We’ve all grown up with our own favorite cartoon characters. They made us laugh, cry, and thoroughly enjoy our Saturday mornings while we ate a bowl of cereal. Sometimes a little milk might have even come out of our noses. While cartoon characters certainly delighted us, you might be surprised to learn some of the bizarre facts about them. From the people behind the voices to some peculiar decision making by the creators, you’ll love to hear about this cartoon trivia. Here are 25 Bizarre Facts About Cartoon Characters!
Doug - Mr. Bone
Fans of Doug will instantly know the name Mr. Bone, the titular cartoon character’s vice principal. He was cranky, humorless, and loved to discipline the kids on the show. You might not know, however, that his character’s look and personality was based on the popular actor Don Knotts.
G.I. Joe - Duke
Duke was the leader of the G.I. Joe team, so the likelihood of him dying was pretty nil. He could dodge lasers, survive plane crashes, and take on tons of baddies at once. But, in the 1987 G.I. Joe movie, Duke is stabbed in the heart and dies. Except, he really didn’t die. Afraid kids would be traumatized, producers added in at the end of the G.I. Joe movie that Duke was just in a coma and made a full recovery
Batman: The Animated Series - The Joker
Everyone knows Mark Hamill was the voice actor of the villainous Joker for hit cartoon Batman: The Animated Series. But before Hamill took on the role of the Clown Prince of Crime, producers considered giving it over to Tim Curry, popular at the time for IT and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Simpsons - Bart
The Simpsons is a beloved cartoon spanning several decades and hundreds of episodes. For a long time, kids and teens associated with Bart as a funny rebel without a cause, pulling pranks at every turn. Most people don’t realize his character is actually voiced by a woman, Nancy Cartwright.
Love The Simpsons? You have to check out 25 Times the Simpsons Predicted the Future!
Transformers - Optimus Prime and Megatron
Once Hasbro bought the rights to Transformers, they needed to market the cartoon and toys to kids and wanted them to have awesome names that kids would love. To do this, the company called on Marvel Comics to create the names. Writers Denny O’Neil and Bob Budiansky came up with the names Optimus Prime and Megatron.