Stewie, Peter Griffin, Marge Simpson, Betty Boop, The Little Mermaid

Several weeks ago, Trend Hunter started breaking the news about Untooning, the process of transforming cartoons into art.

Now, there is a rash of untooning going on in the blogosphere. Lucky for us all, Worth1000 decided to launch Untooning as a contest.

The result is that a whole bunch of very talented people went and untooned every cartoon that exists and has ever existed! Or so it seems. Some of my very favorite cartoon characters have been humanized and others have been made to look “alive”.

Three of my favorite toon characters: hilarious Little Stewie and Peter Griffin from Family Guy and have been beautifully remade or humanized and so has Marge Simpson from The Simpsons. Betty Boop and The Little Mermaid were also skillfully Photoshopped as were a number of other cartoons but we don't have enough space for the rest.

This is a collaborative effort by many talented people and the end result is pretty impressive. I will never look at Stewie the same way.... But having said that, the original examples of untooning were higher quality: