What If Cartoons Were Real?

Here are some artistic interpretations of what animated characters would look like if they were real people.


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194 thoughts on “What If Cartoons Were Real?

  1. lilman says:

    that shit was great

  2. Debaser says:

    Thats frigging horrifying.

  3. splithare says:

    Very cool – I love it.

  4. I’m BLOWN AWAY! All my little smart-ass remarks sat their unruly butts down and became uber attentive. Is this your artwork???? WOOOOOW!

  5. Ian says:

    OMFG… Butthead looks like Keanu Reeves….

  6. Wow ! These are fantastic…if a little freaky…but so clever ! Thanks for sharing.

  7. sensico says:

    This is great, I never pictures the simpsons characters to look so hideous in real life. And Ian is right, I completely see Keanu Reeves in Butthead

  8. catalon says:

    These are absolutely brilliant, you caught my attentions attention, keep it up. Glenn

  9. shirleneleow says:

    All this cartoons character do appear in cartoons right? they all look so familiar

  10. A.Cait says:

    Holy moly, I love it.

  11. weazelkid says:

    lol bart simpson looks so weird nice post!

  12. Steve says:

    Jessica Rabbit looks just like Sasha Grey.

  13. Alan says:

    Yeah…that’s just creepy…

  14. ajgago says:

    wow, these are fantastic

  15. ark says:

    Popeye and Bart Simpson are sooo ugly. I think Mario should be a little cuter though.

  16. moloko_satany says:

    Beavis & Butthead are great!!!

  17. howardho says:

    Great job! did you do these yourself? Some of them look more plausible then others, but they look good

    • lastgoodrobot says:

      If you bother to look, the names of the artists are at the bottom of most of the pictures.

  18. Fernando Meza says:


  19. bloowalrus says:

    This is so cool! And very freaky.

  20. aarone1987 says:

    Good stuff, Want to see more!

  21. pachuvachuva says:

    Like it! Like it! Like it!

  22. gglez2009 says:

    omg it was so scary

  23. U dont need to know! says:

    ha ha thats very funny

  24. AnimalSpirit says:

    Stan Smith… Hehe, reminds me of the butt face episode of South Park.

  25. Jeff says:

    Homer Simpson looks like Bruce Willis

  26. tracybradycartoons says:

    My god, that was actually a bit scary, and extremely grabbing. I loved it. Jessica Rabbit looked like Angelina Jolie. AAHHWOOOO

  27. efusjonjcy says:

    very interesting. Computer graphics is amazing…

  28. DanCosgrove says:

    Beavis actually looks like Keanu Reeves… Just me?

  29. HAHA, Hilarious post! Homer and Butthead are on point.

  30. ladygagasite says:

    Good Gay, Hope more.
    lady gaga cartoon

  31. Julie says:

    That’s awsome ! I won’t see the Simpsons like before now !

  32. everynothingonmymind says:

    I LOVED IT. damn hilarious. good job! :))

  33. LOL. I particularly liked Peter Griffin and Stewie Griffin. They’re my favs!


  34. […] This is a wonderful rendering real of our 2 dimensional cartoon favorites.Isn’t Charlie Brown sweet? and funny -looking? ย All the characters are very distorted- which is right, isn’t it? Cartoons are stretching our imaginations (sometimes). And the exaggerations are for the most part so very accurate we can really get who the characters are as cartoons and even more so when they are humanized. […]

  35. Lily Banerjee says:

    Oops! Unimaginable! Hilarious and Creative!

  36. ladygagasite says:

    that was actually a bit scary, and extremely grabbing. I loved it. Jessica Rabbit looked like Angelina Joli kate gosselin cartoon.

  37. Scope says:

    Pretty gross, but it’s sure interesting.

  38. drewhawkins says:

    this is actually really neat. makes some of the characters a lot uglier in person than they are on tv

  39. Bill says:

    Homer and Peter look extremely disgusting! haha But it’s pretty funny…

  40. Awesome !!!

    And they are all scary !!!

  41. chinmay jain says:

    hey! its the eyes that make them all go real…so it appears that realistic eyes can make any face look real..that gives an impression of the face looking/staring at you…

  42. jaydeejapan says:

    Homer’s eyes are scary. Bart is so ugly! I want to see more!

  43. quietmusician says:

    These are awesome. A little creepy (especially Bart), but awesome.

