Filmmaker James Gunn has collected on his website a number of anatomical takes of cartoon characters. There are too many to show here, so if you like these go to jamesgunn.com for more.
The fabulous skeletal reconstructions were made by South Korean artist Hyung Koo Lee using resin, paint, and wire. I’ve added the original cartoon images to refresh your memory.
Tweety bird ( I just realized how neotenic he is):
Felix the cat:
Donald Duck (see Gunn’s website for Huey, Dewey, and Louie) :
Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner:
And, of course, Bugs Bunny:
One more (by Jason Freeny, who has cool stuff on his website):
h/t: Stash Krod
12 thoughts on “Skeletal anatomy of cartoon characters”
Thanks for the enjoyable laugh I got from this. Fantastic!
ROTFL! I’ve seen Pac Man and Gummi Bär, but couldn’t imagine ballon animals or Lego toys. My loss!
Hm, I wonder how an Apple skeleton looks? Or even an apple skeleton…
Great find, Krodt!
What about Skeletor from He-Man 🙂
Found the link via imdb. Great post.
Actually, I’m pretty sure that the skeleton you credit to Felix the Cat is Sylvester (check out the body proportions, plus there’s Tweety bird, the Road Runner and Wile Coyote). Excellent find however, these are way cool!
Oh, and also check out the skeleton’s stance — typical Sylvester pose (look at the legs!)
The gummy bear seems pretty lazy (a human skeleton squashed into a gummy bear), but the rest are superb.
Hysterical!!! Love it.