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Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters All Grown Up  

Brandon Michaels
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List Rules Upvote the characters you grew up with that you'd now grab a brew with.

Have you ever thought about what your favorite '90s cartoon characters would look like as adults? Arnold Shortman (of Hey Arnold!) was in fourth grade when the TV series premiered in 1996. Most fourth-graders are about nine or 10 years old, so football-head and his classmates are probably in their mid-30s, that is, if you think they grew up just like you did. Artist Isaiah Stephens entertained the notion that perhaps your favorite '90s cartoons grew up alongside you; his series, All Grown Up, gives these cartoons a whole new layer to appreciate.

They say you can never go back home, but some shows have already tried to cash in on that sweet nostalgia paycheck by revisiting some old friends, like Rugrats: All Grown Up!, which checks in on the gang about 10 years after the end of the original series. It's always fun to catch up with old friends, so check in and see if you'd still want to hang out with these familiar faces now that they, too, are older.

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Recess
Recess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters All Grown Up
Photo: izzydoodledump/Tumblr

Izzydoodledump goes from elementary to adulthood with this image of the Recess crew all grown up.

Would you hang out with them?
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Buttercup - The Powerpuff Girls
Buttercup - The Powerpuff Girl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters All Grown Up
Photo: izzydoodledump/Tumblr

In another installment of izzydoodledump's All Grown Up Series, we see a teenage version of Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls!

Would you hang out with them?
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Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls
Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters All Grown Up
Photo: izzydoodledump/Tumblr

In another installment of izzydoodledump's All Grown Up Series, you see a teenage version of Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls!

Would you hang out with them?
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Wanda, Phoebe, Keesha, And DA - The Magic Schoolbus
Wanda, Phoebe, Keesha, And DA ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters All Grown Up
Photo: izzydoodledump/Tumblr

A look at the classmates of The Magic Schoolbus all grown up, courtesy of izzydoodledump.

Would you hang out with them?