When creating a cartoon like Pokemon, The Simpsons or Looney Toons, it’s probably safe to say that the artists don’t think much about the cranial structure of Bugs Bunny or the internal mechanisms behind Bulbasaur’s vine shooting when putting pen to paper. Luckily for us, there are plenty of artists out there with the talent and humor to put their knowledge of real-life anatomy to work in the world of fantasy. Below are 21 examples of real-life anatomy for some of your favorite fictional characters:
Given the fact that Homer Simpson once got his hand stuck in a soda vending machine because he refused to let go of the can of soda he’d grabbed hold of, this x-ray doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. (source)
Here’s a full-body shot of Homer with wife Marge. (source)
Have you ever wondered whether Pacman had a nice set of chompers hidden under that bright yellow skin of his? Well now you know the truth. I wonder if he ever wore braces. (source)
Oh no! It’s Godzilla! That’s definitely one giant femur there…but that brain could use a little building. (source)
Here’s the skeleton of another Japanese movie monster – Anguirus. Check out Gamera, Mothra and more here.
This technical x-ray of Bulbasaur helps make the science of Pokemon seem all too possible. (source)
If you’re a fan of MAD Magazine, I suggest you get yourself to a doctor. For some reason, I don’t think having a chicken leg for a femur and a Band-Aid on your heart is too healthy. (source)
The Star Wars AT-AT Walkers always looked like a lumbering beast. Here, a t-shirt artist shows us the dinosaur-esque inner working of this mobile transport machine. (source)
…And here’s the internal workings of the AT-AT from a more mechanical standpoint. (source)
Not to be outdone, here’s the sexy under skin of Futurama’s Planet Express spaceship. (note: Futurama returns with new episodes NEXT MONTH!!) (source)
South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee created a whole slew of skeletal replicants based off classic cartoon characters. Bugs Bunny is featured above. Skeletons of the Road Runner, Wil E. Coyote, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and more can be found here.
Japanese cartoon character Doraemon is a mess of wires and circuits under that blue and white outer shell. (source)
The above two print ads were created to promote the Brainobrain Jumeira Child Development Program. A Lego Man skeleton can also be viewed here.
Did you think those big blue triangles on the back of Sonic The Hedgehog’s head were thick tufts of hair? Based on this skeletal evidence, you were wrong. (source)
According to this x-ray, Kermit is left-handed. (source)
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