Twisted Takes on Classic Cartoon Characters

Ransom Riggs

Though most cartoons have never taken themselves too seriously -- consider last week's jaw-dropping Simpsons intro, directed by Banksy -- classic children's cartoon characters still seem to be hallowed ground. Which is exactly, I suspect, why CollegeHumor hired some very talented animators to parody them.

First, I give you ConquistaDora the Explorer. "Which disease-infected blanket should I give to the natives? The one with smallpox, chicken pox, or measles?" And so on.

Or there's the slightly tasteless but funny Pinnochio Has Gender Issues:

Do you love cartoon bears? Who doesn't! This cartoon explores what would happen if your favorite cartoon bears acted like real bears. Be warned: multiple maulings!