Right, I might be making a lot of people here think I’m 100% nuts. And maybe I am…but what te heck. I’ve been brewing on this theory since the first time I watched GBU and saw Tuco act the way he acts.
Ok, my proposal :
The cartoon character ‘Scrat’ (Sabre tooth squirrel, basically) in the various Ice Age movies is based upon the ‘Tuco’ character from the Good, the bad & the ugly.
My reasoning :
- Both characters are perpetually looking for their treasure (Gold & Nuts respectively)
but more importantly :
- The sounds Scrat makes seem to be a clear copy of all the surprising grunts and moaning of Tuco. A tad higher, but definitely too similar to be accidental.
- Even some of the facial expression of Scrat reminds me of Tuco (when in anger or surprise).
Right, maybe its just that I’m a big fan of the Scrat character (and I hate animated movies in general)…but…anyone…agree ? :