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After I finally got around to posting my "Famous Redheads Throughout History" article, I got to thinking. I knew that there was something missing. But what was it? I wasn't sure at the time.
Several people made suggestions, and left great comments, concerning people who had been left out, but still, it felt like something still needed to be done. I was at a loss. You ever get that feeling? You are getting ready to do something, and you know that you forgot something. You leave the house with a feeling like you forgot about something important. The feeling is a little like that. I really hate that feeling, and it will nag at me until I have figured it out.
Then, last night, as I watched hour after hour of Family Guy, it hit me! Cartoons!! Cartoon redheads!! I was leaving out a very important group of redheads that have been a part of my life since childhood! So, naturally, that leads me here. The many ginger-ific cartoon characters and a couple of fictional non-cartoons. You will see what I mean.
*After originally publishing this article, I have received numerous comments. Most of them suggesting additions. It seems as if I have forgotten so many characters. I am sorry for that. They are being added, and an additional article is in the works to cover the overwhelming number of responses I have received.
We all remember those classic cartoons. The ones like The Flintstones and The Jetsons, that have been around forever. I admit, I watched a lot of classic cartoons when I was a kid. I sometimes still do. I don't see anything wrong with that. I have even managed to share some of them with my own daughters.
Having said that, let's take a look at some of them.
The Flintstones gave us not one, but two, beautiful, cartoon redheads. The smart and patient, Wilma Flintstone, who often had her hands full with her bumbling, not-so-bright husband, Fred. She also had Pebbles, another redhead, to tend to. Pebbles was an adorable, bubbly little girl, who already had Bam-Bam fawning over her.
The Jetsons gave us Jane Jetson, futuristic and classy. She too, had a lot to deal with. A fumbling husband who often got himself into trouble, a teenage daughter and a very bright son. Not to mention Astro, the family's beloved dog. At least Jane had the good luck to have a robot maid to help her out. I'm still waiting on my robot maid. I thought they would have had those by now. Unfortunately, all we have are weird, little robot vacuums.
Let's not forget a classic comic strip of iconic status. I am talking about The Peanuts cartoon here. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang. I can't count the number of times I have watched all the Charlie Brown holiday specials. The Christmas one is my favorite. But, do you remember the girl Charlie pined over year after year? She didn't even have a name, and she was rarely seen. "The little red haired girl"; that's all she was ever called, if memory serves me. Such mystery.
As far as classics go, this is a popular favorite even today. Besides a variety of television shows and animated movies, there have also been two live action movies involving this character. Who am I talking about? Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo, of course! Daphne, and the rest of the Scooby Gang, have been solving mysteries and chasing ghosts for many, many years. She has held up surprisingly well.
Raggedy Ann and Andy
A few classic cartoon redheads I seem to have forgotten are Raggedy Ann and Andy. That adorable little rag doll brother and sister team. They are so cute!! I don't know how I forgot about them. I'm pretty sure I had a Raggedy Ann doll when I was little.
Josie and The Pussycats
Also left off the original list is Josie, from Josie and The Pussycats. Kind of a take off Scooby-Doo, with a trio of girl rockers getting into all sorts of interesting situations. It was another fun cartoon that was also made into a live-action movie several years ago. Warner Brothers also brought us the untamed excitement of one Yosemite Sam. He always made me laugh as a small child.
I do admit. I watch a lot of kids' shows. I have a young daughter, and another not-so-young daughter, and they both love cartoons. I get to see a wide range of children's television thanks to them. Some of it by choice, most of it... not so much. One of them is just breaking into the pre-school aged shows, and the other has moved onto other things.
Darby from Winnie the Pooh
She used to be a huge fan of Playhouse Disney, on the Disney Channel. She was always asking me if she could watch one show or another. She is a big fan of Winnie the Pooh, and there was a new incarnation of that show on The Disney Channel when my oldest was little. With the help of a little girl named, Darby, Pooh and Tigger solve mysteries. Darby is a cute little cartoon redhead, and the show was decent. I just miss the classic Winnie the Pooh that I remember.
Same thing goes for Strawberry Shortcake. She has completely changed from when I was a kid. Her hair isn't even red anymore. For some reason, it's now pink. She wears pink, not red, and she looks nothing like the Strawberry Shortcake from my childhood. It makes me sad in a way, but I guess in time, all things change. LOL!
Chuckie from Rugrats
Rugrats is another show that has been around for a while. My sister used to watch Rugrats when she was younger, and it's still on today, in re-runs, though the kids have grown up some. Chuckie is the scared best friend of Tommy on the show. With his glasses and spiky red hair, he fits the classic mold of redheaded children as goofy, nerdy or strange. Still, he is likeable and sweet.
