Cartoon characters were traditionally drawn by hand but now the trend is computer-generated cartoons. "Anime," Japanese animation, also is hugely popular...shown here. Characters can appear in animated films or TV series, but many also have their own comic books and/or also appear in comic strips.
There are actually quite a few characters that are red heads (gingers) with red hair or just 'red' .
Unfortunately, due to strict copyrights on their images, the actual cartoon character may not be shown, however.
American animated television series about the Thornberrys who travel the world, looking for rare animals to film, and often help animals solve problems. Eliza Thornberry is the main character and the 2nd child. she has long red-orange hair usually worn in pigtails or ponytail, freckles, braces, and wears glasses. She can speak to animals and has a pet chimpanzee who is her friend. (Thanks to Danielle!)
Tinker Bell (movie)
A 2008 computer animation Disney film about fairies based on the 'Peter Pan' movies.
-- Bobble - redhead teen with spiked red hair, goggles, and a bit of a Scottish? accent
-- Rosetta - beautiful garden fairy with long red hair.
Total Drama Island (series)
Izzy - A ditzy, kooky redhead young woman on animated TV series 'Total Drama Island'. Not really a flattering depiction of redheads. Series is targeted for 8 to 13 year olds with an approximate TV-PG rating, a type of spoof on reality ‘survival’ TV shows so parental guidance suggested here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (series)
Originally, the TMNT were "Mirage Studios" comic book characters, but quickly became a big hit animated series. April O'Neil - A former lab assistant to a mad scientist and then becomes the plucky human companion of the Turtles. In the 1987 TV series, Archie Comics series and subsequent three films, April was a television news reporter. Hair color -- Unlike some of the other versions of her character, the Mirage Comics version of April has dark brown/black hair or even reddish/light brown. Later versions of April are redheads. (Thanks to Julius!)
Totally Spies (series)
Animated series about 3 teen girl superspies who live in Beverly Hills, California (Clover, Alex, and Sam). Reminds one of the 1970s American TV series 'Charlie’s Angels'. Samantha - Called 'Sam' and is the leader of the 3 teens, smartest one, and has long red hair and wears a green outfit.
Toy Story (movies)
Jessie, the Yodeling Cowgirl (a.k.a. Jessie). A fictional character, a cowgirl toy, in the computer-animated moviles 'Toy Story 2' and 'Toy Story 3' (voiced by actress Joan Cussack in the film). Jessie is the love interest of another toy 'Woody' (voiced by Tom Hanks); and also briefly makes a cameo appearance in another animated movie 'Monsters, Inc.'. She has lovely red yarn hair, worn in a braided ponytail and a bow at the end.
Turbo Dogs (series)
TV cartoon series 'Turbo Dogs' usually seen on Saturday mornings in the US on Nickelodeon by Qubo networks. Show tries to promote teamwork and friendship between the canine buddies. Several reddish canines:
-- Dash - A red dog
-- Strut - A small red/brown and white dachchund on
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (movie)
Jessica Rabbit - The sultry, voluptuous, physically attractive cartoon wife of comic character 'Roger Rabbit' in the live-action/animated movie 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'. In this film that mixes live actors with cartoons, she is a singer at a supper club in Los Angeles. Her cartoon character resembles the 1940s actresses like Rita Hayworth and Lauren Bacall with Veronica Lake’s hairdo - has long luxurious red hair. She loves her husband, Roger Rabbit, and tries to clear him from murder charges. She claims "I’m not bad; I’m just drawn that way."
Actress Kathleen Turner does the voice; Amy Irving sings the sultry song for the nightclub scene. Her character is a bit adult for some, so parental guidance here.
Animated TV series based on the comic book series of the same name. The 5 teen girls are not actually witches (but fairies), and the acronym is from the names of the 5 main characters (Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, Hay Lin) who have magical powers over the elements.
Will Vandon is the redhead leader of W.I.T.C.H. At the beginning of the comic series, Will is 14 years old, has red hair in a bobcut and brown eyes.
Woody Woodpecker (short films)
A red-feathered, screwball, animated cartoon character who is a red acorn woodpecker and loves mischief. He was created in the 1940s by Ben Hardawy. Woody’s look and voices changed a bit over the years. Walter Lantz produced Woody’s short cartoon films and Universal Pictures distributed them. Woody was known for his signature call/laugh (you’d have to hear it....everyone used to copy it: "ha-ha-ha-ha...").
Yosemite Sam (short films)
Cartoon character usually seen in ’Merrie Melodies’ and 'Looney Tunes' short cartoons by Warner Bros. Apparently, around 1970 Sam almost became a spokesperson for the General Mills breakfast cereal "Cheerios" but the commercials were never shown on the air. Sam just makes me laff!!! Bit of accent, short body, redheaded, long red mustache, and wears huge cowboy hat. Sam hates rabbits...especially Bugs Bunny!
Although with slapstick violence at times, this grouchy, ornery cowboy has a huge ego to match his commanding voice, done by Mel Blanc in most cartoons with notable lines like: "Great hornytoads" "My biscuits are burning!" ...SEE BELOW...
This American computer-animated fantasy film by Pixar and Walt Disney (2012) has a wonderful curly-haired redhead heroine, Princess Merida, voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald. Plus, various other redhead characters as well!