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** Grumpy (''WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot (''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', although he does so in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'').

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** Grumpy (''WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox Scottish highland terrier (''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot (''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', although he does so in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'').


** Chakal is basically a more human version of the giant green ogre bandito El Malverde from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''. The fact that [[SharedUniverse they take in the same universe]] certainly helps.

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** Chakal is basically a more human version of the giant green ogre bandito El Malverde from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''. The fact that [[SharedUniverse they take live in the same universe]] certainly helps.


** Edna is based on a real-life costume designer for Paramount, Edith Head. Many say she was based on Linda Hunt's character Regina Krumm in Altman's 1994 film ''Pret-a-Porter''. There is a serious resemblance, down to her size, her hairstyle, her black dress and her circular glasses!

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** Edna is based on a real-life costume designer for Paramount, Edith Head.Head, though that's more of a case of ComicBookFantasyCasting. Many say she was based on Linda Hunt's character Regina Krumm in Altman's 1994 film ''Pret-a-Porter''. There is a serious resemblance, down to her size, her hairstyle, her black dress and her circular glasses!


** Wilbur and Orville from ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' are basically the same albatross, down to the design and character, though this was a conscious decision on behalf of the animators. By the time the sequel was made the original voice of the bird in the first film had died and out of respect for the actor they created the same kind of character, but presented him as ''his brother''. Though even Wilbur & Orville have much in common with Launchpad [=McQuack=], also a feather brained bird pilot who crash lands more than he flies and is involved in the rescue of young kids.

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** Wilbur and Orville from ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' are basically the same albatross, down to the design and character, though this was a conscious decision on behalf of the animators. By the time the sequel was made the original voice of the bird in the first film had died and out of respect for the actor they created the same kind of character, but presented him as ''his brother''. Though even Wilbur & Orville have much in common with [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Launchpad [=McQuack=], [=McQuack=]]], also a feather brained bird pilot who crash lands more than he flies and is involved in the rescue of young kids.


[[caption-width-right:312:''Look for the [[{{Pun}} bear]] necessities...''[[note]]Top: [[Disney/RobinHood Little John]], 1973; Bottom: [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]], 1967.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:''Look for the [[{{Pun}} bear]] necessities...''[[note]]Top: [[Disney/RobinHood [[WesternAnimation/RobinHood Little John]], 1973; Bottom: [[Disney/TheJungleBook [[WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook1967 Baloo]], 1967.[[/note]]]]



** Wilbur and Orville from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' are basically the same albatross, down to the design and character, though this was a conscious decision on behalf of the animators. By the time the sequel was made the original voice of the bird in the first film had died and out of respect for the actor they created the same kind of character, but presented him as ''his brother''. Though even Wilbur & Orville have much in common with Launchpad [=McQuack=], also a feather brained bird pilot who crash lands more than he flies and is involved in the rescue of young kids.
** Grumpy (''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot (''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', although he does so in [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''Disney/{{Hercules}}'').

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** Wilbur and Orville from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuers'' and ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' are basically the same albatross, down to the design and character, though this was a conscious decision on behalf of the animators. By the time the sequel was made the original voice of the bird in the first film had died and out of respect for the actor they created the same kind of character, but presented him as ''his brother''. Though even Wilbur & Orville have much in common with Launchpad [=McQuack=], also a feather brained bird pilot who crash lands more than he flies and is involved in the rescue of young kids.
** Grumpy (''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') (''WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), (''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''), (''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot (''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', (''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', although he does so in [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''Disney/{{Hercules}}'').(''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'').



* ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleKing'': The Hyena Chancellor and Ricardo are based off [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar and his parrot Iago]]. The Hyena is an EvilChancellor who also pretends to be loyal to the King and his relationship with Ricardo is similar to Jafar and Iago's.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'': As pointed out by [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Quest_for_Camelot_1998.aspx?Page=2 The Agony Booth]], [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/17979-quest-for-camelot the Nostalgia Critic]] and Creator/LaurenFaust (who worked on the film as an animator) Kayley is, both looks and personality-wise, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]]. Faust, [[http://www.donbluthanimation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1619 commenting]] on the similarity, goes even further and points out that Garret looks like the human form of the Beast.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleKing'': The Hyena Chancellor and Ricardo are based off [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} Jafar and his parrot Iago]]. The Hyena is an EvilChancellor who also pretends to be loyal to the King and his relationship with Ricardo is similar to Jafar and Iago's.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'': As pointed out by [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Quest_for_Camelot_1998.aspx?Page=2 The Agony Booth]], [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/17979-quest-for-camelot the Nostalgia Critic]] and Creator/LaurenFaust (who worked on the film as an animator) Kayley is, both looks and personality-wise, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast [[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]]. Faust, [[http://www.donbluthanimation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1619 commenting]] on the similarity, goes even further and points out that Garret looks like the human form of the Beast.



* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': All of the principal leads in the film are expies of video game characters in some way.

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph'': All of the principal leads in the film are expies of video game characters in some way.



** Sgt. Calhoun could be based on any number of commando characters from video games. But in particular she seems to be a cross between [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] and a [[GoodIsNotNice Paragade]] [[Franchise/MassEffect Female Shepherd]], with the language kept family-friendly. She also has a lot of similarities to Captain Amelia from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. Both are BadassInCharge females, tough, snarky, are {{Tsundere}}, lost someone close to them (Amelia lost her closest friend, Mr. Arrow and Calhoun lost her fiancé, Brad), and they both fall in love with and marry [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]] who are bashful and badass (Dr. Delbert with Amelia and Felix for Calhoun).

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** Sgt. Calhoun could be based on any number of commando characters from video games. But in particular she seems to be a cross between [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] and a [[GoodIsNotNice Paragade]] [[Franchise/MassEffect Female Shepherd]], with the language kept family-friendly. She also has a lot of similarities to Captain Amelia from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''.''WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet''. Both are BadassInCharge females, tough, snarky, are {{Tsundere}}, lost someone close to them (Amelia lost her closest friend, Mr. Arrow and Calhoun lost her fiancé, Brad), and they both fall in love with and marry [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]] who are bashful and badass (Dr. Delbert with Amelia and Felix for Calhoun).



*** The creators admit King Candy's based on The Mad Hatter from Disney's version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' (who in turn [[InkSuitActor was based on and voiced by Ed Wynn in his "Perfect Fool" persona)]].

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*** The creators admit King Candy's based on The Mad Hatter from Disney's version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' ''WesternAnimation/AliceInWonderland'' (who in turn [[InkSuitActor was based on and voiced by Ed Wynn in his "Perfect Fool" persona)]].


* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Being an AffectionateParody to superhero movies in general it shouldn't be a surprise that it has a whole lot of superhero expies.
** The family is very nearly the ComicBook/FantasticFour. Even their costumes and name (Fantastic/Incredible) are similar: Mr. Incredible is The Thing; Elastigirl is Mr. Fantastic, Violet is the Invisible Woman; and Dash's HotBlooded personality recalls the Human Torch, and his powers are based on Franchise/TheFlash. Jack-Jack, who is shown to have highly variable superpowers at the end of the movie, is based on Franklin Richards, the young son of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman who has ill-defined but incredibly vast powers.
** Syndrome, is a somewhat more rotund Doctor Doom, a villain whose primary superpowers are simply being so good at super-technology that his super-suit is more powerful than the family combined.
** Frozone is basically Iceman from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics as played by Creator/SamuelLJackson. They even have the same way of getting from place to place: creating ramps of ice to skate everywhere.
** In a more extreme example, Gazerbeam and The Underminer basically are Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and the [[MoleMen Mole Man]], an enemy of the ComicBook/FantasticFour, in all but name. The DVD special features on the minor heroes in the movie even parodies Cyclops's infamously bland personality by having Gazerbeam be an incredibly dull person.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Being an AffectionateParody to superhero movies in general it shouldn't be a surprise that it has a whole lot of superhero expies.
** The family is very nearly the ComicBook/FantasticFour. Even their costumes and name (Fantastic/Incredible) are similar: Mr. Incredible is The Thing; Elastigirl is Mr. Fantastic, Violet is the Invisible Woman; and Dash's HotBlooded personality recalls the Human Torch, and his powers are based on Franchise/TheFlash. Jack-Jack, who is shown to have highly variable superpowers at the end of the movie, is based on Franklin Richards, the young son of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman who has ill-defined but incredibly vast powers.
** Syndrome, is a somewhat more rotund Doctor Doom, a villain whose primary superpowers are simply being so good at super-technology that his super-suit is more powerful than the family combined.
** Frozone is basically Iceman from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics as played by Creator/SamuelLJackson. They even have the same way of getting from place to place: creating ramps of ice to skate everywhere.
** In a more extreme example, Gazerbeam and The Underminer basically are Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and the [[MoleMen Mole Man]], an enemy of the ComicBook/FantasticFour, in all but name. The DVD special features on the minor heroes in the movie even parodies Cyclops's infamously bland personality by having Gazerbeam be an incredibly dull person.
''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':