As my daughter has gotten older, she has moved on to other cartoon shows, aimed at a slightly older audience. Like the crime fighting, Kim Possible, who saves the world, and goes to cheer-leading practice all in the same day. I actually liked Kim Possible; it was kind of cute and funny, and it sends a positive message to kids.
Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls
Other shows I have come across, thanks to her, are Dexter's Laboratory, with little, redheaded genius, Dexter, who is constantly at odds with his sister, Dee-Dee, hiding in his lab, creating various strange inventions.
The Powerpuff Girls
Or The Powerpuff Girls, with spunky Blossom, leading the group of super-powered little girls, in an effort to stop the plots of villains of many different sorts.
It seems that I have forgotten more in this category than in any other. Where to start? I could double the size of this section alone!
Phineas and Ferb
Let's start with Phineas and Ferb. My daughter loves this show, and I just became aware of it a couple years ago, when she asked to watch it. She now has a Candace doll, and we watch the show together. Not only is Phineas a redhead, so are his sister, Candace, and their mother. The show is sweet and funny, and really sparks the imagination. Even my husband will watch it with me.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Another imaginative show with a redheaded character is Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. The character, Frankie helps out at the home, taking care of all sorts of strange and wonderful imaginary friends that have been abandoned or left behind by their children. Sadly, this show is a lot harder to find than it used to be. The few seasons that they made of the show can be found on Netflix, though.
Movies...I love movies. I will watch just about anything. I have seen terrible movies, incredible movies, and some of the silliest movies ever made. Not too often have there been movies involving cartoon redheads. Yes, there have been live action movies that were based on cartoons, that had redheaded characters. That's not what I mean.
There are a couple of exceptions. One is the sexy, Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Long, flowing red hair, curves everywhere, and a sexy, smokey voice; she had more than just Roger's cartoon heart thumping in that movie. Even flesh and blood characters were not immune to her...charms.
Another notable example is the sassy and tough Princess Fiona, from the Shrek movies. Whether she is a human princess or a big, green ogre, she comes across as strong and confident; not the normal damsel in distress that is characteristic of most fairy tales.
Of course, my favorite is the adorable, Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I still wish I could be her. I loved that movie growing up, and I often watch the cartoon show on the Disney Channel with my daughter. She loves Ariel, as well, and has several dolls and various toys to prove it. She will always be my favorite cartoon redhead.
Another beloved redhead character from the movies was Anastasia. I loved this movie! Even though I was a bit older when it came out, my mom still bought me an Anastasia doll. It was partly as a joke, because my name is short for Anastasia. I recently introduced my daughter to the movie, and she loves it as much as I do.
I don't read comic books, and I honestly know very little about them, so this took some work. I apologize if I leave any comic book redheads out of my list. Please feel free to make suggestions as to redheads I can add to this section or others.
Let's start with Batman. No, Batman is not a redhead. I know that. I am talking about the sexy villain, Poison Ivy, with her wild, flaming red hair and a great affinity for plant life. She manages to seduce every warm-blooded man she can in an attempt to get what she wants.
Now, let's make the leap from Batman to Spiderman. Peter Parker, better known as Spiderman, was in love with a redhead. Of course he was! With red hair, and the name Mary Jane, Spiderman was helpless to resist. Mary Jane shows the sweeter, more innocent side of comic book redheads.
Not so sweet and innocent, but still on the side of good, is Jean Grey, from the X-Men. With her amazing mutant powers, she fights evil, and defends other mutants like herself. She is a strong, independent character, fully capable of taking care of herself.
There have also been male comic characters with red hair. The most notable example is Archie from the Archie comics. Endlessly torn between the adorable and sweet, blonde, Betty and the difficult, but alluring, brunette, Veronica, Archie was engaged in an ongoing struggle that plagues most men.
Alfred E. Newman
The only non-comic book addition to this section is the one, the only, Alfred E. Newman. That name may sound familiar to some of you, but where he comes from, should sound familiar to most of you. He was the goofy looking, gap-toothed, cover boy of Mad Magazine.
Added due to suggestions are Brenda Starr, from the comic strip, and Little Orphan Annie.
I was not aware of Brenda Starr, but I knew of Little Orphan Annie, but not that there was a comic strip. I was only aware of the movie musical, and broadway play. Sorry about those. They have been faithfully added now.
While most cartoons are seen as kid's stuff, cartoons are quickly becoming socially acceptable forms of entertainment for the adults of the world. From baby boomers to Gen X-er's, cartoons remind us of our youth, but these cartoons are nothing like the Saturday morning cartoons we faithfully watched every day. These tackle more adult topics, full of adult language, violence and sexuality.
Despite what the opening song says, Family Guy is full of violence and sexual jokes. That doesn't mean it isn't a great show. And where would Family Guy be without the sexy and smart mom, Lois Griffin??
