All Your Favorite Cartoons Started As Someone's College Thesis

Animation student Craig McCracken put together a cartoon called Whoopass Stew for his thesis project at CalArts in 1992. It starred three superhero characters called the Whoopass Girls.

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You may recognize them as resembling the Powerpuff Girls, which is what they became at Cartoon Network when they finally got a series from 1998-2005. This is one of five early cartoons you can see at Inverse, as they discuss the obscure collegiate origins of successful series like South Park, Family Guy, and more. Animation students, there may be more riding on your final projects than you realize! -via Digg   


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