Some of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time are from Disney, Nickelodeon, and Looney Tunes. While characters from these brands are drawn in different styles, majority of them share a lot of similarities. For one, most of them look cute and adorable, and are portrayed as fun-loving and kindhearted individuals. Though they can be silly and naughty at times, they all learn their lessons at the end of the day, making fans fall in love with them time and again. But what if they suddenly became the complete opposite of what they are?
Brave enough to ruin their own childhood, a number of talented artists have reimagined these characters as faces of terror that inflict fear and evoke disgust. If you don’t mind seeing the wicked and nasty side of these characters, then feel free to click through the slideshow below. However, consider yourself warned, as most of the artworks you’ll see are not for the faint-hearted.
#1 Skull Scrooge McDuck
Part of the Cartoon Fossils art series of Prague-based illustrator Filip Hodas, this 3D rendering of Scrooge McDuck’s fossilized skull is presented as though it is in a museum. Decorated with the character’s iconic pince-nez spectacles and black top hat, Scrooge’s fossilized skull sits atop a pedestal labeled with its supposed scientific name, Anas Scroogius. The piles of coins included the artwork are a nod to Scrooge’s title as the richest duck in the world, and serves as a reminder that being wealthy doesn’t exempt one from death.
#2 Skull Minnie Mouse
Mus Minnius ― that’s how Hodas calls this 3D rendering of Minnie Mouse’s fossilized skull. Though decked out with the character’s signature red polka-dot bow, the skull is still slightly terrifying to look at, as it reveals the character’s sharp and pointed front teeth that fans rarely see.
#3 Skull Goofy
Dubbed as Canis Goofus, this 3D rendering of Goofy’s fossilized skull is seemingly giving onlookers a terrifying grin. And even though Hodas tries to brighten it up by incorporating the character’s signature fedora hat, the artwork, for some reason, still gives off a creepy vibe.
#4 Skull Tweety Bird
The huge eye-holes in this 3D rendering of Tweety Bird’s fossilized skull are what makes this artwork creepy. The size of the hollows is similar to that of the eye-holes in the human skull, and the resemblance between the two makes Hodas’ artwork eerie to look at. Called the Canaria Tweetea, the fan art is embellished with three hanging feathers that share the Looney Tunes character’s yellow color.
#5 Skull SpongeBob SquarePants
Seemingly recovered from under the sea, this 3D rendering of SpongeBob SquarePants’ skull, aka Spongia Bobæ, appears to feature small clusters of algae and seagrass all over it. While these details make the Nickelodeon artwork more realistic, they’re also one of the reasons why it’s a little off-putting to look at. Though unintentional, the clumps of tiny holes around it can also trigger people with Trypophobia.
#6 Skull Popeye
This 3D reimagining of Popeyes’ fossilized skull, titled Homo Popoculis, looks a lot like an ordinary human skull, except, of course, from the character’s bulgy cleft chin that makes the artwork a little disturbing to look at. Popeyes’ signature sailor cap and corncob pipe are also featured in the fan art, helping onlookers determine the owner of the skull at once.
#7 Momo Minnie Mouse
Created by American artist DanLuVisiArt, this eerily beautiful interpretation of Minnie Mouse looks a lot like the creepy doll from the viral Momo Challenge hoax. While it looks harmless at first glance, a closer look at her iconic ribbon — which appears to be made with flesh and eyeballs — suggests that she has sadistic tendencies that anyone around her should be wary about.
#8 Perverted Mickey Mouse
While a few may oddly find this reimagining of Mickey Mouse cute as a pug, a lot of people will still agree that it’s a serious case of nightmare fuel. The creature’s black, wrinkly, and leathery skin is a disgusting sight for many, not to mention his disturbing tongue-out expression that shows how perverted he is.
#9 Masked Pluto
Also by DanLuVisiArt, this reinterpretation of Pluto looks like a scarier version of the murderous dog in the virtual reality horror game Duck Season. For reasons we don’t want to find out, Mickey Mouse’s pet dog is bizarrely wearing a latex mask and a damaged fur coat. Though Goofy’s mask flashes a hand-drawn smile, we know that there’s something off about him the moment we’ve laid our eyes on his dildo-like nose and icky tubular rubber ears.
