Realistic Cartoon Characters

December 14, 2010 4:18 pm Artwork, Bizarre, Cartoons, Comics, History, Photo Manipulations, Pictures

At one point or another in our lives we’ve all appreciated cartoon characters. Whether they were in childhood shows and films or something more adult (not that kind of adult), cartoons allow us to experience stories that normal actors just can’t achieve, be it because of physical limitations or cost.

But what if our favorite cartoon characters were made to look more…realistic?  Here are some of my favorite images of realistic cartoon characters.

Beavis

Beavis

One half of MTV’s Beavis and Butt-head, he was known for turning into the character Cornholio after taking in too much caffeine.

Butt-Head

Butt-head

The other half of Beavis and Butt-head, he was abusive towards Beavis and really everybody around him.

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Maybe it’s me, but I think he looks far less heroic when he’s drawn this way.

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

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One of my childhood favorites, I’m glad the artist didn’t try to turn Hobbes into a real tiger for this piece.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

People can say that the way Charlie Brown is drawn is supposed to imply that he has blonde hair, but renderings like this just drive home the fact that the most unfortunate boy ever is in fact bald.

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

Speaking of bald, it’s America’s favorite father.  He looks kinda…weird in flesh tones.

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit

There’s nothing I can say that won’t come across as both weird and perverted.

Mario

Mario





Ah the stereotype for all Italian men.  Looks like chasing the Princess from castle to castle has given him crows feet.

Mr. Burns

Mr Burns

C. Montgomery Burns – he doesn’t look any less evil when you make him look more “human”.

Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin

Looks oddly the same in this rendering.

Popeye

Popeye

Being a sailor has not done this image of Popeye any favors.  What a rough looking man.

Shaggy

Shaggy

Another one that doesn’t really look all that different when rendered realistically.

South Park

South Park

Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny.  South Park is easily the smartest show on television and these four boys are a big reason why.  Would kinda like to see Butters drawn this way too.

Stan Smith

Stan Smith

Normally animated Stan just looks like he has a strong jaw, done like this and he looks like he has s terrible birth defect.

Stewie Griffin

Stewie Griffin

Everybody’s favorite animated baby.

Teletubbies

Teletubbies

They’ve raised their fair share of controversy through the years, but there’s no denying that this realistic take on them is….dark.  And yes I know they’re not cartoons, but they’re not exactly realistic either.

Tycho

Tycho

If you don’t read Penny Arcade you really should.  Tycho and Gabe speak on video games, movies, roll playing games, and all things nerd and geek related.



20 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    you are a real cartoon in my life

  2. ReL says:

    I think Buzz looks awesome that way. And still pretty heroic.

  3. HaHa !! awesome great share !!!

  4. ff says:

    These aren’t really realistic.

  5. korey says:

    Peter Griffin is real google it

  6. lonelycharme says:

    Very realistic, indeed.

  7. Morganzilla says:

    Nooo!
    Cartoons are appealing because of the way they’re drawn. This is just all ugly and creepy. Even Jessica Rabbit.

  8. AtomManhattan says:

    WOW. Did you just use the words SOUTH PARK and SMART in the same sentance? I don’t a single person who watches the show. Why? Because it’s the most low-brow, douche-bag magnet of a show that has ever been on the air. Used to be funny,. but that stopped abotu a decade ago. Now Stone and Parker just try to offend and disgust people, which they seem to be much better at. Must be easier to appreciate with a dual-digit IQ…I know I feel like a retard just watching the previews for new episodes.

    • Danelle says:

      You’ve obviously never watched South Park, you either love it or you hate it. But, it is very intelligent and deep. Sometimes it is retardedly funny, sometimes it really makes you think.

    • Nikko says:

      Hi, my name is AtomManhattan. I love to hate on South Park cause I think it makes me better than you. I’m so cool!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The South Park one is the only one that actually looks feasible in real life. As for the rest, they just look creepy and anatomically impossible.

  10. Sam says:

    Did anyone notice that Stan, kyle, and kenny look kinda cute drawn that way?

  11. Anonymous says:

    how can u do tycho and not gabe?!

  12. Emily says:

    was it just me, or did all of their eyes look disgusting…?

  13. anony says:

    “roll” playing?

  14. T says:

    Would totally like to see Sailor Moon as a realistic looking character.

  15. mia says:

    is it me or does charlie brown loo like michael cera

  16. lakawak says:

    Realistic?

  17. Cynder says:

    This is just creepy. The south park people looked kinda cute though.
    It seemed like they’re eyes were staring into my soul. :O