Cartoon characters have always brought smiles to the faces of young and old viewers alike. Old-school humor is what these characters are made for. Here are the top ten favorite Looney Tunes characters who have inspired some slapstick jokes that have never been forgotten.
1. Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunney is an animated cartoon character created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions and voiced by Mel Blanc. Bug Bunny stars in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, which are produced by Warner Bros.
He is an anthropomorphic gray hare who is well-known for his light-hearted personality and catchphrase “What’s up Doc?” while chewing on a carrot. Bugs Bunny already has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tweety is an animated yellow canary, created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng. Tweety is part of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies too. Tweety’s gender is quite puzzling because in some episodes, he was referred to as a boy, and due to the canary’s long lashes and small frame, she has also been mistaken as female.
Together with Sylvester the Cat, they have been one of the most notable pairings ever made and became a huge success.
3. Sylvester the Cat
Sylvester the Cat or simply known as Sylvester, was created by Friz Freleng. His name was derived from its own cat species, the Felis Silvestris.
The character’s trademark is his notable lisp done by Mel Blanc, who lends the voice to the character. Sylvester is also well known for sticking out his tongue and spraying saliva while talking.
4. Marvin the Martian
Marvin the Martian was created by Chuck Jones, who planned to create a character who is quiet and soft-spoken, a complete opposite of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. Marvin’s character can also be evil in some instances and funny too.
But among all the villains of Warner Bros., Marvin is the quietest character, soft-spoken, clever, and competent compared to the other villains.
5. Daffy duck
Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character that was created by Tex Avery. He has appeared in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, where he becomes Bugs Bunny’s arch rival.
In the 1930s, Daffy Duck was one of the “screwball” characters made to replace, Mickey Mouse and Popeye, who was also popular at that time. He was ranked number 14 on TV Guide’s list of Top 50 Best Cartoon Characters.
6. Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam is a cartoon character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. He was created by Friz Freleng and was given the role of Bugs Bunny’s arch enemy. He is a gunslinging outlaw, with a temper that causes his hair to rise, and has an extreme distaste for rabbits.
He is more violent than Elmer Fudd in dealing with Bugs Bunny, but none brighter than Elmer. He is also quick to learn from his past mistakes and never falls for the same tactics again.
7. Wile E. Coyote
Wile E. Coyote is an animated character that is created by Chuck Jones. He always comes up with strategies to catch and eat the Roadrunner, which is a fast-running ground bird. He makes crazy devices to catch the bird, but to no avail.
The traps he makes usually fail and boomerangs back at him. Wile E. Coyote has appeared in 48 cartoons and was included in the list of The 60 Nastiest Villains Of All Time in 2013.
8. Porky Pig
Porky Pig is an animated character that was created by Friz Freleng and part of the Warner Bros and Merrie Melodies series. He was the first cartoon character ever created by the company. Porky Pig is well known for his catchphrase “ Th-Th-Th-Th-… That’s all folks!”.
The stuttering is Porky’s most special trait and what has endeared him to a lot of viewers. Porky has become a favorite of Warner’s directors because he is mild-mannered and very shy.
The Roadrunner is an animated character created by Chuck Jones. He is constantly on the run because of Wile E. Coyote schemes to catch and eat him. But despite the complex contraptions created by Wile E. Coyote, the Roadrunner always finds ways to make those traps backfire on the coyote.
The Roadrunner is also known for his catchphrase, “Beep! Beep!”, which is still quite popular today.
10. Taz the Tazmanian Devil
Taz the Tasmanian Devil is also sometimes referred to as Taz Boy or Tasmanian Devil. The character was created by Robert McKimson and also featured in Warner Bros. And Merrie Melodies. He is the youngest among all the cartoon characters, but is depicted as a fierce and dim-witted omnivore.
Taz is also impatient and quick-tempered and tries to eat anything and everything while spinning like a vortex.
These well-loved cartoon characters of Warner Bros. will forever be in the hearts of the people who have experienced their antics on screen. The happiness they have inspired in their lives will stay with them for all eternity.