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ToonBarn Presents the Top 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters

For Halloween this year, we wanted to do something special at ToonBarn.  So how do you celebrate a day about scary stuff, on a site about cartoons?  With a listing of the scariest cartoon characters of all time, that’s how!  All day today, October 31st, 2008, we’ll be listing the top 20 characters in honor of Halloween.  So trick’or’treat your way through, and let us ...

The Scariest Cartoon Characters
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The Scariest Cartoon Characters

Go now! The Halloween spirit is in the air! No, I mean it literally! Look, there’s ghosts floating all around! But that’s OK, there just here to see ToonBarn’s awesome Halloween-themed list, the 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters of all time. There are tons of creepy and spooky villains, even frightening monsters or demons that we’re ever so thankful are animated. Or, in ...

The Peanuts gang returns in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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The Peanuts gang returns in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Getting right to the point, it’s not Halloween until Snoopy says so. The same can be said for several other holidays, from Christmas to Thanksgiving. And no matter what kind of argument you use against the point, the fact remains: the holiday just doesn’t feel like the holiday unless you get to experience the Peanuts special, just like you did the year before, and the year before ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #1: Star Blazers
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #1: Star Blazers

Welcome to ToonBarn’s #1 Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Song of All Toon Time, Star Blazers. Not one Cartoon Theme Song List we saw on the internet included this theme song. Unbelievable! It is our #1 because it is a very powerful piece of music that you want to sing along with during every episode. The song brings your emotions out because you can feel the struggle of the Star Force in their ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #2: Scooby Doo, Where are You!
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #2: Scooby Doo, Where are You!

There have been many versions of Scooby Doo, in TV and Movies, and many versions of Scooby Doo theme songs. Don’t even get us started on the ones that included Scrappy Doo. For years, Scooby Doo has been fighting “The Simpsons” for the Guinness Book World Record for most episodes of a cartoon. Way before the Scooby Doo franchise “jumped the shark” with Scrappy Doo, ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #3: Speed Racer
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #3: Speed Racer

Speed Racer was the first Japanese cartoon bought by an American Production company, overdubbed in English, and edited for children. It set the precedent for more English-spoken adaptations of Japanese animation. The large red M on the hood of the Mach 5, Speed Racer’s amazing race car, was assumed by U.S. viewers to stand for the Mach 5. In reality, it is the emblem for Mifune Motors, the ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #4: Phineas and Ferb
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #4: Phineas and Ferb

Ah, summertime! The days of warmth, no homework, swimming, amusement parks, and getting more done in one day than most of us do in a lifetime. Oh, that last one only applies to Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, the most inventive and innovative step-brothers ever to avoid being busted by their sister, Candace. This show manages to put more in one episode than you can fit in a month. In the same ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #5: The Flintstones
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #5: The Flintstones

As the 5 o’clock whistle blows at the quarry, Fred lets out a really loud, “YABBA DABBA DOO!!”, and slides down the back of his brontosaurus, racing home in his car, as fast his two feet will carry him. This iconic opening of the theme song is your introduction to “The Flintstones”, a modern stone-age family from a town called Bedrock. After he gets home, Fred picks ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #6: Super Friends
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #6: Super Friends

Ahhh! Saturday Mornings with Cereal and Super Friends. This made for a perfect combination, even if the show wasn’t very good. The Theme song was very good. The Super Friends Theme starts out with a type of roll call as a strong beat is placed. The images shown are of each character highlighted in the middle, then placed into their spot under the Super Friends Marquee. It then introduces ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #7: The Jetsons
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #7: The Jetsons

Unlike other cartoons in this list, The Jetsons aired on Prime-time TV on Sunday Nights on ABC, instead of Saturday Mornings, where most cartoons lived back in the day. The Jetsons had the distinction of being ABC’s first program to ever be broadcast in color. The Jetsons were the polar opposites of The Flintstones. The Flintstones were from the pre-historic past, and The Jetsons showed us ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #8: Spider-Man
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #8: Spider-Man

Spider-Man was the first animated adaptation of the Spider-Man comic book series, created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko (first seen in Amazing Fantasy #15, August 1962). Season 1 contained mostly stories involving classic Spider-Man villains from the comic book series, who, when caught in Spider-Man’s web, were left for the Police to find, along with a note signed, ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #9: Pink Panther
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #9: Pink Panther

“The Pink Panther Theme” is a jazzy instrumental piece of music, composed by Henry Mancini, originally written as the theme for the 1963 film, “The Pink Panther”. It was later nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Original Music Score. The cartoon character created for the opening credits of the movie by David DePatie and Friz Freleng was animated in time to the tune. ...

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