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Top Sources of High-Resolution Cartoon Characters PNG Images

By Iveta Pavlova

2 weeks ago

Today, we’ll go through the top sources where you can find and download high-quality cartoon characters PNG images – free and premium.  

The web is full of content, and nobody can deny it. Good content, however, may be a little harder to find. That’s why we took the time to put together the top sources of quality cartoon characters, available as high-resolution PNG images on transparent backgrounds.

PNG images are quite popular; this file type is pretty much versatile, supported by all graphic software, and available with transparent backgrounds. However, the dimensions and resolution of PNG images are fixed which, if not high enough, may result in a blurry image. 

For today’s post, we’ve made sure to include only high-resolution cartoon character clipart images, so let’s not any more time and move on! 

Cartoons.co

Cartoons.co is a source of high-quality cartoon characters available in various formats, including PNG images on transparent backgrounds. Besides looking super good and appealing, each character comes in over 100 different poses. This means you get plenty of possibilities for your marketing campaigns, ads, presentations, educational materials, and more.

Rocket Cartoon Character PNG images – 112 poses

112 PNG images on transparent backgrounds

Baby Girl & Baby Boy Cartoon Characters – 112 PNG images for each

224 PNG images on transparent backgrounds

Penguin Cartoon Character PNG images – 112 poses

112 PNG images on transparent backgrounds

Among all 100 poses of each character, you will find the full array of emotions, popular concepts and metaphors, and interactions with objects (everyday and business). You receive poses with empty papers and whiteboards, as well, so you can include your own custom content if needed.

Sun with Sunglasses Cartoon Character – 112 PNG images

112 PNG images on transparent backgrounds

Cookie Cartoon Character PNG images – 112 poses

112 PNG images on transparent backgrounds

Construction Worker Cartoon Character PNG images – 112 poses

112 PNG images on transparent backgrounds

Once you download your cartoon character, you receive all 100+ poses as 100+ individual PNG files for each character, in high resolutions of 1024px height for each.

GraphicMama

GraphicMama is a great source of high-quality cartoon characters, popular for their insane diversity of character types and styles. There are over 600 different characters available for download, each prepared in a big set of poses.

Once you download a character set, you receive all of their poses in various handy file formats, plus PNG images on transparent backgrounds. Yes, just like you’ve guessed it.

Female Cartoon Character – 112 PNG images
Modern girl female cartoon character PNG 112 images

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai, Eps

Male Cartoon Character – 112 PNG images 
Male cartoon character with beard PNG 112 images

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai, Eps

Superhero Girl Cartoon Character – 75 PNG images 
Superhero woman cartoon character PNG 75 images

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai, Eps

Smart Owl Cartoon Character – 112 PNG images 
Owl teacher cartoon character PNG 112 images

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai, Eps

3D Businessman Cartoon Character – 112 PNG images 
Cartoon character businessman PNG 112 images

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai, Eps

Cute Kitty Cat Cartoon Character – 112 PNG images 
Cute cat kitty cartoon character PNG 112 images

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai, Eps

Each pose comes as an individual PNG file, and the quality is really high – 1024px height. This makes GraphicMama’s cartoon character PNG images ready to use on various digital mediums and presentations.

IconScout

IconScout returns thousands of results for cartoon characters and all of them come in PNG file formats, as well! Just like the previous options, you can have a character in different poses but each one is listed individually here. Moreover, not all characters may come in a diversity of poses. Some are just depicted in a particular concept. But who knows, this may be exactly what you need.

Businessman Meditating PNG image
Businessman meditating PNG image

File formats: SVG, PNG, EPS, JPG

Kid in a Cat Costume PNG image
Kid in a cat costume PNG image

File formats: SVG, PNG, EPS, JPG

3D Dog Cartoon Character PNG image
Dog 3D cartoon character PNG image

File formats: SVG, PNG, EPS, JPG

The assets on IconScout are premium or free, with the latter requiring attribution to the author unless you subscribe. A subscription provides you with unlimited downloads, as well. It’s worth mentioning that on IconScout, you will also find 3D cartoon characters PNG images if that’s the style you’re looking for.

VectorCharacters

Don’t be mislead by the name, on VectorCharacters all cartoon characters are uploaded as transparent PNG images, as well. We tested out a few and we can say the quality is really high – above 1200px height for most.

