A logo is a very important asset to any brand, but what sometimes really makes it stand out is a friendly mascot. Some of them are with the companies from the very initiation of the business and some come along over the years, creating that special touch in branding. The mascots change over the years, anything from slight touch-ups to completely successful revamps or occasionally spurring a ‘why tho’ reaction.

Bored Panda selected a few mascots from popular companies to compare the now-and-then looks of these now-iconic symbols. Some of them might take you down memory lane and a few new ones might make you look twice. Share in the comments whether you think the older or newer versions are better!

#1

Tony The Tiger

Tony The Tiger

Kellogg's Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

Aw, he used to be so cute

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The mascots make their respective brands really easily recognizable and become a part of the product or service itself. The responsibilities that land on designers’ laps can be immense as, at the point of refreshing the recognizable icon and giving it a facelift, they can be facing quite a vast audience that sets the bar high. The expectations vs reality do not always balance out, but when the result exceeds it all, it can definitely be rewarding.

#2

Ronald Mcdonald

Ronald Mcdonald

McDonald's Report

Harry Potter
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh god no.

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#3

Michelin Man

Michelin Man

The Michelin Group Report

ZAX-A-DWEEB
Community Member
4 months ago

ok the first one gonna give me night mares 0.o

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#4

Trix Rabbit

Trix Rabbit

General Mills Report

Mintchinchilla
Community Member
4 months ago

i like the old one, personaly.....its cuter

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#5

Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders

KFC Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel like I like the old one better

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#6

Toucan Sam

Toucan Sam

Kellogg's Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

Aw, why’d they get rid of the old one??

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#7

Mr Clean

Mr Clean

Mr Clean Report

Jazzy C.
Community Member
4 months ago

and.. still bald...

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#8

Julius Pringles

Julius Pringles

https://www.pringles.com/us/home.html Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

Yikes

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#9

Kool-Aid Man

Kool-Aid Man

Kool-Aid Report

Average Grizzlies Fan
Community Member
4 months ago

The old one is going to give me nightmares lol

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#10

The Burger King

The Burger King

Burger King Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

I don’t understand the reason for a plastic face when you could just hire an actor

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#11

Chester Cheetah

Chester Cheetah

Cheetos Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

Not that much different tbh

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#12

Sun-Maid

Sun-Maid

Sun-Maid Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks like she grew up

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#13

Quiky

Quiky

Nesquik Report

Gold roses
Community Member
4 months ago

Kind of the same

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#14

Pillsbury Doughboy

Pillsbury Doughboy

Pillsbury Report

Zoila Flores Pena
Community Member
4 months ago

No difference.

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#15

Jolly Green Giant

Jolly Green Giant

Green Giant Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks pretty much the same

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#16

Rich Uncle Pennybags

Rich Uncle Pennybags

Hasbro Report

Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa there hang on..HE HAD A NAME?!?

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#17

Mr Peanut

Mr Peanut

Planters Report

Jack Thompson
Community Member
4 months ago

Ew

wyatt hollingsworth
Community Member
4 months ago

the first one looks like he openly supports human trafficking

the one dude who likes cheese
Community Member
4 months ago

Kinda random but I can see that.

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Ms.M.
Community Member
4 months ago

He lost an eye but gained some gloves.

Xan A. Du
Community Member
4 months ago

That's only so the cops couldn't get his fingerprints at the scene.

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angelica H
Community Member
4 months ago

tell me why the first one made me cringe.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
4 months ago

Because cringey.

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Brooklyn Costley
Community Member
4 months ago

I like the newer one better.

Noah-It-All
Community Member
4 months ago

The face . . .

Autumn
Community Member
4 months ago

The new one's less disturbing. Not by much tho......

Oli~
Community Member
4 months ago

I-

Christina Wang
Community Member
4 months ago

LMAO THE OLD FACE LOOKS LIKE IT JUST CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF A MEME BAHAHAHAHA

Ghoustie
Community Member
4 months ago

didnt mr.peanut die and was rebirth like last year

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes... as the unfortunately named "Baby Nut".

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KitKatLord
Community Member
4 months ago

The old one is creepy af

Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

looks more like banana in the new version! too yellow

WiTchY_WoMaN
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah they really made a mistake in the original one by giving him legs...

Sawdust
Community Member
4 months ago

He's still got class. :-)

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 months ago

Food that walks and talks is creepy, no matter what it is.

Batgirl Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago

Second one please!

Meme master
Community Member
3 months ago

mr peanut is sus

Ben Job
Community Member
4 months ago

Owh here it is

MikeMaxis
Community Member
4 months ago

Old one is creepy looking half naked.

Marissa Sulser
Community Member
4 months ago

nightmare fuel.....

Starlee87
Community Member
4 months ago

Both of them kinda freak me out...

Messy
Community Member
4 months ago

R.I.P. 😓

OoNijNoO
Community Member
4 months ago

Peak capitalism

Suzan Bertrand
Community Member
4 months ago

Mr. Smarmy's looking better these days. Still needs to work on those biceps though.

Katherine Ann
Community Member
4 months ago

Again I don't know witch is worst

I'm lay sheep in China
Community Member
4 months ago

1st one look-alike Jack Nicolson

Janoel Murrey
Community Member
4 months ago

r/cursedleftnut

JamezyJamez
Community Member
4 months ago

Lol! The old one is like asking a kindergartener to draw the new one from memory.

yes.
Community Member
4 months ago

what the *fawk*

Henry C Myers
Community Member
4 months ago

third panel:baby mr peanut

ProductofNZ
Community Member
4 months ago

Thie first one looks like he's got mafia connections

Nudge
Community Member
4 months ago

the first one is just 🤢🤮

Jenna Oriol
Community Member
4 months ago

uuugghhhh i hateeee itttttt

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#18

Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Neuman

Mad Magazine Report

NoodleBear
Community Member
4 months ago

There’s no difference

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#19

Cap'n Cruch

Cap'n Cruch

Cap'n Crunch Report

Wendy Jivraj
Community Member
4 months ago

I like the old one better

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#20

Cornelius Rooster

Cornelius Rooster

Kellogg's Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

their slogan was "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" so it isn't true, only marketing

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#21

Energizer Bunny

Energizer Bunny

Energizer Report

Jazzy C.
Community Member
4 months ago

looks like he had too many donuts.

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#22

Dig'em Frog

Dig'em Frog

Kellogg's Report

Average Grizzlies Fan
Community Member
4 months ago

I just saw their slogan: Honey Smackin' Good

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