Sometimes the prototypes borrows not only the appearance, but also some personality
It is no secret that the creators of the film and cartoon characters like to give your characters traits of real people. Sometimes the prototypes borrows not only the appearance, but also some peculiarities of character.
To your attention a selection of similarities between cartoon characters and real people, which was not accidental.
Montgomery burns — Baron Jacob Rothschild
Fabulously wealthy Mr. burns from “the Simpsons” embodies the traits of several wealthy people. Among them businessmen from Norway Olav Tone and Fredrik Olsen, the first dollar billionaire John Rockefeller and Baron Jacob Rothschild. It is most similar to the character Montgomery burns.
Ursula — actor Harris Glen Milstead (divine)
The prototype of the evil sorceress Ursula from the little Mermaid was an American actor Harris Glen Milstead, and more specifically, his stage character — a colorful lady named devine.
Ariel — actress Alyssa Milano
Early sketches of Ariel was founded on the appearance of the wife of animator Glen Keane. But in the end the main prototype for the little mermaid was Alyssa Milano, which at the time of creation of the cartoon was 16 years old, like most Ariel.
Betty Boop — singer Helen Kane
American singer and musician Helen Kane became the prototype of frivolous beauty Betty Boop. The makers of the cartoon didn’t ask permission to Helen the use of her image, and the case ended in a lawsuit. However, he was not satisfied. The court held that, despite the obvious similarities to Betty Boop and Kane, the image of the singer and her performance style was not original.
Snow white — actress Marge Champion
Actress and choreographer Marge Champion snow white gave not only their features but plastic. In the first decades of the existence of animation were widely used method of rotoscoping. Movement actors were filmed and then turned into an animation. To be sure, the actress had to wear a baseball helmet as a head of Snow white is a little larger compared to normal human.
Aladdin — the actor Tom cruise
It was originally planned to make Aladdin’s similar to the actor Michael J. Fox, but then the choice fell on Tom cruise. By the way, the animation harem pants Aladdin was “inspired” famous for the wide pants rapper MC Hammer.
Edna mode is a painter, costume designer Edith head
The character of fashion designer Edna mode from “the Incredibles” was inspired by Edith head, a costume designer, which account for 8 Academy awards, more than any other woman.
Maleficent — actress Eleanor Audley
Another cartoon, in which technology was used rotoscoping. Radioactice Eleanor Audley had to wear the same headdress as the most Maleficent, which she voiced. The voice and facial features Audley was also used to create other salitsilatami Lady Tremaine stepmother of “Cinderella”.
Genie — actor Robin Williams
The cartoon Directors Ron Clements and John Musker from the beginning saw in this character of Robin Williams and no one else. So they gave the job to the animator to create the Genie comic, similar to Williams and it has paid off.
Wall-e — directed by woody Allen
Despite the fact that wall-e is a robot, his prototype was all the same actors-comedians Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati and the film Director woody Allen.
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