  44. travelingwilbury says:

    Jessica Rabbit looks like Angelina Jolie

  45. Jordan Green says:

    these images are sort of creepy lol. i would find it hard to laugh at peter griffin or homer if they looked like that

  46. johnydecali says:

    Besides Jessica Rabbit I think I prefer the rest as cell shaded cartoons

  47. lonelyshow says:

    This is awesome! Haha! I wonder what my character would look like as a real person. Popeye is scary!

  48. lonelyshow says:

    Also I think I met someone who looked just like Johnny Bravo. http://www.lonelyshow.com twitter.com/lonelyshow

  49. Joanne says:

    That was terribly frightening

  50. lego says:

    Mario looks like one of my uncles

  51. PiplupU says:

    Haha! Some of them look just plain wierd.

  52. umstrum says:

    funny.. but scary!
    Mr Burns looks strangely real


  53. nena says:

    es en verdad fabuloso ….

  54. Kathy says:

    Jessica Rabbit looks amazing. Others are kind of creepy but I loved it overall!

  55. luveyui says:

    Great work, but some of the stuff creeped me out.

    Awesome, though.

  56. airnugget says:

    Jessica Rabbit is still the hottest cartoon ever.

  57. anon says:

    obviously shopped — you can tell by the shadows

  58. Ella says:

    Iloveit,so funny

  59. Larry…bout time people noticed the cool stuff on your blog. See you were like number 2 today!!! Congrats!!

  60. autumnintexas says:

    some of them are good but a lot of them are still way to cartoonish. the southpark boys are the bast representations.

  61. Allison Suter says:

    Wow, this is absolutely fantastic. Butthead really does look like Keanu Reeves. hahahha!

  62. Dash says:

    Scary~~~~~ O_O

  63. Bouncerman says:

    Aaaaaand Jessica Rabbit is still HOT!

  64. Grace says:

    well, these are cool and all, but you seem to have forgotten the fact that cartoons do not look misshapen and off proportion simply because they are that way to begin with, they are extremely exaggerated versions of a live person in someones head, drawn in a simpler form, with dramatized figure. they would look like normal people.

    • whatsup says:

      I don’t think that anything was forgotten. I believe the intent was to portray the characters as what they would look like in real life in their exaggerated form. To portray them in their “un-exaggerated” form would be another project.

  65. R. G. Maines says:

    That was pretty frightening! I think there are some actors who look an awful lot like some of the cartoon characters on TV today.

  66. Jim says:

    1) That kid looks just like Alfred E. Neuman- Bill Gaines, eat your heart out! & 2) that other kid looks like a cross between Bart Simpson and Gollum. When’re you gonna publish Part II?

  67. me says:

    They all scared the bejesus outta me

  68. Mike says:

    These are ****ing cool as hell

  69. jOHNNY bRAVO looks like Bruce Willis..

  70. James says:

    Thats awsome

  71. Dan Jackson says:

    Hey, this reminds me of Dreamworks character design. Take a cartoony chracter, then make it as creepy as possible by adding stubble, skin pores, and other disgusting details of human anatomy that don’t work for cartoons.

  72. Dev Singh says:

    Think I met one of those guys the other day

  73. matt says:

    freain awesome. am i the only one scared by peter and popeye?

  74. ZOMG says:

    SHAGGY &^%$ING PWNED IT ! !!

  75. mimi says:

    Wow! I am always amazed to see the different talents that God has given! This is probably one of the funniest things I have “stumbled” upon all week!! Great Job!!

  76. cijah says:

    wow, pretty cool but nonetheless quite disturbing.
    lets be thankful that will never happen.

  77. Dave says:

    Just…freaky, yo.

  78. manda says:

    O_O that was scary… they shud stay 2dimensional

  79. Mojorolla says:

    Peter Griffon looks like a bloated Bill Gates…lol

  80. Moore says:

    Peter Griffin IS Michael Moore

  81. Tiger says:

    The South Park one was pretty good. But all the others were still too cartoon to be “Real Life” versions. Funny… But very far off the target goal.

  82. Hilarious1
    I absolutely loved Homer!

  83. Turtle5k says:

    god look at popeye thats terrifying i dont think hed be wrinkly lol

  84. mrsaas says:

    Gotta love burns!!

  85. Julia says:

    Perhaps some character can pull it off and some really pulls my whole body’s hair stands up! eeeeee! Overall, good job!

