What If Animated Characters Were Real?

I loved cartoons as a kid. But unlike many adults I never completely outgrew them. True, I’m pickier now. But a glimpse of the characters from Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph, Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro can still make me misty. I’ve bonded with them as much as Harry who met Sally, or Rick from Casablanca, or Indiana Jones.

A lot of illustrators and cosplayers feel the same. Enough to give the animated characters they love astonishingly realistic form. True, a few like Fred Flintstone, SpongeBob or the Simpsons, fall into the creepy-but-fascinating category. But in every case, they’re homages to the characters that are already real in our hearts.

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“Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” Anton (Ratatouille)

“Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than what you have become.” ~Mufasa (The Lion King)

     “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.” ~Elastigirl (The Incredibles)

“I don’t need a medal to tell me I’m a good guy.” ~Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)

“I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, and I can handle this. It’s been a real slice.” ~Meg (Hercules)

Frozone: Honey?
Honey: What?
Frozone: Where is my super-suit?
Honey: I put it away. Why do you need to know?
Frozone: I need it!
Honey: Nuh-uh! Don’t you think about running off to do some derrin’ do! We’ve been planning this dinner for two months!
Frozone: The public is in danger!
Honey: My evening’s in danger!
Frozone: Tell me where my suit is woman! We are talking the greater good!
Honey: I am your wife! I am the greatest ‘good’ you are ever gonna get!      ~The Incredibles

“To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.” ~Mickey Mouse

“I was hiding under your porch because I love you.” ~Dug the dog (Up)

“Some people are worth melting for.” ~Olaf (Frozen)

“I don’t want to survive, I want to live!” ~Captain (Wall-E)

“To infinity and beyond!” ~Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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30 Responses to What If Animated Characters Were Real?

  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Spongebob is a little scary lol.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Nawazish says:

    This is so interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love Disney! What a fun read. I’m bonded with Bambi 🤗

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  4. My favorites are Linguini and the old man from “Up,” real people who happen to be lookalikes with the characters. I don’t mean to say I don’t appreciate the artwork though. There is some real talent in recreating these characters more life-like. I really like the life-like Lilo from “Lilo and Stitch.”

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  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Disney needs to hire some of these artists!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. JMP traveler says:

    Ursula was based on a real person, drag Icon Divine.

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  7. boromax says:

    Cool! Did you ever hear this Chris Rice song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHIANFQ304

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  8. Some of these are decidely creepy–but overall a lot of fun!

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  9. Kellie says:

    Oh wow the Homer pic 😮

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  10. China Dream says:

    golly Mitch. to me they are real =^_^=… great little piece.. thank you.

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  11. Khal Drogo as Scar 😂😂😂

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  12. I knew a guy who looked just like Fred Flintstone – it was weird seeing him driving around.

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  13. The quote from Dug the dog is my favorite. 🙂

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  14. usfman says:

    The character looks in cartoons seem less important than their actions taken in a situational context.

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  15. Chris Van says:

    This post brought a smile to my face as I looked at the pictures and the things they represent.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Rapunzel has always been my favorite. Love this post!

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  17. LaRonda Bourn says:

    First of all, I’m not the biggest fan of cartoon, although I believe Jerry really shouldn’t have antagonized Tom as much as he did. But I can say that if Felix the Cat or Woody the Woodpecker had met and untimely demise, I’d have happily confessed! Happily! Give me Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain and a bucket of popcorn and I’m happy, though.
    Second, if you haven’t seen Annie Liebovitz’s photos of celebrities portraying Disney characters, check them out here: https://mymodernmet.com/annie-leibovitz-disney-dream-portraits/. They’re brilliant!
    Fun post, Mitch!


  18. swabby429 says:

    Charlie Brown looks like a bully.

    Liked by 1 person

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