Glasses are among the most commonly used accessories in animated series and movies. If we look specifically into cartoons, we’ll find plenty of cartoon characters with glasses. Since there are so many of them, we’ve chosen 20 of them and categorized them into four sections: those who are funny, those who are nerdy, those who wear big glasses, and the glasses-wearing female characters. So, let’s see who these 20 best cartoon characters with glasses are:
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20 Best Cartoon Characters With Glasses
5 Funny Glasses Cartoon Characters
1) Edna Mode
- Cartoon: The Incredibles
Inarguably one of the best parts of Disney’s 2004 superhero animated movie, The Incredibles, is the hilarious and iconic Edna Mode. She’s considered one of the best fashion designers for Supers, having designed costumes for many superheroes including the Parr family.
Edna is a tiny woman with a crackling personality. She’s very proud of her work and has some strong opinions that she isn’t afraid to share. The most memorable things about her might just be her round glasses, her dry wit, and her love for Jack-Jack, the youngest member of the Parrs.
2) Johnny Bravo
- Cartoon: Johnny Bravo
The titular protagonist of Johnny Bravo may have the looks of a stud but his personality is enough to push women away as soon as he opens his mouth. Johnny is a man in his 20s with blond hair and a muscular physic. His hair is styled so high that it adds 3 inches to his height. He always wears a tight black T-shirt and blue jeans along with a pair of dark sunglasses.
Johnny is shallow-minded and dim-witted. He constantly hits on women but has absolutely zero luck with them and is frequently beaten up. His best friend is a little girl named Little Suzy who is one of the very few people not put off by him.
3) Scrooge McDuck
- Cartoon: DuckTales
Scrooge McDuck, more popularly known as Uncle Scrooge, is the uncle of Donald Duck. This Scottish gentleman is the richest duck in the world but despite this, he is not very into spending money. In fact, Uncle Scrooge is notorious for his thriftiness. He may be rich but one should never hope to get a penny out of the ever-miser Uncle Scrooge.
However, he is not below flaunting his wealth through his appearance. He’s always wearing very expensive and classy clothes and wears a sophisticated pair of Pince-Nez glasses with thick lenses. Uncle Scrooge currently lives in the lavish McDuck Manor in Duckburg.
4) Chuckie Finster
- Cartoon: Rugrats
Nickelodeon’s 1991 animated series Rugrats proved how hilarious and interesting a show can be with five babies as the main characters. Our next entry on this list of best cartoon characters with glasses, Chuckie Finster, is one of them. Chuckie is a 2-year-old boy who also appears in the sequel series, All Grown Up! as a 12-year-old preteen.
His full name is Charles Crandall Norbert Finster Jr. III and he is the best friend of Tommy and sworn enemy of Angelica. Despite his young age, Chuckie needs glasses and wears a pair with thick purple frames.
- Cartoon: Dexter’s Laboratory
Up next is the child genius Dexter who is well on to the path of becoming the world’s greatest inventor. He’s the youngest child of his family and has an older sister named Dee Dee who is the bane of his existence as she frequently comes inside his laboratory and ends up destroying his stuff.
Dexter also has a rival named Mandark who is as smart as him and has a crush on Dee Dee. Being the tiny scientist that he is, Dexter always wears a lab coat, a pair of glasses with blue lenses, and a pair of purple gloves.
5 Female Cartoon Characters with Glasses
1) Velma Dinkley
- Cartoon: Scooby-Doo
Truthfully, the detective business of Mystery Inc. is running only because of Velma Dinkley. She’s a very smart girl who is close friends with her fellow members of Monster Inc. Velma loves mysteries and has keen observation and deductive skills. In most episodes, it’s Velma who figures out the true culprit.
Velma is not only known for her sharp mind but also for her dry sarcasm and iconic glasses. She wears a pair of square glasses and has a tendency to lose them frequently. A smart badass, she knows both Morse Code and martial arts.
2) Margo Gru
- Cartoon: Despicable Me!
Kids can change someone’s life and the infamous villain Gru learns just that when he adopts three orphan sisters. Margo is the oldest of the three and is 10 years old in the first film. She’s quite mature and sensitive but has childlike innocence despite having a bad childhood.
Initially, Margo is distrustful of both Gru and the Minions, and rightfully so. Eventually, she gets over her mistrust and they become a happy family. Going by appearance, Margo is a little girl with brown hair and wears glasses.
3) Sam Sparks
- Cartoon: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Who’s everyone’s favorite reporter? Sam Sparks, of course! Samantha Sparks, more frequently called Sam, is an intern reporter at Weather News Network. She gets her first big break when she’s asked to do a weather report from Swallow Falls. There, she meets Flint Lockwood and after their crazy adventure together, becomes his girlfriend.
Sam is attractive, cute, and perky. She has blonde hair and big green eyes. In the first movie, she doesn’t wear glasses but in the second film, she has a square pair on. Her spunky personality makes her one of the best cartoon characters with glasses.
4) Mirabel Madrigal
- Cartoon: Encanto
Disney’s Encanto made a solid mark for itself not only because of its focus on Latino characters as a whole but also because of its catchy songs and brilliant premise. Another great thing that came out of the animated film is the protagonist, Mirabel Madrigal.
Mirabel is the daughter of Julieta and Augustin and is the only member of the family, except those related by marriage, without any powers. This is a reason for her insecurities that she overcomes throughout the film. She’s brave, relatable, and can rock a pair of round glasses like no other.
- Cartoon: Monsters, Inc.
While not the most communicative entry on this list of the best cartoon characters with glasses, Roz certainly makes an impression with her brief appearance in Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. She is a Key Master and Administrator for Scare Floor F in Monsters, Inc. and is not the biggest fan of Mike Wazowski.
