Gallery of Famous Cartoon Cat Characters Over The Years

Alright CAT lovers everywhere, here’s the long awaited counterpart to the dog list I presented several years back….. about 7 years ago to be exact. The canine post became one of the all-time most popular posts on this site (according to the overall visitor count)

disney-cat-collageOnce again – a little intro… Nostalgia tends to take center stage when it comes to collective thoughts of your favorite childhood felines over the years.  Over the years you’ve encountered cats of various shapes, sizes, colors, spieces as well as dispositions in all sorts of media…..TV, movies, childrens books, comic books, billboards, commercials, advertisements, video games, brand name mascots, products, toys, etc. We’ve been exposed to a sensory overload of images – which kept us entertained. A lot of those memories were embedded in our minds on those Saturday morning cartoons. It’s kinda funny how you’ll remember many of these characters that you haven’t thought about in ages once you come across some of the images below.

So with that being said, there should be quite a number of familiar pictures below that all cat-collagegenerations will recognize, or I should say, American TV audiences primarily, from the pre-1940’s through the present. I’m sure there are some of these that you may still enjoy. The following gallery captures the majority of those felines that really stood out over the years. Many of these can be traced back to the early days of television (1940’s), (a few are even currently on the air). Some evolved from movies, others from the comic strips and funny pages (with many of these dating back to the 1920’s-1930’s). Many classic Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers, MGM, Terrytunes, Nicktoons, Looney Tunes, etc.

Keep in mind that these not only cover house cats but also include the big kitty cats too….. lions, tigers, leopards, panthers, cheetahs, wildcats, cougars, lynx, puma, etc.

Quite a few of these famous feline critters make us laugh with their quirky, irreverent, unique, carefree, styles which we never seem to tire of over the years. Hopefully your favorite is included below. If not, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to find them.

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…Pictures are displayed below in alphabetical order to make it easier to use as for reference. This pictorial list be be updated periodically as time & reasearch allows. Your suggestions will also be taken into consideration when possible. Enjoy!!!!!

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Gallery of Famous Cartoon Cat Characters

Alex (Alakay)

(from Madagascar)

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Arlene

(from Garfield)

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Aristocats

(Toulouse, Berlioz, Marie, Duchess, Thomas O’Malley)

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Azrael

(from The Smurfs)

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Babbitt & Catstello

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Bagheera

(from Jungle Book)

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Bill The Cat (aka Bill D. Cat)

(from Bloom County)

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Bonkers T. Bobcat

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Bucky Katt

(from Get Fuzzy comic strip)

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Butch Cat

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Cat In The Hat

(the Dr. Seuss classic)

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Cheshire Cat

(from Alice in Wonderland)

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Chester Cheetah

(the Cheetos mascot)

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Claude Cat

(from Looney Tunes)

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Cool Cat

(from Looney Tunes)

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Courageous Cat

(from Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse)

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Cringer [aka Battlecat]

(from He-Man / Masters of the Universe)

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Crusty The Cat

(from Chuck E Cheese)

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Duchess

(from The Aristocats)

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Eek The Cat

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Exxon Tiger

(mascot from the Exxon Oil Company)

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Fat Cat

(from Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers)

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Felix The Cat

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Figaro

(from Pinocchio)

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Fluff, Muff & Puff

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Fluffy

(from Rugrats)

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Fraidy Cat

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Fritz The Cat

(from the first adult (x-rated) animated movie from the 70’s)

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Garfield

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Gideon

(from Pinocchio)

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Heathcliff

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Hello Kitty

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Hobbes

(from Calvin & Hobbes)

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Itchy Brother

(from The King & Odie)

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King Leonardo

(from The King & Odie / Tennessee Tuxedo)

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King Leonidas

(from Bedknobs & Broomsticks)

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Klondike Kat

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Korky The Cat

(from Dandy comics in the UK)

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Lightning & Meathead

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Linus the Lionhearted

(the Crispy Critters Cereal lion mascot)

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Lippy The Lion

(from Lippy The Lion & Hardy Har Har)

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Lucifer

(from Cinderella)

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Luna

(from Sailor Moon)

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M.A.D. Cat (aka Furball)

(antagonist of Inspector Gadget)

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Marie

(from The Aristocats)

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Meowth

(from Pokemon)

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Mittens

(from Bolt The Movie)

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Mr. Jinks

(from Pixie & Dixie)

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Mr. Kitty

(from South Park)

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Mufasa & Nala

(from Lion King)

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Nermal

(from Garfield)

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Oliver

(from Oliver & Company)

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Overcat

(from Underdog)

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Peg-Leg Pete

(from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)

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Penelope Pussycat

(from Pepe Le Pew)

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Pink Panther

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Punkin Puss

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Puss in Boots

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Pussyfoot

(from Marc Antony & Pussyfoot)

