#1 Snow White inspired by Marge Champion
The all-time famous animated character Snow White was inspired by Marge Champion, who was one of the best dancers of twenties. She got the role of snow white because of her delicate behavior.
#2 Eleanor Audley was the inspiration for Maleficent
The famous character of Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty is inspired by Eleanor Audley. She also gave her voice to the Maleficent character. Animated characters like, Lady Tremaine, Cinderella’s stepmother is also inspired by Eleanor Audley.
#3 Dr. Facilier was inspired by Michael Jackson
The villain in The Princess and the Frog, Dr. Facillier’s character inspired by Michael Jackson. Dr. Facilier’s clothes, style, and dance choreography are the same as those of “King of Pop”.
#4 Ed Wynn served as inspiration for The Mad Hatter
The unique and most distinctive character of The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland was inspired by the actor Ed Wynn. Wynn also gave his voice to the character.
#5 The 4 vulture inspired by The Beatles
The 4 vultures character in the animated movie “The Jungle Book” are based on the 4 real-life friends who were in the most popular band of the time “The Beatles”. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr provided the voice behind the 4 vultures.
#6 Alyssa Milano was the inspiration for Ariel
The beautiful, sweet, and Mermaid Ariel’s character is inspired by actress Alyssa Milano. Fun fact about this was that Alyssa was not aware that the mermaid was inspired by her.
#7 Edna Moda inspired by Linda Hunt
Edna Moda, the character in The Incredibles was inspired by actress Linda Hunt.
#8 Alice was initially inspired by Kathryn Beaumont
Alice’s character in Alice in Wonderland was inspired by the actress Kathryn Beaumont. Kathryn gave the voice to Alice. She was one 10-year-old at that time.
#9 Jessica Rabbit inspired Rita Hayworth
The iconic character of Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Her character was inspired by the beautiful actress Rita Hayworth. Jessica’s character was tried to inspire by several actresses but the best suited was by Rita Hayworth.
#10 Scat Cat is based on Louis Armstrong
Scat Cat of The Aristocats is inspired by Louis Armstrong. He is a jazz singer and trumpeter.
#11 Divine served as the inspiration for Ursula
Ursula’s character of The Little Mermaid was inspired by Harris Glenn Milstead, also known as Divine.
#12 Cruella de Vil inspired Tallulah Bankhead
Cruella de Vil in the premiered 1961 for the first time in the movie A Hundred and One Dalmatians. Her character was inspired by Tallulah Bankhead. Betty Lou Person gave her voice to Cruella de Vil.