12 Mysteries That Cartoon Creators Keep Under Wraps

Our favorite cartoons and animated films have sparked debate among fans: some think they are riddled with plot holes, some think those plot holes are mysteries that are meant to be solved with a little bit of imagination and a lot of attention to detail.

We’ve compiled a few of the changes that were made in popular movies and cartoons. Some of them remain unsolved. We’ve added a bonus at the end of the article that shows Minty Zaki’s mystery, that we hope you can help us wrap up.

1. Arnold’s parents, Hey Arnold!

12 Mysteries That Cartoon Creators Keep Under Wraps

In season 3, we learn that Arnold’s parents were explorers and had disappeared on a humanitarian mission in San Lorenzo, a fictional country in Central America. The show ended, and we never knew if they were alive or not, or what exactly happened to them. Only in Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, did the creators decide to wrap up this mystery. Arnold’s parents were trapped in a jungle village where they got a sleeping sickness.

2. The Krabby Patty secret formula, Spongebob Squarepants

12 Mysteries That Cartoon Creators Keep Under Wraps

One of the main arguments between Plankton and Mr. Krabs in Spongebob Squarepants, is Mr. Krabs’ secret formula for his famous Krabby Patties. Time and again, Plankton has tried to steal the formula to open his own restaurant, but every time he is close to getting it, either the narrator stops the story, or his attempt is foiled by Spongebob. Fans have come up with a theory online, saying that there’s actually no secret formula and that it’s just a marketing campaign led by Mr. Krabs.

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