We all have grown up with our favourite cartoons that have made our childhood memories beautiful and everlasting. All the cartoon characters that have become most important and unforgettable part of our lives. Whether it be Mickey Mouse, Tom & Jerry, Popeye, Donald Duck or The Flintstones, the place that these characters occupy in our childhood memories is a precious one. But how much do we know about the origin and facts about these famous cartoon characters? Or when did they first appear on television or big screen? May be some people know the answer, some do not. So here is something interesting about these characters. Below is the list of the movies where these cartoon characters appear for the first time, let’s have a look.
- Mickey Mouse- Plane Crazy (1928)
Walt Disney’s first cartoon starring the most famous cartoon character, Mickey Mouse for the first time came in 1928. The name of the cartoon was Plane Crazy which was actually a silent cartoon. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon with sound was featured in the Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie, two months later after Plane Crazy. Mickey Mouse starrer Lend a Paw won an Oscar in 1941.
- Popeye- Popeye the Sailor with Betty Boop (1933)
Elzie Crisler Segar gave birth to Popeye in 1929 by sketching his character in a newspaper comic strip. It was further
adapted by the animator Max Fleischer. Popeye the Sailor with Betty Boop was the first cartoon in which Popeye was introduced for the first time. Popeye cartoons were made for cinema and TV until the 1980s, and the live-action movie of Popeye was released in 1980.
- Donald Duck- The Wise Little Hen (1934)
In 1934, came Donald Duck with the cartoon The Wise Little Hen. Clarence Nash was the voice of Donald Duck for 50 years. Der Fuehrer’s Face was an anti-Hitler movie of Donald Duck which was released in 1942 won an Oscar.
- Bugs Bunny- Porky’s Hare Hunt (1938)
Porky’s Hare Hunt was the cartoon in which Bugs Bunny appeared for the first time in 1938. In 1940 came the cartoon film A Wild Hare in which Bugs Bunny quoted, “Eh, What’s up, Doc?” for the first time which became his famous saying. But he was not named until Elmer’s Pet Rabbit which was released in 1941. Knighty-Knight Bugs (1958) won an Oscar.
- Tom & Jerry- Puss Gets The Boot (1940)
Puss Gets The Boot was released in 1940 in which Tom & Jerry appeared for the first time. The very first cartoon of Tom & Jerry was nominated for an Oscar. The only full length movie in which Tom & Jerry speak was released in 1992 named, Tom & Jerry: The Movie.
- Casper the Ghost- The Friendly Ghost (1945)
The 1945 cartoon film, The Friendly Ghost was the cartoon in which Casper the Ghost appeared for the first time. Casper has starred in more than 50 movies and has appeared in part live action/part compuetr animated feature film which released in 1995 which earned nearly $300 million around the world.
- The Flintstones- The Flintstone Flyer (1960)
It was the first episode of The Flintstones to be broadcasted on television. It went on to become the longest-running cartoon series until it was overtaken by The Simpsons. The live action film The Flintstones which was released in 1994 was one of the top earning films of the year.
- Simpsons- Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989)
This successful series began in 1987 as short episodes screened on the Tracey Ulman Show. It was developed into longer weekly episodes and has become the longest-running cartoon series ever.