22 Famous People Who Inspired Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

Childhood is the best part of our lives. And the best part of childhood? Carefreeness and cartoons, of course!

From Aladdin to The Simpsons – we saw them, we lived them, and we fantasized about them. Some of us even wanted to be like them. I’ll let you in on a little secret; When I was a child, I once tried eating spinach to gain powers like Popeye. Ah, the good ol’ silly days. As I said, childhood was the best!

Today, I’m here to take you back to those days. You’d be surprised to know, real people inspired many of your favorite cartoon characters. And we’re here to share them with you.

Take a look!

#1: Aladdin | Tom Cruise

None other than actor Tom Cruise inspired Aladdin! We all grew up watching his movies and TV shows and well, him being inspired by Tom Cruise came as a surprise! Ah, good old childhood days.

#2: Genie | Robin Williams

Our beloved Robin Williams voiced the Genie from Aladdin. When Aladdin rubs the lamp, Genie appears, and well, life is fantastic when you have a magical genie and carpet around you.