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Top Five Green Cartoon Characters

Apr 21, 2011

Some say it's not easy being Green, but we're not so sure. Here's a reminder to go green this Earth Day with a look at our favorite green cartoon characters.

#5. Mike Wazowski

Courtesy of Pixar Mike and his friend Sully starred in Monsters Inc. and scare children like it’s their job (which it actually is). If you weren’t paying attention, you might mistake this green guy for a tennis ball, but tennis balls don’t have one huge eye in the middle of their face, or horns, arms and legs. After the success of Monsters Inc. Mike got used to the spotlight and made guest appearances on other Pixar hits Finding Nemo and Toy Story.

#4. The Incredible Hulk

Courtesy of Marvel Dr. Bruce Banner’s alter-ego was given superhuman strength and turned green by a blast of gamma rays. Originally featured in Marvel Comics in 1962, The Hulk has been busy since, starring in two TV Series, an animated series and two big-screen movies, one, called The Incredible Hulk, is one of the summer’s most anticipated films. The Hulk likes to smash things, so box office records might be his next target.

#3. Shrek

Courtesy of Dreamworks You’ve gotta love this big green ogre. Through three hilarious movies we’ve seen Shrek rescue a princess from a fire-breathing dragon, marry Fiona after foiling an evil scheme concocted by Prince Charming and his mom, The Fairy Godmother, and rule the kingdom of Far, Far Away while King Harold was sick, all while making us fall out of our seats with laughter.

#2. The Grinch

Courtesy of MGM He’s a mean one, but he’s a green one too. Dr. Suess’ classic Christmas villain, whose heart is three sizes too small, hates the Whos and will do anything to stop them from having a festive Christmas down in Whoville. Even though he’s one of the world’s best bad boys, you can’t help but feel a little sorry for this grouchy green guy who lives all alone in the mountains with his little dog Max.

#1. Kermit the Frog

Courtesy of Disney Kermit the Frog is the man er... frog. Since 1955 this little green fella has entertained the world on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, starred in over 15 movies, and made guest appearances on shows like American Idol and Extreme Makeover Home Edition! He’s taken his share of bullying from Ms. Piggy, but this frog always gets back up to share some of his swamp learned wisdom, or sing a song like his classic tune Bein’ Green. He’s even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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Pink_Cool_Girl
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"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:I'm bare but I still have soemthing on. I'm all brown but mostly green. I come in all types but I'm still the same thing. What am I?HULK
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"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I have forests but no trees I have houses but no brick I have rivers but no water I have plains but no grass What am I? a hairy guy XD Nope xD a dry but crack XD Nope xD if its not my mom then i give up xD It's a MAP. A MAP. OMFG I GOT IT RIGHT LOL YAY
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"fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I have forests but no trees I have houses but no brick I have rivers but no water I have plains but no grass What am I? a hairy guy XD Nope xD a dry but crack XD Nope xDif its not my mom then i give up xDIt's a MAP. A MAP. 
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