Close your eyes and visualize your favorite cartoon character. Do you enjoy watching Spongebob Squarepants with his infallible energy and sunny demeanor? Do you always laugh up a storm when he and Patrick get on Squidward’s nerves?
Perhaps you grew up singing along to the cheerful tunes of the Muppets. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy were probably the first famous couple that 90’s kids shipped.
Who would’ve thought that these sweet and innocent cartoon characters could ever look so amazingly realistic and sinister? 3D-artists like Miguel Vasquez, Boris Kiselicki, Rick Baker, Ali Adman, Pixeloo, and Carlos Lopez sure did. Their dark and uniquely artistic twist on these cartoon characters is truly what nightmares are made of. Yet no matter how horrifying they are, it’s nearly impossible to look away. Art is meant to bring forth emotion, and these artists did a masterful job at creating creepy uncanny valley-inducing novelties.
If you’re brave enough, go ahead and flip through the entire slideshow to have your childhood officially shattered into a million little pieces. Warning: there are some things that you just cannot unsee.