Do You Remember These 20 Cute Animated Characters That Brought You Joy?

Do You Remember These 20 Cute Animated Characters That Brought You Joy?

Animated Characters

In animation, there are always some characters that we can't help but love. They may be small and furry, big and clumsy, or even villains in animated movies. These characters hold a special place in our hearts. Over time, they bring us endless joy and happiness, even screams and frustration, because they are just so darn cute. There is nothing more exciting than seeing our favorite characters appear on screen. Even those from old animated shows and movies that have faded from public view, their most beloved characters will always stay in our hearts.

1. Stitch

First appearance: Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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Stitch is an alien experiment with powerful strength and destructive power, but he is kind and pure at heart, longing for love. His most striking feature is the number "626", which is also the origin of his name. Stitch's story is also very touching, as he goes from a lonely wanderer to a beloved family member. With his friends, he saves other experiments, each episode featuring a small monster with special abilities. Stitch's catchphrase "Ohana" has also become a classic.

2. Pikachu

First appearance: Pokémon Red and Green (1996)

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Pikachu is the iconic character of the Pokémon franchise. It can make a "Pikapi" sound, has red cheeks, and a lightning-shaped tail, and its signature move "Thunderbolt" is incredibly powerful. Pikachu's cute and appealing appearance, combined with its lively and playful personality, has made it a favorite of audiences around the world, and its merchandise is available all over the globe. In the movie "Detective Pikachu", it becomes furry and becomes a clever and witty detective, solving a shocking conspiracy with its owner.

3. Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear

First appearance: Toy Story 3 (2010)

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This pink teddy bear is a villain character in Toy Story 3. It used to be a popular toy, but it became cunning and sinister after being abandoned by its owner. However, its appearance is very cute, with a strawberry scent and sparkling eyes. If you don't know its true personality, you'll be charmed by it.

4. Tom and Jerry

First appearance: Tom and Jerry (1940)

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Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse, and they are enemies who are always chasing and fighting each other. Tom is a mischievous and playful cat, while Jerry is a clever and cunning mouse. Tom and Jerry's stories are very humorous, and they have become one of the most iconic duos in animation history. In a classic Christmas episode, Tom takes Jerry, who has been frozen into an ice cube, to the fire to thaw him out, and Tom's mousetrap turns into a gift music box, which shows their wonderful friendship.

5. Simba and Nala

First appearance: The Lion King (1994)

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Simba and Nala are lions, and their love story is unforgettable. As they weave through the forest streams, the lyrics of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" resonate deeply, becoming a classic that is still sung today. Simba is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi, and he is betrayed by his uncle Scar when he is young. After his father is trampled to death by a herd of wildebeest, Simba flees the Pride Lands. Nala is Simba's childhood friend, and she eventually finds and brings Simba back to the Pride Lands, where he defeats Scar and restores the Pride Lands to its former glory.

6. Puss in Boots

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)

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The primary flaw in the Shrek series lies in the fact that the main character has always been a little bland, consistently overshadowed by the more vibrant supporting cast. However, who minds when, as exemplified by Puss In Boots, they're this captivating? A magnificent reimagining of the swashbuckling charm reminiscent of Zorro, infusing his daring spirit and Latino flair into the body of a cat just barely taller than the boots he dons, Puss In Boots injected a much-needed vitality into Shrek 2 just as Shrek and Donkey's banter was starting to grow stale. While watching the movie, you'll notice how adorable this cat's big eyes were during its childhood – a complete surprise considering it grows up to be a hero.

7. Baymax

First appearance: Big Hero 6 (2014)

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Baymax was originally a healthcare companion robot that could scan the health of the human body and provide treatment and comfort. Its huggable and warm personality is unforgettable. Baymax has a round body and black eyes. It can adjust its size and shape by inflating or deflating with helium. Although Baymax is not very good at fighting, it learned to use weapons such as rocket fists and flying devices under Hiro's modification.

8. Minions

First appearance: Despicable Me (2010)

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Minions are a race of yellow creatures that have evolved over time from simple organic beings. They are destined to serve the most evil master they can find. Currently, they serve the evil genius Gru, helping him carry out his various schemes. They have a variety of shapes and personalities, and they speak a language called "Minionese" which is a mix of several languages. They are very funny, and they love to eat bananas, sing and dance, and play pranks.

9. Groot

First appearance: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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This tree-like creature is an important member of the Guardians of the Galaxy series. It has the ability to quickly grow and transform its body. Its language skills are very limited, and it can only say "I am Groot". However, its actions demonstrate its kindness and courage. In the first film, he sacrificed his body to protect his friends, leaving only a small branch. Fortunately, this branch has grown a new life, becoming the cute "Little Groot", continuing to adventure with his companions.

10. Wall-E

First Appearance: WALL-E (2008)

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Wall-E is a garbage-cleaning robot who worked alone on Earth for 700 years until he encountered the exploration robot EVE. He fell in love with EVE at first sight and, in pursuit of her, embarked on a thrilling and romantic space journey by risking a spaceship ride. Wall-E's eyes and voice are filled with emotion, expressing his love for EVE in a simple yet firm manner. He not only saves EVE but also helps humanity return to Earth. He makes us believe that love can transcend time and space.

11. Mrs. Potts and Chip

First Appearance: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Mrs. Potts and Chip are two incredibly adorable characters in "Beauty and the Beast." Of course, all other inanimate objects anthropomorphized in this movie are cute as well. Mrs. Potts is warm and amiable, and Chip, the little teacup, adds charm with his delightful antics and cute teacup design. At the end of the movie, when the curse is broken, Chip turns back into a human. In his mother's arms, he asks her, "Will they live happily ever after?" She responds, "Of course, dear."

