15 Awesome Cartoon Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-24 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

15 Awesome cartoon facts

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1. Scientists noticed that children, who are avid watchers of the cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants, tend to have learning problems later on
2. Pinky and the Brain originated as a series of segments on the cartoon, Animaniacs, before being spun off to its own show.
3. Johnny Depp once said that Captain Jack Sparrow was imagined as a blend of Rolling Stones icon Keith Richards and cartoon skunk Pepé Le Pew.
4. Elmer Fudd, the hunter featured in many Bugs Bunny cartoons, is actually a vegetarian and only hunts for sport.
5. Disney made a cartoon about gambling addiction where Goofy shoots dice in a back alley and then gets beat up by his wife.
6. Popeye cartoons were so popular during the Great Depression, sales of spinach in America increased by 33%.
7. Some television stations would edit out parts of the Popeye cartoons due to offensive, racist portrayals of African Americans.
8. The cartoon "Scooby Doo" was based on a group of pot smoking teenagers. The constant hunger, hullucinations, & a hippie van.
9. One of the three original founders of Pixar was once fired from Disney for trying to create 3D cartoon images.
10. Family Guy started as a Cartoon Network short in 1997.
11. In a 1950s Disney cartoon, Goofy is addicted to smoking and experiences nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
12. During the Mohammed Cartoon controversy in 2005, Iran threatened to start an International Holocaust Cartoon competition.
13. There is enough cartoons in your body to make 9, 000 pencils.
14. The cartoon "Ed, Edd n Eddy" was actually created on a dare.
15. Jean Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones'.
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