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Rags The Tiger

(from Crusader Rabbit)

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Rajah

(from Aladdin)

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Ruff

(from Ruff & Reddy)

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Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat

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Scat Cat

(from The Aristocats)

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Scratchy

(Itchy & Scratchy from The Simpsons)

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Sebastian

(from Josie & The Pussy Cats)

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Shere Khan

(from Jungle Book)

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Si & Am (The Twin Siamese Cats)

(from Lady & The Tramp)

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Simba

(from Lion King)

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Simon’s Cat

(from the British comic & book series)

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Snagglepuss

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Snooper

(from Snooper & Blabber)

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Snowball

(from The Simpsons)

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Sour-Puss

(from Pac Man the cartoon)

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Stimpy

(from Ren & Stimpy)

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Sylvester The Cat

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Thomas O’Malley

(full name: Abraham de Lacy Giuseppe Casey Thomas O’Malley, the Alley Cat)

(from The Aristocats)

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Thundercats

(Lion-O, Jaga, Tygra, Cheetara & Panthro)

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Tibbs (Sgt. Tibbs)

(from 101 Dalmations)

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Tigger

(from Winnie The Pooh)

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Tigress

(from Kung Fu Panda)

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Tom  (aka Thomas “Tom” Cat)

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Tony The Tiger

(the iconic mascot from Kelloggs Frosted Flakes cereal)

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Top Cat

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Top Cat (with friends)

(TC, Benny The Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain, Fancy-Fancy, Spook, Officer Dibble)

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Topsy

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Waffles & Chainsaw

(from Goof Troop)

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Liquor Mascots: Do You Remember These?

Anybody remember any of these liquor-related mascots over the years? Anyone sober enough to care? 😛 These are just a handful of characters used to promote alcoholic beverages over the years on TV as well as in magazines, newspapers, etc. A few are still in use today.

Hamm's Bear - From the land of sky blue waters - Comes the beer refreshing - Hamm's Beer

Hamm's Bear - From the land of sky blue waters - Comes the beer refreshing - Hamm's Beer

Bacardi Rum Bat

Bacardi Rum Bat

Captain Morgan Rum Pirate

Captain Morgan Rum Pirate

Guiness Stout Toucan

Guiness Stout Toucan

Jagermeister Buck

Jagermeister Buck

Johnny Walker Scotch Whiskey

Johnny Walker Scotch Whiskey

Miller Girl - Miller High Life Beer

Miller Girl - Miller High Life Beer

Schlitz Malt Liquor - Blue Bull

Schlitz Malt Liquor - Blue Bull

Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey

Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey

Remember Spuds McKenzie?

Remember Spuds McKenzie?

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

charlie_tunaMascots used in advertising over the years are the backbone of nearly all ronald_macdonaldsuccessful “image conscious” companies in the United States as well as worldwide. Mascots and icons conjure up all sorts of nostalgic images from childhood through present day. Many of the well remembered ones stood out in our minds as either funny, heartwarming, stupid, absurd or provocative. They also had another important element ….. having an identifiable character, a catchy jingle, or a Kool_Aid_mancool well thought catchphrase.

Some of the best-loved ads of the 20th century have names like Charlie, Tony, Ronald, Betty and Mr. Peanut. Others, like Joe Camel, the Marlboro Frito_BanditoMan and the Kool Penguin, may not have been  as beloved, but grew to have immense worldwide impact and could instantly be identified with their respective product. Even Fred and Barney were used for advertising Winston Cigarettes at one time ….. before all the negative implications of how hazardous smoking was on our lungs and how impressionable they were on hamms-bearyoungsters.

From frozen vegetables to packaged cake mix, from fast food to automobile tires, these well thought out, carefully drawn characters are the personifications of businesses that began small but grew to become dominant brands within their twinkie_the_kidrespective fields ….. thanks in large part to their famous icons.

This list below represents the majority of the most remembered, as well as successful, print and billboard ads, television commercials, product endoresements, mascots, icons and logos of all time. These have all made a powerful dent in our subconscious and made a powerful and longlasting impact in the marketplace. From the thousands of mascots and ads, these were the ones that stood out the Nesquik_bunnymost. The criteria used here is based upon overall effectiveness, longevity, recognizability and cultural impact.chester_cheetah_basketball

Enjoy your trip down memory lane. Be watching for a forthcoming post featuring product catchphrases. I will have a link when the post is created.

UPDATED:  2 links have been recently added  that relate to this post – You can check them out at the bottom of this posting.

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See how many of the cereal brand mascots you remember in the collage below.