#10 Slimy Goofy
This reimagining of Goofy is something you don’t want to meet in an alleyway alone. Created by DanLuVisiArt, this slimy version of the turtleneck-loving dog gives a very horrendous look that would make anyone run for their lives. In addition to his terrifying gaze, the creature’s slimy skin and condom-like hand gloves make his overall look more unbearable to the eyes.
#11 Miserable Mike
While this artwork isn’t as terrifying as other fan art by DanLuVisiArt, this reimagining of Mike Wazowski from the Monsters, Inc. film franchise has the saddest backstory. According to the artist, a misunderstanding between Mike and his best friend Sulley ended up with a brutal fight that ultimately resulted in Mike’s blindness and Sulley’s death. Devastated with what happened, Mike managed to escape to Earth where he lives on the streets begging. Though Mike looks more miserable than horrifying, the fan art still gives off a creepy vibe courtesy of his seemingly possessed Sulley stuffed toy.
#12 Troublemaker Tigger
Tigger has been involved in several fights before, but this time, he appears to have been broken the law and must prove his innocence. While it’s unclear what exactly he was arrested for, his bloodied nose and undershirt, along with the deep cut on his chest, indicate that he was engaged in a brutal broil prior to his arrest.
#13 Squicky Donald Duck
Like most fan art by DanLuVisiArt, this reimagining of Donald Duck is awesomely messed up. With his lower jaw nowhere to be found, the artwork fully displays the interior of the creature’s mouth, which strangely has mini upper fangs and a separate set of spike-like teeth perched on his tongue. While the complexity of his mouth’s interior is distressing in itself, it’s really his fuming stare that makes his look petrifying.
#14 Monster Mickey Mouse
You’ll never look at Mickey Mouse the same way again after seeing this nasty yet incredible recreation of the beloved character. Created by Swedish artist Disse86, this horrible version of Mickey has a skinless face, creepy foggy eyes, gross uneven teeth, as well as clawed hands and feet. While it’s unclear what exactly turned Mickey into this horrifying creature, we don’t think a rat poison is enough to take him down.
#15 Bloodthirsty Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh traded his favorite jar of honey for a container of blood in this horrifying yet incredible fan art. This ghoulish version of A.A. Mine’s Winnie the Pooh has glowing red eyes and a toothy mouth that can seemingly grind his victims to bits.
#16 Toothy Piglet
This reimagining of Piglet looks disgustingly amazing. This version of Winnie the Pooh’s timid best friend has sharp and pointy teeth that will surely haunt you in your dreams. Making him more unsettling to look at are his ham-shaped body and sausage-like guts.
#17 Four-tailed Tigger
The weirdest-looking artwork from Disse86’s Disney-themed horror series, this version of Tigger has skinless forelegs and four phallic tails. Interestingly, despite his bizarre appearance, the creature seems more pitiful than vicious. Could it be because of his two sets of sad eyes that make him look like a lost puppy?
#18 Big-Eyed Mickey Mouse
This 3D reimagining of Mickey Mouse could easily pass as a baddie in a horror fantasy video game. Illustrated by Australian film and animation student 90swil, this big-eyed version of Mickey has a slender human-like body with long arms and skeletal clawed hands. While we aren’t sure what this entity is capable of doing, his unsettling grin — which gives a peek at his sharp and pointed teeth — suggests that he’s up to no good.
#19 Wasted Goofy
Though not as scary as 90swil’s other Disney character reinterpretations, this version of Goofy is still alarming for some reasons. For instance, his sleepy eyes and terrible posture indicate that he really needs to get some rest. But while he obviously looks weak, his disturbingly bloated tummy tells a completely different story.
This fan art by Australian artist jflaxman seems to be a hybrid of Mickey Mouse and a werewolf. Though it only shows the silhouette of the subject, the creature’s glowing white eyes and ominous smile are more than enough to make your blood run cold. If you think he’s only using the shovel to bury his victims, then you may be wrong because we have a strong feeling that it’s also his murder weapon.
#21 Pus-filled Mickey Mouse
Inspired by Salvador Dali’s works, this overly repulsive reinterpretation of Mickey Mouse is also created by jflaxman. While it’s an undeniable image of pure purulence, many of the artist’s colleagues commend the artwork’s intricate details, most especially the creature’s puss-filled rotting flesh, complete with deep wounds and nauseating growths.