The cartoon MILF, as she is often referred to, not only gets Peter's blood pumping. She is also on the receiving end of unrequited love from the talking family dog, Brian, and the stalker-like behavior of everyone's favorite pervert, Quagmire. She definitely deserves the attention!
One of my favorite shows, now quite absent from the television programing, only to return again, and is now leaving again, is Futurama. It's from the same people who created The Simpsons, but never took off the same way. It does have a faithful, cult following, though. T
he show centers around a man by the name of Fry, who after a pizza delivery gone wrong, ended up in the future. Fry is what you expect from a male redheaded character. He's not too bright, he is socially awkward, and like most of the youth of my time, spends a lot of time watching TV and playing video games. Yet, somehow, he is still endearing.
Of course, I seem to have forgotten one of my favorite redheads! Partly to blame is the fact that more often than not, he is wearing his trademark hat. Of course I am talking about Kyle from South Park.
I love South Park. They make fun of everything that people take so seriously. While it may be disturbing and vulgar at times, ok, most of the time, it is a good reminder to not take life so seriously, and we should all be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes.
The last redhead in this category comes from a lesser known show that used to be on Comedy Central. That show is Drawn Together, and the character is Princess Clara. Draw Together is an animated parody of reality shows like Survivor and Big Brother.
Princess Clara closely resembles a princess out of a Walt Disney movie, and sounds that way, as well. With her super conservative views, and various other interesting characteristics, she often butts heads with the other characters.
The second installment of this article can be found here, More Famous Cartoon Redheads.
© 2008 Anna Marie Bowman
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Ginger on February 12, 2020:
Cool!! Thank you for putting this list together!
Alden Ash on November 10, 2019:
I think your list covered the most well known and recognizable red heads, but I didn't see Superman's pal, Jimmy Olsen on your lists, or in any of the recommendations in the many comments. (Forgive me if I missed it.)
10010001111010011 on July 17, 2019:
Clifford The Big Red Dog on December 12, 2018:
What about me?!? Clifford The Big Red Dog!!
I have red fur!! Am I a Redhead, too? And I always thought Anastasia (Who is not a Disney Princess) was a brunette!!!
Clifford The Big Red Dog on December 05, 2018:
What About ME!! My fur is red, so am I a Redhead, Too? And Elmo Monster, as well??
E on April 08, 2018:
What about Wendy from Gravity Falls?
Cris on December 18, 2017:
Stella on October 10, 2017:
What about Bloom from Winx Club :) ?
Brubake88 on June 11, 2017:
Why are orange haired people still called red heads in this day an age of hair being dyed every color of the rainbow ? I have never seen or ate a red orange or a orange apple !
Crysta Morgenstern on April 19, 2017:
I'm sorry to bother you but have you ever heard of a cartoon that has a ginger female protagonist? She wears a blue dress and a straw hat. I can't remember or find the name of the cartoon and it's annoying the heck out of me.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on November 01, 2016:
I know. There are so many that I had to do a second list. I am not sure if they made it on that list or not.
Kristopher on September 04, 2016:
What about Bloom from Winx Club?
Or Pepper Ann?
Heather on September 13, 2015:
Actually the pea it's red headed girl was named Heather. States Heather in the cartoon when they finally meet
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on July 28, 2013:
amanda-- I'm glad you enjoyed it!! Thank you! Ariel has always been my favorite!
amandajoyshapiro on July 23, 2013:
I love this hub! There are so many red head cartoon characters. Perhaps it's because artists like how the different shades of red (carrot, strawberry, golden, etc) appear stronger than blondes without taking away attention from the brunettes. Ariel and Anastasia are my favorite Disney red head princesses.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on July 08, 2013:
Rob--You never cease to amaze me! Thank you!!!
RobGems.ca on July 04, 2013:
This week, a new Redhead popped up on the film "Despicable Me 2" as a love interest for the grumpy father figure Gru and a new mommy figure for Agnes, Margo, & Edith, by a pleading request from Agnes. Her name is Lucy Wilde, she's an agent of "good forces" as opposed to Gru's original occupation as an "evil" force, and she has red-orange ("fiery") hair and emerald green eyes. She's also very happy & wacky, as opposed to the occasionally grumpy Gru.
RobGems.ca on April 03, 2013:
Yet another redhead has popped up on the animated movie screen in the last two weeks:"The Crood's" over-ambitious daughter Eep. She's real cute for a Neanderthal. And she's rebellious! She aims to be like her Cro-Magnon boyfriend Guy (who's unfortunately, not a Redhead.)
