Tall and slim, short and fat, cute or ugly- cartoon characters are the epitome of diversity. But, regardless of their colors, shapes, or sizes, all of them are great entertainers.
Among this diverse lineup of entertainers is a group of loveable and huggable characters that everyone loves.
These fat cartoon characters with jiggly bellies and chubby cheeks bring a certain warmth to the show.
Aside from comic relief and the constant chomping, some of these chubbies are powerful characters that have left an impact on audiences.
And in this list, we’re honoring them all.
15 Famous Fat Cartoon Characters
15. Eric Cartman from South Park
- Age: 10
- Weight: 90 lbs.
- Voice Actor(s): Trey Parker
Kicking things off is one of the most bigoted and offensive yet popular fat cartoon characters ever, Eric Theodore Cartman.
Eric is a 9-year-old student who lives with her mother. But he’s been in and out of prison for Murder, Manslaughter, Prostitution, Vandalism, Animal Abuse, Enforced Cannibalism, and the list goes on and on.
Despite his psychopathic and criminal behavior, Cartman has become a cultural icon in the States- because why not?
14. Mr. Smee from Peter Pan
- Age: –
- Weight: –
- Voice Actor(s): Bill Thompson (original film), Corey Burton (1982-2001), Jeff Bennett (2002-present)
The sweet and kind Irishman is the most loyal first mate anyone could ask for.
Mr. Smee was originally supposed to be a bosun, but the creators decided to make him the first mate because of the polar difference between his and Captain Hook’s personality.
As a result, Mr. Smee ended up with a personality of his own that was unconventional for a villain sidekick.
13. Garfield from Garfield
- Age: 45 (Garfield ages with the Comic Strip)
- Weight: 20 lbs.
- Voice Actor(s): Scott Beach, Bill Murray, Frank Welker
When it comes to cat cartoon characters, Garfield will forever be iconic.
This orange tabby is famous for his chubby build and laziness, but even more famous is his arrogant and sarcastic behavior. Garfield is very conscious of his weight and doesn’t appreciate anyone mocking him.
Although he constantly checks his weight in hopes of having lost some, his love for lasagna wouldn’t let him succeed.
12. Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants
- Age: 38
- Weight: 2 Oz.
- Voice Actor(s): Bill Fagerbakke
While Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puffs are also quite fat, I went with everyone’s favorite Starfish.
Patrick Star is an innocent and overweight Starfish living under a rock in Bikini Bottom. He is Spongebob’s best friend and often the cause of Spongebob’s troubles.
Patrick’s overweight physique is the result of his love for junk food which includes Krabby Patties, bacon-filled ice cream, and actual junk food picked up from trash cans.
11. Pumbaa from The Lion King
- Age: Nearly 50 years old
- Weight: –
- Voice Actor(s): Ernie Sabella
The gassy half of the Timon and Pumbaa duo is the fattest warthogs in all of animation. But he doesn’t think much of it because of “Hakuna Matata.”
His clan banished Pumbaa because of his deadly flatulence problem. That’s when he met Timon and adopted the Hakuna Matata lifestyle.
Pumbaa likes to eat grubs but only the slimy ones. He doesn’t like crunchy grubs and is ready to fight anyone who likes them.
10. Winnie the Pooh
- Age: 6
- Weight: –
- Voice Actor(s): Sterling Holloway, Roger Carel, Jim Cummings
How could I leave one of the most huggable cartoon characters out of this list?
Winnie the Pooh, a yellow cartoon character, eats a lot of honey and spends the rest of his day napping wherever he can find a headrest.
And although he stares at his growing belly in the mirror, Pooh isn’t too bothered by it and definitely in no hurry to hit the gym.
You’d think he’d lose some weight after the continuous adventures he has, but no!
9. Russell from Up
- Age: 8
- Weight: –
- Voice Actor(s): Jordan Nagai, Peter Sohn
White fat cartoon characters don’t come any cuter than this guy.
The persistent boy from Up who just wanted to earn his “Assisting the Elderly” Patch ended up on a journey of his life.
Although he’s brave, the chubby child gets exhausted easily. Because he’s weak and fat, he starts struggling for breath while climbing.
However, with his bumbling personality, he befriends an exotic bird and a talking dog and helps the grumpy old man who didn’t want his help.
