Creator Satoshi Tajiri got the idea for Pokemon after realizing he was too old for his childhood hobby – bug collecting. More on that and 28 other fascinating inspirations behind famous movies, games, and shows: 

Steven Spielberg's memories of his parents' divorce inspired E.T. Не started writing a story about his mom and dad getting divorced, and when he was shooting Close Encounters of the Third Kind, he thought about what might happen if the alien stayed behind and became friends with a child whose parents got divorced. CRACKED.COM

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