RobGems.ca on February 10, 2013:
Taffyta's full name on "Wreck It Ralph" is Taffyta Muttonfudge. Also, the redheaded girl on "The Lorax's" name is Audrey. I also forgot to mention that Princess Merida's father has a full head of red hair and a beard.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on January 23, 2013:
You keep me busy tracking all of these down!! Love it!
RobGems.ca on January 20, 2013:
That red-headed go-kart racer from Sugar Rush in the movie "Wreck-It Ralph's "name is Jubileena. She is not considered the leader of the go-cart racers who shun Vanelope (a brunette, by the way, not a redhead),that role would belong to Taffyteeyia, also not a redhead (she's blonde.) Another character that crossed my mind is Disney XL's show "Gravity Falls" which has a redhead named Wendy. She's a park ranger's assistant. Sill another possible redhead candidate: "Adventure Time's"Flame Princess, who's a combination of the colors red,orange, and yellow,with a flame-haired style for the tyop of her head. here's also the redheaded girl in the movie "The Lorax",who's name escapes me; 'll have to see the film again to catch her name.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on January 10, 2013:
Rob-- it seems that every year the list grows and grows!! Thank you for your dedication!!!
RobGems.ca on December 28, 2012:
It's been nearly a year since I last contacted you. Some famous redhead characters popped up on the movie screens last summerand Fall. "Brave's" Princess Merida & her triplet brothers. They all have beautiful curly red hair. One of the female go-cart racers on "Wreck-it Ralph" that looks like Strawberry Shortcake also has red hair (I forgot her name already; I have to see the movie again to catch her name.) Wreck-it Ralph also has red hair as well. I would count Regular Show's "Margaret" as a possible entry, but the trouble is, she's a bird, not a human cartoon (a cardinal), but she still has red feathers on top of her head; some fanservices on Deviant Art has attempted to draw Margaret as a human being with actual red hair.
neosam on September 06, 2012:
Liono from thundercats!!!
Hayleigh on August 10, 2012:
On the Herculoids, tarra, zandor's wife, had red hair.
Mireille on December 20, 2011:
Let's not forget Obelix from the Asterix and Obelix cartoon and Herge's Tintin!
Nuri on November 25, 2011:
Another red-headed villain - two actwally: Madame Medusa and her lackie Mr. Snoops in Disney's The Rescuers.
Enchanted's Giselle is also a redhead. Peter Pan, Wendy and Michael Darling from the Peter pan movie;
From the Simpsons: Groundskeeper Willie, Maude, Tod and Rod Flanders, Sideshow Bob, Ms. Albright (Sunday school teacher).
Also, in Disney's Robin Hood, although all the characters are animals they are heavily antropomorphized (is that a word?) so you could argue the red-fox Robin and Marian versions are redheads too.
RedAngel on November 23, 2011:
Oh one more thing I see Pebbles but no Wilma Flintstone? Did I miss her in there?
RedAngel on November 23, 2011:
There are so many in anime, I agree, but for total, slutty, 'viva la russe' you gotta have Dawn the Goddess:
Also, in reference to prior posts Batgirl is absolutely a redhead:
Thanks for all the pics!
Rachel J. on October 26, 2011:
The Siren character, Lilith, form Borderlands is a redhead. :)
markie on October 13, 2011:
What about Ginger from the nickelodeon show "As Told By Ginger" or Eliza from "The Wild Thornberries"? They were two of my favorites along with Kim possible!
MarchMischief on September 29, 2011:
What About Sam from Totally Spies?
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 19, 2011:
kamari-- I have no idea...I always thought she was blonde.
runway-- Thanks for the additions!
jasmine-- glad you did.
Flu-bird-- Yes, there are...
Stephen-- It looked reddish to me. Wasn't aware that Richie Rich had a girlfriend...and yes, I do remember Margaret...
TorremochaJ-- Thank you!
Clowster-- I didn't either...
Clowster on September 18, 2011:
i am a redhead and i didn't realise how many redhead cartoons there where Lol Lmfao
Stephen Rhodes Treadwell on September 16, 2011:
I've thought of 3 other redheads. One is Richie Rich's girlfriend Gloria. Another is Margaret from Dennis the Menace & another is Marvin, a baby in a cartoon of his own in the newspaper.
Stephen Rhodes Treadwell on September 14, 2011:
Peppermint Patty didn't have red hair. Her hair was brown.
Flu-Bird on September 04, 2011:
Theres plenty of redheads out there in the cartoon world
jasmine on August 12, 2011:
I don't know why I had the urge to look this up hahahaha...
Runway2930 on August 09, 2011:
Great lists and add ons from everybody!! A few more are Scarlett from the GI JOE cartoon very hot and sassy character and the Girl in the SpaceStation above earth with the Arangatan from the cartoon Centurions she was also hot her job was to abeam down the war suits to the
3 guys. Another was the literally very HOT FireStar from Spiderman and his Amazing Friends where he teamed up with her and Iceman.
kamari09 on July 24, 2011:
What6 about Zelda from the old Legend of Zelda comics? She was slightly red-headed too!
