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Your favorite cartoon characters come back from the dead for Disney Television Animation's "Re-Animated: The Zombie Show"

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Most companies -- when they're celebrating their 30th anniversary -- would hold a party. Maybe spring for a sheet cake and some punch.


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But because Disney Television Animation will be commemorating this auspicious occasion next month right after Halloween, they decided to put a ghoulish spin on their 30th anniversary celebration. Which is why all of the talented artists, executives and staffers who work at TVA were invited to create art pieces that would then reimagine some of the more famous Disney Television Animation characters as the undead.  


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"Re-Animated: The Zombie Show" debuted in the gallery space at TVA studio headquarters on Tuesday, October 21st. And you wanna know the very best part of this art show? There wasn't a single Disney character who was considered off-limits

Which is how you wound up with pieces like Eric Coleman's " Mickey and Friends ... Again." Which reimaged Mickey, Donald and Goofy as walkers.


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Or -- better yet -- how about Adam Dix's "Zombie Ariel Rising from the Deep Adam." Which shows The Little Mermaid frantically swimming up to the surface so she could then get to " ... where the people are" and eat them.


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That seemed to be a reoccurring theme behind "Re-Animated." The horrible hunger that then drove these once-loveable, now-undead Disney character to do unspeakable things. Take -- for example -- Jasmine Bocz's "Scrooge McZombie." Which -- judging by the blue, red and green caps that are scattered around the base of this sculpture -- shows that Uncle Scrooge ate Huey, Dewey and Louie.


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Cruella de Vil met a similar sort of fate in Kat Good's "Spot's Revenge."


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David Shair contributed the delightfully macabre "After My Heart" to "Re-Animated." Which show the zombified Chip & Dale competing for Gadget's heart so that they could then consume it.


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And if you ever wondered what Donald would look like as a dead duck, look no further than Fred Tatasciore's "The Walking Duck."


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And what especially made "Re-Animated: The Zombie Show" fun is that the actual creators of some Disney Television Animation Studios series also put together pieces that could then be showcased in the Halloween adjacent event.


Dan Povenmire poses alongside a drawing of Doctor Doofenshmirtz. Photo by
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Take -- for example -- Dan Povenmire's "Lots of Me." The co-creator of Disney's "Phineas & Ferb" submitted a pretty sinister portrait of Doctor Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

 

Here's hoping that these images from Disney Television Animation's "Re-Animated: The Zombie Show" art gallery don't give you nightmares.

This article was originally posted on the Huffington Post's Entertainment page on Sunday, October 26, 2014

 

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  • Ugh. What is the fascination with zombies? I find this all to be in poor taste.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Look, I'm not really a fan of zombies either. Just ask my daughter, Alice. She makes fun of me every year when we're at Comic-Con and I have to look away / avert my eyes from all the zombies who are hanging out / walking around San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium (which is where AMC keeps staging that "Walking Dead" -themed obstacle course).

    That said, it is the week of Halloween. More to the point, "The Walking Dead" is the hottest series on television right now. So if the staff & artists at Disney Television Animation want to have a little seasonal fun, blow off a little creative steam by zombifying a few Disney characters ... I honestly don't have a problem with that.

  • I guess the skeletons from "The Skeleton Dance" were busy.

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