International Animation Day 2022: 5 legendary cartoon characters who have become part of our family | file image
Anyone who grew up in the 90s would know the cartoon characters that would be a part of our lives. In fact, they evolved with us and stayed with us as a reminder of our childhood. While there were many animated characters that we would love to meet virtually through our TV screens, some of them became part of our family. We celebrated when our favorite on-screen character was happy and his struggle got us praying – that was the band.
On this International Animation Day on October 28, today we bring you five legendary cartoon characters who have become part of our families. So much so that we often staged their stories through school plays and dressed up like them in competitions and even continued to play the character at house parties.
Mowgli, the jungle book
Most of us know the song “Jungle jungle bat chali hai pata chala hain” and the main character Mowgli is a household name. The film, The Jungle Book, adapted from a Rudyard Kipling book of the same name, was also adapted into a cartoon series. Despite several animated versions, Mogli is loved by all age groups and how could we not love the Bagheera.
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry | file image
Tom and Jerry, the longest running cartoon series, has entertained us throughout our childhood. This iconic cartoon series has managed to break through age groups and language barriers.
The household battle between mouse and cat has always entertained us, where the little rat, Jerry, would always outsmart the giant cat, Tom. Jerry creates chaos and then Tom has to bear the consequences, which was mainly intended to harass Tom.
Mickey Mouse | file image
The most popular and recognizable cartoon character in the world is Mickey Mouse. He recently turned 100, but he is still young as ever. The jack of all trades lived a humble life with his dog, Pluto, and his longtime girlfriend, Minnie Mouse.
We all love Mickey Mouse’s cheerful spirit and intelligence for achieving his goals and his clumsiness and telling when we’re stuck in a soup.
Disneyland opened in 1955 and Mickey and his gang were an important part of the Disney theme park. He was the most important cartoon character to ever speak on screen. This single character was so powerful that it jump-started Disney’s career and transcended time. A soon-to-be iconic character who made history for Disney.
Cinderella | file image
Cinderella is an animated fairy tale that is loved by most girls. It is based on a beautiful girl named Cinderella who lived with her stepmother and sisters and the atrocities she has to endure because of their ill treatment made us sympathize with the helpless girl. The character also instilled the idea of Prince Charming in girls to this day.
Aladdin | file image
Who doesn’t know Aladdin, Jasmine Genie and even the magic carpet? Aladdin, a fictional character from an animated film and the love story between Aladdin and Jasmin is still an ideal story among many. Also their friendship with Genie, a monkey named Abu, and a whining parrot Lago on their carpet is a great reminder of togetherness.
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