For every cartoon there is a setting, a character(s), a story, and a purpose. But often times there’s one thing that’s usually overlooked…transportation. In cartoons we usually just focus on the characters and story but often times we simply overlook the way these characters get around. However, there are times when we see something unusual and exciting, and usually what we would see is a cool and unique looking cartoon car (or sometimes a flying ship or boat, but that’s another story ).
As a fan of cartoons there are some cartoon cars that I will never forget, probably because they were either weird, cool, or just plain too funny. Either way, I believe these cartoon cars need a little love and recognition. So today, I’ve decided to make a list of the top 25 cartoon cars and if you ever need a little inspiration and creativity on how to model and kit your next car, perhaps you should try modeling it after one of these cars below.
25. Moleman’s Gremlin – The Simpsons
Nothing fantastic but honestly I thought both the character and the car were pretty funny.
25. Gorthan the Destroyer of Light – Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
Pretty cool right? It’s like the would be perfect cartoon car for Venom assuming if he’d ever needed a car.
24. The Magic School Bus
While most kids probably had dreams about the Magic School Bus, I actually had nightmares. I just couldn’t bare the thought of driving inside someone’s insides *Shudders*… Creepy.
23. Jerry’s Car – Tom & Jerry: The Fast & the Furry
I bet you never thought Jerry has a license did you??? Of course he doesn’t.
22. Danger Mouse – Top Secret Car
Looks like someone already beat me to this one. A flying car with wings. I wonder if there’s also a secret spy car version.
21. Thunder Cats – Thundertank
This screenshot is being donated to the US ARMY as a blueprint.
20. Mater – Cars
“Maybe I should’ve uh… hooked him up to Bessie… and *then,* uh… then took the boot off.” Mater has to be the funniest car cartoon character ever. So the rust bucket definitely deserves a spot here.
19. Snake’s Lil Bandit – The Simpsons
If there’s a car that could muscle it’s way out of trouble it would definitely be this one .
18. Ironside – C.O.P.S.
It’s crime fighting time!… Wait.. wasn’t there a car similar to this in the movie robot cop?
17. TMNT Van – TMNT
16. Optimus Prime – Transformers
Before watching transformers, I’ve always thought Diesel trucks were ugly. But Optimus Prime set the stage that even the oddest trucks and cars can look cool…If they can transform.
15. Go-Go-Gadget Car – Inspector Gadget
I am still waiting for a car that can transform with me safely inside.
14. Groundskeeper Willie’s Tractor – The Simpsons
Looking for your cat? Check under my tires.
13. The Twins (Mia & Tia) – Cars
I… love…playing two hand touch, eating way too much, watching my team win…with the Twins! You can never go wrong with twins! Unless you’re the one who is having them :s.
12. Guido – Cars
I’d take Guido’s Peet Stop service well before taking Goodyears.
11. Scrooge McDuck’s Car – Ducktales
Ever wondered how much this car was worth?
10. R-Cycle – Batman the Animated Series
Okay, it’s not a car but hell it’s cool looking right?
9. Mystery Van – Scooby Doo
Maybe not the best looking car well van, but comon just everyone here knows where this is from.
8. Ratcatcher – Darkwing Duck
Another bike, but I like this one better than the R-cycle. Sorry Robin .
7. The Plow King – The Simpsons
Piss me off and I’d take this truck and shove it up your…Snow. No really, I would plow your snow .
6. The Honor Roller – The Simpsons
I dunno after watching this episode, it seems like this car was more feared than honored.
5. Lightining McQueen – Cars
Hmm Lightning McQeen vs Speed Racer. Now that’s a race I’d like to see. Ka-Chow!
4. Homer’s Car – The Simpsons
Anytime you have a car that’s been in operation for 20+ years and has been through hell and back, it deserves to be listed and respected.
3. The Flintstones Family Car- The Flintstones
Ok the concept of this car was cool. I mean it ran on feet rather than gas, had no doors, and it was prehistoric! But what’s the deal with the giant hole on the back sheet? Was Fred really that lazy to fix it? I mean it”s not like he had a rear view mirror to see what’s behind him.
2. The Batmobile – Batman the Animated Series
Yeah I bet you know this one would be at the bottom of the list right?The Batmoblie is probably the best superhero car ever made. Personally I wish they used a car like this rather than a tank in the recent Batman movies.
1. Ecto 1 – The Real Ghostbusters
Okay, seriously if I ever had money to burn I promise I would build a replica of this car. I give mad props for the artist that came up with the idea of turning a Hearst, a creepy car into the awesome Ecto 1.