 

 

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  1. Mickey Mouse – Walt Disney Company/Disneyland/DisneyWorldenergizer_bunny
  2. Energizer Bunny – Eveready Energizer Batteries
  3. Tony The Tiger – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal
  4. Charlie The Tuna – Starkist Tuna
  5. Trix Rabbit – General Mill’s Trix Cereal
  6. Speedy – Alka Seltzer
  7. Poppin’ Fresh The Pillsbury Doughboy – Pillsbury Rolls/Products
  8. Jolly Green Giant – Green Giant Vegetables
  9. Nipper The Dog (fox terrier) – RCA Victor Company
  10. Frito Bandito – Frito Lay Corn Chips
  11. Chicken of The Sea Mermaid – Chicken of The Sea Tunaernie_keebler_elves
  12. Elsie The Cow – Borden Dairy Products
  13. Miss Chiquita – Chiquita Bananas
  14. Ham’s Bear – Hams Beer
  15. M&M’s – M&M’s
  16. Mrs. Butterworth – Mrs. Butterworth Pancake Syrup
  17. Spuds McKenzie – Bud Light Beer
  18. Gidget The Taco Bell Chihuahua – Taco Bell Restaurants
  19. Dig ‘Em The Frog – Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks Cereal (renamed Honey Smacks)
  20. Sugar Bear – Post Super Sugar Crisp (renamed Golden Crisps)joe_camel
  21. Snap, Crackle & Pop – Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
  22. Jack – Jack-In -The-Box Restaurants
  23. Marvelous Magical Burger King (the older cartoonish mascot – 2 versions) – Burger King Restaurants
  24. Chef Boyardee – Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
  25. Ronald McDonald – McDonalds Restaurants (also included here could be Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Grimace & Birdie)Gecko
  26. Kool Aid Man – Kool-Aid Drink Mix
  27. Joe Camel – Camel Brand Cigarettes
  28. Lucky The Leprechaun – General Mill’s Lucky Charms Cereal
  29. Sonny The Cuckoo Bird – General Mill’s Cocoa Puffs Cereal
  30. Toucan Sam – Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal
  31. Martin The Gecko – Geico Auto Insurance
  32. Geico Cavemen – Geico Auto Insurance
  33. Morris The Cat – 9 Lives Cat Foodtootsie-pop-owl
  34. Colonel Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants
  35. Sugar Pops Pete The Prairie Dog – Kellogg’s Sugar Pops Cereal (renamed Corn Pops)
  36. Cornelius The Rooster – Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
  37. Mr. Peanut – Planters Peanuts
  38. Great Root Bear – A & W Root Beer & Restaurants
  39. Cap’n Crunch – Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Cereal
  40. Buzz Bee – General Mill’s Honey Nut CheeriosMr_Clean_circle
  41. Chester Cheetah – Cheetos Crunch
  42. Quiky The Bunny – Nestle’s Quik (later changed to Nesquik) Chocolate Mix
  43. Mr. Clean – Mr. Clean
  44. Snuggle Bear (Teddy Bear) – Snuggle Fabric Softener
  45. Dutch Boy – Dutch Boy Paint
  46. Mr. Rollback – Wal-Mart Stores
  47. Big Boy – Big Boy Restaurants
  48. Sambo & Jolly Tiger – Sambo’s RestaurantsBig_Boy
  49. Punchy – Hawaiian Punch Drink Mix
  50. Choo Choo Charlie – Good & Plenty Candy
  51. Count Chocula – General Mill’s Count Chocula Cereal
  52. Frankey Berry – General Mill’s Franken Berry Cereal
  53. Boo Berry – General Mill’s Boo Berry Cereal
  54. Sailor Jack & Bingo – Cracker Jacks
  55. W.C. Fritos – Frito Lay Corn Chips
  56. Foster Farm Chickens – Foster Farms Chicken
  57. Geoffrey The Giraffe – Toys R UsCracker_Jack_mascots
  58. Aunt Jemima – Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix & Syrup
  59. Buster Brown & Tige The dog) – Buster Brown Shoes
  60. Kenner Gooney Bird – Kenner’s Toy Company
  61. Quisp – Quisp Cereal
  62. Sun-Maid Raisins Girl – Sun-Maid Raisins
  63. Granny Goose – Granny Goose Potato Chips
  64. Michelin Man (aka Bibendum) – Michelin Tires
  65. Bullseye (the Miniature Bull Terrier) – Target Stores
  66. Kool Penguin – Kool Cigarettesjolly_green_giant
  67. Exxon Tiger – Exxon Gasoline
  68. Aflac Duck – Aflac Insurance
  69. Chuck E. Cheese – Chuck E. Cheese Pizza (formerly Pizza Time Theater)
  70. Helping Hand – Betty Crocker’s Hamburger Helper
  71. Little Foster – Foster’s Freeze Restaurants
  72. Kernel Kleenup (aka “The Little Man”) – Western Exterminator
  73. Little Miss Sunbeam – Sunbeam Bread
  74. Umbrella Girl – Morton Salt
