In 1930， when the Fleischer Brothers created the Betty Boop character， she was a French poodle， drawn with flabby ears and a black round nose.
It was only in 1932， in Any Rags， that she became completely human and her former poodle ears were transformed into earrings.
She was only slowly transformed into a fully human character.
1930年， 弗莱舍尔兄弟创造了“贝蒂小姐”这一卡通形象， 那时的她是一只法国贵宾犬，耷拉着耳朵，长着一个黑色的小圆鼻子。
Donald Duck Supported Family Planning
Few widely known is Donald Duck’s participation in a series of educational films during the 1960s， the last of which was about the dicey subject of family planning.
The 1968 film seen above is called simply Family Planning and produced by Disney for the US Population Council.
The video is not as shocking as it seems and it offers a somewhat sensible message， but it is strange to see a beloved children’s character like Donald Duck taking part in such piece.
Mickey Was a Jerk
In The Galloping Gaucho， Mickey watches Minnie dance for other men in a bar， while he laughs and drinks beer. The early Mickey also takes pleasure in abusing other animals. In Plane Crazy， he uses a wiener dog as a motor for his first airplane， and forcefully tears out the feathers of a peacock to use as a tail for his second airplane. In Steamboat Willie， he tortures a cat， a goat， and a duck， using them as musical instruments.
Totoro Inspired the Name of a Worm with Legs
Totoro is a beloved cartoon character created in 1988 by Japanese animator Hazao Miyazaki in My Neighbor Totoro. Totoro is so popular in Asia that when new species of velvet worm was recently discovered in Vietnam， it was named Eopepiparus totoro in homage to the film. Visually， the scientists were inspired not so much by the character Totoro itself， but by the “cat bus” in the same movie， whose multiple pairs of legs resemble the velvet worm’s.