Cartoon Characters Based on Real-Life Human Beings and Celebrities

Maybe they're just wild coincidences.

Matt Branhamby Matt Branham
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How many mornings have we spent plugged into our morning cartoons? The answer: too many to not notice the obvious inspirations of real-life celebrity human beings. Well, calling celebrities actual human beings might be a stretch, but for those of us wondering where the inspiration for some of our favorite ’80s and ’90s cartoons came from, it will all make so much sense when you see these comparisons.

When it comes to spotting inspiration for cartoons, celebrity or otherwise, we’re pretty spot on. And when we’re not, there are plenty of other sites that helped us out (go pointless entertainment!). In no time at all, you’ll be embarrassed you didn’t realize who Aladdin was based on, since it’s so damn obvious once you know, along with other Disney classics and morning cartoon characters like Ariel of The Little Mermaid all the way down your favorite adult cartoons, like Cartman and Milhouse. If you didn’t feel like an idiot man-child before, watch as we hand over some sweet celebrity inspiration that was right under your binge-addicted noses. And now, on with the show…

Cartoon Characters Based on Real-Life Human Beings and Celebrities

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