Illustrator and cartoon artist Ed Harrington has been creating a series of images that can ruin some of your best childhood memories. Harrington takes our favorite pop culture characters and tries to guess what they do when they're not working, revealing their secret private lives. Have you seen Ariel getting ready to eat Nemo? He-Man straightening his hair? Or Chewbacca shaving his legs? Well, you're about to.

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Why? 1 month ago

Never mix colors with whites!

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Once you hear about his past, it's easy to understand why Harrington's works are so well executed. He studied illustration and graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator/cartoonist for the past 20 years.

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varwenea 1 month ago

Popcorn, toast, bagels, the possibilities are endless!

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"[I have] no real 'idea' to this series -- I just try to draw things that I like and find funny," he told Bored Panda. "Usually, I just think about how life might be different or difficult for [these characters]. Like, how Skeletor probably can't drink or whistle since he has no soft tissue or lips around his mouth. Or I like to think about parts of a character that we never get to see and what might have been hidden from us all this time."

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Hans 1 month ago

We always knew it!

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Daria B 1 month ago

Plot twist: the cat is a Flerken.

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Sarah McManus 1 month ago

Childhood ruined! 😂

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Annemarie Mattheyse 1 month ago

This is HILARIOUS! XD

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Asat Voong 1 month ago

we will never look at Mickey Mouse the same way again.

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Hans 1 month ago

This must take a while.

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varwenea 1 month ago

How did he get his pants down without shredding that too?

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Lilli 1 month ago

aw that's cute tho :3

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Night Owl 1 month ago

😂😂

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MsM 1 month ago

"Me coming home from work and putting on some nice relaxing death metal"

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MagicalUnicorn 1 month ago

oh my, forever imprinted in my mind :D

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Hans 1 month ago

I would have expected him to turn back into Price Adams while taking a dump...

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Binxe 1 month ago

Someone triple dog dared him O_O

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Alusair Alustriel 1 month ago

Hahhahahahaah the kid got me going xDDD

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Sarah McManus 1 month ago

Kiss my shiny metal a$$ 😉

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Aski Markup 1 month ago

Thundercats!

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

Unlike other sea creatures, she can use those fingers and opposable thumb to rip it off.

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A Rose Among Thorns 1 month ago

Yummy

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MsM 1 month ago

My brain took me to another place with this. I apologize for my unclean thoughts. XD

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Daniel Mason 1 month ago

My fave!

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Francis 1 month ago

No, Piglet! WHY? :O

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varwenea 1 month ago

Batman definitely needs a special someone to make him smile.

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Seabeast 1 month ago

Ooh... never knew he had a supporting role in Pan's Labyrinth. I guess he had to do something between Muppet movies to earn a living.

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Bonnie Blue Bird 1 month ago

Who wears short shorts! :P

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IzzieM 1 month ago

Pooh will probably offer her some honey, which will help with the low blood sugar, and they will part as friends.

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

This one's frameable.

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Justine 1 month ago

Why would he floss a helmet

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Nicominde 1 month ago

In case you didn’t knew how they were made

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Andres Tejeda 1 month ago

Hey, a dude has got to eat, you can't chase teens all around Crystal Lake on an empty stomach.

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Seabeast 1 month ago

Who left a tissue in their pocket?! Confess!

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Demi Zwaan 1 month ago

It's 2. Definitely 2.

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Francis 1 month ago

i heard instant chewbaccas "voice" in my ears..

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