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Early Sketches of 11 Famous Cartoon Characters

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Earlier this week, we were pleased to find the very first drawing of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Seeing these earliest forms of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello piqued our curiosity and led us on a hunt for early sketches of our other favorite cartoons. As you’d expect, these first renderings are somewhat strange to behold — faces seem distorted, eyes seem too big, and familiar characters have a foreign air. Needless to say, they’re all pretty fun. Check out the debut sketches of Toy Story, Mickey Mouse, The Simpsons, and more.


Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Yogi Bear

Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

Finding Nemo

Dumbo, 1941

The Smurfs, 1960

Mufasa and Simba, The Lion King

The Simpsons, 1987

Woody and Buzz, Toy Story

Mickey Mouse, 1928