Cartoons and animation are able to take the wildly imaginative ideas out of an artist’s head and bring them to life. It doesn’t matter how abstract the idea may be, the fact that it’s drawn allows for a certain flexibility that live action wouldn’t allow. Now, with the kind of technology that is available, we’re getting close to being able to create just about anything and put it next to humans on screen. This is how we were able to get a realistic Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but Thanos also has very humanlike features in the film.
When we start to bring cartoons to life, especially the wild, old-school ones, we’re going to have some characters that look like they’re straight out of a nightmare. Artist Miquel Vasquez, who goes by the handle @Itsmiketheboxer on Twitter, has proven that fact by creating lifelike, 3D depictions of some of the most popular characters in cartoon history, and they are truly haunting. Check out some of the best we’ve seen from this artist!
My 3D re-imagining of what Homer Simpson would look like in real life. pic.twitter.com/NVkyO65ItC
— Miguel Vasquez (@Itsmiketheboxer) August 17, 2018
Homer has been at the head of The Simpsons since it began on The Tracey Ullman Show, and the show is the longest running sitcom in the history of television. After seeing what he would look like in real life, do you think the show would’ve lasted this long?
Ed, Edd and Eddy
My 3D depiction of how Ed Edd n Eddy would look like in real life. pic.twitter.com/aDGsQkasuh
— Miguel Vasquez (@Itsmiketheboxer) January 21, 2018
Ed, Edd and Eddy debuted on January 4, 1999, and the show ran for five seasons and four specials. Bringing them into the real world only solidifies how abstract the artwork for the cartoon was, but it had itself quite a good run on Cartoon Network.
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog. pic.twitter.com/JObmeehSSz
— Miguel Vasquez (@Itsmiketheboxer) July 4, 2018
Ok, I love dogs as much as the next person, but the real-life depiction of Courage may be too much for anyone to keep around. You know what they say though, every dog has its day!