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    TV Guide's 50 Greatest cartoons of all-time

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    TV GUIDE names THE 50 GREATEST CARTOON CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME!


    In its August 3 issue (on newsstands Monday, July 29), TV Guide magazine continues the 50th anniversary celebration of the TV Guide brand by naming the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time.
    Bugs Bunny tops the list compiled by TV Guide editors, followed by Homer Simpson and the duo of Rocky and Bullwinkle. MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head share honors at number four, with The Grinch rounding out the top five.
    See the complete list below.

    The special issue features four special animated collector's covers, each featuring an exclusive combination of characters not usually associated with each other.
    One cover has Angelica Pickles of Rugrats pulling a football away as Charlie Brown tries to kick it; one has Bullwinkle pulling the head of Homer Simpson out of a hat as Rocky looks on; one has Popeye pulling up an anchor from the side of the boat to find SpongeBob SquarePants on the end of it; a fourth cover features Daffy Duck and Porky Pig in a spaceship as the Powerpuff Girls fly by.
    A complete set of the four 50 greatest cartoon characters collector's covers will be available for purchase online at the TV Guide Store beginning Monday, July 29.
    TV Guide Online will support the 50 greatest cartoon characters announcement by giving fans the chance to see what has been on Saturday morning television since TV Guide first began 50 years ago.
    Users can log on to tvguide.com to find Saturday morning TV grids from the 1950's to the present. Also available are descriptions of classic cartoon shows.
    The TV Guide Channel will also celebrate the announcement of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time with "Hollywood Insider" segments featuring celebrities talking about their favorite cartoon characters.

    TV GUIDE'S 50 GREATEST CARTOON CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME


    1 Bugs Bunny
    2 Homer Simpson
    3 Rocky and Bullwinkle
    4 Beavis and Butt-Head
    5 The Grinch
    6 Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble
    7 Angelica Pickles
    8 Charlie Brown and Snoopy
    9 SpongeBob SquarePants
    10 Cartman from South Park
    11 Bart and Lisa Simpson
    12 Fat Albert
    13 The Powerpuff Girls
    14 Daffy Duck
    15 Pikachu
    16 Gumby
    17 Betty Boop
    18 Top Cat
    19 Mickey Mouse
    20 Popeye
    21 Gerald McBoing-Boing
    22 Scooby-Doo
    23 Underdog
    24 Josie and the Pussycats
    25 Heckle and Jeckle
    26 Arthur
    27 Winnie the Pooh
    28 Felix The Cat
    29 Mr. Magoo
    30 George of the Jungle
    31 Ren and Stimpy
    32 Tom Terrific
    33 Tweety and Sylvester
    34 Bill from Schoolhouse Rock
    35 Space Ghost
    36 Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
    37 Mighty Mouse
    38 Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
    39 Superman
    40 Batman
    41 Daria
    42 Wonder Woman
    43 Donald Duck
    44 Alvin (The Chipmunk)
    45 Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale
    46 Woody Woodpecker
    47 Porky Pig
    48 Bobby Hill from King of the Hill
    49 Speed Racer
    50 Tom and Jerry

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    Re: TV Guide's 50 Greatest cartoons of all-time

    What an interesting list. I can't argue with #1, of course.

    Nice to see Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, and Woody Woodpecker on the list.


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    I can't argue with #1 either Jon.

    I'm glad that Woody, Heckle & Jeckle, Mr. Magoo, and Mighty Mouse made the list too. Gee that's interesting, a TV Guide "50 Best" list that I actually agree with more than HALF of the entries! Well, 31 to be exact....



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    To the guys on this board:

    Do me a favor - anytime you lift an article from my website, please acknowledge Cartoon Research.

    Most of you do this. I thank you.

    I agree with 95% of this list. Is TOP CAT really greater than Mickey Mouse, Ren & Stimpy, Yogi Bear and Tom & Jerry?

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    BILL from Schoolhouse Rock?

    There is a lot to debate here!
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    How is REN and STIMPY better than ROAD RUNNER?!
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    Ahem....

    Pikatchu's better than Donald??????
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    I mentioned this on WBC, but I must say that I'm pleased the all four of the Rocky and Bullwinkle main characters made it on the list. Shout out to Jay Ward, god bless his soul.

    Anyways, I question the validity of this list. When they say "TV Guide" rates them, who exactly is TV Guide? Adults? Equal sex ratio? Any kids vote? I just find their polling a little bit questionable. Take a look at #4. Bevis and Butthead? Call me sexist, but this seems like one male made this list, and just threw in some mercy votes. The top three are a good call...but from there on it seems debatable. It seems cynical of me, but it looks like a list some man in his mid-30s with kids cooked up over lunch. Don't get me wrong, I do like TV Guide's attitude towards animation in general because they actually place animated programs on an even scale with some of those popular primetime dramas, and give critical veiwers....although they do have a tendency to lable it "children's programming".

    Anyways, I'm always weary of Top ___ lists. I know Toon Zone has our own Top 10, but it seems the lists can change yearly, considering almost half of the top 20 are contemporary cartoons.

    Also, never steal from Jerry Beck. He'll hunt you down and give you a wedgie! LOL. Go to his site at www.cartoonresearch.com.

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    Very great problem. Pikachu #15???

    Nice great: Ren & Stimpy, Sylvester & Tweety, Road Runner and Coyote. Greatest duo

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    Re: TV Guide's 50 Greatest cartoons of all-time

    Originally posted by Martin Juneau
    1 Bugs Bunny
    2 Homer Simpson
    3 Rocky and Bullwinkle
    11 Bart and Lisa Simpson
    14 Daffy Duck
    17 Betty Boop
    18 Top Cat
    19 Mickey Mouse
    20 Popeye
    21 Gerald McBoing-Boing
    23 Underdog
    25 Heckle and Jeckle
    28 Felix The Cat
    29 Mr. Magoo
    30 George of the Jungle
    33 Tweety and Sylvester
    36 Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
    37 Mighty Mouse
    38 Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
    43 Donald Duck
    45 Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale
    46 Woody Woodpecker
    47 Porky Pig
    50 Tom and Jerry
    I can agree anywhere from slightly to significantly with the 24 listed above. I am probably alone in thinking that "Top Cat" is better than "Ren & Stimpy."
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    Originally posted by Matthew Hunter
    How is REN and STIMPY better than ROAD RUNNER?!
    -Matthew
    Yeah, since, you know, they're such great characters. I really relate to the depth put into "must eat bird" and "must avoid death in funny ways" in comparison to the multi-faceted, unpredictable duo of Ren & Stimpy.

    There's more characterization in a one minute clip of Ren & Stimpy than there are in all of the Wile E/Road Runner cartoons combined.

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