Sunday, October 16, 2005

Some Monday morning brain exercise

Last night I couldn't sleep. I'm not really sure why; it might have been stress for my upcoming week, but if it was manifested as an odd obsession: what would a list of my Top 50 Animated Characters look like? For those of you just tuning in: yes, I am a geek, and it is sometimes very difficult to turn my brain off from analyzing and categorizing.

At Kow practice today, I told the Barber about my insomnia, and he said, "You should do it. It would be fun!" I know it probably would, but it would take a long time, and I'm busy enough as it is: do I need to waste precious brain-hours on this kind of thing? I'm too tired to think about this for any extent right now, but I thought I'd ask you, gentle readers: who would make it on your list? Animated characters from t.v., film shorts, and features all count. Just for amusement's sake, but also that you will know the bland, tasteless horror that I had to live with last night.


megan said...

Top 3 off the top-of-my-head:

1. That evil guy from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. Actually, any character from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

2. Pluto

3. Inspector Gadget

Huh. No action heroes. Barber would be disappointed with me:P

Gilbert said...

1. Astroboy

2. The lead character from 'Nightmare Before Christmas'

3. Optimus Prime

Justice said...

That is garbage. Whoever doesn't put Optimus Prime as their favorite character...nay, favorite *person* of all time has their priorities screwed up.

Though to be fair, Boris from Rocky and Bullwinkle is a good choice too.

Otto Man said...

In no particular order...

1. Carl from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
2. Panthro from "Thundercats"
3. Stewie from "Family Guy"
4. Dynomutt from "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour"
5. Brak from "Space Ghost Coast to Coast"
6. The Legion of Doom from "Super Friends"
7. Marvin the Martian from Bugs Bunny
8. Droopy
9. Destro from "G. I. Joe"

...and, of course...

10. Otto Man from "The Simpsons"

Otto Man said...

By the way, if you're serious about this project, be sure to consult this site:

Can't believe I left Hong Kong Phooey and Captain Caveman off the list. I am deeply ashamed.

Sylvana said...

Here are a few that I would pick:

Felix the Cat
The Powerpuff Girls
Almost every character from The Nightmare Before Christmas (that is my all-time favorite movie!!)
Hoops and Yoyo
Wallace and Gromit

and many of the characters from:
Venture Brothers
South Park

superstarjo said...

1) She-rah, princess of power
2) Wonderwoman
3) Jem

ORF said...

Wow, I might have rocked the "best books" category over on Otto's site, but that by no means extends to my knowledge of animation...
I know enough to NOT say Mickey Mouse...altho he's pretty dope in Steamboat Willie, non?

I think I'd have to go with Apu from the Simpsons. And maybe some of the Muppet Babies??? Oh, and Snoopy. And do figures from comic strips count? Because I'd also add Calvin and Hobbes.

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