40 Interesting Facts about Iconic Cartoon Series – Part 2

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26 Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain

The hidden messages “Don’t tell Brain I hid this secret message. Ha ha! Narf!” (0:17) and “I know about your silly secret message, Pinky.” (0:42), can be seen in the opening sequence of ‘Pinky and the Brain.’

27. “Dexter’s Laboratory” and “The Powerpuff Girls” are set within the same universe. “The Justice Friends” exist in both shows, creating the link.

28. Courage from “Courage the Cowardly Dog” wasn’t abandoned as a pup, but his parents were kidnapped by a vet, who is said to have sent them to the moon.

29. The character ‘Launch’ from Dragonball didn’t appear in Dragonball Z, as creator Akira Toriyama simply forgot about the character.

30. Porky Pig, not Bugs Bunny, is the oldest continuing Looney Tunes character.

31 Aladdin


There are fan theories that the animated movie Aladdin is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the world is a desert and the carpet is a remnant of hover technology.

32. Lyrics from Aladdin was changed for the Arabic version to show greater cultural sensitivity because one English line is “Where they cut off your ear, if they don’t like your face.”

33. Aladdin’s pants were modeled after rapper MC Hammer.

34. The last name of Arnold form “Hey Arnold!” is Shortman, the name by which Grandpa Phil calls him by.

35. ‘Hey Arnold’ was not set in New York City but in a fictional city called Hillwood.

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36 Rugrats


In 1998, at arguably the height of their popularity, the characters on the cartoon TV show ‘Rugrats’ were more recognizable to children than Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse.

37. Rugrats had a spin-off series named ‘Rugrats Preschool Daze’ that was canceled after 3 days and only 4 episodes being aired, despite being ordered for 13. It is the Shortest Nicktoon ever produced.

38. Martin Luther King Jr. once appeared as a character on one of the episodes of kids T.V. show “Rugrats.”

39. Laurie Johnson’s song “Happy Go Lively” was present in all the episodes of “Ren and Stimpy” cartoon series.

40. ‘Hey Arnold’s’ kilt was actually his untucked shirt.

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