The early 2000s were popular cartoon characters’ era, but some were always better than others. Keeping this in mind, today, we are bringing a list of the most iconic cartoon characters from the 2000s that will bring a big smile to your face.
Filled with a wacky sense of humor, iconic cartoon characters from the 2000s will always remain special to every 90s kid. Growing up, each of us was obsessed with them (some of us still are) and secretly wished we could swap lives with them. Don’t be shy now. I know it was every kid’s wish. I was one of them!
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10 Iconic Cartoon Characters From The 2000s | Millenials Can’t Thank Them Enough!
Millennials will always remain thankful to the iconic cartoon characters from the 2000s. You must be wondering why. It’s pretty simple because their savage attitude and a zany sense of humor developed by watching these characters and the entertaining cartoon series. Here is our humble thanks to these iconic 2000s cartoon characters for making our lives a little less miserable.
1# Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz | Phineas And Ferb!
Have you ever felt yourself sympathizing with a villain? No? If that’s true, you haven’t met Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb. Doofenshmirtz may be Platypus Perry’s biggest rival, but his actions speak otherwise every time. Each plan he makes to shame Perry ends up getting backfiring to the doctor himself.
Doofenshmirtz is not a harmful villain. Doofenshmirtz is the way he is because he was born into a loveless family. Despite that, the not-so-evil doctor tries his best to be a good father to daughter Vanessa.
2# Spongebob | Spongebob Squarepants!
Who is the internet’s favorite meme material from the early 2000s cartoon characters? It’s Spongebob Squarepants! Spongebob is everyone’s favorite sea sponge with a big goofy smile that shows his two teeth and even bigger ambitions. Spongebob does not believe any boundaries can stop him from fulfilling his dreams.
Because of his high spirits and kindness, Spongebob easily makes friends with everyone in the series. However, Spongebob’s idealism also brings him trouble most of the time.
3# Sokka | Avatar: The Last Airbender!
Tell me, is it too hard to love Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender? No, right!! Sokka is a goofball who finds himself trapped amongst a group of powerful friends. Sokka is a caring, young, sometimes silly, and often a hot-headed friend.
However, being the only main character unable to bend elements, Sokka thinks low of himself. Sokka’s growth from a journey of shame to courage is arguably one of the best arcs in the series.
4# Carl | Jimmy Neutron!
Carl may not have been Jimmy’s best friend initially but over the entirety of the show, everyone saw their bond grow deeper. Carl was a nerd and his obsession with croissants and (ahem ahem) Jimmy’s mom made him the biggest meme material of the decade. The OG fans of Jimmy Neutron were quick to discover the godlike qualities in Carl’s personality, making him a fan favorite and more popular than the main character of the series. The best thing about Carl was seeing him grow from a timid boy into a courageous friend.
5# Shaggy & Scooby | What’s New Scooby-Doo!
Scooby and Shaggy! Here comes our favorite detective/goofy duo from the early 2000s. While Shaggy is completely unaware of his surroundings and does not know where he is going, Scooby is only interested in eating his favorite food, aka the Scooby snacks.
The duo often acts as bait to lure the culprit into the trap. I am not going to speak further, but everyone knows how smart the duo became once the culprit was out. Right?
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6# Sandy Cheeks | Spongebob Squarepants!
Spongebob may have been the backbone of Nickelodeon’s popular kids’ show, but Spongebob Squarepants would have been nothing without Sandy Cheeks. Sandy Cheeks is a squirrel and the innovative mind behind the beautiful undersea world where Spongebob and his friends live.
Although, Sandy lives in a separate glass dome filled with oxygen because she is a squirrel, and she can’t breathe underwater. Sandy’s Texan roots and hyper-competitive nature bring the best out of her and make her one of the most loved cartoon characters of all time.
7# Stitch | Lilo & Stitch!
Raise your hands if you always have wanted a fun and loving pet like Stitch from the 2000s popular cartoon series Lilo & Stitch. Growing up, I was always envious of Lilo because she had a naughty little goofball by her side, and I had my little brother (talk about luck!!!).
Lilo and Stitch’s bond will always remain iconic because Stitch was a bloodthirsty alien before he met Lilo. However, things quickly changed with their growing bond, and stitch became one of the most loved cartoon characters to this date.
8# Mandy | The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy!
If you are a proud 2000s kid, there is no chance that you won’t remember Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. While Billy was the silly wide-eyed nim wit of the show, it was always Mandy’s duty to bring out Willy’s notorious wild side.
Mandy is a no-nonsense girl, clearly annoyed by the idiots surrounding her all the time. Mandy is your typical next neighbor who thinks she is smarter than everyone else in the room. However, only Mandy’s savage attitude and sarcasm complement the eerie vibe of this show.
9# Mr. Crocker | The Fairly OddParents!
Wasn’t it annoying to see Mr. Crocker’s unhealthy obsession with Timmy’s magical Godparents? Throughout the entirety of the series, Mr. Crocker went to insane lengths to uncover the truth of Timmy’s parents and prove their existence.
However, poor Mr. Crocker’s plans were always ruined by the magical powers of Timmy and his godparents. In most scenarios, Mr. Crocker would often receive critical injuries, but that never stopped him from getting close to the truth.
10# Sam, Clover & Alex | Totally Spies!
Please tell me that you remember the best secret spies of the early 2000s! Sam, Clover & Alex are the inseparable secret spies from everyone’s favorite cartoon series, Totally Spies. It was nearly impossible for them to keep their identities hidden while juggling school and crime drama.
With each episode, the horror of getting exposed in front of the world kept coming closer to these undercover agents. Well, you aren’t a good agent if you don’t know how to cover your tracks. Right?
Ironically, the most popular and iconic cartoon characters from the 2000s aren’t the main characters in their respective series. Well, a few of them are, but besides them, the side characters managed to steal every 90s kids’ heart. If you have enjoyed spending a little more time with them, let us know who your favorite is in the comments below.