The Science of Cute

The Warner Brothers came up with a formula for cuteness, a graphical version can be seen here.

What I find interesting about this is that I don’t really respond very well to Warner Brothers’ characters. I find them ingratiating, like they are trying too hard to be cute. Maybe that’s not so much about the visual style as it is the movements and the personalities that they are given; they are usually quite mature in their cynicism, which potentially clashes with their cute styling, making the appearence seem false.

Does anyone here think that the Warner characters are cute?

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