This Is What Our Favorite Cartoon Characters Would Look Like As Adults

Everyone grew up on cartoons

Whether it was Disney, or Pixar, or just Cartoon Network, we all have our little escapes. I remember always running back from the playground at 5 PM because that was when Dragon Ball Z came on Toonami. It was fantastic, and remembering it makes me nostalgic. Don’t worry. You’ll be nostalgic with me.

Recently, Bright Side illustrators made your favorite cartoon characters all grown up. The best part is, they’re made in the same art style as the original!

#1 Agnes Gru from Despicable Me

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Agnes is one of the three adopted daughters of Gru and by far the cutest. She loves her unicorns and is probably the most beloved daughter of the three. Not that Margo and Edith aren’t just as adorable.

#2 Stewie Griffin from Family Guy


Stewie is a crazy preschooler from Family Guy obsessed with all forms of violence and has a fixation on killing his own mother. He’s the youngest of his siblings, and easily the most prominent character of the show, far more than even Peter himself.

#3 Jimmy Neutron from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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Ah, Jimmy Neutron. This was one my most favourite shows when I was a kid. He was my favourite character, of course, because I was a kid, but my mother loved Sheen. He looks a lot cooler all grown up, and he doesn’t have that goofy hair!

#4 Arnold from Hey Arnold!

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Arnold Shortman is a nine-year-old fifth grader from the Nickelodeon TV series “Hey Arnold!”. He is iconic and has existed since the 1980s but wasn’t turned into a tv show till ten years later. Apparently, he grew up to rock a moustache.

#5 Beavis and Butt-head from a show with the same name

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Both of these characters are well regarded as dim and almost illiterate. They are not very intelligent, but they love their heavy metal music. They also spend all their time on the couch rating music videos with either “Cool.” or “This sucks!”

#6 Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons

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The youngest of the Simpsons, Maggie is an iconic character who is often seen in her blue clothes, sucking on a pacifier. Because of the very long run time of the show (Almost 30 years, and still going), there are many versions of her, and now, there’s a proper adult version too!

#7 Russell from Up

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An overweight, eight-year-old from Up, Russell is a sweet, charming, and honest boy. He’s the Pixar equivalent of a “Boy Scout,” and therefore, will grow up to be a very physically fit and capable individual. Apparently, when he grew up, he didn’t need his backpack anymore!

#8 Masha from Masha and the Bear

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A Russian show, Masha is a little girl who is looked after by a fatherly bear who makes sure that nothing happens to her. The bear keeps her from getting in trouble and making sure she’s safe. We can assume that she grew up, but did the bear?

#9 Eric Cartman from South Park

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Cartman is an aggressive elementary school kid who incredibly politically incorrect. He is easily the most popular character in the series, defining the South Park show as not being politically correct just because of him. He is iconic and the first character to show up if you search up “South Park.”

#10 Ginger from As Told By Ginger

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Ginger Foutley is the protagonist of As Told By Ginger. She is a girl who secretly wished to be popular, but when her prayers were answered, in the form of the school diva befriending her, she had no idea what to do. Look at how she grew up!

#11 Lilo Pelekai from Lilo & Stitch

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Lilo is a lonely young Hawaiian girl who wishes for a friend. The universe fulfills her wish in the form of the mischievous alien Experiment 626, who she named Stitch. She grew up into an almost split image of her sister!

#12 Dora from Dora the Explorer

© Nickelodeon Productions

Dora grew up to become the cartoon version of Lara Croft: The Tomb Raider. Is anyone really surprised by that?

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