It’s Father’s Day and we must absolutely sound the alarm for all awesome dads everywhere. And yup, we mean EVERYWHERE so here are our top 15 Dads in animation! We love our toon dads and these guys ALWAYS bring the bacon to the table.
1. Homer Simpson
He can be annoying, self-centered and sometimes ridiculously inappropriate. But he means well and will do anything for his wife and kids. We mean anything!
2. Marlin, the clown fish
Nemo’s dad is the bomb. He traveled across an ocean, battling sharks and whales to bring back his son!
3. Droopy Dog
Some may call him utterly boring and others may label him as being lethargic. But Droopy is cool! And his son’s knows it.
He is ferocious and disapproves certain elements of ‘society’ namely, cats. But when it comes to his son, the world is secondary. He spends time with his son by taking him out and teaching him tricks and facts about being a dog. Awww!
5. Mr. Lodge
Veronica Lodge is daddy’s (spoilt) little girl. Her old man, Hiram Lodge is rich and she knows it a little too well. Which is why her vain habits and boy trouble (especially with Archie) infuriates him. Dads of the world, does this sound familiar?
6. George Jetson
He is the dad from the future. He is kind, he works hard, loves his family and wants the best for them, in every possible way!
7. Fred Flintstone
He is the dad from the past, but is similar to George Jetson, when it comes to taking care of his family that comprises his wife and adorable little girl, Pebbles.
8. Pappy (Popeye’s dad)
We don’t know Poopdeck Pappy’s age but it’s somewhere between the numbers 85 to 99. He is the typical disgruntled dad. He loves you but is always annoyed with the way you handle… well, almost EVERYTHING.
9. Sid the SLoth
He isn’t your convention dad. In fact, he found dinosaur babies and decided to become their ‘mother’! But considering his naive thought behind the deed, he would make a great dad!
10. Professor Utonium
I must confess that I find Professor Utonium a little questionable. But looking at the bigger picture, he is a wonderful dad to his little crime-fighting super girl, the Powerpuff Girls.
11. Peter Griffin
Peter Griffin is supposed to be the average family guy with a blue collar job. He gets drunk and then makes jokes about his daughter. He often teams up with his son, Chris against her. He has the best relationship with the youngest son, Stewie. All in all, Peter may not be the best dad in the world, but his candid and hysterical moments make him endearing, (as an animated character, of course!)
12. Richie Rich Sr.
Mr Rich Sr. is Richie Rich’s dad and is often away from the scene. But Richie has access to the family wealth at all times, no questions asked. In moments in the series, it is established that Richard Rich Sr. trusts his son but always keeps a check on his character!
13. papa smurf
He is the over 500 years old and is the wise, caring family patriarch. He is always in check of his family’s needs and guides them to being the best version of themselves.
14, King Harold (Fiona’s dad in Shrek 2)
He was a man of secrets and though he meant well, he did put his daughter in a dungeon in the movie, Shrek! But all he wished for his little girl was a happily-ever-after life. He knew the meaning of being an outcast (as he was originally a frog that turned into a human, did you know that?), he just tried his best to keep his family happy and safe from harm.
So tell us, who is your favourite cartoon or animated dad? Did we forget one you love best? And wish your own dads a very Happy father’s Day from Team MissMalini!