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76 Classic Cartoon Character Names in Spanish


Pitufina, Robotina, Mandibulín, Pablo Mármol and Tío Rico McPato… do you recognize any of those names? They were some of the cartoon characters I grew up with.

Before VHS recorders, computers, 24-hour television programming and the Cartoon Network, I grew up watching animated programs after school and on Saturday mornings. What we call in Puerto Rico los muñequitos (other words in Spanish are caricaturas or dibujos animados) were the cartoons from United States translated in Spanish. In these versions for Hispanic markets, almost all of the programs and character names were changed to Spanish and they did a great job keeping the essence of their original names.

Recently, I spent more than an hour with my sister trying to remember all of those classic cartoons names in Spanish that we used to watch. If you want to feel a little nostalgic, as did my sister and I, here are some of them:

 

INFOGRAPHIC: 63 Classic Cartoon Character Names in Spanish

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Cartoon Names in Spanish Infographic


76 Classic Cartoon Character Names in Spanish

The Smurfs | Los Pitufos

• Papa Smurf – Papa Pitufo

• Smurfette – Pitufina

• Clumsy – Pitufo Tontín

• Grouchy – Pitufo Gruñón

• Hefty – Pitufo Fortachón

• Brainy – Pitufo Filósofo

• Jokey – Pitufo Bromista

• Greedy – Pitufo Goloso

• Vanity – Pitufo Vanidoso

I though that this program was from United States, but then I learned that it was an originally created in France. Here is the intro in Spanish.


 

Sesame Street | Plaza Sésamo (Mexican version)

• Big Bird – Abelardo

• Bert and Ernie – Beto y Enrique

• Kermit the Frog – La Rana René

• Cookie Monster – Lucas

• Grover – Archibaldo

• Count von Count – El Conde Contar


 

The Flintstones | Los Picapiedra

• Fred Flintstone – Pedro Picapiedra

• Wilma Flintstone – Vilma Picapiedra

• Barney Rubble – Pablo Mármol

• Mr. Slate – Señor Rajuela

• Bedrock – Piedradura


 

The Jetsons | Los Supersónicos

• George Jetson – Super Sónico

• Jane Jetson – Ultra Sónico

• Judy Jetson – Lucero Sónico

• Elroy Jetson – Cometín Sónico

• Rosey – Robotina


 

Care Bears | Los Ositos Cariñositos

• Tenderheart Bear – Tiernosito

• Cheer Bear – Alegrosita

• Love-A-Lot Bear – Amorosita

• Friend Bear – Amigosita

• Birthday Bear – Cumpleañosito

• Wish Bear – Deseosito

• Funshine Bear – Felizosito

• Grumpy Bear – Comeloncito

• Bedtime Bear – Sueñosito

• Good Luck Bear – Suertosito

Note that all the Spanish translations end with -osito that means “little bear.” The creators of the Spanish version did a fun play-on-words by combining “bear” in Spanish and the diminutive -ito to make it sound so cute. Watch the Spanish intro opening here.


 

The Magical World of Disney | El Mundo Mágico de Disney

• Cinderella – Cenicienta

• Tinkerbell – Campanitas

• Goofy – Tribilín

• Donald Duck – Pato Donald

• DuckTales – Patoaventuras

• Scrooge McDuck – Tío Rico McPato

• Huey, Dewey and Louie – Hugo, Paco y Luis

• Gyro Gearloose – Ciro Peraloca

• Armstrong – Pato Aparato


 

Looney Tunes

• Road Runner – El Correcaminos

• Wile E. Coyote – El Coyote

• Tweety – Piolín

• Foghorn Leghorn – El Gallo Claudio

• Daffy Duck – El Pato Lucas


 

Super Heroes in Spanish

• The Fantastic Four – Los 4 Fantásticos

- Mr. Fantastic – Sr. Elástico

- Invisible Woman – La Mujer Invisible

- The Thing – La Mole

- The Human Torch – La Antorcha Humana

• Atomic Ant – La Hormiga Atómica

• Batgirl – Batichica

• Catwoman – Gatúbela

• Wonder Woman – La Mujer Maravilla

• Mighty Mouse – Super Raton

• Flash – Relámpago (El Corredor Escarlata)

• Blue Falcon and Dynomutt – Fabulman y Dinamita

• Batman’s real name Bruce Wayne – Bruno Díaz

• Robin’s real name Dick Grayson – Ricado Tapia

• Spiderman – El Hombre Araña


 