** Rick Dicker's look, voice and manner are based on UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.


** Grumpy (''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot {Disney/{{Aladdin}}, although he does so in [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''Disney/{{Hercules}}'').

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** Grumpy (''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot {Disney/{{Aladdin}}, (''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', although he does so in [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''Disney/{{Hercules}}'').


** Grumpy (''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''), Phil the satyr (''Disney/{{Hercules}}''), Tarzan's adoptive gorilla father (''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'')

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** Grumpy (''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') has provided a blueprint for all the grouchy sourpusses who have a change of heart in the end in Disney movies: Jock the fox terrier (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), Archimedes the owl (''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''), Iago the parrot {Disney/{{Aladdin}}, although he does so in [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]]) and Phil the satyr (''Disney/{{Hercules}}''), Tarzan's adoptive gorilla father (''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'')(''Disney/{{Hercules}}'').


[[caption-width-right:312:''Look for the [[{{Pun}} bear]] necessities...''[[note]]Top: Disney/RobinHood, 1973; Bottom: Disney/TheJungleBook, 1967.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:''Look for the [[{{Pun}} bear]] necessities...''[[note]]Top: Disney/RobinHood, [[Disney/RobinHood Little John]], 1973; Bottom: Disney/TheJungleBook, [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]], 1967.[[/note]]]]


*** The creators admit King Candy's based on The Mad Hatter from Disney's version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'']] (who in turn [[InkSuitActor was based on and voiced by Ed Wynn in his "Perfect Fool" persona)]].

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*** The creators admit King Candy's based on The Mad Hatter from Disney's version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'']] ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' (who in turn [[InkSuitActor was based on and voiced by Ed Wynn in his "Perfect Fool" persona)]].


* [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] has the mannerisms and sputtering lisp of his cast-mate WesternAimation/DaffyDuck (although his name and species recalls WesternAnimation/BugsBunny instead).

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* [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] has the mannerisms and sputtering lisp of his cast-mate WesternAimation/DaffyDuck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (although his name and species recalls WesternAnimation/BugsBunny instead).


* Creator/{{Disney}} has been accused of doing this , but just recycling animation styles and voice actors doesn't make an Expy.

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* Creator/{{Disney}} has been accused of doing this , this, but just recycling animation styles and voice actors doesn't make an Expy.


** Chakal is basically a more human version of the giant green ogre bandito El Malverde from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.

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** Chakal is basically a more human version of the giant green ogre bandito El Malverde from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''. The fact that [[SharedUniverse they take in the same universe]] certainly helps.


* {{WesternAnimation/WALL-E}} is an expy of Creator/CharlieChaplin's iconic Little Tramp.


* [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] has the mannerisms and sputtering lisp of his castmate WesternAimation/DaffyDuck.

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* [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] has the mannerisms and sputtering lisp of his castmate WesternAimation/DaffyDuck.cast-mate WesternAimation/DaffyDuck (although his name and species recalls WesternAnimation/BugsBunny instead).

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