'Where Are They Now' Explores Cartoon Characters in Real Life

By: Meghan Young - Sep 12, 2014
References: vimeo & designtaxi
When people think of cartoon characters in real life, they probably think of happy endings with fuzzy warm feelings zipping around in their bodies. Well, one man decided to explore these icons in a depressing animated film that focuses on their lives after fame. Similar to people's obsession with grown up child actors, it is hard to look at and equally hard to look away.

Narrated by Jessica Rabbit, who sounds like a gruff guy from East London, the animated short shows just how transient fame can be even for such childhood favorites as Donald Duck, Super Mario, Pikachu, Garfield and more. While some people might want to see cartoon characters in real life, Steve Cutts has decided to give them something they were not expecting.