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20 Unknown Facts About Your Childhood Favorite Cartoons That You Probably Didn't Know!

Cartoons are an integral part of every childhood. And sometimes the preference for the colorful animated characters and adventures persists into adulthood. But even the biggest cartoon fan often doesn't know which surprising WTF facts are hidden behind the favorite series from his childhood. Here are 20 of those facts that are sure to surprise you - bet you had no idea about most of them ?!

# 1 Eric Cartman is Archie Bunker as a kid

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Eric Cartman from "South Park" is a naughty and mean little boy. His character Archie Bunker from the series "All in the Family" was modeled on - in fact, he should represent the childish version of Archie Bunker.

# 2 Bart Simpson's name has a meaning

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Bart Simpson's full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson. The abbreviation beard is an anagram of the word brat, which means brat in English.

# 3 Female votes for the Rugrats

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All children in the series "Rugrats" were spoken by women. Yes, the boys too.

# 4 Arnold wears a shirt

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Everyone who thought Arnold was wearing a kilt: No, it's actually a shirt.

# 5 romance at Disney

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Wayne Allwine and Russy Taylor have been lending Mickey and Minnie Mouse their voices since 1986. And while we're focusing on the cartoon characters, a romance has developed between the speakers: The two are now even married.

# 6 Krusty the clown

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Originally, Krusty the Clown was supposed to be a hidden identity of Homer Simpson. This idea then seemed too complicated and also too gloomy and was therefore rejected again.

# 7 Donald Duck

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Donald Duck never wears pants. Unless he goes swimming. Why it is like that? No idea…

# 8 Patrick's hair

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Who would have thought: According to his driver's license, Patrick Star has pink hair!

# 9 Patrick and Gary

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If you look at this family tree, Patrick Star and the house snail Gary are related!

# 10 Powerpuff Girls

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We would never have guessed: The Powerpuff Girls have their origins in “Sleeping Beauty”.

# 11 Colorful tongues

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The colorful tongues of Ed, Edd n Eddy came about when the inventor's son ate colorful sweets with his friends and then joked around with colorful tongues.

# 12 Ariel's hair

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Ariel's hair is one of her trademarks and is admired by many spectators. But did you know that astronaut Sally Ride was the model for the mermaid's full head of hair ?!

# 13 Prominent voice

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Flea lent his voice to Donnie from "Expedition of the Gooseberries".

# 14 Dexter's accent

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Dexter comes from a normal American family, but still has an accent. The creators of the series explained this as follows: "He's a scientist, he just had to have an accent."

# 15 The kiss

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Yes, it really happened: Arnold and Helga kissed!

# 16 32 points

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Each puppy in "101 Dalmatians" has exactly 32 points. You can count if you want.

# 17 Pokemon over 20 years

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The "Pokemon" series has been running since 1997 and therefore for over 20 years. And there is no end in sight, with new episodes still airing every week in the US and Japan.

# 18 expertise

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Stephen Hillenburg, inventor of SpongeBob SquarePants, was actually a marine biologist. That kind of makes sense, doesn't it ?!

# 19 Mulan's name

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Mulan's name is a hidden pun: when Mulan poses as a man, she introduces herself as Fa Ping, which means something like a vase of flowers. Alternatively, this name can also mean eye-catcher.

# 20 Another kiss

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Yes, there was another kiss at “Hey Arnold!”: Gerald and Phoebe couldn't help but feel ...

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