If You Love Cartoon Characters of the 1980s, Watch the Dark Comedy ‘Where Are They Now?’

If you were a child of the 1980s and love cartoon characters of the 1980s, then this “documentary” will be awesome, depressing, hilarious and nostalgic. It comes from Steve Cutts, an illustrator and animator working in London. It’s a documentary starring an overweight, washed up Jessica Rabbit from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as she chronicles what it’s been like since that golden age of animation passed.

From Thundercats and Transformers to Bugs Bunny and Droopy the Dog, almost every iconic character is seen living life today — including cameos from some live action characters like Big Bird and Alf, just to round things out. But life today is not all songs, flowers, sweet treats and exciting adventures. It’s a bit bleak, but at the same time we were laughing out loud at the dark comedy, and it made us realize how much we love these characters and miss them, even in our more mature “adult” life.

Here’s how Cutts describes the video on his YouTube page:

Short story looking at the life of cartoon characters facing reality long after the prime of their heyday…

Animation created in After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and a bit of CrazyTalk pro 7. All voices created by myself.

Music by Kevin MacLeod
“Gymnopedie No. 1” “Local Forecast – Elevator” “Loping Sting” “Mining by Moonlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Who is Steve Cutts? From his website:

I previously spent several years as an illustrator at London creative agency Glueisobar working on digital projects for a wide range of clients including Coca-cola, Google, Reebok, Magners, Kellogg’s, Virgin, 3, Nokia, Sony, Bacardi and Toyota.

In 2012 I left Glueisobar to venture into the world of freelance and since then I’ve been working with production houses and agencies such as Analog Folk, Lean Mean Fighting Machine, Stink Digital, The Gaia Foundation, Athlon and Bite Global to name a few. My work has also been featured on various television channels throughout the world, including the Adult Swim network and Channel 4.

Check it out, and “Like” Steve’s Facebook page for more updates. We know we’ll be tracking his work.