Amazing Skeletal Sculptures of Cartoon Characters [Pics]

Donald DuckDonald Duck
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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.

Huey Louie DueyDonald’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, TomUnlucky cat, Tom

JerryThe 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 CoyoteWile E Coyote

RoadrunnerMeep, 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.

Bugs BunnyThat cwazy wabbit, Bugs Bunny

That’s all folks!

Animatus runs until the end of August 2008.

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