Weird Facts About Cartoons You Don’t Know – Cartoon Fact List
Cartoons, we all have fond memories of watching animated images move across our television screens as a child. Well, today you’re going to learn 24 weird facts about cartoons Facts you were unaware of. From Disney & Looney Tunes facts to facts about Dragonball Z we’ve rounded up 24 Weird Facts About Cartoons You Don’t Know!
Weird Facts About Cartoons!
#1 – Popeye
Eugene the Jeep
Popeye the Sailor owns a dog-like creature whose cells leaked through from the 4th dimension, combined with cells from ours, and transmuted into a creature capable of moving between dimensions and solving difficult problems. His name is Eugene the Jeep.
#2 – Pinky & the brain
World Domination Plan
On Pinky and the Brain, Brain once let Pinky plan a world domination scheme. During that episode, Pinky became an owner of an Oyster Petting Zoo, the mayor of a small town, the CEO of the largest news empire in the world, and eventually the Chairman of the Federal Reserve
#3 – Dragonball Z
Goku and Frieza Fight
The total length of the fight between Goku and Frieza in Dragonball Z is 4 hours and 13 minutes.
#4 – Hey Arnold!
A spin-off of ‘Hey, Arnold!” called ‘The Patakis’ was pitched focusing on a teenage Helga. It was rejected by Nick for being too dark and by MTV for being too much like Daria.
#5 – Wild Thornberrys
Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, voiced Donnie on The Wild Thornberrys from 1998 to 2004.
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#6 – Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem voiced Shaggy until the show’s producers asked him to film a Burger King commercial. Kasem was a vegan and wanted Shaggy to be as well. When the studio pressured him, he quit the show after having been in it for over 20 years.
#7 – Donald Duck
Here’s a weird fact about Donald Duck for you. You might know Donald Duck never wears pants. What you may not have noticed is that when he goes swimming he always wears a pair of shorts.
#8 – The First American Political Cartoon
Join or die
Looking for a weird fact that goes back in time? I got you covered with this one.
Cartooning in the United States began during the colonial period. The early American cartoons, like the European, dealt with political and public issues. Benjamin Franklin is credited with creating the first American political cartoon.
#9 – Magic School bus
Little Richard composed the song for The Magic School bus!
#10 – Dragonball Z
According to Anime news network, Dragonball Z was licensed for English-speaking audiences in 1996. Originally, 67 English episodes were created but were reduced to 53 episodes due to controversial content and length.
#11 – Beavis and Butt-Head
Real Life counterparts
In a 1995 interview in Wild Cartoon Kingdom magazine, “Beavis and Butt-Head” creator, Mike Judge, revealed that the show’s main characters two main characters were based off of people from his childhood.
According to Judge, Bobby Beavis was “kind of an athletic kid” that lived three blocks from him while he was in college. Serving as inspiration for Butt-Head’s character was a 12-year-old who called himself “Iron Butt” because he claimed to never get injured from a kick to the posterior.
#12 – Mickey mouse
When Walt Disney suggested the name to his wife, Lillian, she didn’t think the name matched the character’s personality. He later came up with Mickey Mouse, and the rest is history. Mortimer Mouse eventually became Mickey’s taller, more arrogant nemesis, sporadically appearing in print and short films since 1936.
#13 – Mickey mouse
Mickey & Minnie’s Birthday
In 1933, Walt Disney stated that Mickey’s birthday was October 1, 1928, since that was the day on which his first picture was started.
But in 1978, Dave Smith, founder of the Disney Archives, changed the date to November 18, 1928, the premiere of Steamboat Willie. The 1928 animated short officially debuted Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the world, which meant that date was Minnie’s birthday as well.
#14 – Snow White
The Voice of Snow White
The woman who voiced Snow White, Adriana Caselotti, was not credited in the film or in its advertising. Adriana Caselotti wasn’t even invited to the film’s premiere!
Adriana Caselotti along with the voice actor for the prince, Harry Stockwell, tried to attend the premiere of Snow White. Neither of them had tickets, so, the woman at the door wouldn’t let them in. Undeterred, they snuck in when she wasn’t looking, and sat in the balcony so no one would notice them!
#15 – Frozen
Elsa & Anna aren’t Disney princesses, the 12 “official” Disney princesses, as listed on the website, are Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora/Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana.
Why? It’s because Frozen was profitable enough to become a franchise of its own. Anna and Elsa don’t need the official Disney princess branding as they’re already successful enough Disney characters on their own.
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#16 – Bugs Bunny
Suicide by gun
Looney Tunes cartoons are known for their wacky cartoon violence, like Wile E. Coyote running off cliffs and pianos falling on Sylvester’s head.
Pretty unrealistic stuff, however, Bugs Bunny and friends also relied on pretty realistic and grim violence for laughs back in the day. Which included a recurring joke depicting suicide by gun. Almost all of which have since been edited out.
#17 – Porky Pig
Porky Pig’s Stutter
Porky Pig stutters because his original voice actor, Joe Dougherty, stuttered in real life.
Joe Dougherty’s stutter meant long and expensive hours in the recording studio. Warner Brothers fired him and replaced him with Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny..
#18 – Donald Duck
Der Fuehrer’s Face
In an attempt to escape charges of anti-Semitism by it’s founder Walt Disney, Disney produced a short film titled “Der Fuehrer’s Face”, in which Donald Duck has a nightmare about life in Nazi Germany.
Somehow, even in a film that mocked and rejected Fascism, the writers and artists still managed to squeeze in plenty of racist and homophobic jokes.
#19 – The Little Mermaid
Penis on the Cover
Disney has been known to add secret hidden content of the adult nature inside their artwork.
One blatant example of Disney hiding adult content, is the original artwork for the cover of the movie The Little Mermaid. The children’s classic features a rather prominent penis as a part of the golden castle in the background. Little Mermaid Wikipedia
#20 – Hunchback of Notre Dame
Woman in the fire
Another example of Disney hiding secret adult content inside their artwork. Is in the film Hunchback of Notre Dame.
During a scene depicting a flame in the Hunchback of Notre Dame you can clearly see the outline of a woman.
# 21- The Rescuers
No way Disney would do it again, right?
Wrong! In the animated film “The Rescuers” you can clearly see a nude woman hanging on a wall in the background.
#22 – Transformers
In an episode of Transformers titled “A Thief in the Night,” the Autobots travel to a Middle Eastern setting to take on a terrorist who is bent on stealing the world’s landmarks.
The villain is a mid eastern stereotype and the name of his town? Carbombya!
#23 – Tiny Toons
In one episode of Tiny Toons, Buster, Plucky and the gang get into a bottle of beer and go joyriding. Their drunk-driving sends them off a cliff to their death. It was meant as a warning to young viewers, but a lot of people think it went too far.
#24 – Toy story
Bowing to Disney studio demands to make the movie darker and edgier, the original draft of Toy Story depicted Woody as a giant ventriloquist dummy who terrorized the other toys and purposely throws Buzz Lightyear out of a window. Once Disney gave creative control of the script to Pixar, the script got much lighter and Buzz’s trip out the window becomes an accident. Toy Story Wikipedia
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