The 40 Best Cartoon Characters of All Time

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25. Hong Kong Phooey & Spot
Created: 1974
Creator: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Voice: Scatman Crothers

The #1 super guy was a janitor dog named Penrod Pooch. He always saves the day with the help of his Hong Kong book of Kung Fu and his underappreciated cat, Spot.

24. Shaggy Rogers (Scooby-Doo)
Created: 1969
Creators: Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, Iwao Takamoto, Fred Silverman
Voice: Casey Kasem

Sometimes the sidekick is more interesting than the hero, and that’s the case with the slacker teenager on Scooby-Doo. For a guy with absolutely no courage, he sticks with mystery solving gang through the spookiest of places.

23. Felix the Cat
Created: 1919
Creator: Pat Sullivan, Otto Messmer
Voice: Mae Questel

Most stars of the silent era didn’t make survive the transition to sound, but Felix—who once shared screen-time with Charlie Chaplin—did just fine.

22. Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)
Created: 1997
Creator: Glenn Eichler, Susie Lewis Lynn
Voice: Tracy Grandstaff

Daria Morgendorffer weathered suburbia under an armor of sublime snark. The show was affecting and entertaining with absurd sidestories and clever social commentary made Daria so fun to watch. Julia Askense

21. Yogi Bear (The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Yogi Bear Show)
Created: 1958
Creator: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Voice: Daws Butler

He’s smarter than the average bear, but it’s not just cleverness that makes Yogi great. It’s his joyful love of harmless mischief that made every episode great.