A Gallery Of Closeted Cartoon Characters
The older and wiser you get, the more you realize how transcendent your favorite cartoon characters were. At the time, you probably didn’t fully GET them, but many of our faves represented certain groups of oppressed or misunderstood people who couldn’t officially be “out” in a more close-minded America.
Hit the jump for a gallery of beloved cartoon characters in the closet.
Scar, “The Lion King”
Mufasa’s evil brother is a beloved/hated Disney villain with a famously over-the-top flair that made him legendary.
No cartoon villain has better eyebrows than this wicked, conniving and fabulous sorcerer. He was flawless.
Piglet & Winnie the Pooh, “Winnie The Pooh”
Winnie the Pooh never wore pants and was always with (or looking for) his best friend, Piglet (or honey). The signs were there.
Powdered Toast Man, “Ren & Stimpy”
There was always something different about this heroic nincompoop who flew backwards and told people he saved to “cling tenaciously” to his…well, you see the picture.
Captain Hook, “Peter Pan”
Peter Pan’s obsessive arch nemesis always seemed more interested in caressing the beloved hero with his hook than feeding him to that clingy crocodile.
SpongeBob SquarePants, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
If you’re silly enough to watch this wildly-silly show, you know that SpongeBob is…well….he’s yea. But in a lovable, hilarious way.
Scar may be the most over-the-top Disney villain but Genie is easily the most over-the-top Disney character ever.
Captain Planet, “Captain Planet”
No one made a more dramatic (and glittery) entrance than the weather-bending hero and his mullet who represented something bigger than environmentalism.
He-Man, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”
Everyone loved He-Man who, if you really think about it, wasn’t your usual larger-than-life defender of the universe. Maybe it’s the iconic bowl cut and bang.
Ace & Gary, “TAGD”
That inside joke that’s not really an inside joke because everyone’s in on it? Yea, Ace & Gary.
The lovable Alien is naked or dressed in drag 90% of time. We’d say it’s obvious.