Why Are So Many Popular Cartoon Characters yellow?

by sikbitz

ChannelFrederator decided to take a look into the interesting phenomenon that is prevalent in the cartoon world..

Why are so many popular cartoon characters yellow?

SpongeBob SquarePants, Pikachu, Jake the Dog, the Simpsons and countless others all have one thing in common… they’re all YELLOW! Why are so many popular cartoon characters yellow? There must be a reason for this! Channel Frederator and Tooned Up had to dig deeper into this cartoon mystery and answer the question… Why are popular cartoon characters yellow?

I’ve got to say im hella impressed with detailed this video is by going into colour theory and colour psychology.

There is a lot more going on than just a random colour being picked for character design, for instance – Yellow is the brightest color of the visible spectrum, and it is the most noticeable of all colors by the human eye. It invokes happiness and optimism when people are surrounded by it!