Interesting facts about the cartoon characters


First show called SpongeBoy, but that name was already zaregestirovano, and then renamed the sponge. In Sponge Bob 40 holes.

Author and creator of SpongeBob is Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biologist and teacher, who taught animation at art school. Like SpongeBob, he once worked as a cook in a seafood restaurant.

Winnie the Pooh

In the Soviet cartoon voice of Winnie the Pooh Yevgeny Leonov. To achieve greater comic actor it was accelerated by about 30%. If you reduce the speed at this value, you can hear the usual Leonov.

Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
Mickey Mouse has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Walt Disney Company is fighting for the protection of non copyright to the image of Mickey Mouse, whose value in 2008 is estimated at over three billion U.S. dollars. Because of the company, aimed at the periodic extension of the protection of author’s property rights to Mickey Mouse in 2008 did not become public domain.

Scrooge MakDak

In 2007 Glasgow City Council has included Scrooge Makdaka the list of outstanding citizens. Scrooge Makdak headed in 2007, a list of the fifteen richest fictional characters in the magazine Forbes. As explained to the compilers of the list, it was associated with an increase in gold prices (in 2005 and 2002, Scrooge ranked sixth and fourth places, respectively)

The Simpsons

Beer under the name “Duff” was carried out in South Australia from 1990 to 1996. When it became clear that the name was borrowed without permission from The Simpsons, stopped production. The price of this beer comes from now to 10 thousand dollars per box, while the manufacturer box cost $ 24.

The premiere of “The Simpsons” in Angola was adverted by the image of “African” the Simpson family. Local ad agency has changed the look of the characters so that they resembled the Angolan family. The campaign posters dedicated to the first showing of “The Simpsons” African broadcaster, all family members painted “dark-skinned” and shod in sandals.


When you write replicas of characters actors had never met – each of them worked separately, and a replica of their partners spoke assistant.

Movement of Donkey in the movie were modeled based on the motion animators dogs – except for the chase scene at the beginning of the film, in which the movement of the Donkey was modeled after the movements of the rabbit.

Before the release of the screens showed a picture of a group of lawyers who were to determine whether the Walt Disney company to sue for non-traditional use of images of their cartoon characters.

Kung Fu Panda

The names of the main characters are selected from the actual words of Chinese. “Shifu” means “teacher”, “Tai Lung” – “the great dragon,” “Ugvey” – “turtle.”

In the Chinese localization of the movie Master Crane was voiced by Jaycee Chan (Jackie Chan’s son)


To create the appearance of the Volta used images of different breeds of dogs, but the basis was taken by American designers, the white shepherd.

Somewhere in two or three months before the end of work on the cartoon a few male entertainers have decided not to shave until everything is finished. Solidarity supported the idea of all the men who worked on the cartoon, including directors. By the end of this “action”, many men have got solid beards.

Inventing images of the characters, the filmmakers initially found the actors for voice-over, and then their voice to create characters.

Three-dimensional model of a hamster in a plastic bowl Reno multipliers created in the image of domestic chinchilla producer John Lasseter.

The English version of the cartoon is called the Volt “Bolt” (translated as “Lightning”). In the Russian version of “Bolt” is pronounced pretty rough, so the authors of the Russian version had to change the name of the protagonist to “Bolt.” Lightning, painted on the side of the dog only confirmed the correctness of the choice

There was a dog

The bronze monument to the wolf weighing about 200 kg, was erected in Tomsk in 2005. Authors – Maxim Petrov, founder and consultant, artist Leonty Usov. Wolf can say eight phrases (“Right now I will sing,” “God help you!” “Well, you come in, if that,” and so on).

The filmmakers tell the character creation features the Wolf. First, the cartoon was not drawn so as we know it. However, when articulating the role of the hero Alexander Dzhigarhanyane turned out that the image of the character is not suited to the voice of the actor, after which the wolf has been repainted, and there was one cartoon character, who saw and a spectator.


Remy has drawn 1.15 million hairs, while Colette at 115 000 hairs. The average person has about 110,000 hairs.

To create a realistic view of the garbage heap, artists photographed and studied the real products of putrefaction. Fifteen different types of products, such as apples, berries, bananas, mushrooms, oranges, broccoli and lettuce, were left to rot and then photographed them.

During the initial character design sculptor created nine clay sculptures Remy
Cartoon nominated for 5 nominations “Oscar”, including “Best Animated Film in 2007.”