Watch: On World Cartoon Day, here are some of our all-time favourite characters
On World Cartoonist Day, while everybody talks about their most famous cartoons not many people really know the cartoonist behind the character. From Walt Disney, who created Mickey Mouse to Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, who created Tom and Jerry here are some of the most famous cartoonists of all time.
1. Mickey Mouse - This lovable and most famous cartoon character was created 90 years ago but continues to be synonymous with childhood. He was created by Walt Disney and UB Perks in 1928, although he became popular only two years later. Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto usually appear alongside Mickey.
2. Tintin - Created by Herge, a cartoonist from Belgium, Tintin is a young investigative reporter who, along with his dog, Snowy, travels the world to fight crime. Other characters who appear in this cartoon are Professor Calculus, Captain Haddock, and the detectives Thompson and Thompson.
3. Charlie Brown - Charlie Brown is the main character of the comic strip, Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz in 1948. Charlie Brown is portrayed as a character that constantly loses at everything he tries to do but never gives up.
4. Archie Andrews - Archibald Andrews is the protagonist of Archie comics created by John L. Goldwater and Bob Montana in 1941. Archie is a teenager from Riverdale who is very loyal to his friends but is known lead his lady loves on. The comic revolves around the red-headed boy and his friends.
5. Asterix - The Asterix comics were created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in 1959. The cartoon is based on the Gaul, and his friends Obelix and Getafix, the druid, as they constantly make sure they're town is free from intruders. With the help of the druid's magic potion, which gives them superhuman strength, they keep the Romans at bay.
6. Tom and Jerry - This cartoon show is based on the rivalry between a cat and a mouse. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940, this show has been a household favourite for decades.
7. Family Guy - Family Guy is an American cartoon created by Seth Macfarlane and was first aired in 2005. The show revolves around the Griffin family and their day to day life. There have been 16 episodes so far.
8. Garfield - Garfield is the protagonist of this comic. He is a fat, orange cat who loved food and sleep. This silly cat was created by Jim Davis in 1978.
9. Dennis The Menace - Hank Ketcham.created this comic in 1951. Dennis is a five and a half-year-old boy who loves going over to his neighbor, Mr. Wilson's house. He is very mischievous and receives constant complaints from his teachers.
10. The Jetsons - The Jetsons originally aired in 1962 and was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The show is based in the future and revolves around the Jetsons family living in Orbit City.
11. The Flintstones - This show was created by Hanna -Barbera as well, and was aired in 1960. This show, unlike the Jetsons, is based in prehistoric times, and the Flintstones are the main characters.
12. Ed, Edd and Eddy - This cartoon was created by Danny Antonucci and was aired in 1999. The show revolves around the life of three goofy preteenage boys who live in the fictional town of Peach Creek.
13. Scooby Doo - Scooby Do is a cartoon show, where the dog, Scooby Do is the protagonist. It was created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears and was first aired in 1969. This show is based around the lives of four teenagers and their dog as they solve mysteries and restore justice.
14. The Simpsons - Matt Groening created this show which made its debut in 1989. It revolves around the dysfunctional Simpson family, that is sure to get a laugh out of the audience.
15.The Powerpuff Girls - These three girls were created by Professor Utonium. They live in Townsville where the girls fight evil and keep the town safe from danger. This show was created by Craig McCracken and was aired in 1998.