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Raccoons Return by FreyFox Raccoons Return by FreyFox
The Raccoons are going to be returning in a new special next year apparently - and I actually quite like what I've seen so far! So of course I've had to draw them again - this time in their new outfits ^^. While I retained some of the design traits of the new series, I changed a few elements to suit my own taste, namely the ears and the tails.

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:iconcuddlycooper:
CuddlyCooper Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Student
Absolutely loving the whole gang here in your style, man! They're really cute here! :)
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconquelity18:
quelity18 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They look far better and likeable in your style! <3
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:iconguineapighamster:
Guineapighamster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thats a big change. I dont know if I like the new  version.
It is a long time when I played it on tv.
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is the future. I don't think any of us seriously expected it to look like the old show. If it did people would still complain.
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:iconashleywolf259:
AshleyWolf259 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wrong...so wrong. o_o
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Not it isn't :P
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:iconashleywolf259:
AshleyWolf259 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How so? :confused:
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Because you have to modernise to appeal to today's audiences. I think if they kept the show as it was in the 1980s some people would complain about it being archaic.
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:iconashleywolf259:
AshleyWolf259 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honest to god I understand,
but...I'm not really willing to argue of it. <=\
Besides, I'm respectful to one's opinion.
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Is it wrong that I have 0 faith in this?
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I say at least give it a chance.
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:iconmrstringyplaydead:
mrstringyplaydead Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Student Filmographer
I hope it airs on Disney XD. if not why not let Viacom cough cough air it on NickToons?
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So long as I can get it in the UK I don't care.
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:iconmslizjookiba:
MsLizJookiba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Student Photographer
That's neat that they are returning. I like the new animation style. ;)
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah me too ^^. Would be nice to see it in action.
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:iconmslizjookiba:
MsLizJookiba Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Student Photographer
:D Yay. I hope they will have like a season of it with the new animation later on. ;)
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:iconfredvegerano:
fredvegerano Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic my friend!!!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, so cute! :aww:
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:iconzookiedragon:
ZookieDragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Artist
Oh wow! I used to love this cartoon as a child! Really hope they don't ruin the show. Nice work on these three too :)
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I hope the content is good.
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DARKZADAR-ZERO Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely made ! 
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GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, I kind of liked the designs we saw before this. Not a big fan of making both Ralph and Melissa so skinny! I'm so used to Ralph being fairly pudgy and Melissa being broad-hipped that Bert actually being larger around than both of them just...does not feel right to me. I don't know, maybe I'm just too anal and nit-picky. It does seem to me like chubbier characters are going out of style, but that's perhaps just me :D At least people won't be griping about Bert's nose anymore, though :lol: (I will say one thing nice though-Melissa's leaf necklace is cute ^^)

I want to be open-minded about this and I'm trying to be optimistic but I still have worries deep down they could really fudge this up. I really hope they don't try to hamfist and cram in a bunch of modern-day references and slang to look "hip" and "with it" because that's definitely a good way to date it in a heartbeat. (No "Chillax"es, "It's just a prank bro"s, "YOLO!"s, I'll groan hard if they go for that!) I'd probably cry if we have to see any of the characters busting out a rap number and/or getting all decked out in bling! :D But I think most of all I want them to keep Ralph and Melissa's relationship as sweet as it was in the original. I really would love for them to focus a little more on those two's relationship and kept them happy together. I'd be really sad if they messed up their relationship! :(

Nice piece though (actually I think it looks better than the official art :D), even if I am still more than a little worried about how this'll turn out. I'm sure I'll have one or two people telling me I'm worrying for absolutely no reason though...I guess it's just the natural pessimist in me ^^;


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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps they made them thinner just for aesthetic purposes, I'm not sure. I never even considered R and M particularly chubby, but maybe that's just me. I do like the leaf necklace on Melissa, that actually works :) I hope the cartoon itself doesn't try to be too current. The 1980s series is largely timeless, though some elements have dated quite noticeably.
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Fox-Jake Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I have really high expectations for the Raccoons reboot. 
I mean if Ducktales can get a successful come back then I think its about Time Bert and friends come along too. In all honesty it would be cool to see them all modernized but haven't lost touch with their original 80's-90's selves. 
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's a good point. I still need to check out the new Ducktales.
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Fox-Jake Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I had my doubts about it at first but it's pretty good.
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:iconbatboy03:
batboy03 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Great to see some new fanart, especially for the reboot!
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yes :) My style was partially inspired by this show and I wanted to be the first to do a fanart related to it :)
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:iconbatboy03:
batboy03 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
Awesome.
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Wish Melissas hips were wide like in the original. 
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
She looks a bit younger here than in the original. Perhaps she gets them when she gets older.
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
But this is a reboot not a prequel.
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KenTheNekomata Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to watch that.
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So will I but we'll still have to wait a while. :(
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:iconkenthenekomata:
KenTheNekomata Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plus the whole series prior?
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:iconoliverred:
OliverRed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say, the new style really went well and suits me truly. I didn't watch the show, especially since the series aired years before I was born. XD

But, I'm curious and interested to see it when it comes and which channel it will air. ^^
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, me too. :)
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:iconoliverred:
OliverRed Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and Frey. Sorry your request pic is taking too long. I'm been distracted lately and it's still in the drafting stage, but I'll try my best to get it done soon for you. ^^
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's fine ^^
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