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on June 16, 2011:
Paulo-- It's great to stay a kid at heart. I still watch cartoons, though more often than not, it's with my daughter.
Jasmine-- I love Madeline!! Thank you!!!
Jasmine Oliveiro on June 15, 2011:
Hi,friend.I think you forgot Madeline,a French schoolgirl by Ludwig Bemelmans.She was brave,cheeky and smart little girl.She was also a redhead.She was a dear little girl.
PauloPaz from London on March 18, 2011:
I really like these cartoons.I have some DVDs and videos spread in my apartment.Well,I'm a big child,hehe
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 02, 2011:
nec24-- Great suggestion!! Thanks!!
e metzel-- Not sure of that one. Sorry. I tried searching, but found nothing.
Rob-- I could write at least two more hubs based on your suggestions, alone! Thanks for all the contributions!!
themagster-- So glad you have decided to join HubPages!!! Welcome!!!!! It sounds like you are off to a great start, with a lot of ideas to work with! Best of luck!!
themagster from south of england on February 02, 2011:
Hi Anna Marie, I was so excited to find your famous (and long running)cartoon redheads hub that I've joined hubpages myself. I've been working on and off for some time on an encyclopedia of fictional women (role models, bad influences, dire warnings etc) in all media. A lot of thought goes into organising the characters into categories but it's never occurred to me to listi them according to their physical properties. That opens up new possibilities.It's inpiration like that that I've been looking for. Thanks - I'll be putting myself up there very soon.
RobGems.ca on January 31, 2011:
I Just thought of yet six more toon redheads: Total Drama Island/Total Drama World Tour's Izzy, the Venture Brothers' Dr. Evil(he's sort of balding with bits of red hair around his side & a red goatee), Jonny Quest's dad Dr. Benton Quest, who has red hair & a full beard, & the 1990s re-make with Jonny's red-headed female partner, Jessie. She was believed to be Dr. Quest's long lost daughter (Her deceased mother was also a redhead). The Venture Brothers also has the super sexy spy Molotav Cocktail, who has dark red hair.
nec24 on December 24, 2010:
what about *lou*?! (she's a character from a cartoon called droopy.)
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on December 09, 2010:
Mary Ann-- Someone mentioned Woody Woodpecker. I didn't include him because he was a bird, but maybe I should have. Bozo!!! I grew up watching him on WGN in Chicago!!!
Mary Ann on December 08, 2010:
Woody Woodpecker and Bozo the Clown!
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on December 04, 2010:
Kim-- Nope, you didn't miss anything, I did. Thanks for the addition!!!
Kim on December 04, 2010:
Maybe I missed it on one of these lists but what about Peppermint Patty???
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 10, 2010:
ns-- I love Sally! I know there are so many that I seemed to have missed. Thank you for the addition!
ns on October 09, 2010:
love it! good ideas for halloween costumes. there is one that i love that i didn't see you mention, Sally from Jack & Sally in the Nightmare before Christmas! :)
RobGems.ca on October 06, 2010:
Yes, I See Your Point Of View about Dave the barbarian;That show Was pretty violent for a Disney Cartoon,since it was about a family of Barbarians,And Fang was Anything but cultured(in one episode,though they Hilariously tried to refine her By making her Behave "Lady-like". It Didn't Last. Dave, On the Other hand was A gentle, addle-brained coward Who didn't like fighting or violence. He only got violent when he was provoked by meddling family members. Princess Peach Is A Blonde, all right, but she didn't Appear Until 1995. Up To That point, they had Princess Daisy, who was Known on the TV Show hosted by the late Captain Lou Albano As a Live-acton Mario.She(Daisy) Only Appeared on the Animated Cartoon & Had Red hair. As for The Princess On the Smurfs TV Show, she only appeared on the 2nd season, on the spin-off Cartoon, Johan & Peewit, About humans Who befriended the Smurfs, & lived near a Palace by smurf vilage. After one season of this experiment, The Johan & Pewit Episodes Were dropped from the Smurf Roster.Their Last appearance was in the foreign-Release Movie "The Smurfs & The Magic Flute" (1983).Also, Like Goof Troop's Peg, Bonker's Fawn Deer isn't always drawn/colored with red hair;sometimes the Animators color her hair Auburn /Brown.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 06, 2010:
Rob-- Binky the Clown...ha ha...I can add one more, as well. For some reason, the Princess from Mario Brothers has been divided into two princesses, Princess Peach, who is blond, and Princess Daisy, who is a redhead. I have a little girl, so I have seen Dave The Barbarian, though my daughter wasn't a huge fan of the show.