Roz is a slug monster with brownish-yellow skin and pointy hair and not to mention, a permanent grouche. It’s later revealed in the movie as a big twist that Roz is actually an undercover agent and her real role is as the leader of the Child Detection Agency, codenamed 001.
5 Nerdy Cartoon Characters with Glasses
- Cartoon: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Dreamworks never fail to deliver some of the best animated films out there. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is their 2014 science fiction comedy, revolving around the father-son relationship between an anthropomorphic dog, Mr. Peabody, and Sherman, the little boy he adopts.
Sherman is 7 years old and a very bright and curious boy. He’s very empathetic and loves Mr. Peabody very much. In an inspiring speech, he says if he gets to be a great man like Mr. Peabody, then he wouldn’t mind being a dog too.
2) Milo Thatch
- Cartoon: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Disney’s 2001 animated film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, is an underrated movie that fans of Disney should give a chance. The film follows the enthusiastic linguist and cartography expert Milo Thatch as he sets out on an adventure to find the lost city of Atlantis.
By the end of the film, Milo has managed to save Atlantis and fall in love with its princess, Kida. He stays behind in Atlantis after marrying the new queen Kida and becoming the Prince Consort. No matter how brave he is, his big round glasses give away his nerdy nature.
3) Professor John Frink
- Cartoon: The Simpsons
The Simpsons is one of the long-running animated series on American Television, airing since 1989 and continuing with great critical success. Professor John Frink is one of the recurring characters of the satirical comedy. He’s also often referred to as Dr. Frink.
He’s a scientist and a professor at Springfield, though his institute of employment isn’t clear. Professor Frink could teach at either Springfield Heights Institute of Technology or Springfield University. The professor might be a genius but his inventions often do more harm than good.
4) Chicken Little
- Cartoon: Chicken Little
Chicken Little is a movie that might’ve gone under the radars of a lot of people, but let us assure you, it’s a great film that you should try the next time you’re having a Disney marathon. It’s about a little chicken boy, Ace Cluck, and how he overcomes bullies and makes friends.
His bullies call him Chicken Little to make fun of him. As everyone knows, it’s the geeks and nerds who end up getting bullied the most in school. The same goes for Chicken Little too. He’s a nerd who wears green glasses and a striped T-shirt with shorts.
5) John Darling
- Cartoon: Peter Pan
Every kid out there has been enchanted by the magical world Peter Pan leads Wendy and her brothers to. John Darling is the younger brother of Wendy and Michael. He and Michael tags along with Wendy as Peter takes them to Neverland.
John is a popular character who has been with fans since 1953 and has appeared in many of Disney’s projects including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book, and Peter Pan & Wendy. His nerdy round glasses and white nightgown are the staples of his characters.
5 Cartoon Characters with Big Glasses
1) Honey Lemon
- Cartoon: Big Hero 6
One of the best cartoon characters with glasses in recent years is Honey Lemon from Disney’s Big Hero 6. Honey Lemon is a chemical engineering student at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and used to be a close friend of Tadashi Hamada. After his death, she joined Big Hero 6, founded by his brother Hiro.
As a chemical engineer, it’s no surprise that Hoeny Lemon is very smart and passionate. She’s very optimistic and lively and has a genuine caring side to her. She’s very tall and pretty. Honey Lemon wears a pair of big pink glasses and has a funky fashion style.
2) Toby Turtle
- Cartoon: Robin Hood
Toby Turtle is a minor character from Disney’s 1973 animated film Robin Hood. He is an anthropomorphic turtle who wears a pair of huge round glasses. Toby is also best friends with Skippy, Sis, and Tagalong.
He doesn’t have a significant role in the film, only seen with his friends or cheering for his father. Toby is also imprisoned along with the other villagers for not being able to pay taxes. He and the villagers are ultimately set free by Robin Hood.
3) Gretchen Grundler
- Cartoon: Recess
Gretchen Grundler is one of the main characters of Recess, the 1997 animated comedy series about six elementary school students and their everyday interactions with their peers and teachers. One of the six is Gretchen who is also one of the school’s most intelligent students and a member of the Recess Gang.
Gretchen is a thin girl with brown hair and freckles. She wears a pair of very big glasses and a white and blue outfit with a pink bow. Gretchen is very smart and knowledgeable about technology and good at maths.
- Cartoon: Inside Out
Inside Out is a groundbreaking film that came into existence thanks to the partnership with Disney and Pixar. The film revolves around the emotions of a preteen girl Riley as she moves to a new city with her parents. The film shows the workings of the mind of Riley, controlled by five of her primary emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger.
Sadness, true to her name, is gloomy and easy to upset. She has blue skin and blue hair and wears a pair of huge round glasses. Throughout the film, it seemed like Sadness was making things worse, but the ending very brilliantly showed the importance of sadness in our lives.
5) Linda Gunderson
- Cartoon: Rio
We’ll end this list of best cartoon characters with glasses with Linda Gunderson from the 2011 animated movie Rio. Linda works in a bookstore called Livraria Blu in Rio de Janeiro and owns a Spix Macaw that she named Blu. She’s had Blu since she was a child and the bird is her best friend.
Linda is the best kind of pet owner. She loves and cares for Blu very much and is relentless in helping him. She’s a very nice person and it’s great to see her find love just as Blu finds it in Jewel. Her big glasses aren’t so bad either.
This is where we end our list of 20 best cartoon characters with glasses. If you’re a fan of anime and cartoons and like lists like this, check out Otakus’ Notes until we’re back with more exciting content.
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