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General Mills and DC Comics Give Some Famous Monsters a Makeover

A few famed DC artists redesign some cereal monsters from our childhood.

In a press release, General Mills and DC Comics announced their partnership in the redesign of some classic cereal characters.

Monsters Cereals partnered with four DC Comics artists to redesign packaging for the Monsters. The partnership stemmed from the DC Comics artists’ love for Monsters Cereals. The artists redesigned both the front and back panels of the cereal boxes, giving the three Monsters a new look and creating unique comic strips for the back of the boxes. The packaging will be available as limited-edition collector’s items for the 2014 Halloween season only.

For the first time ever, General Mills has partnered with four DC Comics artists to redesign this year’s packaging for Monsters Cereals. DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee redesigned Boo Berry, Dave Johnson gave Franken Berry a facelift, and Terry and Rachel Dodson restyled Count Chocula. The partnership stemmed from the DC Comics artists’ love for Monsters Cereals and their enthusiasm for the opportunity to reinterpret the Monsters characters.

“There are many lifelong fans of Monsters Cereal at DC Entertainment so we were excited when the Monsters team at General Mills reached out to us to help design their packaging,” said Lee. “It’s not Halloween without Monsters, and we hope everyone loves the new designs just as much as we do.”

All of the characters were colored by Dave McCaig. What do you guys think of these redesigns? Which one is your favorite?

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Jim Lee redesigned Boo Berry? Lol

Edited by Fallschirmjager

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

DC's new "Trinity".

Edited by RustyRoy

lol

Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

lol

Posted by The Stegman

I sense a new ongoing team up coming!

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

@fallschirmjager said:

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

lol

...as i eat cinnamon toast crunch...

Edited by The Stegman

@fallschirmjager said:

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

I dunno man, Count Chocula has been around for ages. And they also have the Lucky Charms Leprechuan and the crack head Coco Puffs bird

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

@fallschirmjager said:

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

I dunno man, Count Chocula has been around for ages. And they also have the Lucky Charms Leprechuan and the crack head Coco Puffs bird.

Okay. I forgot about Lucky Charms, that's a legit cereal.

Rest suck.

Posted by The Stegman

@the_stegman said:

@fallschirmjager said:

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

I dunno man, Count Chocula has been around for ages. And they also have the Lucky Charms Leprechuan and the crack head Coco Puffs bird.

Okay. I forgot about Lucky Charms, that's a legit cereal.

Rest suck.

And the Trix Rabbit. Silly Rabbit, GM is legit.

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Posted by NightFang

I've never eaten any of these cereals.

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Posted by The Stegman

@fallschirmjager: ...Yeah, I'm not even gonna lie, Trix does suck. But the Rabbit is the man.

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

I've never eaten any of these cereals.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE MAN/GIRL?

Posted by SlamAdams

Are those the redesigns? They look the same to me.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

How are these "redesigned?" It's more like.... the EXACT same characters just drawn by different artists. THEY DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO CHANGE THEM ONE IOTA!

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Hey, it's the judges from "Zombie Idol"! ...It's a Robot Chicken joke.

Edited by SaintWildcard

So this is why Unchained is being delayed a lot

Edited by Fallingcliffs

Sorry but Boo Berry Ghost>>>>All Kellogg's lol, can't hurt a Ghost! haha.

But this is kind of funny yet cool.

Mighty Monarch, dude lol that's the whole point of them being redesigned. When something is drawn differently...looks different, hence redesign. Like Superman in N52 prior to that looked different.

Posted by patrat18

Frosted Flakes>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Edited by TheMantisShrimp

Boo Berry does not have enough cross hatching.

Posted by Ostyo

Terry and Rachel did the best, but Boo Berry is still the tastiest.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Sorry but Boo Berry Ghost>>>>All Kellogg's lol, can't hurt a Ghost! haha.

But this is kind of funny yet cool.

Mighty Monarch, dude lol that's the whole point of them being redesigned. When something is drawn differently...looks different, hence redesign. Like Superman in N52 prior to that looked different.

That's not the same. Superman actually was redesigned in the new 52. His costume was changed, he was made to look younger, etc. He just wasn't drawn by someone else, but his characteristics were changed. These characters have the same general look, but drawn by someone else, so they look more another artists rendering, not redesign (as the overall design is the same).

