There are so many great red cartoon characters out there! I always loved watching cartoons as a kid, and there were always tons of great red characters to choose from. Each one of these characters on this list has a unique personality and is just so much fun to watch. Whether they’re solving mysteries, outwitting their enemies, or just being lazy and lovable, red cartoon characters are always a joy to watch.
This list of red cartoon characters is not ranked on popularity or any other basis.
1. Red Guy – Cow and Chicken
Red Guy is a red cartoon character from the cartoon show Cow and Chicken. He is a red anthropomorphic creature who often causes mischief. He is also known for his catchphrase, “I’m the Red Guy!” Red Guy is one of the show’s main antagonists.
2. Anger – Inside Out
Anger is one of the main characters in the Disney movie Inside Out. He’s a red cartoon character who is always yelling and getting mad. Some people might think he’s a bad guy, but he’s important. Anger helps people understand when they’re feeling mad and need to calm down. He also helps them figure out what to do when they’re feeling mad so they don’t hurt themselves or other people.
3. Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford is a big red dog who is best known for his starring role in the popular children’s cartoon. He and his friends go on adventures and learn valuable life lessons. Clifford embodies characteristics such as loyalty, friendship, and kindness, which are all important qualities to have in life.
4. Crimson Chin – FairlyOdd Parents
Crimson Chin is a cartoon muscular superhero who fights crime in his hometown of Dimmsdale. He has a crush on Timmy Turner’s babysitter, Vicky, and often tries to save her from danger. Crimson Chin is very strong and has superpowers, including super strength, invulnerability, and flight. He is a good role model for kids and teaches them that it’s important to stand up for what’s right.
5. Eugene H. Krabs – Bob Sponge
Eugene H. Krabs, also known simply as Mr. Krabs, is a red cartoon character who appears in the Nickelodeon television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is the owner and founder of the Krusty Krab restaurant, where he also works as a cashier. He is a greedy businessman who will do anything to make money, even if it means exploiting his employees or customers.
Freakazoid fights crime by using his superpowers, which include super strength, speed, and agility. He is also able to shoot lasers from his eyes. Freakazoid is known for his eccentric personality and his catchphrase, “I’m the Freakazoid!”
7. Underdog – Underdog Cartoon
Red, the underdog cartoon character, is a lovable mutt who always seems to find himself amid the adventure. Despite his humble origins as a stray dog, Red has a heart of gold and always manages to save the day. He is aided in his adventures by his trusty sidekick, Mr. Rocky, and together they have saved the world from many diabolical villains. Red is also known for his trademark red scarf, which he always wears around his neck.
8. Papa Smurf – The Smurfs Cartoon
Papa Smurf is the leader of the Smurfs, a group of tiny creatures who live in the forest. He is wise and kind and always looks out for his friends. He is also very strong, and can often be seen carrying other Smurfs on his back. Papa Smurf wears red pants and has a white beard, which he is very proud of.
9. Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls
Blossom is one of the three main cartoon characters in The Powerpuff Girls. She is the leader of the Powerpuff Girls and is often seen as the most level-headed and intelligent member of the group. Blossom is kind, compassionate, and fiercely loyal to her sisters and friends. She is also incredibly brave, always willing to put herself in harm’s way to protect others.
10. Always There Bear – Care Bears Cartoon
The Always There Bear Care Bears are the most popular and well-loved cartoon characters around! He is always there to lend a helping hand and make everyone’s day a little brighter. This cuddly red cartoon character is always up for a hug and their infectious positive attitude is sure to put a smile on your face.
11. Sebastian – The Little Mermaid
Sebastian is a red crab who serves as Ariel’s trusted advisor, friend, and confidant. He is fiercely loyal to Ariel and her father, King Triton. Sebastian is also a talented musician, and he often uses his musical skills to help Ariel and her friends in their adventures.
12. Elmo – Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends Animation
Elmo is best known for his high-pitched voice and his infectious laugh. He is 3 years old and his favorite things include music, singing, dancing, and cuddling. He loves to learn new things and is always eager to help out his friends on Sesame Street.
