This French boxer known as "The French Angel" looked scary but was actually a sweetheart. He actually had a condition called acromegaly which caused bone overgrowth and thickening.
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This popular Nickelodeon Rugrats character was actually modeled after the co-founder of the band Devo. Mothersbaugh got his first pair of glasses at age seven and often had messy hair and a disheveled look.
On The Wendy Williams Show, Alyssa Milano revealed that she was the inspiration for The Little Mermaid. She said animators used photos of her when she was younger to model the famous underwater red-head.
Josh Saviano played the role of Kevin Arnold's best friend Paul Pfeiffer in The Wonder Years. His dorky but lovable character inspired this nerdy Simpson's character who also serves as a best friend (to Bart Simpson) throughout the series.
There is much speculation over who this Incredibles' character was modeled after. Many say actress Linda Hunt (pictured above) or real-life Hollywood costume designer Edith Head. The answer is probably both! Brad Bird, the animator who directed the Incredibles and voiced Edna said "I've heard like 15 different people she reminds people of."
Originally animators had modeled Aladdin after Michael J. Fox but later decided to make his demeanor and appearance more similar to Tom Cruise. However, his loose parachute pants were clearly modeled after MC Hammer.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said they grew up watching All in the Family and wanted to have some version of Carroll O'Connor's character Archie Bunker on their show. So they made a character they describe as "if Archie Bunker was 8 years old."
These Jungle Book birds were inspired by the famous English rock band. The Beatles manager had asked Disney to put the boys in something but John Lennon refused the idea. Disney still kept many of their characteristics and of course, their Liverpool accents.
The Beauty and The Beast princess was modeled after Disney employee Sherri Stoner. Stoner worked as a producer and writer on many TV shows. Stoner served as the animation model for Belle and Disney cartoonists worked in many of her mannerisms including how she would brush her hair from her face.