Great Job, Internet!: Rugrats artist depicts the ex-babies as dumpy, sad adults

Taking younger characters from cartoon shows and aging them is hardly a new phenomenon. Hell, it’s practically an internet obsession. But those “age progressions” are usually performed by fans. What is unusual is when someone who actually worked on one of those shows gets involved. That’s definitely the case with Eric Molinsky, a storyboard artist who worked on Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, As Told By Ginger, and Rocket Power. He’s seen all of those other “What would the Rugrats look like as grownups?” articles, and he thinks they miss the mark. So he decided to do one himself. In the article accompanying his drawings, he describes how those other artists got it wrong.

The Rugrats did not all grow up to be fashion models or self-confident hipsters. Especially not Chuckie. They probably grew up to be average if not slightly lumpy looking people—just like their parents …

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