For some characters, models that are brought into the studio during production to act out prerecorded scenes dressed as their respective characters, while other times a character’s appearance is taken from pictures and videos or we can say through animations. Funny enough to know but, most of your favorite characters are the combinations of other famous actors and actresses. we have compiled of the un-scene talents behind some of your favorite characters. Few are listed here below.
1. ALADIN WAS INSPIRED BY FAMOUS ACTOR TOM CRUISE
Aladdin’s features, as well as his craziness and confidence all, come from the legendary actor Tom Cruise. The animators for Aladdin have confirmed that their handsome hero was based on Tom Cruise. The animators found that their end result was “too cute” and they decided on they needed a more confident to work on leading man and love interest for Princess Jasmine. Though Aladdin’s original design was actually modeled from somewhere else that is after actor Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future. In search of a much bolder and hunkier model, the animators settled on Tom Cruise as their muse. The animators made a bit change they added a few years to Aladdin’s age and took off his shirt, all while watching Tom Cruise’s movies and it was something which made it much realistic and fun loving.
2. ROBIN WILLIAMS SERVED AS INSPIRATION FOR THE GENIE
Another most important character in Aladdin followed by Aladdin is Genie, without whom every episode of Aladdin is incomplete. The character of the Genie is Aladdin was specifically written with the help of comedian Robin Williams in mind. Aladdin‘s directors John Clements and Ron Musker both really wanted Robin Williams to be their Genie and in an effort to make their dream come true they had their animators create the Genie to look like the comedian character. Director John Musker uttered that he felt like Williams really was the genie and that he would “give [the audience] the perfect gift of my comedy,” much like the Genie grants Aladdin’s wishes. After completely convincing both Disney and Williams the writers and comedian went to work on creating the Genie and some of his most memorable scenes. Williams cracked jokes while in the recording booth and the jokes that made the directors laugh the most, made it into the movie.
3. VULTURES FROM JUNGLE BOOK INSPIRED BY THE BEATLES
Robin Williams isn’t the only one to be in a-list celebrity asked to voice a Disney character. The original plan for The Jungle Book was to have The Beatles voice the for vultures who befriend Mogli. John Lennon, however, he was against the whole idea from the very beginning. Ziggy is the “John” of the group. He is the real jokester and the instigator of trouble among the four. Dizzy tried representing George Harrison. He is the skinniest of the bunch and like his human counterpart has a most humorous deadpan voice. The birds do still share a striking physical resemblance though, and the actors who voiced them added a great inflections and voices that are extremely similar to The Beatles’. Buzzy can be argued to be Ringo just because whenever he speaks, there is a slight snare drum heard in the background.
4. SNOW WHITE IS BASED ON MARGE CHAMPION
As a teenager, the real Champions was hired by Disney to work as a dancer for their films, her first film being Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Marge Champion is known mostly for her extra-ordinary dancing and choreographing abilities, but this dancer has a little bit more to be proud of. Champion’s dance and ballet-inspired movements were really worked into all of her movies and copied in animations, in hopes of making her characters seem more realistic. Champion’s pure and childlike look inspired that of Snow White and Champion’s actions and dancing made it into the animation as well. While on set, however, Champion was asked to wear a football helmet because the animators envisioned and had a concept that Snow White’s head is bigger than normal, but this method didn’t catch on for long.
5. HELENE STANLEY INSPIRED PRINCESS CINDERELLA
Stanley was an American born actress well known for her playing the live action model for Cinderella and Anastasia Tremaine in the Disney’s classic Cinderella, Princess Aurora in Disney’s is a Sleeping Beauty. The animators behind the production of Cinderella had two very different ideas of how the princess would look. This meant that Cinderella would be going to be much more complex than Snow White, the princess who came before the blonde beauty. One look would accentuate Cinderella’s elegance was something which is very different than any other, while the other was more simple and minimalistic. Though it took many auditions the creative team decided on Helene Audley because of her elegance and grace, thus starting moment of her collaboration with Disney.