Famous TV Cartoon Characters As Skeletons

Artist Michael Paulus has skeletal versions he created of 22 cartoon icons on his website:

Skeleton Tweetie

Writes Michael Paulus:

Animation was the format of choice for children’s television in the 1960s, a decade in which children’s programming became almost entirely animated. Growing up in that period, I tended to take for granted the distortions and strange bodies of these entities.These Icons are usually grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive.

I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass.

These characters have become conventions that are set, defined, and well-known personas in our culture. Being that they are so commonplace and accepted as existing I thought I would dissect them like science does to all living objects — trying to come to an understanding as to their origins and true physiological make up. Possibly to better understand them and see them in a new light for what they are in the most basic of terms.

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  • dumbsaint

    Nice stuff, the baby huey one worked really well.

  • Anonymous

    Nice stuff, the baby huey one worked really well.

  • DeepCough

    Well, if you don’t think that any of these characters had a shred of frightening realism, well, they sure do now. Some of these pictures are plausible, some of them fascinating, and even just a little disturbing. And I honestly never thought the Shmoo had a skeletal structure (I always thought he was a giant amoeba).

  • DeepCough

    Well, if you don’t think that any of these characters had a shred of frightening realism, well, they sure do now. Some of these pictures are plausible, some of them fascinating, and even just a little disturbing. And I honestly never thought the Shmoo had a skeletal structure (I always thought he was a giant amoeba).

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Looks like old Tweety didn’t see the “puddy tat” coming this time.

    I always thought that Sylvester got a bum rap.

    “Ya gotta eat”

  • Anonymous

    Looks like old Tweety didn’t see the “puddy tat” coming this time.

    I always thought that Sylvester got a bum rap.

    “Ya gotta eat”

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