It might be a little morbid, but who doesn’t love a bit of morbidity? Especially when it comes to childhood memories of cartoon characters? Prague-based digital artist Filip Hoodass has put together a new set of images showing anatomically correct skulls of some of your favourite cartoon characters. The skulls are depicted on stands—the kind you would expect to see at a museum of natural history. Each skull comes with a Latin name identifying what character it belonged to (if you need help identifying them, anyway).
“Initially, I wanted to make them stylized as dinosaur fossils set up in a museum environment,” Hoodass said to introduce the online gallery, “but later decided against it, as the skulls didn’t look very recognizable on their own—especially with parts broken or missing. That’s why I opted for less damaged look and also added some assets to each of the characters.” Those assets really come into play for the Spongia Bobae, which has what appears to be barnacles stuck to it. The Mus Minnius fossil almost looks like a sabertooth version with the exposed teeth, though the red polka dot bow does help tone down the aggression a bit. Anus Scroogius comes with a top hat, spectacles, and a stack of gold coins which, apparently, “were surprisingly common among upper-class ducks of this era.” Canis Goofus shows up in the gallery with his characteristic overbite and felt hat. The only “human” of the collection is Homo Popoculis, whose skeletal structure should have been reinforced in his lifetime thanks to the vast amounts of calcium ingested via spinach. Finally, Canaria Tweetea is perhaps best known for having “the biggest recorded head to body ratio of all animals known to mankind,” as well as its bright yellow plumage. You can check out Hoodass’s work on his Instagram page.