Barely Recognizable First Drafts Of Iconic Cartoon Characters

Not every animated series is gonna see Rick and Morty success right out of the gate. Sometimes a studio just needs something quick - maybe there's a fad they have to cash in on, or they've just been informed that their most popular franchise is super racist.

A lot of these stopgap characters don't last long. But the ones that become iconic will inevitably go through a ton of changes.

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Fred Flintstone 1960 NOW Fred Flagstone, Has since up his a hillbilly Ralph cleaned Kramden act; sells knockoff and vitamins Big Tobacco instead of sh

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HE MAN 1982 NOW A toy in search After hiring of a plot In an comic book attempt to writers to flesh compete with out a plot, Star Wars toy He-Man has

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Bart Sirpson 1987 NOW An Eddie World's oldest Haskell ripoff 10-year-old. King developed 10 of the edgy minutes before catchphrase, the a pitch meetin

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Arthur TM 1976 NOW Protagonist of Your average Arthur's Nose, a 3rd-grade children's book humanoid about aardvark, with an consulting exceptionally a

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BETTY BOOP 1930 NOW Originally a Her dog ears sexy dog, she turned into was developed earrings, and she the girlfriend became fully as to the wildly h

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Alvin (and the Chipmunks) 1959 NOW DAV Ch Cover art for a Nickelodeon's novelty album high-def wherein some karaoke fever guy harmonizes dream. with h

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MICHELANGELO 1984 NOW One of four A doodle of a ultra-popular, wrinkly, ultra-ripped teen nunchuck-wielding heroes. Appears that was in comics, eventu

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Bugs Bunny 1938 NOW Happy Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, a temporary studio icon who guest on Porky holds the Pig's wildly Guinness Record popular show, for Most

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KENNY 1992 NOW In the short Cursed with Jesus VS. Frosty, immortality. His it's actually the outfit and traits Cartman- were inspired by looking dude

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