It's hard to peg down what makes cartoons so fascinating to children. Maybe it's because deep down inside they know that the real world isn't all that exciting and what adults do on a daily basis is pretty mundane, which may be why they're constantly running to the fun and colorful world of fantasy and make believe for some relief from the drudge of human existence which isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
Which could probably explain why there are so many people who are excited about the prospect of seeing themselves as a cartoon.
Lance Phan is a digital 3D artist who creates incredibly detailed portraits based on people's favorite photos of themselves. And he does it on commission, so if you want one, you can order a version of yourself that should be wandering through a Pixar cartoon on his website. It does cost around $200, but the amount of work that goes into Phan's artistry takes time, as you can see in this short video he made about his process, this dude works for his money:
And the results are nothing short of amazing. Seriously if you love Pixar or know someone who's a total nerd for the studio's creations, I think you just found the perfect gift for yourself/them.
Phan does write that he doesn't do certain things. No "sexual content" or "unlawful activities," and turning babies into cartoons is also pretty freaking hard. Because let's face it: all babies kinda look alike. Sure there are different variations of babies but at the end of the day they're all smushy and cut and cuddly and chunky balls of love, so there's only so much you can do with that.
But if you're thinking of getting it done for your older-than-baby-self, then choose your image wisely and be one of the beautiful cartoons.