Ten Classic Cartoon Rock Stars

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No, this is not a list of musicians who are most like cartoon characters, so you'll find no Iggy Pop, Twisted Sister, or Lady Gaga on the list. Rather, this is a collection of stars who have been captured in animated form: some for children, some not so much for kids. But all these animated rockers are worth checking out and would probably make Walt Disney turn over in his cryogenic chamber.

The Icelandic chanteuse was always a care-free spirit, but never more so than in her 1997 video for "I Miss You" animated by John Kricfalusi the mad mind behind Ren & Stimpy. Bjork never wore less then she did in this video both in live action and animated form. Watch out for the cameo by Fred Flintstone.

The Beatles
You are undoubtedly aware of Yellow Submarine, the 1968 movie that introduced the world to the Blue Meanies. But there was also a Saturday morning Beatles cartoon that ran 39 episodes from 1965-67. The Fab Four could not be bothered with voicing the characters (they did have a day job they were attending to), so instead the voice of Boris from Rocky and Bullwinkle was cast as both John Lennon and George Harrison.

The Sex Pistols
From their 1980 movie The Great Rock n Roll Swindle, the punk quartet characterized their fame during a 90-second sequence in surreal Robert Crumb-underground comix style.

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