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The Top 7 Female Cartoon Characters of My Childhood

While researching female cartoon characters online, I was dismayed by the number of lists I came across with names like  “The Sexiest Animated Women Ever,” “Cutest Female Cartoon Characters,” and “The 25 Least Sexy Cartoon Chicks.”  As if all female characters can only be reduced to their looks.  I got so much more from the female cartoon characters I watched growing up than how to be attractive.  The female cartoon characters I grew up watching were interesting, complex, and didn’t exist solely to be the love interest, like so many female characters are written as in movies and television.  They were intelligent,opinionated, and funny.  I’m not aware of the type of female characters on animated programs now, but I’ll bet that most of them don’t hold a candle to the characters on this list.  I honestly feel fortunate to have watched these female characters during my formative years. Continue reading