ByZuleika Boekhoudt, writer at Creators.co
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Zuleika Boekhoudt

Creative teams spent countless hours on brainstorming the perfect characters, giving them a unique look, feel, and of course personality. For example, the first Pokemon that we wanted to catch on our Gameboy – Pikachu – is instantly recognized by its lightning bolt tail. However, don’t you ask yourself how can their tiny bodies hold such a huge head? Fortunately, artist Michael Paulus answers this thought-provoking question by giving some of our favorite 90s cartoons a Tim Burton makeover. Childhood memories prepare to be shattered.

Pikachu - Pokémon

Pikachu by Michael Paulus
Pikachu by Michael Paulus

Pikachu is one of Ash Ketchum’s best friend, and first Pokémon. Even non-Pokémon fans will instantly recognize Pikachu by its pointy ears and lightning bolt tail. However, this fan art piece shows what Pikachu would look like without any of his memorable features. I bet that Ash would run away if he sees him like that.

Dexter - Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter by Michael Paulus
Dexter by Michael Paulus

What would Dee Dee do if Dexter was only a skeleton? I bet she'll take out one of his bones in her What does this button do? voice. Luckily Dexter is all skin and bones; he only has to keep Dee Dee away from his "secret" laboratory.

Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls

Blossom by Michael Paulus
Blossom by Michael Paulus

Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls. But, Professor Utonium accidentally forgot an EXTRA ingredient to the concoction - CALCIUM. Luckily Michael was there, as he made a skeleton for the leader of The Powerpuff Girls - Blossom. She kinda looks like an alien - CREEPY!

Betty Boop - Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series

Betty Boop by Michael Paulus
Betty Boop by Michael Paulus

Regarded as one of the most famous sex symbols on animated TV and film, Betty Boop is the representation of the American Depression era the carefree days of Jazz Age flappers. Nowadays I don't think she would be shaking her stuff.

Fred Flintstone - The Flintstones

Fred Flintstones by Michael Paulus
Fred Flintstones by Michael Paulus

Better known as Los Picapiedras (in Spanish speaking countries) followed Fred Flintstone and his wacky doodle misadventures. You can say that Fred was the Peter Griffin (Family Guy) of the 60s, but Fred did it better. Now you can see the remains of this beloved character in this amazing fan art piece.

Marvin The Martian - Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

Marvin The Martian
Marvin The Martian

I guess Marvin did not destroy the earth after all. Thanks to Duck Dodgers (in the 24½th century - in my Donald Duck voice) Marvin is no longer a threat. Can you see the resemblance between Marvin The Martian and Blossom - definitely The Powerpuff girls are human-made aliens.

Charlie Brown - Peanuts

Charlie Brown by Michael Paulus
Charlie Brown by Michael Paulus

Charlie Brown is one of the most memorable cartoon characters out there. So what would he look like after missing all of those kickoffs and landings? All messed up?No, he’s okay and can do another Peanuts movie.

Michael Paulus's art sure brought me back to the 90s, and now I'm binging some Hanna-Barbera cartoons. To see more of his amazing work with cartoon characters visit his website.

Did These Fan Art Pieces Give You The Creeps Or Nostalgia?

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Michael Paulus