RobGems.ca on October 06, 2010:
Three More Red Heads To Add to Your List:
1)Binky the Clown, the obnoxious clown on Garfield.
2)Princess Toadstool, from the Super Mario Brothers.
3)I was Going to Add Dave The Barbarian's Little Monster of a sister, Fang, She Seems to have very Light red hair, though it seems to Be more of a shade of Orange,though. I Don't Know if you ever saw this show, but it was on briefly for one year (2008) on The Disney Channel.
RobGems.ca on October 05, 2010:
You Know,you're Right. The Cattanooga Cats probably Are From Chattanooga, Tennissee. It Never occoured To me, Although the word They used in the Show Was a pun On the Name "Chattanooga" as "Cattanooga", Because they were an all-cat Band.I noticed on your list earlier this afternoon About Charlie Brown's supposedly "Unknown" Fantasy girl, the little red haired girl. In the "It's You're First kiss, Charlie Brown TV special, Linus Referred to her as "Heather", So I presume that was her real name. Also, please note that the Peanuts Cartoon Strip had another Red-head in their strip during the 60's: Freida, The Girl with "Naturally (red) Curly Hair.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 04, 2010:
Rob-- As far as the Cattanooga Cats, I would guess Tennessee. Just because the name sounds a lot like Chattanooga. Thank you for the corrections and the addition!
RobGems on October 03, 2010:
Some more Corrections to my list: the cub kids on "Thundercats" were named "Wily-Kitt"(the male)& "Wily-Catt"(the female).Also, The "Little Einstien's" Conductor Kid was Named Leo,Not Lionel.I Also Add One more addition to the Redheads' list From My Childhood: The "Cattanooga Cats" Kitty-Jo. That was a 1969 H-B Cartoon About A Southern Rock band Comprised of cats (no Particular State was given About their Location, but I'm guessing By their Southern Accents They were from Georgia or Alabama.)Kitty-Jo was A Long-haired Member/singer/groupie That looked a lot Like Daphne Blake(I Suggest that H-B's Animators simply took Daphne's Features,Long Red Hair, & purple Mini-Skirt, & Turned Them into feline form for Kitty-Jo.)
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 03, 2010:
Rob-- I remember a redhead on the Smurfs. Not a princess, but one of the young Smurfs that showed up later in the show's run. Thank you for the many suggestions!!! It's hard to believe how many there are.
RobGems on October 03, 2010:
Glad to Know You Are Enjoying My continued list Of Toon Redheads. I Have Been A toon Buff since I was Born (that would be June 1968,the 1st cartoons I ever remember Seeing were The Banana Splits,The Jetsons,Kimba The White Lion,Speed Racer,&Bugs Bunny.If you want My own personal list of Favorite red-haired toons, here they are:
2)Toy story Jessie
3)Team Rocket Jessie
7)Goof Troop Peg
8)A Goofy movie's Roxxanne
9)Kim & Ann Possible
10)Team Umi zoomi's Milli
11)Dave The Barbarian's Princess Candy (one redhead I forgot to list the other day.)
15)Tex Avery's Red
18)Rankin-Bass' Jessica/Mrs. Claus
BTW, My mom Is A Red Head, but Unfortunately, I'm not.I Was A Towhead Blond As A Child. As An Adult, my Hair Is Sandy-Blonde,So No Offense To Red-heads Everywhere.
Oh...I Forgot Four More Red-Headed Toons: The Thundercats' Lion-O, & the two cubs (I Forget there names;I'll Look it up)& The Little Einstiens' Baton-waving kid Lionel.
You've got A wonderful Blog;Great Job!
RobGems.ca on October 02, 2010:
I'd Like to Make A couple Of Corrections I Made To Some Errors I Did Yesterday in my research: "Tazmania's" Sister Was Named Harriet Devil, affectionately Known As "Sis","Goof Troop" Had Yet two more Redheads: Max's cousin Debby Goof & Extremely Goofy Movie's "Beret Girl" (sorry, no real name was given to her), & "The Smurfs" also had a Princess with red hair who was always given commands by Dame Barbara To be "A proper Princess", though said princess was a tomboy.For the record, here's some more toon redheads to consider:
1)Um Jammer Lammy
2)Team Umi-Zoomi's Milli (her red hair Doubles as a Measuring tape, hence her name As in "Milli-meter".)
3) Kids' Next Doors'Numbah 1's dad, who was originally Known as "Numbah Zero" as a kid.
4)Danny Bonaduce was twice animated as a cartoon character in "Goober & the Ghost Chasers" & "The Partridge Family AD 2000 (A Jetsons/Partridge Animated Cartoon.)