Other Cartoon Characters in Spanish

• Woody Woodpecker – El Pájaro Loco

• The Talking Magpies – Las Urracas Parlanchinas

- Heckle and Jeckle – Tuco y Tico

• Count Duckula – El Conde Cuácula

• Mighty Mouse – Super Raton

• Pearl Pureheart (Mighty Mouse’s girlfriend) – Perla Pura de Corazón

• Jabberjaw – Mandibulín

• Precious Pupp – Lindo Pulgoso

• Top Cat – Don Gato y su Pandilla

• Casper – Gasparín

 

Strawberry Shortcake | Rosita Fresita

In some Latin American countries the word for strawberry is fresa and frutilla in others like Chile and Argentina. I don’t know why, but for some reason I remember some of the Strawberry Shortcake character names in English. Also the intro song of the program was in Spanish but kept the name in English just like this “¿Quién vive en esta casita de fresas, duerme en este bizcocho de fresas, sueña en esta casita de fresas? Strawberry Shortcake, sí señor!”

Wikipedia has the complete list of characters names in Spanish for the translations made in Mexico and Spain. But, in my opinion, the best Spanish names were the villains:

• The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak – El Pandero de Pasteles del Pueblo Pan Pan o Pastelero Bigotón

• Sour Grapes – Uvita Agrita

If you want to relive your childhood cartoons here is a series of DVD’s called Saturday Morning Cartoons available by decade for the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Here you will find some episodes of Bugs Bunny, Road Runner Show, Yogi’s Gang, Tom and Jerry, The Porky Pig Show, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Hillbilly Bears, Top Cat, Atom Ant Show and Precious Pup among others. The 80’s DVD includes The Monchhichis, Mr. T and The Flintstone Kids.

Which ones were your favorites? Do you remember the Spanish names of other classic cartoon characters?

Check out these other English Spanish articles.






  • ReaseKirchner

    wow, this is crazy to imagine, it’s hard to think of your childhood characters as anything different than what you are used to. I think all of the translations are pretty good, with the exception of Cookie Monster – Lucas. That’s terrible! I can’t believe you guys were deprived of El Monstruo de Galletas or something similar.

  • DianaCaballero

    Yes, that is funny. I don’t know why they came with that name. The same with Big Bird = Abelardo. Maybe they were trying to play with the beginning of the name that sounds like “Ave” = Bird. I really don’t know. Hahahah

  • JaredRomey

    blogdeespanol En España eran “Los osos amorosos”,con amigos venezolanos siempre nos reímos con todos estos nombres tan diferentes :)

  • Speaking Latino

    Cuáles eran tus caricaturas favoritas cuando eras niño?

  • Perri Pyle

    Snoopy and Woodstock! While living in Argentina I found out that Woodstock was called “Emilio” in Spanish :-)

  • LEiFederation

    @JaredRomey @flteach nice! We can send you the French names if you want.

    • JaredRomey

      @LEiFederation Sure, thanks! And thanks for the RT too.

      • LEiFederation

        @JaredRomey in France, they often put a French name. You know mila and shiro (cartoon about volley ball). In France: Jeanne and Serge

        • JaredRomey

          @LEiFederation That happens some in Spanish too. There may be no relationship between the English and Spanish names.

  • DianaCaballero

    Yes, that is funny. I don’t know why they came with that name. The same with Big Bird = Abelardo. Maybe they were trying to play with the beginning of the name that sounds like “Ave” = Bird. I really don’t know. Hahahah

  • ReaseKirchner

    wow, this is crazy to imagine, it’s hard to think of your childhood characters as anything different than what you are used to. I think all of the translations are pretty good, with the exception of Cookie Monster – Lucas. That’s terrible! I can’t believe you guys were deprived of El Monstruo de Galletas or something similar.

  • Speaking Latino

    Cuáles eran tus caricaturas favoritas cuando eras niño?

  • Perri Pyle

    Snoopy and Woodstock! While living in Argentina I found out that Woodstock was called “Emilio” in Spanish :-)

  • JaredRomey

    blogdeespanol En España eran “Los osos amorosos”,con amigos venezolanos siempre nos reímos con todos estos nombres tan diferentes :)

  • LEiFederation

    @JaredRomey @flteach nice! We can send you the French names if you want.

    • JaredRomey

      @LEiFederation Sure, thanks! And thanks for the RT too.

      • LEiFederation

        @JaredRomey in France, they often put a French name. You know mila and shiro (cartoon about volley ball). In France: Jeanne and Serge

        • JaredRomey

          @LEiFederation That happens some in Spanish too. There may be no relationship between the English and Spanish names.

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