Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 2
- A SPECIAL microphone, The Neumann TLM-170, was used to record Donald’s voice.
- DONALD DUCK WON AN OSCAR for the 1943 animated short Der Feuhrer’s Face, which was originally titled Donald Duck in NutziLand.
- DONALD DUCK first appeared on the silver screen on June 9, 1934, in the animated short film, The Wise Little Hen.
- WALT DISNEY said of the character: “One of the greatest satisfactions in our work here at the studio is the warm relationship that exists within our cartoon family.
- Doraemon was manufactured on 3 September 1995 in Matsushiba Robot Factory.
- Doraemon is the creation of Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. The duo were known by their pen name Fujiko Fujio.
- An estimated 4,500 gadgets have made their appearance in the thousands of comic books, cartoons and movies based on Doraemon
- Doraemon’s original paint colour is yellow
CHIP ‘n’ DALE
- The classic voices of Chip ‘n’ Dale were mostly provided by Helen Silbert, Dessie Flynn/Dessie Miller, and James MacDonald.
- Rescue Rangers and DuckTales were the first American cartoons to ever air in the then-Soviet Union.
- The catchy, oh-so-eighties theme songs for Rescue Rangers and DuckTales were both penned by songwriter Mark Mueller.
- The inspiration for the Rescue Rangers recognizable look was drawn from George Lucas’ globetrottin’ archaeologist Indiana Jones.
WINNIE The POOH
- While Disney maintained Pooh’s classic red shirt look, first introduced in 1932, critics complain that the company has changed the personality and stories too drastically.
- The Pooh stories have broken many book records –even in foreign languages.
- When the first A.A. Milne books came out, he was originally called Winnie-the-Pooh, but when Disney acquired the rights to animate the characters, they dropped the hyphen.
- Winnie the Pooh may seem like a silly name for a bear, but it was the name of Christopher Robin Milne’s real teddy bear, so it became the name of the bear in the books as well.
DID YOU KNOW
The first cartoon character to appear on a postage stamp was Bugs Bunny but the first to have a statue erected in his honor was Popeye .