No matter how much we’re caught in web series now or how much we’re engrossed in Netflix, our first contact with the virtual world were cartoons. We’ve all grown up being glued to our TV screens watching our favourite cartoons. There wasn’t much confusion about TV channels back then because Cartoon Network was the only place to be.
I don’t know about other adults but I can still spend the entire day watching cartoons. Cartoons are ultimate fun, aren’t they? But do you know that some of these fascinating cartoon characters are based on real life characters. Yes, that’s true, some of your favourite cartoon characters are based on real life stories and characters.
Here’s the list of the Cartoon Characters based on real stories
The famous cartoon character, Shrek is based on a French boxer named Maurice Tillet. Maurice had a health condition in which his bones were overgrown and thick.
Aladdin is inspired from Tom Cruise. That charming smile, big eyebrows and attitude of Aladdin resemble Tom Cruise.
3. THE LITTLE
This cartoon is based on the character of Alyssa Milano from the show ‘Who’s The Boss.’
4. SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 DWARVES
The adorable character of Snow White is based on the actress of Marge Champion.
5. THE JUNGLE BOOK
The vultures of the Jungle Book are inspired from The Beatles.
This famous cartoon character is based on a Native American model. Ilene Bedard is the name of the model and the model has herself given the voice over to this character.
7. THE INCREDIBLES
The character of Edna Mode from the incredibles is based on famous stylist Edith Head.
8. Betty Boop
This is perhaps one of the oldest cartoon characters. The character is actually a parody of actress Helen Kane.
9. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The character of Belle from Beauty and the beast is inspired from Sheri Stoner.
10. THE SIMPSONS
Van Houten from the Simpsons is based on the life of Paul Pfeiffer.
Shinchan is also a real life character. However, the image shared below is for respresnation purpose only.
So, these are the beloved cartoon characters who are based on real life characters.