1. Captain Hook in Disney's Peter Pan
The greatest ever voice acting (by Hans Conried) in the best of all Disney cartoons - this choice is a no brainer.
2. Captain Pugwash
Throatily voiced by the late great Peter Hawkins in the most crudely-animated cartoons ever to grace the BBC.
Pugwash was kindly, but with a tough streak especially in dealing with his arch enemy Cut-Throat Jake.
Excellent five minutes plots, wholesome and funny, great theme tune - what's not to like?
3. Captain Feathersword
Coarse actor Paul Paddick makes the big time with The Wiggles.
A controversial choice, I realize - but I was always grateful when his unrestrained hamming enlivened what were often turgid episodes watched with my kids in pre-school days.
The following sketch was the very first time that my daughter and her cousin cried uncontrollably with laughter -