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The flight of the Superman

Superman was originally incapable of flying in the 1940s; hence the phrase “Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” The animators of Superman’s first cartoon thought it looked silly, so they requested, and were granted, permission to give him the ability of flight.

Optimus Prime and Megatron

Once Hasbro bought the rights to Transformers, they needed to market the cartoon and toys to kids and wanted them to have awesome names that kids would love. To do this, the company called on Marvel Comics to create the names. Writers Denny O’Neil and Bob Budiansky came up with the names Optimus Prime and Megatron.


Frank Welker is the original voice for the animated cartoon character Fred from Scooby-Doo,

Where Are You!

(1969) and 47 years later continues to voice him.

The Jetsons — Astro

If you ever watched the classic cartoon The Jetsons, you might have noticed a similarity between their dog Astro and another famous dog, Scooby-Doo. That’s because they were both voiced by the same voice actor, Don Messick.

Spongebob Squarepants — Gary and Patrick

On the popular Nickelodeon show Spongebob Squarepants, Gary is Spongebob’s pet snail, and Patrick is his best friend. Most people don’t know, however, that Gary and Patrick are cousins.

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 18th, 2019