Edited by Fallingcliffs

@idontlikebirds said:

@fallingcliffs said:

Sorry but Boo Berry Ghost>>>>All Kellogg's lol, can't hurt a Ghost! haha.

But this is kind of funny yet cool.

Mighty Monarch, dude lol that's the whole point of them being redesigned. When something is drawn differently...looks different, hence redesign. Like Superman in N52 prior to that looked different.

That's not the same. Superman actually was redesigned in the new 52. His costume was changed, he was made to look younger, etc. He just wasn't drawn by someone else, but his characteristics were changed. These characters have the same general look, but drawn by someone else, so they look more another artists rendering, not redesign (as the overall design is the same).

It is the same. This change just isn't as "dramatic" as the comic book character changes. I'm just pointing out that a new updated/changed look is a redesign, as long as there's a remote, subtle change it's a redesign. But not just to look younger Superman, it was to look edgier and modernized as well. I remember DC saying this in an older interview right before N52. Plus it's 2009-14 currently not 1940's so I agree with their redesign/update of Superman to be honest. Hell, even Marvel is doing it with their characters by changing characters, genders and looks of the costumes. It's something companies do from time to time to keep things fresh yet original.

Boo Berry updates:(not so much the same, but updated): Notice the obvious changes

1. Different hat color from original concept, longer arms from first update to second.

2. Different facial structure

3. Different eyebrows in the more modernized versions of boo from black to more of a dark blue and larder.

4. Smaller hat then before. Jim's design.

5. Eyebrows slanted differently, Jim's design and a bit larger.

6. Mouth flap is larger & has more of space between mouth and teeth from older design which was smaller and closer to the mouth.

7. Eyes while having the same expression are farther apart then before, notice the classic and design prior to Jim's eyes are literally next to each other.

8.Teeth are slightly larger and more detail in the back.

Of course there are certain things that will never change like "The S on the chest" obviously but that doesn't mean you can't update/change the overall look, style of the character. Superman you can is still Superman but it's not the exact same as before.

This does NOT look like the same exact Superman, as someone who's been reading him since forever...someone new could easily mistake this for two entirely different characters. I don't mean to obsess over it or anything but just pointing out as an artist myself there are obvious differences, while trying to remain true to the character's origin.

Posted by StMichalofWilson
Edited by HolySerpent

@fallschirmjager said:

@the_stegman said:

@fallschirmjager said:

Kellogg's has Tony Tiger, Quaker has Captain Crunch and Post has the Flinestones.

Sorry, General Mills. You suck.

I dunno man, Count Chocula has been around for ages. And they also have the Lucky Charms Leprechuan and the crack head Coco Puffs bird.

Okay. I forgot about Lucky Charms, that's a legit cereal.

Rest suck.

And the Trix Rabbit. Silly Rabbit, GM is legit.

who makes golden grams

Posted by ARMIV2

Boo Berry, you look so...riiiiight...

But naw, they look cool.

Posted by NightFang

@fallschirmjager said:

@nightfang said:

I've never eaten any of these cereals.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE MAN/GIRL?

I'm a guy and i was born in the late 90s.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

Hahahah seriously? Is this a joke? Where the Jim Lee scrathes on Boo Berry? I don't believe this.

Edited by FearTheLiving

What's different about them? or is it just the boxes and not the characters?

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Don't hold your breath on Jim Lee actually finishing these boxes on time...

Posted by nappystr8

I mean, the art looks great on these, but redesign is a bit of hyperbole I think.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow
Posted by CrazyScarecrow

I think Jim should've redesigned Boo Berry with a collar.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub
Posted by fables87

I've never eaten any of these cereals.

I never ate these either. I'll stick with my Honey Nut.

Posted by Fallingcliffs

I love the boo berry redesign and cereal btw. Used to eat all the marshmellows only when I was a kid lol

Posted by AllStarSuperman
Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

I'm just curious what Irate Gamer will think of this, he's a huge fan of the Monster cereals.

Posted by SaintWildcard
Edited by Skit

They look almost exactly the same, did they really need to do an entire company crossover for this. Also got point out that Franken Berry looks like he should be playing a keyboard.

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Posted by Fallingcliffs

Boo looks very different but I think Franken Berry is the least changed