Looking back on many of our childhoods, they’re littered with characters from comicbooks and television cartoons. From He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to Looney Tunes to Pinky and the Brain to X-Men: The Animated Series, we truly had some classics back in the ’80s and ’90s. Many of the cartoons that are designed for children actually feature children. That fact had us thinking, what if the kids we grew up watching in cartoons actually grew up with us? What would they look like today? With the help of different artists, we have an answer to that question… Check them out below!
It’s only right that we start with this as Arthur has gained more life recently through memes. This piece by @PBlackk is the exact depiction of what Arthur and Co. would’ve looked like had they grown up in this era.
Shaggy and Scooby have been best friends forever, and according to this piece by bleyerart, that friendship never fades.
The Simpsons has been on the air since December 17, 1989, and nobody has aged a day. Every once in a while, we’ll get flashbacks and flashforwards, but DeviantArt user Fruit Batman may have gone a little too far bringing a grown Lisa together with Nelson. With that being said, the heart wants what the heart wants!