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Cartoon Schadenfreude

Hyper-humanized animated characters give a dose of harsh reality

Implications - Cartoon pop culture icons were once immortalized as ageless, eternally-cheery exaggerations of human life; they seemed to never age or gain weight. These characters are now becoming “hyper-humanized,” and subject to the regular biological downfalls of the human body, providing consumers with a dark sense of satisfaction that indicates a further shift towards coarse humor in society.
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6 Featured, 47 Examples:
3,336,657 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Apr 10 — Jan 11
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Obese Batman Icons
Obese Batman Icons
Artist Franceso de Molfetta's 'New Idols' Series
Artist Franceso de Molfetta recently opened a new exhibit entitled 'New Idols'. The sculptural New Idols series features well known figures from pop culture in unusual poses. Inspired by 80s icons, but… MORE
Aged Cartoon Illustrations
Aged Cartoon Illustrations
The Modern Renderings of Matthias Seifarth
Matthias Seifarth produces some awesome works of art that are pleasantly peculiar. His client list includes big publications like Rolling Stone and INDIE Magazine. His illustrations are well thought out… MORE
Overweight Heroine Illustrations
Overweight Heroine Illustrations
'Obese Disney Princesses' Merges Fantasy with Reality
'Obese Disney Princesses' has to be one of the funniest and most shocking things that I have seen recently. Ally Bellissimo of the blog 'Creepy Miranda' has given these pop-culture icons an all new, and… MORE
Unnerving Cartoon Embryos
Unnerving Cartoon Embryos
Jason Freeny Continues to Creep You Out with the Hello Kitty Fetus
If you (for some reason) have ever wondered what a Hello Kitty fetus would look like, rest assured, Jason Freeny will show you. Jason Freeny is an artist who has made a name for himself creating odd anatomical… MORE
Hyperreal Pocket Monsters
Hyperreal Pocket Monsters
The RLP Pikachu by Steven Lefcourt Brings Pokemon to Real Life
If you've ever wondered what Pokemon would look like in real life, then the RLP Pikachu by Steven Lefcourt might satisfy your curiosity. The RLP Pikachu is realistic photo manipulation of Pokemon's favorite… MORE
Anatomical Evil Baby Art
Anatomical Evil Baby Art
The Jason Freeny Stewie Pieces is the Artist's Newest Creation
The Jason Freeny Stewie sculpture is the newest addition to the morbid artist's collection of anatomical pop culture sculptures. The infamous evil baby is the perfect subject for Freeny's work, joining… MORE

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