If you've been on the internet for a while now, you've probably seen a couple of *deeply* uncomfortable front-facing cartoon images. I love how unfamiliar it makes well-known animated characters look — here's a list of my fave examples!
1.I think about front-facing Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show all the time:
For reference, here's how they usually look:
2.This still of Roger from American Dad lives rent-free in my head:
Here he is in his usual form:
3.I can't believe *this* was the photo that Speckle from Tuca and Bertie chose to frame:
Here he is in the form nature intended:
4.This pic of Lenny from The Simpsons is absolutely haunting:
Cleanse your eyes and mind with a video of his regular face:
5.And Moe isn't looking too hot either:
His usual face looks pretty great now, right?
In fact, almost every Simpsons character has been done dirty by the animators:
6.You'll never look at Phineas and Ferb the same away again after seeing them nose-on:
The relief of seeing them drawn as they should be is so sweet after that:
7.If I ever seem distracted, there's a 90% chance that I'm thinking about forward-facing Pearl from Spongebob Squarepants:
Here's the only way she would be allowed to look if we lived in a just universe:
8.Lois from Family Guy *knew* that her full face was news-worthy:
Even if her regular face is much more stunning:
9.Though TBH, she was bested by Brian:
Here's some proof that he should only be shown with his nose to the side:
10.Oh, AND Joe:
I'm honestly glad that we usually get to see more of his magnificent chin:
11.I truly think that Fry's nose is more offensive than this outfit in this frame from Futurama:
Especially when we consider how cute it's meant to look:
12.Respectfully, this is NOT the look for Pearl from Steven Universe:
I mean, why would anyone tamper with this gorgeous creation?
13.I think the bravest thing that Courage the Cowardly Dog ever did was show himself front-on:
I mean, imagine looking at his regular form and thinking 'yes, this needs to be more unsettling':
14.I just want you to think about the fact that this is what Olive looks at before she kisses Popeye:
To be fair though, she probably stays with him for his normal rugged looks:
15.This image of Gumball from The Amazing World of Gumball completely changed my worldview:
I mean, those cheeks are made to be seen from the side:
16.I demand a support group for people who have seen this pic of Beavis and Butt-Head:
But failing that, you can always watch this video that shows them as they're meant to be:
17.The animators of Pinky and the Brain must have been having a tough day when they showed The Brain front-on:
You can soothe your *own* brain by looking at his usual form:
18.This image of Fred Flintstone shaving makes me glad they didn't have bathroom mirrors in Stone Age times:
I mean, why would you yabba-dabba-do that to him?
19.And last but not least, Gretchen from Recess did absolutely nothing to deserve this angle:
She was meant for this three-quarter head turn IMO:
Do you think we missed a truly compelling example? Let us know your fave front-facing cartoon character image in the comments below!
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