Skeletal anatomy of cartoon characters

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.

Goofy:

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



9 Comments

  1. NewEnglandBob
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the enjoyable laugh I got from this. Fantastic!

  2. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    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…

  3. Hempenstein
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Great find, Krodt!

  4. Posted June 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    What about Skeletor from He-Man 🙂

  5. mesnard
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Found the link via imdb. Great post.

  6. Anna Pigeon
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    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!

    • Anna Pigeon
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

      Oh, and also check out the skeleton’s stance — typical Sylvester pose (look at the legs!)

  7. Delusional
    Posted June 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    The gummy bear seems pretty lazy (a human skeleton squashed into a gummy bear), but the rest are superb.

  8. Posted July 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Hysterical!!! Love it.


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