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16 Animated Characters Who Were Modeled After Super-Famous Celebs

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POCAHONTAS WAS INSPIRED BY IRENE BEDARD

16 Famous Cartoons That Were Actually Inspired by Celebrities pocahontas irene bedard jpg

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The Native American actress actually voiced the speaking parts for the Disney princess and got to be a physical model for the character, as well. (FYI: Judy Kuhn was the voice behind Pocahontas’s songs.) The animators also included some of Irene’s features in order to make her look as genuine as possible. After voicing Pocahontas, Irene appeared in Terence Malick’s retelling, The New World, as Pocahontas’s mother, Nonoma Winanuske Matatiske.

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