13. Mr. Strong – Mr. Men Cartoon
The red cartoon character who appears in the Mr. Men television show is a very strong man, hence his name. He is so strong that he can lift cars and trucks with ease. His strength is so great that he often accidentally breaks things when he tries to be gentle.
14. Red – Angry Birds
Red is a red bird who is always seen as the one who takes charge when the other birds are in trouble. He is also one of the most powerful birds, able to destroy even the toughest materials. Red has a short temper and can be quite aggressive, but he is also loyal and protective of his friends.
15. Spider-Man – Animated Series
Spider-Man is one of the most popular red cartoon characters of all time. The Spider-Man animated series was one of the most successful and beloved incarnations of the character, running for five seasons from 1994 to 1998.
16. Ladybug – Miraculous Ladybug
The bug-themed superhero is a kind and brave heroine who always tries to help others, no matter what the cost. Her catchphrase is “lucky charm!” and she is often seen with her signature red ladybug costume and black mask. Ladybug is also known for her superpowers, which she uses to fight evil villains and protect her loved ones.
17. Zoidberg – Futurama
Zoidberg is a member of the Planet Express crew. He is a Decapodian, a species of 10-legged crab-like aliens. The red cartoon character is often portrayed as incompetent and clueless, not very good at his job as a medic, and often makes mistakes. However, Zoidberg is also shown to be a caring and loyal character, especially to his friends.
18. Flash – Flash Cartoon
Flash is a cartoon character that is often drawn as a red character. He is known for his speed and agility and is often seen running or jumping around in cartoons. Flash is also known for his ability to use his speed to create powerful gusts of wind, which he can use to knock over objects or enemies.
19. Hot Stuff the Little Devil Cartoon
Hot Stuff the Little Devil is a red cartoon character who first appeared in 1957. He is a small, red, imp-like creature who is constantly getting into mischief. He is also known for his catchphrase, “I’m hot stuff!” Hot Stuff was created by Harvey Comics and was originally voiced by Pinto Colvig.
20. Ironhide – Transformers Cartoon
Ironhide is an Autobot warrior and one of the original members of the Transformers team. He’s known for his bravery and loyalty and is always ready to fight for what he believes in. He’s also a bit of a tough guy, which has earned him the nickname “The Iron Giant” among his friends. Ironhide is armed with a powerful laser cannon that can blast through any enemy, and he’s not afraid to use it.
21. Orko – He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Orko is a small, red creature with wings who is always getting into trouble. Despite his well-meaning intentions, Orko’s spells often go wrong, resulting in comical chaos. Orko is also known for his catchphrase, “Oops, I did it again!”
22. Princess Elena – Elena of Avalor
Elena is a 16-year-old Latina princess who has inherited the throne of Avalor from her grandparents. Princess Elena’s hobbies include singing, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family. She is also a skilled horseback rider and swordfighter.
23. Gerald Johanssen from Hey Arnold
Gerald was born in Brooklyn, New York to an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother. He is the middle child, between his older sister Sheila and younger brother Jamie. When he was young, his family moved to the fictional city of Hillwood, where he would meet his best friend Arnold. The two became friends immediately, and have been inseparable ever since.
24. Albert – Fat Albert
Fat Albert the cartoon character was based on Bill Cosby’s own childhood experiences growing up in Philadelphia. Fat Albert was known for his catchphrase, “Hey, hey, hey!” as well as his love of junk food and sports. He also had a close group of friends, including Mushmouth, Rudy, and Dumb Donald.
25. Wilt from Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Wilt from Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is a red cartoon character who first appeared in the show’s pilot episode. He is a tall, skinny teenager with an afro and is always seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. He is best friends with Bloo, the main protagonist of the show. Wilt has a huge heart and is always there for his friends when they need him.