12. Master Po Ping

First Appearance: Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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Po is a chubby and clumsy panda with a passionate love for Chinese martial arts. However, he spends his days working in his father's noodle shop, unable to pursue his own dreams. One day, Master Oogway organizes a martial arts tournament, expecting to select one among the Furious Five to train as the legendary "Dragon Warrior." Due to a mix-up, Po, mistaken for the "Dragon Scroll," is unexpectedly chosen by Master Oogway. Throughout his kung fu training, Po demonstrates extraordinary courage through perseverance and humor, ultimately becoming a legendary kung fu master. What's impressive is that he tirelessly practiced kung fu to snatch a basket of soup dumplings from his Master Shifu, but still couldn't manage to lose weight. Haha!

13. Nickolas Wilde and Judy Hopps

First Appearance: Zootopia (2016)

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Nick Wilde and Officer Judy Hopps are a highly popular duo in Disney's "Zootopia." Nick is a clever and witty fox, while Officer Judy is a justice-driven rabbit. Taking place in the titular city where anthropomorphic mammals coexist, it tells a story of an unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a criminal conspiracy involving the disappearance of predators. In the end, they succeed in putting the mastermind behind bars, and Nick graduates from the police academy to become an officer, becoming Judy's partner and the first fox police officer.

14. Toothless

First Appearance: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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Toothless, the Night Fury dragon, makes a memorable first appearance in "How to Train Your Dragon." With sleek, black scales and expressive green eyes, Toothless stands out as the last known member of his rare dragon species. What sets Toothless apart is his initial mysterious and intimidating demeanor, quickly contrasted with his playful and loyal nature. Throughout the film, Toothless becomes the indispensable companion to the protagonist, Hiccup, forming an unbreakable bond. His ability to understand and respond to Hiccup's gestures and words adds a unique layer to their friendship. Its adorable appearance breaks the stereotype of dragons being fearsome, making it beloved by both children and adults.

15. Remy

First Appearance: Ratatouille (2007)

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Remy, the talented rat chef, makes his first appearance in Pixar's "Ratatouille." With distinctive gray fur and an inherent passion for gourmet food, Remy defies the traditional expectations associated with his rodent species. His culinary skills and refined taste buds set him apart, making him a chef with aspirations beyond the ordinary. Unexpectedly finding himself in the city, he ended up in a restaurant, helping Linguini, who had no knowledge of cooking, create a delicious soup that garnered praise from the customers. To avoid being exposed, the two collaborated, with Remy hiding in the chef's hat, using the boy's hair to control his cooking. In the end, the dishes prepared by this little mouse reminded the food critic Ego of his mother's cooking, resolving the crisis in the restaurant.

16. Perry the Platypus

First Appearance: Phineas and Ferb (2007)

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Perry the Platypus, often referred to as Agent P or Perry, is a semi-aquatic platypus and the pet of the title characters in the animated series "Phineas and Ferb." While appearing to be a simple, domesticated pet, Perry leads a double life as a secret agent, working for the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym). Due to the platypus's goofy appearance, its identity remains undiscovered by its owner. What's most amusing is its ability to quickly don a hat, transforming from a silly-looking creature into an agile secret agent. Many secret entrances to his underground lair exist all around the Flynn-Fletcher residence, most notably the tree that his owners sit under in the backyard, and several other everyday objects that seem to elude the family's attention.

17. Doraemon

First Appearance: Doraemon (1973)

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Doraemon is a robotic cat from the future. Sent back in time to aid a young boy named Nobita, Doraemon possesses futuristic gadgets that he uses to help Nobita navigate the challenges of childhood. Doraemon's most well-known gadgets include the Anywhere Door, Small Light, Time Cloth, Take-copter, and Copying Toast, making him the beloved companion of every child's dreams. Doraemon's iconic round face, magic pocket, and compassionate nature have made him a beloved character for generations, not just in Japan but around the world. His adventures with the Nobita are not only featured in TV series but also span across a whopping 43 movies, showcasing tales of time travel, space exploration, growing wings to become a bird, etc.

18. Cinnamoroll

First Appearance: Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll (2005)

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Cinnamoroll, often known as Cinnamon, is a character created by Sanrio, the same company behind Hello Kitty. He is a small, shy and chubby dog with white fur, blue eyes, pink cheeks, a plump and curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll (hence his name), and long ears that enable him to fly. Cinnamon is shy but friendly, and always willing to help out his friends when they need it. He works at Café Cinnamon and sometimes sleeps on customers’ laps. Cinnamon was deemed the most popular Sanrio character in 2020 - 2023, winning first place in the Sanrio Character Ranking. With merchandise ranging from stationery to plush toys, Cinnamoroll has become a beloved addition to Sanrio's lineup.

19. Winnie the Pooh

First Appearance: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)

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Winnie the Pooh, or Pooh Bear, is a lovable, honey-loving bear created by A.A. Milne. The character first appeared in the book "Winnie-the-Pooh" (1926) and later in Disney's animated adaptations. Pooh is known for his simple, friendly nature, his love of honey, and his endearing friendships with other characters in The Hundred Acre Wood. With his red shirt and timeless charm, Winnie the Pooh continues to be a beloved figure for audiences of all ages.

20. Garfield

First Appearance: "Garfield" comic strip (1978)

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Garfield, created by Jim Davis, is a fat, lazy, yet endearing orange tabby cat who loves lasagna. The character first appeared in a comic strip and quickly became one of the most famous and widely syndicated comic characters. Garfield's sarcastic humor, disdain for Mondays, and obsession with food make him a relatable and humorous character. The lasagna-loving cat has since expanded into various forms of media, including animated TV shows and movies.