  75. Tropic-Ana – Tropicana
  76. Coppertone Girl – Coppertone Sunscreenmario
  77. Pets.com Sock Puppet – Pets.com Pet Supplies
  78. Reddy Kilowatt –
  79. Jeff – Burger Chef Restaurants
  80. Vlasic Stork – Vlasic Pickles
  81. Gorton Fisherman – Gorton Seafood Company
  82. Cool Spot – 7-Up Soft Drinks
  83. White Knight – Ajax Laundry Detergent
  84. Ajax Pixies – Ajax Cleanser
  85. Betty Crocker – Betty Crocker Baking ProductsDig-em-frog
  86. Anderson Soup Twins – Anderson Soup
  87. Campbell’s Soup Kids – Campbell’s Soup
  88. Quaker Oats Man – Quaker Oats Cereal
  89. Twinkie The Kid – Hostess Twinkies
  90. Budweiser Frogs – Budweiser Beer
  91. Brawny Lumberjack – Brawny Paper Towels
  92. Brother Dominick – Xerox
  93. Mr. Bluelight – K-Mart Stores
  94. Carvel Ice Cream Guy – Carvel Ice CreamToys_R_Us_geoffrey_mascot
  95. Culligan Lady – Culligan Water Softener
  96. Hy Finn – Standard Oil of California
  97. Jello-O  Baby – Jell-O
  98. Jared – Subway Restaurants
  99. Mr. Owl – Tootsie Rolls & Tootsie Pops
  100. Gerber Baby – Gerber Baby Food
  101. Josephine The Plumber – Comet Cleanser
  102. Juan Valdez – National Federation of Coffee Growersambos
  103. Kedso The Clown – Ked’s Brand Sneakers
  104. Mr. Bubble – Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath
  105. Keebler Elves (Ernie The Elf) – Keebler Foods (Crackers)
  106. California Raisins – California Raisins Advisory Board
  107. Happy Cows (Talking Cows) – Real California Cheese/Milk
  108. Little Caesar – Little Caesar Pizza
  109. Little Old Winemaker – Italian Swiss Colony Wines
  110. Madge The Manicurist – Palmolive Dish Washing Detergent
  111. Marky Maypo – Maypo CerealPunchy
  112. Marlboro Man – Marlboro Cigarettes
  113. Indian Maiden – Land-O-Lake Butter/Dairy Products
  114. Maytag Man – Maytag Appliances
  115. Little Mikey (the Freckly-faced Kid) – Life Cereal
  116. Mrs. Olson – Folgers Coffee
  117. Mr. Goodwin – Crest Toothpaste
  118. Mr. George Whipple – Charmin Toilet Paper
  119. Goodyear Blimp – Goodyear Tire Company
  120. Mother Nature – Chiffon Margarineelsie
  121. Sunny – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal
  122. The Noid – Domino’s Pizza
  123. Orville Redenbacher – Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popcorn
  124. Popsicle Pete – Popsicle Frozen Pops
  125. Polar Bear – Icee
  126. Slush Puppie – Slush Puppie
  127. Oscar Mayer Bologny Kid – Oscar Mayer Bologny
  128. Manny, Moe & Jack – Pep Boys Auto Partslittle_ceasar
  129. Rosie The Waitress – Bounty Paper Towels
  130. Ty-D-Bol Man – Ty-D-Bol Toilet Cleaner
  131. Uncle Ben – Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice
  132. Honeycomb Kid – Post’s Honeycomb Cereal
  133. Yipes The Zebra – Fruit Stripe Gum
  134. Klondike The Polar Bear – Klondike Ice Cream Bar
  135. Mr. Meow – Meow Mix Cat Food
  136. Scrubbing Bubbles – Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner
  137. Fruit of The Loom Guys – Fruit of The Loom Underwear/Sleepwearm&ms
  138. Mario – Nintendo Entertainment System
  139. Sonic The Hedgehog – Sega Video Games
  140. Duke The Dog – Bush’s Baked Beans
  141. Kash (with the googly eyes) – Geico Auto Insurance
  142. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man – Stay Puft Marshmallow Company (actually a fictitious mascot from the movie Ghostbusters)

Below are two of my favorite current ads running that feature an ensemble cast of mascots from the past. Can you identify them all?

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PLEASE NOTE:  If you enjoyed this post of Most Popular Advertising Mascots … youPillsbury_Doughboy pasquallymay want to check out two other posts in this blog. One has over 300 of the more popular Catchphrases Expressions & Slogans of the 50’s – 60’s – 70’s -80’s – 90’s. A number of sayings and catchphrases that caught on from these advertisements will also be reflected in this post. The newest post contains TV’s Greatest Commercial Ads of Slogans, Jingles, Taglines & Catchphrases.

Simply click on the links below to continue your nostalgic journey down memory lane. 🙂

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