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        Cartoons and Comic Strip Characters

Alley Oop. Alley Oop is a cave man who romps with the dinosaurs. This character, created by V.T. Hamlin, first appeared in 1933.

Alvin. One of the chipmunks in “The Alvin Show” which was an adaptation of the novelty song by Ross Bagdasarian “The Chipmunk Song.”Archie. 

Archie is forever a student at Riverdale High along with Jughead, Betty, Reggie and others from the comic strip “Archie” by Bob Montana.Astro. “The Jetson’s” pet dog.

Augie Doggie. From the Hanna-Barbera series “Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy.” 

Augie Doggie is forever flattering Doggie Daddy to make up for his mischievous ways. Daws Butler was the voice of Augie.

B.C. A stone-age comic strip started in 1958 by Johnny Hart. Characters include Grog, Tor and Clumsy Carp.

Baby Bop. A sweet natured, three year-old triceratops, Baby Bop is one of Barney’s best friends in the children’s series about the purple dinosaur who loves everyone.

Baby Huey. Oversized baby duck created by Paramount Famous Studios. This lumbering duck is usually able to obstruct the preying fox.

Bamm Bamm. Son of Bedrock’s Barney & Betty Rubble in the prehistoric “Flintstones” series.Barney. Barney and Betty Rubble are neighbors of Fred and Wilma Flintstone in 

Bedrock. The stone-age cartoon series “The 
Flintstones” were modeled after the T.V. program “The Honeymooners.” Mel Blanc was the voice of 

Barney.Bart. Member of the bug-eyed, gauche Simpson family created by Matt Groenig.

Batman. The Caped Crusader first appeared in Detective Comics number 27 in 1939. He resides in Gotham City and fights villains.

Beetle Bailey. The soldier, with his hat permanently affixed over his eyes, actually started out as a college student by the name of Spider. Mort Walker transformed the character to a soldier and “Beetle Bailey” was a smash hit.

Bert. A member of the Muppet duo Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” fame, Bert has the vertical head, vertically striped shirt and one long eyebrow.

Blondie. The beautiful, svelte wife of Dagwood Bumstead in the comic strip “Blondie” and T.V. series “Blondie and Dagwood.”

Bluto. Bluto is Popeye’s rival for the affections of Olive Oyl in the Popeye Cartoons. Bluto is no match for Popeye when Popeye gulps his spinach.

Bonzo. A mischievous bull pup created by George Ernest Studdy, a British cartoonist after World War I.

Boo Boo. Sidekick and partner in crime to Yogi Bear at Jellystone National Park. Voice of Don Messick.

Boris. Boris Badenov, a Russian agent of Mr. Big in “The Bullwinkle Show.” Voice of Paul Frees.

Bugs. The brazen rabbit and all-around wise guy. Animators at Warner Brothers Cartoon Studio created Bugs Bunny.

Bullwinkle. Originally created for the comic strip “Bullwinkle” by Jay Ward. Bullwinkle Moose starred alongside Rocky, the flying squirrel in “Rocky and His Friends” and then the “Bullwinkle Show” (1959-1963). Voice of Bill Scott.

Buzz Lightyear. The space-ranger toy in the film “Toy Story” (1995). Tim Allen is the voice of 

Buzz.Captain Kangaroo. (1955-1984). Children’s T.V. show hosted by Bob Keeshan.

Captain Nemo. Captain Nemo commands the fantastic submarine the Nautilus in the undersea journey 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne.

Chilly Willy. The lovable penguin from the Walter Lantz studio of cartoons.

Clark Kent. The mild mannered reporter at the “Daily Planet” who transforms himself into Superman from the planet Krypton.

Clifford. Clifford is PBS’ favorite “Big Red Dog.”

Clumsy Carp. See BC.

Cruella De Vil. The villainess in Disney’s “The 101 Dalmatians” from the children’s novel by Dodie Smith. Cruella planned to make fur coats from the Dalmatians.

