Whether you are a child, a teen, a grown-up (or a grown-up child) watching cartoons is always fun, especially when they are chock-full of plot holes and various riddles that make your imagination run wild. Sometimes creators put special codes and so-called Easter Eggs into animation, while other times viewers need to use their own creativity to explain certain phenomena that simply don’t make sense (or directors didn’t bother enough to create a believable explanation). Here are 8 new cartoon mysteries and unexpected truths behind them.
SpongeBob Squarepants – the Krabby Patty
Plankton has been dreaming to get the famous Krabby Patty recipe since the beginning of the show. Yet whenever he was close to stealing the formula to open his own restaurant, he was stopped – either the story didn’t go further or SpongeBob intervened and saved the day. Viewers believe there is actually no secret formula – it’s just a marketing trick Mr. Krabs came up with to make his patties famous.
Zootopia – news anchors
Now this is a tricky detail that can be easily missed as we usually watch only the version of animation meant for our country, not others. Disney decided to be smart about the news anchors they presented in Zootopia and changed the animals for local ones to make the animation more relatable. A deer that was presented in the U.S. is a less common animal for other countries, so he was replaced by panda, koala, and even leopard for different countries. All these are endangered species in China, Australia, and Brazil!
The Simpsons – Homer’s makeover
Not many people know that originally Homer looked nothing like the loveable lazy character we know and love today. At first designers thought he’d be a conventional dad from the 80s, but as the series progressed he turned out to be nothing of the sort, that’s why his appearance needed to be altered, too.