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What cartoon character's original name, was based on that of a 17th-century literary character?

Asked by Brian1946 (28370points) February 27th, 2020

What was the cartoon character’s original name?

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janbb's avatar

Don Coyote and Sancho Panda

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Prince Valient?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Donatelo, Michaelangilo, Raphael, Leonardo? Tennage mutant ninja turtles.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Mortimer mouse, now Mickey?

Kardamom's avatar

The Scarlet Pumpernickel?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Well? (Tapping foot impatiently)

Brian1946's avatar

It’s not Mortimer. I don’t know of any literary character named Mortimer, that appears in any 17th-century literature (although that doesn’t mean there isn’t). I did a cursory perusal of Mortimer Mouse in Wiki, and didn’t see any indication, that his name was based on any literary character from that time.

@RedDeerGuy1‘s answer is conceivably correct, but it’s not the one I’m asking for.

One person here has given the answer I’m looking for.

The third tag in my OP, gives an oblique clue to the answer I seek.

janbb's avatar

@Brian1946 Unfortunately, many people may not know who Cervantes was.

Brian1946's avatar


I agree.

Even if they did, the search for the answer could be quite labyrinthine. The question was presented to me in an easier form: it’s a quadruple-choice one asking, “What was Wile E. Coyote’s former name?”.

janbb's avatar

Some librarian type sleuthing skills helped.

janbb's avatar

Not to be snotty but @RedDeerGuy1 ‘s answer is not from literary characters. They are real artists’ names and not from the 17th century.

Inspired_2write's avatar

In the link that I posted in the upper part of the screen place your name in and it shows from where it originated plus characters that were named as such.

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