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Mickey Mouse, Tom & Jerry, Goofy – generations have fallen in love with these timeless characters which have long remained in the hearts of everyone around the world.

Part of the charm and lasting appeal comes from the fact they never age, with their stories being retold over decades – but what if they did?

Russian artist Andrew Tarusov created a series of dark and wonderfully illustrations looking at the lives of some of our favourite cartoon characters as pensioners.

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations

It’s not ended well for Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, whose time spent chasing – and maiming – each other has resulted in the former having to use wheels to get around.

Coyote is having to use a cane, and doesn’t look to have the energy to chase after his longtime rival.

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations

Similarly, time hasn’t been kind to cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry, who are both suffering after their reckless chases round the house.

Even the ever-cheery – and totally hapless – Goofy has fallen onto hard times despite his heart of gold.

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations

With a bushy beard and shopping trolley, things haven’t gone well for the House of Mouse star, who can be seen in Tarusov’s illustration holding a sign reading: "Will make you happy 4 food (sic)"

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations

Meanwhile, icon Mickey Mouse features in the series, flanked by his wife Minnie – and he can be seen sporting the famous moustache of his creator Walt Disney.

With expensive jewellery on his fingers, the character has become an animation tycoon – while Minnie has had some work done on her lips and boobs.