Snyder was not only Anthony Cooper, but . . . Paramedic Roy DeSoto as well!
Averted, of a sorts, in one case. Kid Blink is not Stan and Cartman, but a widespread rumor says he is. In fact, it's just another actor named Trey Parker, who is roughly the same age and bears somewhat of a physical resemblance, aided by the floppy hair and eyepatch that obscure his face.
Nickelodeon: Has two weird connections to this movie. Several actors would go on to appear in SNICK's sketch comedy show Roundhouse, and Rocko's Modern Life would parody this movie in one episode as "Garbage Strike: The Musical".
He is at least aware of the film's cult audience, stating that "saying something negative about Newsies means there's an awful lot of people you have to answer to." It's something that would garner more just an embarrassed look than actual outrage, but suffice it to say, he's sworn off musicals.