Artist Woman 6 Cartoon Poses PNG
Cartoon Artist Woman PNG Image 6 Poses

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai

American Eagle Muscles PNG image
Free American Eagle PNG Character

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai

Handsome Unicorn Waving PNG image
Free Unicorn Waving PNG Character

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai

Business Woman and Man Cartoon PNG
Business Cartoon Characters Clipart

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai

9 Emoji Cartoon Characters PNG
Emojis PNG Images - 9 transparent PNG Emoticons

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai

12 Fruit Cartoon Characters PNG 
12 Fruit Cartoon Characters PNG image

File Formats: Png, Pdf, Ai

Usually, each character is prepared as an individual PNG image. And the best thing is you can use these free characters for personal and commercial purposes, without having to add attribution. You have no restrictions or limitations on the number of downloads, as well.

Vecteezy

On Vecteezy, you will find a surprisingly good diversity of PNG cartoon characters. The platform returns over 30000 results for this query. You will find 3D and flat cartoon characters, free or premium. Individual poses are listed as individual PNG images in a really high quality, however, not all characters are prepared in a diversity of poses. 

3D Businessman Cartoon Character PNG
Businessman 3D cartoon character PNG image

File format: PNG. Available in more poses.

Cute Cow Cartoon Character PNG image
Cute cow character PNG image

File format: PNG. Available in more poses.

Watercolor Bunny Cartoon Character PNG
Watercolor bunny PNG image

File format: PNG. Available in more poses.

The free license on Vecteezy requires that you give attribution to the author. The Pro license, on the other hand, gives you access to additional content, plus unlimited downloads and even more benefits.

Pngtree

Pngtree is a popular platform for PNG assets, including cartoon characters. Indeed, there is an enviable amount of resources here, nearly 60 000 results for “cartoon characters”. 

Cute girl cartoon PNG image

Angry man cartoon PNG image

Fat superhero cartoon PNG image

The platform allows 2 free downloads per day for a free user, so if you need access to the full library in the longer term and use the resources for commercial purposes, you will have to purchase a subscription plan. 

On PNGtree, you will find small sets of characters, but mostly individual illustrations of characters depicting different concepts and activities. 

ClassroomClipart

On Classroom Clipart, you will find plenty of cartoon characters as PNG images. In order to download assets as transparent PNG images, you have to subscribe for a membership. Here are a few examples of what you can expect.

Beaver PNG image

Pink fish smiling PNG image

Crocodile waving PNG image

Being a member gives you access to a personal lightbox where you can store your favorite assets. Plus, you receive a full-size version of the images and enjoy an ad-free experience on the site.

Lovepik

On Lovepik, you will find many cartoon characters on transparent backgrounds, most made in a simple cartoon style. As a free user, you are required to give attribution and use the artwork for personal projects only. Moreover, you have daily restrictions on downloads, as well – 5 in the graphics category.

Happy girl jumping PNG image

Football player boy PNG image

Simple flat teacher PNG image

To use Lovepik’s cartoon character assets for commercial projects, you need to purchase a subscription plan. 

SimilarPNG

SimilarPNG has listed over 250k PNG images on their site. For sure, you will find lots of cartoon character clipart here, however, the majority are available as just single illustrations. Here are a few picks.

Unicorn character swimming PNG image

Chick eggs boy and girl PNG image

Turtle with glasses PNG image

Assets are free to download and available for personal use only. You are entitled to one download a day as an unregistered user.

PNG Play

PNG Play is a site that offers all kinds of free PNG images on transparent backgrounds. If you are lucky, you will find exactly the cartoon character you need. Don’t expect big sets of poses, though. The platform lists only individual illustrations. 

Cartoon girl laughing free PNG image

Cute unicorn free PNG image

Cute bear free PNG image

You will find the search bar pretty useful to narrow down your results since the majority of assets here are actually pictures.

Pngwing

Pngwing is a community-driven platform where users can upload artwork for others to download. Here, you will find really a lot of PNG images for non-commercial use. You can easily search by keyword for what you need and you’ll get plenty of results. Moreover, there are collections by topic you can check out in case you need more resources for a single project. 

Businessman character small set PNG image

Boy riding a bike PNG image

Cute zoo animals PNG image

Have in mind that there may be resources with watermarks taken from other platforms since Pngwing doesn’t monitor and approve all artwork users upload.

All in all,

The web is full of cartoon character clipart PNG images in various styles and types. Depending on what you need, you may opt for a character that’s available in many poses – to achieve consistency in your campaigns and presentations, and use their poses over time for various occasions. Or, if you need to depict a specific concept, you will find it even easier since single illustrations are even more common than sets of poses.

Either way, don’t forget to follow the rules of licensing and give attribution if you’re using free assets.

We hope this article was useful to you. If you need to enrich your personal library of assets, feel free to check out our “Freebies” sections or get inspired with some awesome character design.

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