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16 Animated Characters Who Were Modeled After Super-Famous Celebs

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ALADDIN WAS INSPIRED BY TOM CRUISE

16 Famous Cartoons That Were Actually Inspired by Celebrities aladdin tom cruise jpg

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The character was modeled after a younger version of the Mission Impossible star, but Tom Cruise wasn’t the animators’ first pick. Initially, they wanted to use Michael J. Fox, but they weren’t satisfied with the result. So after they increased Aladdin’s age a bit, they turned to a young Tom, who they considered to be a bit more mature and heroic. The lead animator, Glen Keane, also noted that there was “confidence with all of his attitudes and his poses,” which was definitely reflected in Aladdin’s depiction!

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