5)Mad Monster Party's Beautiful Android "Fransecsa".
6)Rankin & Bass' Animated version Of Pinnochio.
7)Buzz Lightyear's blue-skinned android Girlfreind Had red hair (I Forget her name).
8)Earthworm Jim's "Princess Whats-Her-Name."
9)Bobby's World's Mother.
10)In The Rankin-Bass Cartoon "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", Santa Claus was once Depicted as a young Man with red hair Named "Kris". his Wife, Jessica Also had Red hair in her youth, she became Mrs. Claus.
11)Kim Possible's Mother,Dr. Ann Possible Also has red hair.
12)X-Men's Rouge Has dark red/auburn hair,with a streak of white at The Forefront of her curls.
13) PBS Cartoon Anne Of Green Gables.
14)Flapjack's "Candy Wife", wife Of Peppermint Larry has Red licorice for Hair.
Also, "Peppermint's" full name In Strawberry Shortcake is "Peppermint Fizz". She's a Freind of Strawberry's, but upon inspection On some Episodes, She's considered A "Bad" Girl among the nice Behavior of the others. she usually gets commumpance from Strawberry in order to get along with the others.
.....and the list of redheads keeps on going strong.....
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 02, 2010:
Rob--Again, another great list!!! So many that I seemed to have missed. There are just so many of them!!!
RobGems.ca on October 02, 2010:
Some More Research on cartoon redheads I overlooked:
1) Atomic Betty-A Cartoon from Canada About a 10-year Old Space Girl.
2)Nell fenwick,From Dudley-do Right.
3)Team Rocket Jessie
4)Mary Of "Mary & The Dragon."
5)Rugrats' Didi Finster, The mother of Tommy & Dylan.
6) Goof Troop's Peg (Sometimes Shaded Auburn brown By certain animators.)
8)Dexter & Dee-Dee's Mom, Mary, Affectionately Known As "Mom".
9)Tazmanian Devil's Mom & Sister, on "Tazmania". The mother's Name was Jean Devil. The Sister's name Was Just "Sis".
10)Bozo the Clown (Even if it is a wig.)
11) Super-Why's Wonder Red (A Take-off Of red Riding hood.)
12) Tex Avery's Red, also known as Lola Vavoom.
13) The Smurf's Sassette, introduced in the seventh Season,not To mention their Human counterpart Dame Barbara on the spin-off Cartoon "Johan & Peewit".
14)The Angry Beaver's Girlfriend Tree-Flower (again, sometimes Shaded by Some Animators as Auburn-brown.)
....Like I Said, the examples can go on & On.......
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 01, 2010:
robgems-- WOW!!! I could make a whole other hub from your suggestions alone! Great list! I love Red Fraggle! She was my favorite!! So many on this list! Thank you!!!!
robgems.ca on October 01, 2010:
What About Goof Troop's redheaded trio Pistol (From the original TV Series),Roxxanne (from "A Goofy Movie"), & Goofy's Girlfriend Sylvia (From "An Extremely Goofy movie")? Also, don't forget Dennis The Menaces' snooty Neighbor Margaret,Candace Flynn's mother, Linda (who's More A Red Shade than Candace),the Obnoxious Eric Duckman (A Duck with red Hair),Flapjack's Ms. Leading, Hysteria's Pepper Mills, Strawberry Shortcake's Freind Peppermint,Cow-Boy's Of Moo-mesa's Ms. Lilly, Bonker's girlfriend Fawn Deer, Jem & The Hollogram's Keyboard-playing Kimber,Fraggle Rock's Red (though She's Not Human, she Still Had Red Hair), The Muppet Babies' Scooter & Skeeter, Hanna-Barbera's 1973 cartoon Jeannie (though the original By Barbara Eden Had Blonde Hair),the Real Ghostbusters' Janine,As Told By Ginger's Main character, The Wild Thornberry's Eliza Thornberry, The Fairly Oddparents' Icky Vicky, Sonic the Hedgehog's Sally Acorn (though Sometimes it's colored Brown/auburn;In The beginning Her Hair Was Black, then Blonde, Then The Archie comics People Finally Decided On Red), Lilo & Stitch's Nosy Neighbor Kid Myrtle,Toy story's Cute Cowgirl Jessie, The Simpsons' Custodian/Janitor With A Scottish Accent, The Kid Next Door's fiery Fanny/Numbah 86, Word Girl's Birthday Girl, Arthur's Sue-Ellen, the list can go On &on.....BTW, My Mother's A Red-head,even At age 63, she Still Has Her red Hair.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 22, 2010:
mtsi-- Glad you enjoyed it!!
Guest-- I thought her hair was brown?
Lea-- I will!!! Either that, or I will do a second hub with all the additions that people have suggested.
