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TELETOON Retro Looking For Top 5 Classic Cartoon Crushes in Honor of Valentine’s Day

(Toronto, ON, January 19, 2012) — Who sets more hearts aflutter: He-Man or Pepé Le Pew? Smurfette or Lois Lane? As Valentine’s Day approaches, TELETOON Retro is asking viewers to vote for the most captivating cartoon characters in the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Crushes campaign. Starting Monday, January 23 and running until Sunday, February 12, viewers can vote for the top five objects of their affection at and

TELETOON Retro has narrowed the field to 33 of the dreamiest cartoon heartthrobs. Fans can choose from the following nominees:

  • · He-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • · She-Ra (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
  • · Fred (Scooby-Doo)
  • · Daphne (Scooby-Doo)
  • · Jem/Jerrica Benton (JEM)
  • · Rio Pacheco (JEM)
  • · Smurfette (The Smurfs)
  • · Hefty Smurf (The Smurfs)
  • · Pepé Le Pew (Looney Tunes)
  • · Garfield (Garfield and Friends)
  • · Superman (The New Adventures of Superman)
  • · Lois Lane (The New Adventures of Superman)
  • · Batman (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • · Robin (Batman) *Live Action
  • · Poison Ivy (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • · Catwoman (Batman) *Live Action
  • · Spiderman (Spider-Man)
  • · Judy Jetson (The Jetsons)
  • · Jane Jetson (The Jetsons)
  • · Wilma Flintstone (The Flintstones)
  • · Betty Rubble (The Flintstones)
  • · Peter Venkman (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • · Winston Zeddemore (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • · Michael Patterson (For Better or Worse)
  • · Elizabeth Patterson (For Better or Worse)
  • · Cheetara (ThunderCats)
  • · Lion-O (ThunderCats)
  • · Josie (Josie and the Pussycats)
  • · Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)
  • · Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)
  • · Duke (G.I. Joe)
  • · Scarlett (G.I. Joe)
  • · Princess Lila (Stop the Smoggies!)

Once the votes have been tallied, the Top 5 Crushes will be announced on Tuesday, February 14. A special programming marathon featuring the winners will air as part of the “Retro Rewind” programming block on Sunday, February 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

Each of the Top 5 Crushes will earn a coveted spot in the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame, joining previous Top 5 winners in the categories of Villains, Awesome Animals, Sweethearts and All-time Favourite Characters. To view past TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame inductees, visit

  • I wouldn’t trust anyone who picks Garfield.

  • Justin Delbert

    Only four of them would be in my top 5 according to the list. They are (in no paticular order):

    Judy Jetson
    Betty Rubble

    If I were aloud to put a write in to make it a top 5, it would be:

    Isabella from Phineas and Ferb

  • I noticed two For Better or For Worse characters in there; was there a cartoon on the Foobiverse in Canada? I know the strip was much bigger there than in the states.

  • I would add my own write-in to this list as well: How about the character Cleo from “The Catillac Cats” segment of DiC’s 1984 “Heathcliff” series? She really rocked those pink leg warmers!