+15 Purple Cartoon Characters Explained

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We have a treat for you! After scrolling through our list of +30 Purple Cartoon Characters and your kids have had fun browsing them all, don't forget to check out the links at the bottom.

They'll lead you to even more wonderful combinations of funny cartoons and purple characters. 

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Thanos, 3D

Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character initially appeared in Iron Man #55 (February 1973), created by writer-editor Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Don Heck.

Thanos first appears in Avengers Annual #7 and became more prominent when he began starring in Silver Surfer vol 3 from 1990 to 1992 as well as several miniseries. 

He was also featured in solo adventures throughout the 1990s until 2003 when he returned as a villain for the Annihilation story arc.

Tinky Winky

Tinky Winky, 3D

Tinky Winky is a purple Teletubby who lives in Teletubbyland with his friends. He is the first of the main four to be introduced and has been on television since 1997. 

Tinky Winky is unique because he does not have an antenna on his head, but instead has a triangle antenna.

While this may seem like it would make him stand out from the other Teletubbies, Tinky Winky actually shares some similarities with them: he likes to eat food, play games and dance around with his friends. 


Filfil, 3D

He debuted in 1997 as the first character to emerge from the Tubbytronic Superdome on Sesame Street, where he became known for his favorite hobbies (which include sniffing flowers and playing with his toy airplane).

His name is derived from the Arabic word for "happiness," which makes sense since Filfil is always smiling. This smiley-faced tubby also has a purple nose and antennae!

Mad Madam Mim

Mad Madam Mim, 3D

Mad Madam Mim is a villain from the movie The Sword in the Stone. She is a witch who uses magic to try to defeat Merlin, but this only causes trouble for herself and others.

Mad Madam Mim is voiced by actress Margaret Hamilton, who also played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.


Grimace, 3D

Grimace is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the McDonaldland television commercials and the 1970s Happy Meal Gang. He is a large, purple, anthropomorphic creature who speaks with a high-pitched voice. As his name implies, he has a grimace on his face at all times.

Grimace first appeared in 1971 as part of what was called "Operation X" to create new characters for Ronald's friends. The idea was to have people like Ronald McDonald interact with these new characters rather than just other humans (see Mayor McCheese). 

Danny Kallis created Grimace while working as an animator at Filmation Studios. Kallis named him after one of his favorite foods (grape jelly) and designed him to be "evil-looking."


Ursula, 3D

Ursula is a sea witch and the main antagonist in Disney's 1989 animated feature film The Little Mermaid. 

She is voiced by Pat Carroll, who also voiced Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, Elastigirl/Helen Parr in The Incredibles and its sequel, Mother Gothel in Tangled, Granny Relda in Sofia the First and Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast: Enchanted Christmas.

She appears as a large purple octopus-like creature with long tentacles wrapped around her body like hair or clothes; she has a long nose that resembles an elephant's trunk at the bottom of her face (which you can see if you look closely). 

Her name means "the golden one" or "of gold" which could refer either to her skin color or be related to how she was named after a type of shellfish called urchin that looks like gold when cooked correctly (but tastes bad). 

Twilight Sparkle

Twilight Sparkle, 3D

Twilight Sparkle is a female unicorn pony from the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She is one of the main characters in the series and one of Princess Celestia's most promising students. Twilight is also the leader of the Mane Six, as well as their representative to Princess Celestia.

Twilight has purple hair that reaches down past her shoulders, with two strands sticking out on either side above her eyes, along with a purple coat and tail. 

The only exception to this are her muzzle and lower legs which are pink, though this may be due to not being an earth pony like Applejack (who shares these features).

Dizzy Devil 

Dizzy Devil , 3D

Dizzy Devil is an orange cartoon character from the cartoon series Tiny Toon Adventures and The Looney Tunes Show. Dizzy Devil is a member of the Flock of Seagulls, a group of misfit birds who live on Wackyland. He is voiced by Jim Cummings.

In his first appearance, Dizzy Devil was added to the Looney Tunes cast in 1993's "Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions", where he was given his own story arc and also made appearances throughout later episodes as well as in other series such as Tales from the Duck Side or Duck Dodgers, meeting up with characters like Yosemite Sam and Speedy Gonzales (among others).

Barney The Dinosaur 

Barney The Dinosaur , 3D

Barney is a purple dinosaur born on April 9th, 1946. He first appeared on television in 1993 and was created by Sheryl Leach

There have been several incarnations of Barney over the years but they all look pretty similar (except for the fact that some are taller than others).

Bing Bong 

Bing Bong , 3D

Bing Bong is a character in the 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. He is Joy's imaginary friend, who is a smiling cloud with eyes and a mouth. 

As an imaginary friend, he has no physical form (although it can be assumed that he does have some kind of body because he used to ride on top of Joy's wagon), but when he was alive as Riley's imaginary friend, Bing Bong had defined arms and legs, his arms being able to stretch out infinitely.