#22 Zombie Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is a full-on Romero zombie in this frightening yet fantastic fan art by artist Isaac Garabito. Disney’s official mascot literally dug himself out of his grave to satisfy his hunger for brains. And with his clawed hands and razor-sharp teeth, it looks like he won’t have a hard time catching his first victim.
#23 Possessed Pinocchio
Move over, Annabelle, because here’s a haunted Pinocchio that could potentially earn more at the box office. Illustrated by American artist rAskopticon, this reinterpretation of the popular wooden puppet was taken over by an evil spirit that transformed him into a murderous marionette obsessed with blood. While this version of Pinocchio is seemingly taking the lives of his victims with the razor blade he’s wielding, he may also be capable of stabbing people to death with the use of his hard-pointed nose.
#24 Creepy Disney Trio
Created by Australian artist Rats-in-the-van, this fan art features the most sinister reimagining of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. The trio’s uncanny stares and menacing grins give us the impression that they can carry out the evilest things in the world as long as they’re together.
#25 Crazy Mickey Mouse
Small rodents like mouse are almost never found to be infected with rabies, but in this fan art by Australian artist Ry-Spirit, it looks like Mickey Mouse has caught the fatal viral disease. Inspired by Disney’s 1995 animated short Runaway Brain, this artwork finds Mickey raging furiously. With the creature’s frightening yellow eyes, and toothy salivating mouth, it seems that it would be hard for the authorities to catch this mad mouse.
#26 Mad Goofy
If this Kingdom Hearts-inspired artwork gives you an impression that Goofy has just carried out a killing spree, then you’re absolutely correct. According to the backstory of the fan art, which is created by Australian artist AustenMengler, the traumatic battles in Kingdom Hearts left everyone changed forever, including Goofy who massacred the Heartless race to the brink of extinction, driving him insane in the process.
#27 Zombie Snow White
Snow White is the bloodiest one of all in this dreadfully stunning fan art by British illustrator leagueof1. Unless it isn’t clear yet, this artwork features a zombie Snow White who has just seemingly made her first kill as a member of the undead. Unfortunately for the Disney Princess, not even a true love’s kiss can’t bring her back to life this time around.
#28 Gascot Mickey Mouse and Goofy
Though drawn traditionally, this black-and-white sketch by Slovakian artist Alerazz still gives us the creeps. Based on the characters in the creepypasta game Abandoned by Disney, this reinterpretation of Mickey and Goofy shows the duo in spooky gas masks. While their faces are hidden behind the masks, the pair’s rigid stance and the blood dripping from their hands suggest that something macabre is going on underneath.
#29 Raging Anger
Describing Inside Out’s Anger as angry in this artwork is an understatement. Created by British artist Demite, this version of Anger has bulging red eyes and a gaping wide mouth with tiny sharp teeth. Though not as scary as other artworks included in this slideshow, this fan art becomes more and more unsettling the longer you stare at it.
#30 Creepy Mickey Mouse
Though not the most detailed fan art in this slideshow, this reimagining of Mickey Mouse by Swiss illustrator ShinRedDear is creepy as hell. Inspired by a vintage Mickey Mouse toy, this version of the world’s most popular mouse has a pair of red eyes and a terrifying grin that can keep you awake at night. Unfortunately for onlookers, Mickey’s set of human teeth makes his look even more horrifying.
#31 Zombie Donald Duck
While not as gory as the other artworks, this zombie reimagining of Donald Duck by Andre De Freitas is also unsettling to look at. More than Donald’s bloody nose and mouth, it’s really his all-white eyes that make him a frightening sight.
#32 Three-eyed Mickey Mouse
As if tearing off one’s face isn’t gruesome enough, the artist behind this Mickey Mouse reimagining makes the familiar horror scenario more nightmarish by adding an extra eye and two more mouths to Mickey’s face.
#33 Donald Duck as Freddy Krueger
This is what Donald Duck would like if he would star as the horror icon Freddie Krueger in a Disney adaptation of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Helm Street. Though Donald dons the serial killer’s iconic striped sweater, brown fedora, and metal-clawed leather glove, Mickey Mouse’s best friend is really not that menacing, as his face is not as gruesomely burnt as Freddie’s in the movies.
#34 Mickey Mouse tearing his face off
While this reimagining of Mickey Mouse looks plain compared to other reinterpretations, showing this artwork to a child will never be a good idea, as the image of the world’s most famous mouse tearing his face off can definitely give kids nightmares that they won’t forget forever.