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Famous Tall Cartoon Characters of All Time

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Height can play an essential part in how viewers react to cartoons. Unfortunately, sometimes animators forget that real life people do not tend to be so short.

Sylvester the Tuxedo Cat can be found in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, where he plays an essential character who serves others with kindness. Sylvester also loves spinach and uses scientific innovation to solve issues.

1. Shaggy Rogers

Height may seem like something chosen arbitrarily by animators; however, some have gone absolutely bonkers with their character’s heights. Their characters seem so high as to cause one to question if these tall creatures are not actually real people and their animators just shrug their shoulders at this all-out craziness.

Shaggy Rogers is one of the main protagonists from the Scooby-Doo series and lives with Scooby-Doo, his Great Dane companion. Known for loving food and fighting off ghosts/monsters.

He is known for being something of a hippy due to his clothing style and hair. Velma Dinkley becomes his love interest on the show, while Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Scott Menville and Matthew Lillard have provided his voice on different Scooby-Doo episodes.

2. Olive Oyl

Olive Oyl was created by Elzie Crisler Segar for his Thimble Theatre comic strip in 1919. Olive Oyl is a coy, nervous and headstrong damsel-in-distress who often finds herself being pursued by Bluto or other men; she always seeks assistance from Popeye to save herself.

Though once-famous co-stars like Ham and Castor Oyl faded from the limelight, Olive maintained her role as Popeye’s girlfriend across all subsequent media and merchandise from the cartoon strip. Segar even altered Olive’s visual appearance; from realistic proportioned frames towards her more stylized slimness that has come to be known by audiences today.

Olive enjoys dancing the crowd alongside Popeye, often leading them in her own songs that she wrote herself. However, she can be quick-tempered when provoked, often striking out against people she considers wronged with an abrupt kick to their faces.

3. Edd

Edd is an intelligent youngster who follows the laws of his Cul-de-Sac with great devotion. A bit of a people pleaser, he always seeks to please and never lets anything go amiss.

At first, he has an awkward relationship with both parents, communicating via sticky notes alone. Furthermore, he’s mysophobic, preferring to label all his belongings so as not to risk contamination or misidentification.

Since his creation, Edd Gould has been voiced by various actors throughout his lifetime, from Edd Gould himself (Edd Gould Jr) and Tim Hautekiet, to several female voices (including Josh Gad who played him currently and appeared on Beyond the Eds Netflix), to actresses (currently played by Josh Gad). Josh Gad also stars as Edd in a new reboot series that shares its name titled after him!

4. Wilt

Wilt, one of the main characters from Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends cartoon series, is beloved character that children and adults alike love to watch on screen. While his appearance may be intimidating, Wilt’s character always works hard to help his friends out – his kind nature making him popular among both.

Wilt was an incredible basketball player who revolutionized the sport by setting numerous scoring and rebounding records. He became one of the first to ever score 100 points in one game while also becoming the only NBA player ever to average 30 points and 20 rebounds per game during a season.

Popeye was created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1982 and has enthralled generations of viewers ever since with his energetic cartoon style and powerful spinach-fueled strength. Though his trusting nature often gets him into trouble, Popeye never gives up fighting for those he cares for and never surrenders when faced with difficulties.

5. Goofy

Goofy is an iconic cartoon dog with an eccentric personality. Clumsy and accident prone, Goofy generally has good manners. He can be found in an abundance of cartoons, television shows and films.

Goofy has not only been seen in his own animated shorts but has also made appearances in several Disney films as a member of the crowd watching Ariel perform in The Little Mermaid.

Goofy was first given his iconic voice by Pinto Colvig in 1940, becoming a mainstay in “How to” cartoons during this era, where he would demonstrate recreational activities at the request of a narrator. Since then, Goofy has been voiced by Walker Edmiston, Dany Webb, Hal Smith, Tony Pope and Will Ryan among others.

6. Popeye

Popeye the Sailor Man is one of the world’s best-known cartoon characters, created by E. C. Segar and appearing in comic strips, animated cartoons, and live action films alike.

Cartoons featuring this series frequently include Swee’ Pea, a sailor’s ward; Wimpy, an employee at a comic book store; Sea Hag and her minions (specifically Bernard) are also regularly seen.

Bud Sagendorf took over the Thimble Theatre strip in 1948 and kept E. C. Segar’s design of Popeye while also giving him a distinct nose and chin, later copied by other artists over time. Popeye is well-known for his superhuman strength and endurance from eating an abundant diet of spinach; critics and supporters alike often point to this as evidence for healthy eating practices.

7. Betty Boop

Betty Boop, the iconic cartoon icon, has endured through multiple generations of media and fashion while transcending both racial and sexual stereotypes. A play currently running at Pasadena Playhouse explores not only Betty’s roots but also America culture as a whole.

Betty Boop first made her debut in 1930’s Fleischer Studio short Dizzy Dishes as an innocent yet powerful depiction of unabashed sexuality that quickly gained fans. However, in 1934 due to the Hays Code (a set of regulations which govern film productions) her character had to change; no longer wearing carefree garters and sporting flappy ears that transformed into iconic hoop earrings.

Max Fleischer’s grandson recently wrote to PBS to ask them to remove an article shared online which incorrectly asserted that Betty Boop was inspired by an actual black cabaret singer.

8. Jafar

Jafar, the Sultan’s power-hungry Vizier, was always looking for ways to gain more authority. On his search for worthy candidates to enter the Cave of Wonders he came upon street urchin Aladdin; Jafar then used hypnosis on him before taking away his lamp and trying to control its genie.

Jafar appears in full genie form wearing a red garment with bell-sleeves, tight black robes that reach to the ground and an indigo cape resembling Dracula’s attire; additionally he maintains his snake staff as part of this look.

Jafar is an unpleasant individual with a powerful sense of self-importance who does not hesitate to criticize those he sees as inferior, no matter if they hold more power than himself. A narcissist who cannot abide being second best. Marwan Kenzari plays Jafar.

9. Baymax

Baymax is an exceptional healthcare companion and deeply dedicated to his patients, possessing an array of information from various fields including surgical procedures. Once, when mistaking Hiro for someone needing heart surgery, Baymax even produced a scalpel from one of his index fingers!

Baymax initially lacks an understanding of figurative language and semantics; however, through his interactions with his friends he learns these aspects gradually – becoming a more complex character outside of his original programming. Unfortunately, his tendency is to overcare about patients while processing non-health related matters slowly.

This animated series offers fans of Big Hero 6 an enjoyable diversion, but episodes may feel too short. However, its animation is exceptional. Furthermore, it does a great job addressing social issues such as menstruation.

10. Anton Ego

Shrek from the Shrek series revolutionized animated film with his unnerving combination of an aggressive demeanor and gentle nature, disproving traditional fairy tale monster stereotypes. His height only served to reinforce this intimidating presence further adding depth and dimension to his character.

With his large head and huge body, Sideshow Bob is an unforgettable cartoon villain who never ceases to amaze us with his extravagant antics. His impressive size serves as an impressive compliment to his refined demeanor and articulate speech.

Up’s lead character, Carl Fredricksen (Tim Allen), stands as one of the most well-rounded cartoon characters ever imagined – proof that being tall can be beneficial! His volatile temperament is balanced out by wisdom and his quiet disposition to create an unforgettable figure who stands as an unforgettable role model.