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Cartoon Characters that have defined my childhood years.

Updated on July 8, 2011

Mickey mouse

My early years 5 to about 12 

My First memories of cartoons were from about five years old.

The very first character I can recall was Mickey mouse. His wife Minnie with her Polka dot bows. They were a strange family with Goofy and Horace

 Donald duck

My next memories were of Donald Duck. His appendage Daggy and his nephews Huey, dewey and llouis. I adored Scrooge Mcduck and his vaults of money

 Wile E Coyote

My next memories of cartoon characters were the Wile E Coyote series where he was always pitted against the road runner and never succeeded

Nancy and Sluggo

Nancy and Sluggo (I was about 10 years old at this time)

My later years were defined by Nancy and Sluggo cartoons

Little Lulu

 Litlle Lulu featured in my life at this time too (I was about 10 at the time).

I also enjoyed Little Lulu at this time more particular as she ahd a weight challenged friend Tubby. I too had a friend who was a bit tubby so I could really relate to this carton.!.

lulu

Archie Veronica and co.

As I grew older I related to Archie, Veronica and Co. More the comics than the cartoons and the Archies became a phenomena of the seveties which applied more to my children than me. However, I could relate to them.

Archie Veronica and Co.

 So this really A call back past with a couple of reminiscences

My second Childhood 1980 - Present

 As A young adult and older adult bringing up children the Simpsons has had a special poignancy for me. My kids saw me as Homer, My ex as Marge and my eldest son and youngest daughter as Bart and Lisa respectively. This cartoon has had a defining number of years in my life

The Simpsons

Another Great Hubmob by Sixtyorso

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      PADDYBOY60 

      6 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      I love these oldies. I don't recall how old I was when I started watching them. Mighty Mouse was my first favorite, I do believe.

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      William F Torpey 

      8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      It's nice to see the old cartoons again, sixtyorso. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck were always fun. When I went to the movies as a kid in Yonkers, N.Y., we had three theaters pretty close together, and we didn't look to see what movies were playing. Instead we check to see which theater had the most cartoons, and that's where we laid out our 15 cents. My big favorites were Mighty Mouse and the Road Runner. Thanks for bringing me back there.

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      AE Why thank you I really apppreciate you stopping by and commenting

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      Julianna 

      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I remember the re-runs of LULU those were the days when cartoons and innocence was fun. The next time I watch the Simpsons I will defintiley remember you.:)

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Raven I am so glad that you enjoyed this one. I really enjoyed putting this hub together too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Raven King 

      9 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Sixtyorso this is a great collection. Minnie and Mickey mouse are so sweet and funny.

      I see Nancy. Cute as a button!

      Thanks for a great hub!

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Glad to revive those special memories.

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      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Those were the days, indeed those were the good old days

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Badco Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekekend.

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Laughing Mom Hi Thanks I had a great few days leading uo to my birthday on Monday. spoilt rotten and a kilogram up in weight. Putting in extra gym time yesterday and today to get back to normal.

      Glad you enjoyed the cartoons.

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      Laughing Mom 

      9 years ago

      I'd never seen Nancy and Sluggo or Little Lulu before, but they were pretty cute up there. Roadrunner and Coyote were my favorite!

      Great stuff, sos! Hope you had a great birthday!

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      anjalichugh I wonder if nostalgia and the ability to evoke memories is a function getting older? Glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for dropping by

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Hi blondie thanks for dropping by appreciated as always LOL

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      anjalichugh 

      9 years ago from New York

      Hey that was an amazing collection. You took me back to my childhood days. Archie, Veronica were my favorite comic book characters. Needless to speak about Miki and Donald Duck cartoons which are every child's favorite. It was enjoyable and fun filled. Thx

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      blondepoet 

      9 years ago from australia

      Hey Sixty just dropped in for some supper with you and to give your page another thumbs up :)

      Oh yes the cat hub I asked him to get me a tiger yes I remember ROFL

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      ledefensetech  a little bit of all of us in him? Thanks for stopping by and commenting as well as your fan Mail. Much appreciated.

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Cabin girl thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes Bart is great.

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      ledefensetech 

      9 years ago from Cape Girardeau, MO

      Homer, man. He's got just the right amount of oafishness about him.

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      I am glad to have evoked those memories.Soupy Sales is not one I am familiar with. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      StarDelights 

      9 years ago from USA

      I used to get up Early (4-5 AM) every Saturday morning and watch cartoons and munch on cereal with Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Underdog and a few others that I can't remember their names! Remember Soupy Sales (spelling questionable?)

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      No the cat hub is paper moon's https://hubpages.com/literature/I-got-a-new-cat it is great!

