Given how adults often like to write off cartoons as childish and immature creations, it can sometimes be surprising to see how many cartoon characters have uttered beautiful words of wisdom while entertaining children with their heroics and antics. With upstanding characters like these starring in kids’ favorite movies, shows and comics, it’s safe to say that they’ve got some excellent role models.

This list was compiled by AAA State Of Play, a playground fixture company, out of characters throughout children’s entertainment – from DC, Marvel and Capcom to Disney, Cartoon Network and Pixar.


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