In the film, Bing Bong was voiced by Richard Kind.


Dino, 3D

Dino is a funny little purple dinosaur with an adorable pug nose. He's the pet of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. 

Dino is a very good pet: he does not bite, he doesn't scratch, and he can be house trained for the most part. Dino loves to play ball with his friends and listen to their problems—he's very supportive!

Daphne Blake

Daphne Blake, 3D

Daphne Blake is the youngest member of the Mystery Inc. gang and often acts as a damsel in distress. 

She's a redhead, with an uncanny resemblance to Velma Dinkley - the only member of the gang who does not have a nickname. Her full name is Daphne Blake and she was born on April 11th, 1966.

Daphne has had several relationships throughout her life, including:

  • Fred Jones (husband)
  • Shaggy Rogers (ex-boyfriend)


Beerus, 3D

Beerus is a cat character in Dragon Ball Z.  He is the God of Destruction and an antagonist, but he also has a soft spot for cats and food. In fact, his love of food often leads Beerus to be distracted during battles and defeatable by his opponents (though he can still defeat them).

Beerus' purple coloring is reflected in his name; “beeru-shu” means “purple” in Japanese.


Abira, 3D

Abira is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted as a member of the Eternals, a race of superhumans created by the Celestials. Abira first appeared in Thor Annual #17 (1986).

Abira's father is Ikaris, an Eternal who played a major part in the Kree-Skrull War and who later became an ally of Earth's superheroes during their Kree-Shi'ar War. 

Her mother was an unnamed human whom he met during his travels through time and space before he began his career as an Eternal.


Waluig, 3D

Waluigi is a major character in the Mario franchise, who first appeared in Mario Tennis in 2000. 

He has since become one of the most popular and recognizable characters from the series. Waluigi is an evil, sneaky, and cunning villain who appears to be Luigi's arch-rival. 

He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto as Wario's partner to counterbalance Wario's pure evil nature with some mischief instead. Waluigi is also a playable character in Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS (2014), marking his first appearance as a main protagonist in a game outside of Mario spinoff titles.

Waluigi only has one game dedicated to himself: Mario Tennis: Power Tour; however, he has been featured prominently throughout other games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2016) and Super Smash Bros Ultimate (2019).


Frieza, 3D

Frieza is a fictional character in the DragonBall series created by Akira Toriyama. The character makes his debut in the manga's eighth chapter, first published on October 8, 1988.

The character goes through many incarnations and different forms over the course of the series. He appears as an antagonist for most of his appearances but he sometimes joins forces with Goku and other heroes when it comes to defeating more powerful villains like Cell or Majin Buu


Ditto, 3D

Ditto is a Pokémon that can change its appearance to match its surroundings. It is a common sight in the grasslands and forests of the Kanto region. Ditto is a very useful Pokémon in battle, as it can transform into any other Pokémon. 

When changing into another Pokémon, Ditto has all of the moves of that Pokémon and retains its own HP. The only exception to this rule is when transforming into another itself; neither will have any move or HP

Share Bear

Share Bear, 3D

Share Bear is a Care Bear who was introduced in the second wave of dolls in 1983. She holds a gold heart and has a brown body. Her symbol is a gold heart.

The Joker

The Joker, 3D

The Joker is a fictional supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. The Joker is the archenemy of Batman and has been considered to be his opposite number. 

The character served as an antagonist for both superheroes in general and Batman in particular.

In most interpretations he commits heinous crimes with a playful, twisted sense of humor. He is often considered to be one of the greatest comic book villains and one of the best villains ever created.

Grape Ape

Grape Ape is a purple cartoon character from the 1970s.

He was the original mascot for Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal, and he has been depicted as an ape with a taste for grape-flavored snacks.

Grape Ape also appeared in commercials for other products such as Ice Cream Sandwich bars and Tang breakfast drink.

In 1985, Kellogg's introduced a new mascot named Toucan Sam (who is also purple) after they decided that Grape Ape was no longer relevant to their audience.

The Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat, 3D

The Cheshire Cat is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He is known for grinning widely and being completely silent, but what you may not know is that he was based on a real cat that Carroll knew. The real cat was named "Cheshire," and it belonged to one of his relatives.


Backpack, 3D

Backpack is a character from the TV show Dora The Explorer. He is a monkey who carries Dora's backpack. However, he is not actually a monkey; he is actually a gorilla! But, wait! 

You say that Backpack cannot be a gorilla because gorillas do not exist? Actually, they do—and Backpack is one of them! 

Count Von Count

Count Von Count,3D

Count von Count is a character on the children's television show Sesame Street. He is a vampire count who lives in the Castle of Count von Count.

He has a pet named Igor, and a butler named Biff.


We hope you enjoyed this list of purple cartoon characters. There are so many more to choose from, but these are some of the most popular ones in various media. 

If you have any suggestions for other purple characters that should be included on our list, please let us know by sending an email. 

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