12 Cartoon Characters Who Have Real-Life Prototypes

It’s no secret that creators of movie and cartoon characters like giving them features of actual people. Sometimes even character traits are transferred to the screen.

Here found 12 similarities between cartoon characters and real people that turned out to be no accident.

Montgomery Burns — Baron Jacob Rothschild

The incredibly rich Mr. Burns from The Simpsons is the embodiment of several wealthy people combined. The list includes Norwegian businessmen Olav Thon and Fredrik Olsen, the first dollar billionaire John Rockefeller, and Baron Jacob Rothschild, the latter bearing the strongest resemblance in appearance to Monty Burns.

Ursula — actor Harris Glenn Milstead (Divine)

The prototype for evil sorceress Ursula from The Little Mermaid was American actor Harris Glenn Milstead or, more precisely, his scenic character: a flamboyant lady named Divine.