Cartoon character??? I know a strange question, but I was reading here and the thought just hit.
I will admit, I love chartoons, animated movies etc. I have a whole collection of animated dvds/videos, mostly Disney but not all... I guess you could say I'm a traditionalist at heart, I love 2-D animation, I love what people can do with a pencil and some paper, or some paint and a cel. I used to run a small family owned animation studio while we lived in Hungary, and there are a lot of wonderfully talented people out there, some of which I was lucky enough to work with. I even learned a little of the trade so to speak, I learned how to do the pencil test/line test on the computer, as well as how to paint the cels - yes, we still did everything by hand back then - no comptuer ink and paint for us then. So there are a few animated cels that are floating around out there that I actually did. But I digress...
I have to say my all time favourite is of course none other than Mickey Mouse - I even have an original hand painted cel from a long ago friend who used to work at Disney with Mickey on it. My next favourite, would have to be a European character - Kis Vakond or the little Mole (the one written about in the post mentioned above). I'm not sure what it is about him, he just stands out for me. And last but not least Chilly Willey from Woody Woodpecker. Mickey, Chilly and the Mole are really the only ones who I've actually bought t-shirts, accessories etc with. I have many favourite characters, but those three are my all time favourties.
I guess its just the kid in me that doesn't want to grow up, that keeps drawing me to them... Anyways, who is yours??