      Let's get back to hub hopping again!

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      blondepoet 

      9 years ago from australia

      Lol Sixty where is your cat hub. I am scanning everywhere....(hugs)xoxox

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Redelf Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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      RedElf 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much for sharing these memories with us. Great Hub!

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Earnest I so am glad this hub evoked such a positive response. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. As always, much appreciated. Writing for hubpages is like writing with instant applause!

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      earnestshub 

      9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      So much fun! Thanks Sixtyorso! That put some more light in my day!

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Aya_Hajime I agree, most of my childhood memories of cartooons are based on the comics too, as we did not have TV in South Africa until about 1971. Comics of that era are worth a fortune if you could lay your hands on them.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the trouble to read and comment, much appreciated.

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Blondie I guess you would make a great Veronica but i kinda picture you as a Betty (girl nextdoor - blonde cute type). Except for the Simpson's and maybe South Park I agree the older ones were better.

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      Aya_Hajime 

      9 years ago

      I love the Disney ducks - especially Scrooge. I actually liked the comic books a lot more than the cartoons. Don't see them around much anymore.

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      blondepoet 

      9 years ago from australia

      Oh wow Sixty this is a great Hub. Don't you think it is true that the cartoon characters today are nothing as good as the older ones. Yet they should be better but they are not. I have read Archie comics and it made me want to be Betty lol.(hugs) xox

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Writer Rider So glad to have been able to bring back pleasant memories of your youth. I am glad you stopped by and commented. Very much appreciated thank you.

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      Writer Rider 

      9 years ago

      This brings back memories. When I was a kid (even a teenage one) I would wake up in the morning and eat coco pebbles while watching cartoons...particularily Walt Disney cartoons. Great memories.

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Tom glad i could drag out some old memories. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Much appreciated.

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      Tom rubenoff 

      9 years ago from United States

      It's great to hear your picks. I remember really anticipating Johnny Quest, but Daffy Duck and Tom and Jerry were also faves. Thanks for the trip back, Sixty.

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Candie V, I had forgotten about the mouseketeers.I also remember Mighty Mouse.Thank for enjoying this one with me

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      G-Ma Johnson Glad you enjoyed the memories. Great fun weren't they?

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      hot dorkage Yes those crazy crows. I do remember them. Which one was the one with the cigar?

    • sixtyorso profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      MM thanks for your comments. Yes Felix was one of my cartoon favourites as well

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      RooBee thanks for your comments. Yes you are right cartoon characters don't age do they/ I had forgotten about Bart's intial appearances on Tracey Ulman>

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      Candie V 

      9 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I loved Nancy and Sluggo and Little Lulu and yes G-ma Felix the Cat and the mousketeers and Archie... man we were way cool!!!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I actually have a Felix the Cat orginal movie...my parents used to show us after we sat through their home movies...LOL.. I also loved Roadrunner and Little LuLu...Nice reminders...thanks :O) Hugs

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      hot dorkage 

      9 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Heckle and Jekyle. Remember them?

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      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hi Sixty, I love all the old fashioned cartoon characters you mention. Hadn't thought about Nancy or Little Lulu for years. How about Felix the Cat? Did you like him?

      Also love that you inclued a modern-day love. How cool that your family each has a Simpsons character they resemble! I definitely think that continuing to love and appreciate cartoons as adults keeps us young -- as it obviously does in your case! Cheers, MM

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      Arby Bourne 

      9 years ago from USA

      Great job & what good picks. When the Simpsons started as a series (after the Tracey Ullman stint) Bart & I were the same age. I've been hooked ever since, but that little rascal is somehow still ten as I push thirty! :) Nice 'toon hub.

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Princessa I have added the Simpsons at the bottom of this hub, I hope it improves it!

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Frieda I am thrilled to find people are enjoying this hub. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is much appreciated!

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Pricessa I guess the answer to that is yes. My favourite adult cartoon over the last 20 odd years is the Simpsons.

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      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      sixtyorso, I'm watching and having a blast! Thanks for putting these together.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      Not yet, wait a minute, I'll have a look. BTW that Mickey's moving day is one of my boy's favourite cartoons, everytime he catches me at the computer he asks to see that on You Tube. Isn't it amazing how Mickey still a favourite character despite all these years? I wonder if modern cartoon characters will survive that well.

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      Clive Fagan 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Princessa my Pleasure, my intention. I am glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane. BTW did you see my car hub?

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      I am glad someone mention Lulu, I remember her, and of course loved her to bits. I had a cousin that looked so much like Lulu, OMG! Thanks for the trip to memory lane :)

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