We’ve got moving on our minds most of the time around here, so we got to thinking—what if some of our favorite fictional characters moved to different fictional universes? What kind of crazy antics would they get into if they were suddenly thrown into an unfamiliar situation to mingle with characters of another realm?
Who hasn’t thought about what Batman might do if he moved to Neverland, or how Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas would react to leaving Halloweentown for Whoville?
In this series of images, some of our favorite characters pack up and make the move—some of them inciting chaos in the process. Enjoy!
Rick and Morty Move to Bedrock
Beloved Cartoon Network characters Rick and Morty are known for their time-traveling misadventures. Loosely based on Doc and Marty from Back to the Future, the show takes place in the multiverse as characters travel to other planets and dimensions using either a portal or Rick’s flying car.
It’s only natural that Rick and Morty might eventually come across the Flintstone’s prehistoric town of Bedrock and decide it might be a nice place to live. Forgoing their lives in the future for a simpler time, Rick and Morty now have to deal with dinosaurs, cave-babies and nosy neighbors.
Batman Moves to Neverland
Bruce Wayne lost his parents as a child, was raised by his butler Alfred and grew up to be the masked crime-fighter known as Batman. It makes sense that at some point he might want to reconnect with his inner child.
That is why he packed up his Bat Wing and moved to Peter Pan’s Neverland, where he flies with Pan using his gadgets rather than fairy dust. Will Peter mind having another alpha-male around cramping his style? Will Batman fit right in as one of the Lost Boys?
Hey Arnold Moves to New New York
Arnold, the endearing, cheerful character from Nickelodeon’s 90’s cartoon Hey Arnold! has always been a city kid. What would happen if he found himself in the city of the future?
In this illustration he travels to Futurama’s New New York, stepping out of the cryo-chamber, bewildered, bus pass in hand. As he joins the chaotic world those of the future are accustomed to, he wonders what he has gotten himself into. Hopefully, Leela and Fry will take him under their wing!
Bart Simpson Moves to South Park
The mischievous ten-year-old son of Homer and Lisa Simpson is best known for his pranks, skateboard and rebellious nature. You would think he’d fit right in with Cartman and the gang from Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s comedic animated sitcom South Park, right?
Bart packs up and moves to South Park, Colorado where he’ll have to try to assimilate with the pack of deranged fourth graders that already live there. What could go wrong?
Jack Skellington Moves to Whoville
In the cult classic A Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington moves from his home, Halloweentown, to the land of Christmastown when he becomes bored with the annual ritual of scaring people in the “real world” every year. That didn’t exactly work out too well for him, so this time he’s packing up his belongings and skipping town.
He’s trying out Whoville—Dr. Seuss’s town that the Grinch terrorized in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Jack is obviously ecstatic to explore the wonders of his new home, but his new neighbors might not be so pleased…
Bob Moves to Quahog
Bob Belcher from FOX’s animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers is a family man all around. If he were to expand his burger business into another fictional town it would make sense that he would move to Quahog, the home of everyone in the hit FOX comedy Family Guy.
In this scene, he’s moved in next door to The Griffins, enjoying a television program with his new neighbors. There’s only so much room on the couch, and Meg feels left out in the cold. Shut up, Meg.
As great as cross-overs are, we can’t help but feel like these situations might cause mass chaos in their respective worlds. Either way, it’s entertaining to imagine. Who would you like to see move to a different realm?