There is something fishy going on in the world of animation, and we’re going to find out what it is. It seems there have been a number of reported incidents that certain cartoon characters are looking suspiciously similar to other cartoon characters from different franchises. Want the proof? Here are 5 fan theories that prove these characters are either secretly related or have been ripped off!
1. Is Gumball’s Richard Watterson Peter Griffin in another universe?
Many have noticed the similarities between Family Guy‘s Peter Griffin and Richard Watterson from The Amazing World of Gumball. Despite the fact that Gumball’s father is a pink bunny rabbit, he shares noticeable facial characteristics with Peter such as an overweight figure, high cheekbones and double-chin. On top of that, they both are regularly seen wearing a white shirt and tie, and each serve the role of the patriarchal father in their respective families. Their personalities also bear resemblance, since both have low intelligence, are incredibly lazy, and prone to childish antics. We’re not the only ones who have spotted this likeness. Many have taken to Twitter to express their theories:
Why is the dad from amazing world of gumball a pink rabbit version of Peter Griffin?
— boy wonder (@TeamRonnieB) April 16, 2013
I think gumball father is Peter griffin in, another universe
— Marz (@Marzuh_13) May 10, 2014
2. Are Snorlax and Totoro the same creature?
totoro is invisible snorlax
— [Da?id]® (@PineappleGlory_) November 25, 2015
snorlax makes me think of the pokemon version of totoro
— feet pics or the guillotine??? (@duskrebellion) November 7, 2015
pretty sure totoro is a snorlax. #myneighbortotoro
— Alan (@AlanBerlett) October 19, 2015
3. Is Dale from Chip ‘n’ Dale the cousin of Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks?
4. Is Arnold from Hey Arnold Stewie Griffin’s father?
I'm 90% sure Stewie and Hey Arnold are related.
— Best Of Family Guy (@BesttFamilyGuy) November 6, 2015
Hey Arnold is probably the father of Stewie.
— Steve Stifler (@StflerSteve) December 8, 2015
what if hey Arnold is just Stewie all grown up
— DeltvMedia (@deltvfxs) November 30, 2015
Hey arnold is stewie in his teen years
— Greg Boaz (@greg_thedude) November 6, 2015
One fan and Deviant Art user, z-lady, took things one step future to prove the theory and created this masterpiece entitled ‘Hey Stewie’! How brilliant is that?!