Strawzenberry-- Nice! I had forgotten her!
Strawzenberry on September 21, 2010:
Elmyra from Tiny Toons!
Lea on August 26, 2010:
I really enjoyed reading about these sweet/fiery characters.
I request that you add Starfire from the Teen Titans cartoon and comics, please.
Guest on July 11, 2010:
mtsi1098 on July 10, 2010:
this is a great perspective on redheads and I enjoyed it...thanks
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on June 30, 2010:
Katie-- Sorry I couldn't be more help. Additions are coming.
Moe-- Thank you for the addition. I can see from all the postings, I have a lot more work to do.
Brii-- Thank you for another one!!
Maureen-- Kyle!!! I often forget about him, cause he is always wearing a hat! Thank you. And, Anastasia is one of my favorites!! My name is short for Anastasia, and I have red hair, so double for me!
Collin-- He really isn't a cartoon character, but does fit with the last category! Thanks!!!
Julie-- My sister used to watch that when she was little. I forgot all about Miss Frizzle!! Thank you, and good luck with your halloween costume!!
Julie on June 17, 2010:
Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus! This page is awesome...it will serve as inspiration for my next Hallowe'en costume!
Collin on May 18, 2010:
Maureen on May 13, 2010:
I'm sure people have already mentioned this, but I wanted to mention two other classic redheaded cartoon characters: Kyle from South Park and Dreamworks' Anastasia!
Brii on April 28, 2010:
misty from pokémon?
Moe on April 14, 2010:
Hey, I have a cartoon redhead to round out your list. Only the smartest red headed guy ever...Dr. Benton Quest super scientist! You know Johnny Quest's dad!
Katie on February 23, 2010:
I was looking for a pic for my website asktheredhead.webs.com but i didn't find any here sorry
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 08, 2010:
amanda-- Not familiar with her, but thank you for the addition!!!
Peter-- Hmmm...strange that I forgot her!! Thank you!!!!
shmelle-- Raggedy Ann and Andy...so mad that I forgot them!! Thank you for all the additions!! Glad you found my site!!! Hope it was helpful!
shmelle on January 23, 2010:
Got a few more for your list...
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Josie, from Josie and the Pussycats
Frankie, from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Great list, thanks for doing it! I'm a redhead, and was looking for redheaded cartoon pics to use as my FB profile pic and came across your site!
Peter von Karajan on January 08, 2010:
Well... u forgot to mention the most important and influential Red Head in the world of Comics...
Red Sonja, she devil with a sword.
amanda on December 17, 2009:
what about cheryl blossom form the archie cartoons? she comes in every once in a while and completely distracts archie from both betty and veronica.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on December 07, 2009:
Elyx-- Thank you so much for sharing your opinions!!
Elyx on December 07, 2009:
Hey Anna I myself am a ginger aka red head and in my opinion Ariel is the cutest redhead and Jessica Rabbit is the hottest/baddest redhead cartoon love the hub
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 18, 2009:
Lindsey-- Not sure if I remember Batgirl being a redhead, but maybe she was. Thanks for the additions of Batgirl and Misty from Pokémon.
Kim-- I don't remember the Pippi cartoon, but I do remember the books, and the movie. I even dressed up as Pippi one year for Halloween. Thanks for the comment!!!
Kim on October 17, 2009:
Lindsey V on October 15, 2009:
Misty from Pokémon
Lindsey V on October 14, 2009:
My favorite redheaded comic is Batgirl
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 20, 2009:
Susan-- Of course anime counts!! I am not familiar with much of it, myself. Thank you for the additions.
Susan Ng Yu on September 19, 2009:
Does anime count as cartoons? :) I love Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach and Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin:
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 19, 2009:
Heather-- I have not!!! Is it a children's book?? I will have to check it out!
Heather on September 18, 2009:
Have you read Julianne Moore's book, Freckleface Strawberry?
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 06, 2009:
Chris-- I didn't include Woody Woodpecker, mostly because he didn't have red hair, he was a bird, but a nice add, just the same.
a redhead-- OMG!!! I did!!! Thank you!!!!
a redhead on August 27, 2009:
OMG you forgot madelline from her show and the newer version of starfire from teen titans just telling u =D
Chris L on August 11, 2009:
Nice list, but where's Woody Woodpecker?
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on August 10, 2009:
Newyork-- For the most part, but a lot of them are evil, trouble makers, as well. Like the little girl at the end of Finding Nemo...Darla...
Wesley Barras from Anchorage, AK on August 06, 2009:
Besides Fry and Futuroma most cartoon redheads are the smart mature ones.
Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on August 06, 2009:
schroeder-- I did...I don't know if Woody Woodpecker really counts...he didn't have red hair, he was a bird...LOL...