Crusader Rabbit. Created by Jay Ward and Alexander Anderson, Jr. Crusader Rabbit was usually attired in armor sitting atop his horse in Galahad Glen. Voice of Lucille Bliss.

Dagwood. The bungling husband and father, Dagwood Bumstead was created by Chic Young for his comic strip “Blondie.”

Deputy Dawg. A dog of a sheriff tries to maintain law and disorder in Mississippi. Voice of Dayton Allen.

Dino. The prehistoric, pink dinosaur pet of the Flintstones.

Doc. Bespectacled Doc is considered the leader of the seven dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, even with his dithering style of speaking.

Doggie Daddy. See Auggie Doggie.

Donatello. One of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who are the pizza eating, wise cracking teenage turtles with a talent for martial arts.

Dondi. 1955-1986. Dondi by Gus Edson and drawn by Irwin Hasen.

Doonesbury. “Doonesbury” a cartoon of political and satirical commentary, by Garry Trudeau (1970-).

Drabble. A daily comic strip by Kevin Fagan.

Droopy. A dog created by Tex Avery. He first appeared as a police dog in the cartoon “Dumb-Hounded” (1943).

Dudley Do Right. Canadian Mountie to the rescue in “The Bullwinkle Show.” Voice of Bill Scott.

Elmer Fudd. Armed and forever on the hunt for Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd is always outsmarted by the “Cwazy Wabbit.”

Elmo. Elmo is red and furry and one of the Muppets.Ernie. The other half of the Muppet duo Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” fame. Ernie has the horizontal head and stripes and no eyebrows.

Fantasia. When released in November 1940, this full-length film successfully combined animation with classical music.

Felix. The character Felix the Cat (1958-1960) was originally animated by Otto Messmer. In this 1958-1960 cartoon. Felix is accessorized by a bag of magic tricks.

Fievel. Fievel Mousekewitz, a mouse, comes to America with his family from Russia in the Don Bluth feature cartoon “An American Tail.”Fritz. Fritz the Cat, considered an underground comic strip, was written by Robert Crumb (1968).

Fritz a womanizer, is a humanized Tom Cat who is always on the make. Made into an equally underground animated feature by Ralph Bakshi in 1972.

Garfield. The comic strip cat created by Jim Davis, who is a human-like fat cat that dislikes cat food, dogs and diets.

Gator. Hanna-Barbera production. Wally Gator is an alligator that doesn’t like the zoo.

Gigantor. A robot, propelled through space to fight evil with the help of a 12 year-old.

Goofy. Originally known as Dippy Dawg, Goofy is a Mickey Mouse cohort.

Grog. See “BC.”Grumpy. Cranky Grumpy is the disagreeable dwarf in Disney’s “Snow White” but eventually does prove charming.

Gumby. An odd-shaped, walking, talking, green clay figure that first appeared on the “Howdy Doody” program. In 1957, Gumby and Pokey (his pet horse) had their own program “The Gumby Show.” Voice of Art Clokey.

Hagar. Hagar the Horrible (1973) is a boorish Viking created by Dik Browne.

Heathcliff. (1973-). Created by George Gately, Heathcliff is a spoiled cat who thinks he owns the house as well as the neighborhood.

Homer Pigeon. Walter Lantz created this character based on Red Skelton’s ClemKadiddlehopper (1942). Voice of Dal McKennon.

Hopper. Kevin Spacey was the voice of “Hopper” in the film “A Bug’s Life” (1998).

Huckleberry Hound. A bloodhound with a southern accent starred with Pixie and Dixie and Yogi Bear in the “Huckleberry Hound Show.” Voice of Daws Butler.

Ignatz. The antagonist of Jerry. The mouse who continuously thwarts Tom in their cat and mouse game in “Tom and Jerry.”