  86. regionarrington says:

    They are real and I live in the hundred acre woods, at least that is what my seven year old tells me.

  87. anibute says:

    Gr8 work ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Scotr says:

    Jessica Rabbit didn’t look too bad as a ‘human’. But the Simpsons ones were terrifying, especially Homer; those massive eyeballs will be staring into mine when I try to sleep…

  89. atomed says:


  90. Matt says:

    My favorite is butthead as it looks exactly like he does in the cartoon except using real components. Aside from that though, anyone know what raw components the artist used in these? I think the reason they resemble Keanu, or George Clooney(American dad guy looks kinda similar) is cause the source images might have been them but distorted. Anyone else think that?

  91. poochycor says:

    That was cool…and a little creepy. American Dad works for Oklahoma Horizons TV Show.

  92. pandoramoon says:

    That’s very funny. However I am concerned about Homer I think he needs to go to the doctirs before his eyes fall out! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Great Work !

  93. neilslorance says:

    thoroughly enjoyed that! nx

  94. Sometimes, when we see things that are wrong, rather than to bad mouth a creature, we cartoon it.

  95. rja66 says:

    Pretty scary imo ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Brien says:

    very cool !

  97. dani_nemi says:

    that is hilarious! I’m glad they are only cartoons, they look creepy, and not funny in a good way!
    oh! Poppey kinda reminds me of Freddy Krueger!!

  98. divastalk says:

    They look a bit creepy, but awesome!

  99. Narfyzortpoint says:

    Stewie and Jessica Rabbit kinda look normal!

  100. pepesan says:

    Who’s the one on the third picture?
    I think she’ll look okay until she fully opens her eyes.

    The Simpsons would be so scary and if they’re real, they’d need to wear sunglasses so the dust won’t get into their eyes.

  101. nyota0uhura says:

    I fail to see the appeal. They still look like cartoon characters, especially Jessica Rabbit for example. And the creators got it wrong in many instances, just translating the shape of the face in the cartoon to reality, when they should’ve taken into account what that shape is meant to represent. Take the American Dad one for example: they just gave him this huge, jaw-like outgrowth on top of the “normalised” face. When really, the cartoon is trying to say that this is a guy with a very strong jaw. They should’ve taken that into account and chosen to make a strong jaw and maybe a Kirk Douglas-ey chin. Not just take the cartoon template and slap some skin over it.

    • AJ says:

      I totally agree. Some of these were really well done (like Popeye–even though he’s hands down the scariest of them all), but I think there could’ve been somewhat more effort to make it look as if they were real people.

  102. scriminc says:

    that was hilarious. I like pic #2, popeye, bart, and beavis and butthead.

  103. santiago456 says:

    hahahaha Timmy Turner looks soo graceful, and Jessica Rabit would the sexiest woman ever!
    Mr. Burns would be really ugly hahaha.

  104. Omg! Popeye DOES look like Freddy Krueger! That’s exactly what I thought!

  105. tommy says:

    These are great. thanks for taking the time to create and post.

  106. diana says:

    wowzers. thank lord they are not real people!

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  108. Ken says:


  109. Mr. Nice Guy says:

    Pretty damn funny, but the real life Beavis and Butthead look completely evil. LOL.

  110. digdoyo says:

    wooow jessica rabbit is so sexy

  111. agent58 says:

    I think Betty Boop would be a little hotter then that.

  112. tayfun bulgur says:

    yeah! this is ayranf**king awesome!

  113. It was real fun looking at these cartoon characters as real humans.I must say…it’s better to have these characters as cartoons rather than real humans.

  114. […] artistic interpretations of what animated characters would look like if they were real […]

  115. spongey says:

    Beavis looks like Jay Mohr (Last comic standing host) LOL

  116. damcee says:

    Fan f*%kingtastic…jointly haunting and and hillarious…I’ve always imagined that in my mind.

  117. Slater says:

    THAT CANT BE BART!! he looks like Mr Polo! ๐Ÿ˜›

  118. curtswife says:

    LOL… some of these are REALLY scary other’s look like people I have seen on the street. LOL

  119. Lynx says:

    The South Park drawing was actually on an episode of South Park. It was drawn by them.

  120. Shane says:

    Doesn’t Bevis look like Keanu Reeves

  121. poop says:

    eric cartman is my favorite

  122. yudi says:

    Ouch!! some are looks amost scarry…. LOL!!!

