5 iconic cartoon characters of all time

With these imaginary friends, our childhood has become way brighter and lovelier.

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MICKEY MOUSE

As a cartoon character reaching out to the globe, Mickey Mouse contributed to the inspiration for a powerful Hollywood movie empire. Mickey Mouse's first movie, Steamboat Willie, debuted in 1928. Despite being short and somewhat meaningless, the comedy is still one of the most classic movies in American film history.

This cute mouse was originally created by animator Ub Iwerks, who later became the icon of Walt Disney Studios. Mickey's characteristics, in addition to unmistakably appearance, derived from his cheerful, optimistic personality and distinctive high-pitched voice, which voiced by Walt Disney himself.

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DISNEY PRINCESS

Disney princesses are inspired by fairy tales and legends around the world, so they are diverse in beauty, personality, origin and color. Initially, this was only a group of nine princesses, including Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Tiana, Belle and Ariel.

In the wake of a growing wave of equality, Disney created the warrior Mulan, long-haired princesses Rapunzel and the brave Merida, thus forming a more comprehensive picture of strong, independent women, who do not only wait for their prince to come and rescue. Therefore, it is easy to understand that at present, Disney focuses on the intelligent Belle in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Both Aurora and Cinderella also appeared on the silver screen, but they did not receive much attention as expected. Looking ahead, the well-known studio also plans to make a live-action for Mulan with the participation of Chinese star Liu Yifei.

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SCOOBY-DOO

Scooby-Doo is known as a huge dog with fragile soul, but it does not stop him and his friends, including Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, from the journey to investigate countess mysteries. Facing dangerous situations, instead of hastily defending their friends, he and his owner Shaggy will be the duo to… run first. But when the story reaches its climax, Scooby-Doo often becomes the unexpectedly savior.

The Scooby-Doo animated series premiered in 1969 and has lasted until now with hundreds of episodes. His name is inspired by the " Doo-be-doo-be-doo" tune in Frank Sinatra's song Stranger In The Night.

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TOM AND JERRY

This pair originated from the famous American cartoon series Tom and Jerry debuted in 1940, which only revolves around the confrontations between the two rivals. Tom, a somewhat silly cat, because of his goal is to catch mice Jerry, does not hesitate to make sophisticated plans, even use heavy weapons such as guns, mines, poison... But thanks to his intelligence and agility, Jerry has always succeeded in escaping, teaching Tom lessons to remember.

Although its content is condemned as violence and lack of humanity, Tom and Jerry is still popular worldwide. Warner Bros. has purchased the Tom and Jerry label to continue production until the present time. In 2000, TIME magazine announced that Tom and Jerry was one of the best TV shows of all time.

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DORAEMON

Every child used to dream of having an amazing friend like Doraemon. Coming from the future through the time machine, Doraemon's mission is to help Nobita overcome the difficulties in life, and to attract his friends Shizuka, Suneo and Jaian on countless adventures to the new lands. Smart, brave, wholehearted, Doraemon also owns a four-dimensional pocket containing many useful gadgets.

Appearing in the 1970s, Doraemon not only brought humanity lessons but also symbolized civilization, advances in science and technology. The Doraemon manage series first appeared in 1969, ending with 45 volumes. But the animated series is still broadcast today. Every year, Japanese studios regularly launch a movie based on the adventures of Doraemon and his friends.

 

By: Archie Henderson

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