Jetsons, The. In contrast to the stone-age “Flintstones” Hanna-Barbera created the space-age family “The Jetsons” (1962) replete with futuristic technologyJughead. Friend of Archie and a student at Riverdale High in the Archie comic strip and T.V. cartoon. Voice of Howard Morris.

Kermit. Kermit the famous Muppet frog, was a cast member of “Sesame Street.”

Krazy Kat. (1911). Created by George Herriman, this comic strip had basically three characters: Offissa Pup, Krazy Kat and Ignatz who were usually in pursuit of each other.Lariat Pete. First comic strip by George Herriman.

Lariat Sam. This was a cartoon character appearing on the children’s T.V. show “Captain Kangaroo.”

Leonardo. One of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. See “Donatello.”

Lil’ Abner. The beefy hillbilly who romps with the scantily clad Daisy Mae in Dogpatch. Created by Al Capp (1934).

Linus. The “Peanuts” character who never lets his blanket down and makes it okay to suck your thumb.

Magilla Gorilla. In the “Magilla Gorilla Show,” Magilla lives in Mr. Peebles pet shop who goes off on adventures. Voice of Allan Melvin.

Magpie. Blackbirds Heckle and Jeckle.
Marmaduke. The havoc-wreaking Great Dane created by Bradley Anderson.

Marvin. Marvin Martian, a little alien of formidable force created by Chuck Jones, first appeared opposite Bugs Bunny in “Haredevil Hare.”

Michelangelo. One of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. See “Donatello.”

Mickey Mouse. Beloved Disney mouse whose cohorts included his love, Minnie and friend Goofy, among others. See “Mickey Mouse.”

Miss Piggy. The glamorous pig among the Muppet characters. Miss Piggy was created by a Muppet team member Frank Oz.Mortimer. 

Mortimer Snerd is a dummy brought to life by ventriloquist Edgar Bergen in “The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show” (1936).

Mr. Boffo. A daily comic strip by Cartoonist Joe Martin. Martin was recognized by the Guiness Book of World records as the World’s Most Prolific Cartoonist. Other strips include “Willy & Ethel” & “Cats With Hands.”

Mr. Dithers. The cranky boss of Dagwood Bumstead in the “Blondie” comics.

Mr. Green Jeans. Hugh Brannum (1910-1927). Co-star of children’s show “Captain Kangaroo” (1955-1984). In his green jeans and jacket, he brought out different animals each day to romp with.

Mr. Moose. Puppet on “Captain Kangaroo”. Wacky Moose (voice of Gus “Cosmo” Allegretti) always tricked the Captain into standing under a shower of ping-pong balls.

Mr. Potato Head. A toy manufactured by Hasbro Industries. Originally, plastic facial pieces (ears, eyes, etc.) were supposed to be stuck into a potato to make a face.

Mr. Snuffleupagus. A “Sesame Street” family of furry elephant-like creatures with a trunk-like appendage called a snuffle. Voice of Jerry Nelson.

Muppet. A puppet created by Jim Henson, seen on “Sesame Street.”

Muskrat. Muskie the Muskrat appeared among the cast of “Deputy Dawg.”

Natasha. Natasha Fatale, a Russian agent and partner of Boris Badenov in “The Bullwinkle Show.” Voice of June Foray.

Nell Fenwick. Blonde girlfriend of Dudley Do-Right in “The Bullwinkle Show.” Dudley saves Nell from the hands of the villainous Snidley Whiplash.

Olive Oyl. Popeye’s pencil thin girlfriend, created by Elzie Segar.

Pebbles. Daughter of caveman Fred Flintstone. In true stone-age fashion, Pebbles sported a topknot tied around a bone.

Pepe Le Pew. The antics of an affable French skunk. Voice of Mel Blanc.

Pigpen. The messiest little boy on the block but still one of the most lovable “Peanuts” characters.

Pink Panther. (1964). This lanky-limbed pink animal first appeared in the animated movie “The Pink Panther” by Blake Edwards.

Pogo. A possum within the menagerie at Okefenokee Swamp created by Walt Kelly.

