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Your Favorite '90s Cartoon Characters All Grown Up

Updated June 12, 2019 138.5k votes 17.1k voters 828.1k views26 items

List RulesUpvote 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
    Photo: flickr / CC0

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

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    Buttercup - The Powerpuff Girls

    Buttercup - The Powerpuff Girls
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

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

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    Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls

    Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

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

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    Phil And Lil Deville - Rugrats

    Izzydoodledump takes on the Rugrats in this grown up image of Phil and Lil Deville.

    Phil: The College slacker. Phil transformed his love of mud, worms, and pooping into a love for partying, hooking up, and tattoos. He prefers a laid back lifestyle and can’t be bothered reading for class.

    Lil: Opposite of her brother. A straight-A student, is in the best sorority on campus. Has the peppiness to be a cheerleader, but really has no time seeing as she has to keep a watchful eye on her loving twin brother.

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