Top 10 Cartoon Characters That Have Made Hollywood Billions

Top 10 Cartoon Characters That Have Made Hollywood Billions


Top 10 Cartoon Characters That Have Made Hollywood
Billions Kids aren’t the only ones who love cartoons;
Hollywood studios do as well, big time!Whether scary or sweet, gigantic or small, human or
animal, toons in every shape, size, and character have the ability to engage audiences, capture
imaginations, and rake it in at the bank 10. Alvin ($1.3 Billion)
Alvin the Chipmunk and his pack have been incredible money makers for Fox with the first
film profiting $300 million and the 2 following sequels earning even more!
This brand is over 50 years old and yet raked in some $300 million in merchandising when
that first film hit. 9. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ($1.43 Billion)
Hiccup is the star of DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon”. Along with his pet dragon,
Toothless, this character earned $340 million with the first film and $450 million with
the second. 8. Nemo ($1.46 Billion)
Nemo was the star of Pixar’s fifth installment and what a success it proved to be! The budget
for this lost little clown fish was only $94 million, but the comedy-filled drama pulled
in $900 mil when released in 2003. 7. Elsa ($1.87 Billion)
Pixar and Disney had been a tad nervous with the $150 million spent on this icy toon, but
have certainly warmed up after having it pulled in $1.27 at the box office and even more with
merchandising and DVD sales. 6. Gru ($1.88 Billion)
This freakish looking star of the Despicable Me franchise first charmed his way into kids’
hearts in 2010. Making close to $500 million, the second installment profited almost double
at $900 million! 5. Woody ($2.6 Billion)
Pixar is now a household name, Woody is one of every kids’ favorites, and computer graphic
animation has proven to be a major blockbuster. 4. Manny ($3.34 Billion)
The Ice Age series is a classic with a line-up of characters that had audiences in hysterics,
young and old alike! But Manny the Mammoth was a clear favorite who always kept the oddball
pack together. 3. Shrek ($3.92 Billion)
With almost 90% of revenues made from the release of the five films surrounding the
character of Shrek, other profits came from DVD sales and merchandise.
Then there was that off-Broadway production of the first film: $4 billion in revs, yeah. 2. Simba ($7.85 Billion)
Simba led what is now called the “Disney Renaissance” in the early 90s. The Lion King was not just
adored by children but critically acclaimed as well. 1. Homer Simpson ($13.3 Billion)
The Simpsons has held a spot in prime time longer than any other show on TV, ever. After
26 season, there is still no plan on ending this saga.

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