  123. Derek says:

    South Park was by far the best except that the kids looked older than nine?

  124. Simone says:

    no, this is what they would be like if they were terrifying mutants

  125. No wonder Charlie Brown is depressed. And Bart Simpson looks demonic. Yikes!

  126. funny says:

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  127. ASDFGH says:

    They should have toned down some of their more fantastical features, to actually play into the reality aspect instead of just clonestamping skin patterns over the shape of a cartoon. Meh.

  128. alan says:

    my favorite was number 3

  129. Trace says:

    Popeye looks like a night mare rapper OMG scary,If I saw that in a dark passway. I would faint.

  130. maifren says:

    estan de la vergaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  131. Lt Amos says:

    OMG! Bart freaks me out!

  132. I love looking through these pics! Thanks for posting them.

  133. Markus says:

    Beavis and Butthead rocks!

  134. Dingo says:

    Excellent stuff. Popeye was my favourite.

  135. bugmai says:

    nice job, I like it. it so cute.

  136. David says:

    charlie brown is the best

  137. Bryan says:

    I always thought that Calvin (calvin and hobbes) might look like my own devil child. spot on!

  138. NJH says:


    OMFG!! Awesome post!

  139. Trent Crawford says:

    This is one of the funniest and coolest thing i have ever saw!!!!!!

  140. Joe says:

    homer is scary…

  141. keith says:

    i want to see ash ketchum from pokrmon

  142. Chris Hansen says:

    These are awesome

  143. Insignificant says:

    See, the thing is, when I see the phrase “artistic interpretations of what animated characters would look like”, I expect to see realistically proportioned figures, not drawings of the cartoon characters with skin effects stretched over them. Like, the South Park ones were funny, because that’s probably what they WOULD look like if they were real people. But Homer Simpson? Really? I will pay you good money if you can find a real person whose skull is shaped like that and whose eyes are perfect circles FROM THE OUTSIDE. The way he’s rendered isn’t realistic, it’s creepy. It’s called the Uncanny Valley.

  144. Kamryn says:

    Mario looks like an old guy

  145. Phaoloo says:

    Absolutely awesome, I really like these 3D guys.

  146. Tarrah says:

    Haha funniest thing ever
    and kinda creepy

  147. patty says:

    Wowwww…..This is realllyyyy weird. are those photomanips?

  148. Shannon says:

    Awesome, Not sure I’d watch that on TV thought. I’d lose my appetite on the simpsons.

  149. Thats awsome..really like it..

  150. ExplodeGame says:

    Great job!!

  151. I’ve seen most of these before. The artist is super talented!! Nice post ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. David Vonrelem says:

    Timmy Turner is the best.

  153. Steven says:

    Haha! but Homer Simpson is quite scary..

  154. justin says:

    jonny bravo rules

  155. ThatDude says:

    Ok remember when you were a kid and your wondered what your favorite cartoon looked like in person

  156. Suta says:

    Inspired me to create sculptures with all these image.

  157. allie says:

    oh, my god…..
    some of those were just plain CREEPY……very cool, but creepy… ๐Ÿ™‚

  158. Ha…American Dad looks like Jay Leno!

  159. Sean Dean says:

    lol bart simpson looks so weird nice post!

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  161. CathCrayon says:

    Buzz Lightyear looks kick-ass! ๐Ÿ˜›

  162. TruXter says:

    Ok man that was great. The bart one was great. a bit scary looking. The homer was kinda greasy old man looking.

  163. Rown says:

    ha-ha. nice collection…

  164. martin says:

    great job dude !! i love them !

  165. James says:

    That has got to be some of the creepiest stuff i have ever seen haha

  166. dude says:

    that’s really creepy….

  167. somio says:

    this is weird and i feel like throwing up

  168. Angel says:

    Awesome work ๐Ÿ™‚

  169. Dante says:

    The best of these would have to be Jessica Rabbit, Popeye, and Buzz Lightyear because they are the most realistic.

  170. Andy says:

    Buzz Lightyear was definitely the best one.

  171. Ok man that was great. The bart one was great. a bit scary looking. The homer was kinda greasy old man looking.

  172. Buzz Lightyear is beautiful as well as Betty Boop and all the Disney princesses….loved the pictorial renditions

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