D'oh! Bugs Bunny Edges Out Homer Simpson
TV Guide Press Release - July 26, 2002
On Newsstands: Monday, July 29, 2002
Issue Date: August 3, 2002
D'OH! BUGS BUNNY EDGES OUT HOMER SIMPSON AS TV GUIDE CONTINUES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BY NAMING THE 50 GREATEST CARTOON CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME
In its August 3 issue (on newsstands Monday, July 29), TV Guide® magazine continues the 50th anniversary celebration of the TV Guide brand by naming the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time. Bugs Bunny tops the list compiled by TV Guide editors, followed by Homer Simpson and the duo of Rocky and Bullwinkle. MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head share honors at number four, with The Grinch rounding out the top five.
The special issue features four special animated collector's covers, each featuring an exclusive combination of characters not usually associated with each other. One cover has Angelica Pickles of Rugrats pulling a football away as Charlie Brown tries to kick it; one has Bullwinkle pulling the head of Homer Simpson out of a hat as Rocky looks on; one has Popeye pulling up an anchor from the side of the boat to find SpongeBob SquarePants on the end of it; a fourth cover features Daffy Duck and Porky Pig in a spaceship as the Powerpuff Girls fly by.
Rounding out the top ten are #6 Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, #7 Angelica Pickles from Rugrats, #8 Charlie Brown and Snoopy, #9 SpongeBob SquarePants and #10 Cartman from South Park.
The list is part of a year-long celebration of the golden anniversary of the TV Guide brand. Anniversary-related initiatives include special monthly editorial features appearing across all TV Guide branded platforms, television specials, and additional special events.
SET OF FOUR COLLECTOR'S COVERS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT TV GUIDE STORE:
WHAT WAS ON SATURDAY MORNING TV 50 YEARS AGO? FIND OUT AT TV GUIDE ONLINE:
CELEBS WEIGH IN ON THEIR FAVORITE 'TOON CHARACTERS ON THE TV GUIDE CHANNEL:
TV GUIDE'S 50 GREATEST CARTOON CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME
Last updated on July 26, 2002 by Jouni Paakkinen (firstname.lastname@example.org)