13 Famous Animated Characters That Received Extreme Makeovers

The funny thing about animations is, although they don’t age, they actually age terribly. As the old adage goes, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and because some of these animations have become so dated, it was decided by the powers that be that it was time to give them the extreme makeover treatment.


1. Merida.

Your favorite Scottish redhead was redesigned in 2013 along with the other lovely ladies of Disney. However, Disney changed her back to her original design after fans rioted in the streets, burned cars and firebombed the Disney offices…OK not really, a petition was all that was needed…this time.


2. All of your favorite Disney heroines.

These are the ladies you grew up with. In 2014 they underwent an extreme makeover to modernize their look and they have never looked back.


3. Rainbow Brite.

Here’s Rainbow looking decidedly taller, thinner and less homeless.

4. Strawberry Shortcake.


This is the kind of  makeover you would get from a film like She’s All That. Shortcake just went from that awkward kid in a shower cap that people avoid, to the most popular girl in class. Who is still wearing a kind of stupid hat.


5. Bob the Builder.

Bob has been updated to look less like an alien wearing a people suit and more like a guy you could actually imagine as a builder.


6. The Powerpuff Girls.

Sex sells people. And this 2014 update of the extremely popular female empowerment cartoon, turned them into the most plastic sex dolls that you have ever seen.

7. Bugs Bunny.

Everything is getting the superhero treatment these days and Bugs Bunny is no exception.


8. Scooby Doo.

Scoobs got this update in 2002 for the live action films.


9. My Little Pony.

These Ponies got an eye upgrade 2010, presumably to appeal to ‘Bronies’, the male fans of this franchise. Apparently this pony series is so popular among men that they needed their own term.

10. Arthur.

Did you know that Arthur is actually 39 years old? And he apparently used to look like an Anteater.


11. Alvin and the Chipmunks.

You all remember this reboot in 2007. You either loved it or hated it, and if you hated it, you really hated it!


12. Mickey Mouse.

Mickey is freaking old. In 13 years it will be his 100th birthday. Put that in your grandfather’s pipe and smoke it.

13. Dora the Explorer.

Dora is looking a little bit less gender ambiguous in this 2014 update, but we all like our Dora to be short, chubby and gender confused. That’s her thing man.