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From Matured Kid Cartoons to Aged Cartoon Illustrations

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Dec 20, 2013
These grown up cartoons reimagine classic animated characters as they grow older. If you watched TV as a kid, you probably have some favorite shows and animated characters that you're fond of. But unless you have younger siblings or relatives, it may be years since you've watched an animated TV show.

These renditions imagine characters from Disney, Nickelodeon and shows like the Magic School Bus as college-ready kids, rather than those who attend elementary school.

As the demographic that used to watch these classic shows as a kids age, instead of leaving these cartoons in the past, some talented artists use their imaginations to age these characters are aged to reflect more age-appropriate issues. While aging cartoons is popular subject of fan art, an example of this can also be seen in this year's Monsters University, which came as a sequel to the first Monsters, Inc. film just about the time kids had grown up enough to be enrolled in college or University.