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100+ Cartoon Backgrounds That You Can Use In Your Designs For Free

By Ludmil Enchev

9 months ago

Cartoon backgrounds are perfect for creative projects, but finding the perfect background for your animation, website, social media, or presentation project can be quite difficult. We’ve done our best to select the best FREE cartoon backgrounds available on the web.

 You will find the following free cartoon background illustrations grouped into the following categories:

Nature Cartoon Backgrounds

Selection of 18 absolutely free-for-download cartoon backgrounds on nature theme. you will find mountains, ponds, lakes, rivers, oceans, forests, hills, and more nature-inspired illustrations.



City Cartoon Backgrounds

Beautiful cartoon-style backgrounds illustrate suburban life with buildings, houses, skyscrapers, streets, and stores. The selection includes small towns and big city cityscapes in daylight, at night, in autumn, winter, summer, etc. 



Room Cartoon Backgrounds

All kinds of free interior cartoon backgrounds such as living room, kitchen, bedroom, child room, office, restaurant, and more – it would be hard not to find what you are looking for. 



Landscape Cartoon Backgrounds

Cartoon landscape illustrations in different styles visualize a wide range of beautiful nature views in different weather conditions so everybody can find the perfect free landscape background for his design.


Beach Cartoon Backgrounds

Beaches are one of the most popular cartoon backgrounds and we won’t disappoint you with this selection of free resources. You will find traditional and more exotic beach illustrations with islands, palms, and other tropical plants.



Sport Cartoon Backgrounds

Cartoon backgrounds are available for free download visualizing all kinds of sports fields. You will find football, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, jogging, and other sports fields for your designs.



Forest Cartoon Backgrounds

These backgrounds will enhance your stories with beautiful forest views with different kinds of trees and plants. From woods to tropical jungle backgrounds – it is all free for download.


Space Cartoon Backgrounds

And for more creative projects and science-related designs, we’ve collected some of the most amazing space and universe cartoon background illustrations, and again completely free to use.


Popular Cartoon Background Sources

Even if you haven’t found the background you were dreaming about – don’t loose hope, there are many sources on the web where you can search for cartoon background, here are some of them:

Cartoons.co Cartoon Backgrounds

Cartoons.co is a website focused on different types of cartoon graphics and their selection of nearly 200 free cartoon backgrounds is made to accompany their cartoon character sets and animated puppets – yet the big background collection is released for free personal and commercial usage for everybody. 




Vecteezy is a platform full of different free and premium graphic resources, and their background selection is quite impressive.




Freepik is a global leader of free graphic resources, and you can find dozens of high quality cartoon backgrounds out there.



GraphicMama Vector Backgrounds

GraphicMama offers a wide range of illustrations, cartoon characters, and backgrounds. Their ultimate background bundles cover different themes, and there are many free illustrations you can download.




Shutterstock has the biggest library of vectors and illustrations, and there are tons of cartoon backgrounds for different needs.




Pixabay doesn’t offer the same quality as Shutterstock, but all of the graphics and backgrounds out there are free for download.



Final Words

Well this is it, 120 free cartoon backgrounds ( & sources) on different topics and styles for your animations, social media designs, websites, or presentations.

We hope you find what you were looking for, and if you do – don’t forget to bookmark this page for quick access anytime you need in the future.

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