Cartoon characters named “Cat” and “Dinosaurs” are among the many animal characters appearing in ABC News’ “Cartoon Characters as Pets” program.ABC News asked cartoonists and animal lovers for suggestions for cartoon characters to adopt.
They came from a wide range of backgrounds, including the famous “Dinosaur Park” cartoon character, to name a few.
“Dinoduck” and the “Caveman” cartoon characters were popular choices for pet animals in the 1990s, but their popularity has dwindled.
“Dino-Cat” is one of the few surviving dinosaurs and has become popular with younger audiences.
“Coyote” is a classic “Dirty Dancing” cartoon animal.
The ABC News program also features characters from a range of genres, including popular animated series like “Toy Story,” “The Lion King,” and “Frozen.”
“I’ve never seen anything like this.
I’ve never been so excited to have a cartoon in my life,” said Emily Johnson, a San Francisco artist and animator.
Johnson, a cartoonist, is a pet enthusiast herself.
She started learning how to draw her own characters when she was 12.
She said it’s an “out-of-this-world” experience.
“The art process is a way for me to get in touch with my imagination,” Johnson said.
“If I’m drawing an animal, I want to create an image that I think would resonate with someone, or someone I like,” Johnson continued.
“So it’s really hard to capture that emotion and express it in a cartoon.”ABC News’ Michael Strain contributed to this report.