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20 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Cartoons

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There's a lot that goes into the making of a cartoon that we don't often get to see! Here's some of our favorite facts about cartoons we loved as kids.

1) Mark Hamill was the voice of both The Joker and Hobgoblin

Seems he has a thing for creepy guys with high-pitched voices. His motions while doing the voices were also used to animated The Joker!

2) Casey Kasem voiced Shaggy until the show's producers asked him to film a Burger King commercial.


Kasem was a vegan and wanted Shaggy to be as well. When the studio pressured him, he quit the show after having been in it for over 20 years.

3) Peter Cullen isn't just Optimus Prime; he's also Eeyore


That's right! The voice of everyone's favorite transforming robot is also everyone's favorite sad stuffed donkey.

4) Donald Duck never wears pants... except in the pool

Wonders of Disney

Really? THAT'S where he draws the line?

5) Sonic The Hedgehog has the same voice as Steve Urkel

Jaleel White, best known as Urkel on Family Matters, voiced Sonic in several cartoons!

6) Cartoon characters wear bits of clothes so they're easier to animate


Animation cells have to be layered characters to move, and skin tones and body parts can be hard to keep consistent. So, these elements are hidden by things like Yogi Bear wearing a tie, or Snagglepuss wearing cufflinks.

7) The voice of Tommy Pickles once recorded her lines while in labor


Elizabeth Daily insisted she was fine while the sound engineer commented that her contractions were getting very frequent.

8) Inspector Gadget was supposed to have a mustache and a British accent

Mental Floss

That would've been a drastically different show.

9) Mario was first voiced by late professional wrestler Captain Lou Albano


He also played Mario in the live-action segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

10) The "Ninja" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was changed to "Hero" in the UK

Arcade Museum

This was because of government censorship laws about violence.

If your mind's not blown yet, just wait 'til you see the rest of these facts!

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