Monday, December 20, 2010

Weakly EDitorial: Cartoons about real people

12/20/10 Update: Added ProStars and The Beatles, and we updated some images. Originally posted 7/18/10.

I was talking to my uncle about all those cartoons that have been about actual celebrities. It made us wonder who voiced themselves and who didn't. That brings us to the latest Weakly EDitorial.

A lot of the celebs voiced their cartoon selves. Here are a few...

3 Stooges:

Gary Coleman Show:

New Kids on the Block (they started voicing themselves and later stopped):

MC Hammer:

Chuck Norris:

Mr. T (lasted 3 years, which is quite impressive):

And the ones who didn't voice themselves...

ProStars (Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Bo Jackson fought evil for about a month and a half):

The Beatles (lasted two years from 1965-1967; the producer and director of this series also did the very-different Yellow Submarine animated Beatles film):

Jackson 5ive:

Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling (Hulk was played by Raymond's brother):

Harlem Globetrotters:

Super Globetrotters (they brought it back for more):

Jackie Chan Adventures (Jackie did the live action bits, but not the voice; lasted 5 years, which is probably the most successful):

And honorary mentions go to Bill Cosby's Fat Albert and Little Bill, characters loosely based on himself and his stand-up comedy.

Maybe we'll add more to this later. Leave a comment if you can think of any more. Thanks!



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