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These 23 Popular Cartoons Look Nothing Like Their Original Versions. #8 Is So Weird!

MAY 30, 2014  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

Over time, things change. People, places and technology are by far the most noticeable, but other aspects of life evolve, too. Think about your favorite cartoons from years past. If they are still on the air, chances are they have undergone some major changes. Some cartoon character transformations are so extreme, you'll be hard-pressed to recognize their original (or new) form. Some of these are improvements... but others? They're just weird.

1.) The Simpsons in 1987.

1.) The Simpsons in 1987.

The Simpsons today.

The Simpsons today.

2.) Archie in 1941.

2.) Archie in 1941.

Archie today.

Archie today.

3.) Charlie Brown in 1950.

3.) Charlie Brown in 1950.

Charlie Brown in recent years.

Charlie Brown in recent years.

4.) Snoopy in 1950.

4.) Snoopy in 1950.

The more recent Snoopy.

The more recent Snoopy.

5.) Pinoccio in 1911.

5.) Pinoccio in 1911.

Pinoccio in 1940.

Pinoccio in 1940.

6.) Cathy in 1976.

6.) Cathy in 1976.

Cathy today.

Cathy today.

7.) My Little Pony in 1984.

7.) My Little Pony in 1984.

My Little Pony today.

My Little Pony today.

8.) Arthur in 1976 and Arthur today.

8.) Arthur in 1976 and Arthur today.

9.) South Park in 1992.

9.) South Park in 1992.

South Park today.

South Park today.

10.) The Iron Giant in 1968.

10.) The Iron Giant in 1968.

The Iron Giant in 1999.

The Iron Giant in 1999.

11.) Shrek in 1990.

11.) Shrek in 1990.

Shrek in 2001.

Shrek in 2001.

12.) Yogi Bear in 1950.

12.) Yogi Bear in 1950.

Yogi Bear today.

Yogi Bear today.

13.) Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1958.

13.) Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1958.

Alvin and the Chipmunks in 2007.

Alvin and the Chipmunks in 2007.

14.) Papa Smurf in 1958.

14.) Papa Smurf in 1958.

Papa Smurf in 2011.

Papa Smurf in 2011.

15.) Scooby Doo in 1969.

15.) Scooby Doo in 1969.

Scooby Doo in 2002.

Scooby Doo in 2002.

16.) Garfield in 1978.

16.) Garfield in 1978.

Garfield today.

Garfield today.

17.) Mickey Mouse in 1928.

17.) Mickey Mouse in 1928.

Mickey Mouse today.

Mickey Mouse today.

18.) Peter Pan in 1902.

18.) Peter Pan in 1902.

Peter Pan in 1953.

Peter Pan in 1953.

19.) Gumby in 1953.

19.) Gumby in 1953.

Gumby today.

Gumby today.

20.) Cinderella in 1865.

20.) Cinderella in 1865.

Cinderella in 1950.

Cinderella in 1950.

21.) Bugs Bunny in 1940 and Bugs Bunny today.

21.) Bugs Bunny in 1940 and Bugs Bunny today.

22.) The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 1974.

22.) The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 1974.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

23.) James and the Giant Peach from 1961.

23.) James and the Giant Peach from 1961.

James and the Giant Peach from 1996.

James and the Giant Peach from 1996.

(H/T BuzzFeed) If your childhood feels a little bit ruined, don't worry, you're not the only one. Most of these changes needed to happen because the methods by which the cartoons were made improved so drastically. However, some of these classic characters didn't need to be turned into CGI monstrosities. Yikes. Share this list with your friends. Do they think these are improvements?