Definition of cartoon character in English:

cartoon character


  • 1A fictional character depicted in an animated film or a comic strip.

    ‘your favorite cartoon characters’
    • ‘I designed a series of animated cartoon characters for the store.’
    • ‘To attract its youthful audience, the candy is sold in bright, colorful containers with bold colors and cartoon characters, in addition to a label emphasizing the extra calcium.’
    • ‘Audiences embraced the mouse like no cartoon character before him.’
    • ‘This leads to comedy gold as cartoon characters take standard courtroom drama dialogue and turn it on its ear.’
    • ‘The host of cartoon characters with wide-eyed, open faces, chubby bodies and stumps for limbs grace a vast range of products in Japan, from stationery and soft furnishings to laptops.’
    • ‘He gets paid to draw cartoon characters, and he's good at it.’
    • ‘At the end of the movie, my friend the cartoon character comes on screen and asks me if I want to see more information on the items I selected.’
    • ‘We also know that Scooby-Doo is one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time.’
    • ‘So Buzz Lightyear is only an animated character but heck, even the occasional cartoon character has an ego, and Buzz Lightyear is one of those cocky characters.’
    • ‘Gamers can choose from one of eight different wacky cartoon characters before jumping into the game.’
    • ‘She voices an animated cartoon character, and they've got all kinds of audio toys up there at the studio.’
    • ‘If you're a fan of classic animation or cartoon characters, then get a Mickey Mouse phone for your office.’
    • ‘We all remember those little blue cartoon characters; well, they're back on TV.’
    • ‘If they want to make it really catchy so people remember it, perhaps they could get some kind of hip cartoon character like a tiger with sunglasses to rap something out.’
    • ‘Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes and decorate their bikes.’
    • ‘The instantly recognisable faces of popular cartoon characters Wallace and Gromit are also lit up in the extraordinary collection.’
    • ‘He was responsible for the design of many popular cartoon characters, of which the best-known was Scooby Doo.’
    • ‘What I found really interesting was the end credits where the photographs of the actors that did the voice-overs were placed beside the headshots of the cartoon characters they did.’
    1. 1.1A person or portrayal lacking in depth or characterized by exaggerated or stereotypical features.
      ‘in the films, Bond is a cartoon character’
      • ‘she's become a cartoon character of what she once was’
      • ‘He stars as a successful, but neurotic, chef with two children and a wife so over-the-top in her evil that she's practically a cartoon character.’
      • ‘Warhol became a living cartoon character, flitting about parties and making public appearances.’
      • ‘His role has become a whiny cartoon character, overacted to the point of being out in the stratosphere.’
      • ‘If they can pigeonhole a rapper into a caricature or cartoon character, posing with head rags, processed hair, baggy pants, goatees, humongous diamond necklaces and rings, horrific looking platinum teeth, they—the media—will.’
      • ‘Sure, he's always been a bit of a cartoon character, but he's wise enough to embrace that status just enough to make it work for him rather than against him.’
      • ‘Richard becomes a kind of cartoon character at one point, marching like he's in a video game.’
      • ‘He's a living cartoon character, with his bemused smirk and raised eyebrow saying "What's this now?"’
      • ‘He's in a curious place in this film, no longer the living cartoon character he was in movies like Ace Ventura, not quite a "serious" dramatic character as he was in The Truman Show.’
      • ‘It can get tiresome, although Rourke, somewhat of a real-life cartoon character, pulls it off the most convincingly.’