Listography: Cartoon Characters From Your Youth

This week’s Listography theme took me on a trip down memory lane.  There were so many more cartoon characters that came to my mind, but the following are my Top 5…


1. Jerry

I loved watching Tom and Jerry – but could never decide which one I liked more.  I think Jerry usually won because he was just so cute!  I still watch it whenever it’s on Boomerang 🙂



2. Smurfette

The Smurfs were a big part of our childhood.  We had lots of episodes on video and watched them over and over again.  Smurfette was always my favourite because…  Well because she was the only female Smurf!



3. Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget reminds me of summers spent in London.  My cousins and I would watch Inspector Gadget every morning while having breakfast.  Brings back some good memories.  Watching it now annoys the hell out of me.



4. Care Bears

I loved the Care Bears.  I had lots of the little Care Bear toys and the heart-shaped house thingy of theirs.  I also had some of the soft toys.  I slept with one of them until I got married!  That particular Bear now belongs to the dog.  There wasn’t any one Bear I favoured over the others – I loved them all.



5. Jem

Jem and the Holograms – remember?  I was obsessed.  I had the movie on video and watched it again and again and again.  I think I drove my parents quite mad.  I loved that she was just a normal girl by day (Jerrica Benton) and a rockstar by night.  All she had to do was press her earring and she was transformed!  Loved her clothes, her car, the music and her boyfriend (Rio)!  


And there you have it – cartoon characters from my youth!

Go on over to Kate Takes 5 and check out the other entries.





9 thoughts on “Listography: Cartoon Characters From Your Youth

  1. I wanted to be Smurfette, who didn’t?! And Jem, wow I adored her I’ve completely forgotten about her.

  2. Great list! I must check out Jem, I don’t remember her but she seems to be popping up on a lot of these lists!

  3. Tom and Jerry are a big hit now with both my boys and I love it! Inspector gadget also a timeless classic x

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