8. Mammy Two Shoes from Tom & Jerry
- Age: –
- Weight: –
- Voice Actor(s): Lillian Randolph, Thea Vidale
We rarely got to see her face during the cat and mouse chase, but her hands, feet, and bust are evidence enough that Mammy Two Shoes is a fat woman.
Also known as Dinah, Mammy is an African-American woman who usually enters the scene to either smack Tom in the head to break the fight between Tom and Jerry.
Although fans thought she was a housemaid, it was later revealed that Mammy is, in fact, the owner of the house.
7. Baymax from Big Hero 6
- Age: –
- Weight: –
- Voice Actor(s): Scott Adsit
This walking marshmallow is the very definition of “fluffy not fat.”
Since Baymax is a robot, there’s no muscle or fat underneath his skin. It’s just that he’s designed to have a cute and comforting appearance. That leads to Baymax having a Jiggly belly and even puffier limbs.
Because “being huggable” is a huge factor in making my list of fat characters, Baymax just had to be here.
6. Homer Simpson from The Simpsons
- Age: 39
- Weight: 241 lbs
- Voice Actor(s):
While his IQ is 55 only, you’ll never catch Homer lacking in the weight department. We all know full well why that is the case.
Although his weight fluctuates, he has never gone below 239 lbs.
This doughnut-eating dumbo character has been the star of one of the longest-running animated sitcoms ever. As his IQ suggests, he is silly and dim-witted, but he loves his family and his food.
The Simpsons just wouldn’t be the same without the stupid dad of the show.
5. Shrek from Shrek
- Age: –
- Weight: 450 lbs.
- Voice Actor(s): Mike Myers
The mean and green ogre from Dreamworks’ Shrek series is the only character capable of rivaling Ursula’s belly, but Ursula still edges it out. That’s because Shrek isn’t very fat. He’s just a giant and has a huge body in general.
Thanks to his large frame and Scottish accent, Shrek has a dominating and intimidating personality, and no one dares cross his path.
But he turns into a gentle giant after meeting Donkey and Fiona.
4. Ursula from The Little Mermaid
- Age: –
- Weight: 370 lbs.
- Voice Actor(s): Pat Carroll, Merrin Dungey
One of the scariest Disney Villains is also the fattest. Ursula, the Sea Witch, is the main antagonist of The Little Mermaid, and boy is she scary.
She is supposed to be a mermaid, but due to a rare mutation, she ends up with tentacles in place of a fishtail.
After she was banished by King Triton, Ursula promised vengeance on the King and the merpeople. Living in exile, she has become petty, dangerous, and fat!
3. Peter Griffin from Family Guy
- Age: 45
- Weight: 270 lbs.
- Voice Actor(s): Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Seth Rogen
Peter is the first clinically obese character on this list. Although he appears ripped as Rambo in an episode, Peter is one of the fattest characters in the show, narrowing out his own son, Chris.
Peter’s a heavy drinker, has a history of drug abuse, and once paralyzed his left side after eating 30 hamburgers in one sitting.
Moreover, with a regular diet of mashed potatoes and meatloaf, no wonder the whole family feels obese, apart from Lois and Stewie, of course.
2. Fat Albert from Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids
- Age: 16
- Weight: 2,000 pounds
- Voice Actor(s): Bill Cosby, Micheal Gray
One of the fattest cartoon characters ever, Fat Albert will always be an iconic part of American animation, regardless of what his creator (Bill Cosby) did.
Fat Albert is the main character of the show. He is a smart, mature, and proactive teen who likes to help out others and doesn’t let his morbidly obese body stop him from playing his favorite sports.
Albert’s catchphrase – Hey hey hey! – will forever be iconic among a whole generation of fans.
1. Po from Kung Fu Panda
- Age: Somewhere between 20 and 30 years old.
- Weight: 260 lbs.
- Voice Actor(s): Jack Black
Topping my list is the best, cutest, and cuddliest panda with the jiggliest belly ever seen in Hollywood animation- Xiao Po Ping, better known as Po the Dragon Warrior.
Po gained 260 lbs. because he grew up in a noodle shop and was fed as much as he could eat. Even though he controlled his eating habits after becoming the Dragon Warrior Po can’t seem to shake off the weight.
But the truth is, no one wants him to.
Everyone loves Po just the way he is.
These are some of the best fat cartoon characters whose oversized bellies have become a part of their identities.
While they may be mocked for their bodies within the shows, fans absolutely love them just the way they are.