26. Gossamer – Looney Tunes
Gossamer is a Looney Tunes red cartoon character who first appeared in the short film Hair-Raising Hare in 1950. He is a large, hairy, red monster with a menacing appearance and a deep, guttural voice. He is often seen wearing a torn shirt and jeans, and he is always shown barefoot.
27. Mr. Incredible – The Incredibles
Mr. Incredible is a red superhero with incredible strength and agility, and he uses his powers to protect the city from evil villains. He has inspired many people with his heroic deeds.
28. Alvin Seville – Alvin and the Chipmunks Cartoon
Alvin Seville is a red cartoon character best known as a member of the musical group Alvin and the Chipmunks. He is also known for his mischievous behavior and his trademark red clothing. Alvin is the eldest of the three chipmunk brothers and often causes trouble for his younger siblings, Simon and Theodore. Alvin is a talented singer and musician, and he often uses his talents to get himself out of trouble.
29. Huey Duck- DuckTales
Huey Duck is known for his intelligence and adventurous nature. He wears a red shirt and hat and is often seen carrying a book with him.
30. Mushu – Mullan
Mushu is a red dragon who serves as Mulan’s guardian and protector. He was created as a comedic relief character, but he soon became a fan favorite. While Mushu is not one of the most powerful creatures in the Disney universe, he more than makes up for it with his heart and determination. He proves time and time again that even the smallest person can make a big difference.
31. Mario – The Super Mario Bros Cartoon
The famous Italian-American plumber lives in the Mushroom Kingdom with his brother Luigi. He wears red overalls and a blue shirt.
32. Darrell – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
Darrell is a red cartoon character in the show OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. He is a close friend of the main character, K.O., and is always there to help out or offer advice. Darrell is a great fighter and is always eager to test his skills against anyone who challenges him. He has a strong sense of justice, and he is also a bit of a goofball. Darrell wears red armor and carries a red sword, which matches his fiery personality.
33. Knuckles the Echidna – Sonic Cartoon
Knuckles is an echidna who wears red gloves and is Sonic’s best friend. He is also the leader of the Freedom Fighters, a group that fights against Dr. Robotnik. Knuckle is a hot-headed strong fighter. He is always ready to fight for what he believes in.
34. Dogtanian – Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Dogtanian is a brave red cartoon character and a heroic dog who fights for justice. He is also very loyal to his friends, the three musketeers.
35. Carmen Sandiego
Carmen Sandiego is a cartoon character who wears red. She is a master thief and has been featured in many video games, television shows, and movies. Carmen Sandiego is known for her clever crimes and her ability to outwit the authorities.
36. Peanut Otter – PB&J Otter
Peanut is a red otter who is the main character and leader of the group. He is best friends with Jelly Otter, his little sister’s butt-head.
37. Blinky – Pac-Man Cartoon
Blinky is one of the main antagonists in the Pac-Man cartoon series. He is a red ghost who is constantly trying to foil Pac-Man’s plans. Blinky is also one of the smartest ghosts, often coming up with strategies to catch Pac-Man. However, he is always outwitted in the end.
38. Iago – Aladdin
Iago is a red parrot who serves as the sidekick to the villain Jafar. He has a sarcastic and cynical personality. He is initially resentful of Aladdin and Jasmine’s relationship, feeling that he is being neglected by Jafar. However, he eventually comes to accept them as friends and even develops a romantic interest in Jasmine’s pet bird, Zazu.
39. Flora – The Sleeping Beauty
Flora is one of the three good fairies who help Princess Aurora. She is always seen wearing red. This is symbolic of her fiery personality. Her positive attitude is contagious, and she always manages to put a smile on everyone’s face. Even though she is not the main character, Flora plays an important role in helping Princess Aurora. She helps Aurora overcome many challenges and teaches her the importance of being kind and helping others
40. Lightning McQueen – Cars
Lightning McQueen is a red race car who competes in the Piston Cup, and he is the main protagonist of the first Cars animated film. In the film, he becomes friends with tow truck Mater and learns that there is more to life than winning races.