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If you’re a fan of Hanna Barbera or Walt Disney, you’ll love these skeletal images of your favourite crazy cartoon characters, sans powder and paint.
Donald’s naughty nephews, Huey, Louie and Duey
Showcasing at Basel’s Natural History Museum in Switzerland, the exhibition is the brainchild of South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee. Using the same techniques as paleontologists, he created scarily accurate bone structures of familiar cartoon icons.
Unlucky cat, Tom
The ever-evasive mouse, Jerry
The anthropomorphic skeletal sculptures are remarkably realistic and are emblazoned with their specific scientific name – Wile E Coyote is Canis Latrans Animatus, Roadrunner is Geococcyx Animatus and Bugs Bunny is known as Lepus Animatus.
Wile E Coyote
Meep, meep… the Roadrunner
Originally created for the Korean Pavilion of the 2007 Venice Biennale, each creation was drawn meticulously before being constructed from resin casts in the artist’s studio, Seoul, Korea.
That cwazy wabbit, Bugs Bunny
That’s all folks!
Animatus runs until the end of August 2008.
We’ll even throw in a free album.