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19 Grown Up Cartoons

From Matured Kid Cartoons to Aged Cartoon Illustrations

— December 20, 2013 — Pop Culture
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.
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Comical Retro Caricatures
Comical Retro Caricatures
Artist Steven Silver Spoofs Movies and Icons
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Cult Cartoon Princess Art
Cult Cartoon Princess Art
Tumblr Artist ‘Celeste Doodles’ Plays with Princess Bubblegu
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Cartoon Couture Videos (UPDATE)
Cartoon Couture Videos (UPDATE)
Barneys Electric Holiday Film Brings High Fashion Disney to Life
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Designer-Dressed 90s Cartoons
Designer-Dressed 90s Cartoons
Michele Moricci Fashionably Updates 90s Cartoon Character Outfits
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Aging Child Cartoon Icons
Aging Child Cartoon Icons
Dora the Explorer Grows Up and Outrages Some Parents
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Cartoon Couture Collections
Cartoon Couture Collections
Jerome Lamaar Takes Cartoon Characters Into the New Century
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Super Trio Cosplay Outfits
Super Trio Cosplay Outfits
This Powerpuff Girl Team Isn’t Like the One You Remember
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Alluring Fictional Covers (UPDATE)
Alluring Fictional Covers (UPDATE)
These Super Powered Femmes Brave the Cover of Justice Magazine
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Scantily Clad Toon Heroes
Scantily Clad Toon Heroes
The Burlesque Sailor Moon Series Sultrifies the Iconic Anime Ladies
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Matured Kid Cartoons
Matured Kid Cartoons
Grown Up Magic School Bus Characters are Full-Fledged Adults
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Mangafied 80s Cartoons
Mangafied 80s Cartoons
Hallmark Rainbow Brite Makeover Sexes Up a Saturday Morning Classic
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Nostalgic Aged Cartoons
Nostalgic Aged Cartoons
These Grown Up Cartoon Characters Bring Back Child-Like Memories
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Re-Imagined Popular Cartoons (UPDATE)
Re-Imagined Popular Cartoons (UPDATE)
Coran Stone's Recreated Cartoon Illustrations are Evil
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Adult Kiddie Costumes
Adult Kiddie Costumes
Jessica Alba as 'Dora the Explorer' is Refreshingly Cute
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Realistic Royal Cartoons (UPDATE)
Realistic Royal Cartoons (UPDATE)
Jirka Vaatanien Continues to Recreate Disney Princesses
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Aged Cartoon Illustrations
Aged Cartoon Illustrations
The Modern Renderings of Matthias Seifarth
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Fairytale College Student Cartoons
Fairytale College Student Cartoons
'Disney University' Takes Classic Characters Back to School
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Aged Cartoons
Aged Cartoons
Rick Baker Draws an Illustration of an Aged Popeye the Sailor Man
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Lingerie-Clad Disney Princesses
Lingerie-Clad Disney Princesses
DeviantART User Retipug-Rules Draws Heroines in Undergarments
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