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Cartoons in California

Statues, Murals, Museums and More

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The film industry has created an indelible mark on the state of California, and we've got plenty of cartoon-related attractions to prove it.

1. Charles Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa

2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA

A whole museum dedicated to just one cartoon, but one of the most-enduring: Peanuts by Charles Schulz.

Note for parents: While this may seem like a good place to take the kids, the main thing to do is read the comic strips on display. You know your kid and whether they'll enjoy this or not.

2. Rocky and Bullwinkle Statue, Los Angeles

© 2007 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by permission.
This 15-foot-tall cartoon statue stood beside the former home of Jay Ward Productions, the company that created Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his pal Bullwinkle. Until 2013, that is,when it was removed for repairs. We're hoping they'll turn up somewhere else soon.

3. Dennis the Menace Playground, Monterey

East Pearl Street, just off Fremont Street near the waterfront
Monterey, CA

Created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, this playground has lots of fun stuff that your own Dennises Margarets will love.

4. Kermit the Frog Statue, Hollywood

© 2007 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by permission.
1416 N. La Brea Avenue
Hollywood, CA

The studios originally belonged to Charlie Chaplin, but nowadays they're home to Henson Studios. The Kermit statue out front pays tribute to both aspects of the property's history.

5. Mickey Mouse on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6925 Hollywood Blvd. on the Walk of Fame
Hollywood, CA

Mickey's star is here.

6. Donald Duck's Foot Prints, Grauman's Chinese Theatre

©2006 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Hollywood, CA

Often in competition with Mickey, and not to be outdone, you'll find his hand and footprints at Grauman's. His star is at 6840 Hollyood Blvd.

7. Bugs Bunny Statue, Warner Bros Studios

©2011 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
3400 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA

Bugs has a big statue just outside the entrance to Warner Bros Studios. Daffy Duck's there, too.

8. Cartoon Mural, Warner Bros Studios

© 2007 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by permission.
3400 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA

Even though it's on a building inside the studio grounds, you can easily see it from the street.

9. Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco

655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

It's the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms.

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