11 Real Life People That Famous Cartoon Characters Were Based Off Of
What’s creativity? It is a renewed inspiration. Whenever an artist creates a work of art, there’s always some sort of inspiration behind it. Whether it’s a painting, a piece of literature or a fictional movie, there’s always some inspiration based on real life. This is because our brain uses the information available to us to create conclusions, analysis and works of art. Same is the case with cartoon artists. We might assume that cartoons are conjured out of thin air but that’s never the case. Here we will share with you guys the stories of inspiration behind 11 cartoon characters.
Mr. Magoo – W. C. Fields
Originally the concept of Mr. Magoo was a near-sighted, mumbling old man in general, conceived by Millard Kaufman. The director, Pete Burness, noticed that the character resembled Fields after some projects surfaced. When that thought hit him, he drew inspiration from the famous comedian and based his character officially on Fields.
Popeye the Sailor – Frank “Rocky” Fiegel
Elzie Crisler “E.C.” Segar, based pop-eye on this man who was a sailor in real life. He added a twist by imagining him with a pipe in his mouth 24/7.