapphire and ruby share very little in common, but the stability of their fusion suggests a deeper force at play. These two gems are ridiculously cute, both separately and together.
1 Bunny may not look like her sisters, but she’s way cuter — The Powerpuff Girls
Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are exhausted from all the crime in Townsville, so they try to replicate their father’s accidental accomplishment. However, they use “sweet powder” instead of sugar, “soil, twigs and stuff” instead of spices, eventually replacing “everything good” with random ingredients such as crayons, books, lizards, flowers, bandages and boxing gloves.
Bunny was born shortly after the Powerpuff Girls “accidentally” added Chemical X to the mix. She may not fit the show’s definition of the “perfect little girl,” but Bunny is arguably the cutest character. Unfortunately, her unstable build forces her body to self-destruct, devastating her sisters, the audience, and even the narrator.
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