Poindexter. The little scientist and nephew of The Professor in the “Felix the Cat” cartoon series. Voice of Jack Mercer.

Pokemon. Imported from Japan, the craze for the now famous Pokemon cards have developed into electronic games as well as a full length movie “Pokemon: The Movie 2000.” (2000).

Pokey. The pet horse of Gumby on “The Gumby Show.” Voice of Art Clokey.

Polly. A tall, leggy character in a comic strip by Cliff Sterret, depicted old-fashioned parents versus a very fashionable daughter.

Pongo. Father of the stolen puppies in Disney’s “The 101 Dalmatians,” Pongo and Perdita rescue 99 puppies from the clutches of Cruella DeVil.

Popeye. (1929). The sailor with the huge forearms who swallows spinach in a single gulp was created by Elzie Segar.

The Professor. The outwitted scientist in “Felix the Cat.”

Pufnstuf. H.R. Pufnstuf is a Sid and Marty Krofft puppet.

Rags. Ragland T. “Rags” Tiger is Crusader Rabbit’s pal in the comic adventure “Crusader Rabbit.”

Raphael. One of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. See “Donatello.”

Rocky. The flying squirrel and his sidekick Bullwinkle battles villains in this series of cartoon cliffhangers “Rocky and His Friends.” Voice of June Foray.

Schroeder. The musician among the “Peanuts” characters, Schroeder is often seen with his feet to the piano.

Scooby-Doo. Adventurous but cowardly sleuth of a Great Dane. Voice of Don Messick. Also, live action movie (2002; 2004).

Simon. One of the three chipmunks in “The Alvin Show.”

Skeezix. The main character in the comic strip “Gasoline Alley” by cartoonist FrankO. King. He arrived as an abandoned baby on the doorstep of Walt Wallet on February 14, 1921, and like all the other characters in this strip, has aged in real time.

Smitty. (1922). Created by Walter Berndt, Smitty was an office boy.

Smurf. A small blue creature who was created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo Culliford.
Snoodles. Snoodles, a mischievous character, was created by Cyrus Catton Hungerford.

Snoopy. The almost human dog, is usually found sitting atop his doghouse, in the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000).

Snuffy. A furry elephant-like “Sesame Street” creature that lives with his Snuffleupagus family in a cave.

Speedy Gonzales. A Mexican mouse who claimed he could run up to 100 miles per hour.

Splinter. Kidnapped by the evil Shredder, Splinter the rat ninja master from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is saved by these green teen turtles.

Tennessee Tuxedo. Tennessee Tuxedo is a penguin and his friend is Walrus Chumley. Together they tackle the conditions at Megalopolis Zoo. Voice of Don Adams.

Theodore. One of the three chipmunks in “The Alvin Show.”

Tom. The cat in the duo “Tom and Jerry.” This was the first creation from the cartoon team of Joe Barbera and Bill Hanna.

Tor. See “BC.”

Tramp. The mutt from the other side of town in Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.” Tramp turns out to be Lady’s hero.

Twinkle Toes Flintstone. This is Fred Flintstone’s nickname when he bowls.

Waldo. A cartoon character from the children’s books by Martin Handford “Where’s Waldo?” The reader must locate Waldo among a sea of figures and detailed drawings. Waldo, a nerd, wears a knit cap, eyeglasses and striped pullover.

Woodstock. Endearing bird in the “Peanuts” comic strip.Woody. The toy cowboy, ever jealous of Buzz Lightyear until they team up to find their way home in the 1995 film “Toy Story.” Tom Hanks is the voice of Woody.

Yogi Bear. As a resident of Jellystone National Park, Yogi and his friend Boo Boo spend their time pilfering picnic baskets and eluding Ranger Smith. Voice of Daws Butler.

Yosemite Sam. Created by Friz Freleng, which first appeared opposite Bugs Bunny. Voice of Mel Blanc.

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