We all love cartoons, in our childhood, they were like our idols.
We admire cartoon characters so much. But, what if these characters turn out as real ones. These people exactly look like famous cartoon characters, and you will love it.
As you can see, these real-life doppelgangers are so similar to their cartoon counterparts that it’s hard to believe that the latter wasn’t modeled on the former. Or maybe the human versions were somehow modeled on the cartoons.
A lot of people want to look like someone famous, but I’m guessing they don’t want that famous person to be a cartoon. I mean, it would be okay to look like one of the Disney princesses or Archer.
The good news is these famous people who look just like animated characters could easily cross over into the animated world and start doing remakes of classic animated movies, and vice versa.
Here are 15 people who look like real-life versions of popular cartoon characters!
1 Mr. Magoo – W. C. Fields
The writer of the cartoon, Millard Kaufman, had not intentionally based Mr. Magoo on W. C. Fields, at least not in the very beginning. However, later the creative directors finally decided to draw inspiration from the hit comedian.
2 Popeye the Sailor – Frank “Rocky” Fiegel
The photo enough proves that the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor was inspired by Frank Fiegel. Fiegel was somewhat of a local legend in Chester, Illinois, the hometown of the creator of the cartoon, E. C. Segar.
3 Dennis “The Menace” – Dennis Lloyd Ketcham
Hank Ketcham, the cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic was considering his own son to be the real Menace, the titular character of this series. Then, one day, Dennis created some mess to which his mom, Hank’s wife yelled, “Hank, Dennis is Menace!” when Hank finally finalized the sketch.
4 Jessica Rabbit – Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, and Lauren Bacall
The character of Jessica Rabbit from the animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit was in fact based on three different women. One of them was Rita Hayworth, the seductive wife of the animation director Richard Williams, she was the original source of inspiration. However, the character’s hair was based on Veronica Lake’s mane. On director Robert Zemeckis’s insistence, some cues were taken from Lauren Bacall as well.
5 Tinker Bell – Margaret Kerry
Tinkerbell, one of the world’s most famous fairies from the play Peter Pan is rumored to be based on Marilyn Monroe. But later, it was made clear, that it was in fact drawn from the looks of Margaret Kerry.
6 Yosemite Sam – Deadeye/Red Skelton
It is quite interesting that the Looney Tunes character Yosemite Sam was primarily inspired by director Fritz Freleng, but in later cartoons, he was directly based on Skelton’s Deadeye.
7 Skippy – Percy Crosby
The titular character of Percy Crosby’s comic strip, Skippy was drawn from the younger version of the writer itself!
8 Little Lulu – Marjorie Henderson Buell
One of the few female cartoonists, Marjorie Henderson Buell had also used her younger version to create her cartoon Little LuLu.
9 Henry: Carl Anderson
The protagonist of Carl Anderson’s comic strip Henry wasn’t based on an actual person. Actually, he happened to make a quick sketch once at a vocational training class for his students, which later served as the inspiration for his cartoon character Henry.
10 Archie Andrews – Mickey Rooney
Though in CW’s drama series, Archie Andrews was played by actor K.J. Apa, but in reality, he is inspired by Mickey Rooney.