Over its first six seasons, The Walking Dead has offered up a number of young characters that have run the gamut from tolerable to abysmally annoying. But now the universe has given us the best alternative: children playing the parts of the adult Walking Dead survivors.  Check out one such example below.


Viewers will no doubt recognize this moment as coming from Sasha’s Dark Period, after she lost both Tyreese and Bob, when she decided that her best course of post-apocalyptic action would be to kill every walker she saw, and also resting atop piles of them. It looked like this on the show.

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This and several other slices of awesomeness were put together by the New Jersey-based business Mother Hubbard Photography, which shared the results from a recent Walking Dead cosplay shoot where the photographer’s children and their friends recreated some of the most memorable moments from the zombie drama’s recent seasons. It looks like a ton of work went into these pictures, and the effort is much appreciated by me and likeminded individuals.

Check out Lil Carol below, looking none too happy to be baking cookies for anybody, particularly if any of those people are as dismal as Sam was.


This kid is clearly not as good at hiding her true emotions as Carol was during her early days within Alexandria. To everyone but Sam, Carol looked like a picture perfect example of domesticity. 

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Unsurprisingly, there have been some who don’t take too kindly to Mother Hubbard Photography using children in recreating these moments, even though this is a TV show that not only employs children but also has no problem killing them off. The anger isn't directed so much at the images above, but for others that depict more violent scenes. Head to the next page and beyond to see a smattering of those, including the pint-sized Negan you never knew your life was missing, and other awesome mini-versions of your favorite walker-slayers.

Damn, son! Lil Carol was so upset that she had to bake those cookies, presumably using moss and brambles, that she decided to take it out on Even More Lil Lizzie. At least there was some great scenery around for Lizzie to focus on before that Big Moment.

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I know some of you were already assuming that Lil Daryl was going to be the coolest kid in the pack, and you are not at all far from the truth. I don't think he's going to be speeding away too quickly on a rocking motorcycle, but the fact that he has a rocking motorcycle is enough to destroy the walkers on badassery alone. 

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Rick's first ally in the walker-filled world was Morgan, and it's not impossible to imagine the two guys being best buds as children, too, where they have to save the playground from undead bullies and jerk teachers who give way too much homework on Fridays.

When Jesus first made his way into the Walking Dead live-action universe, it was done in a manner that made Rick and Daryl look pretty foolish, as they were mostly bested in a foot race and fell for clever traps Jesus set up. Thank goodness the guy on the show has a better beard than Lil Jesus seen here. Somebody get this kid some safety scissors to trim that up.

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There’s no reason to beat around the bush anymore, so here it is. The answer to the Season 6 cliffhanger. Negan definitely killed Rick with a tragic head explosion! We’re going to assume the blood was added post-production and that there wasn’t a prop created specifically for this. Although that prop would probably be used many times after this if it existed. Also, I doubt it was Rick that actually died on the show. 

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Hells to the yeah. If there's ever another spinoff or companion series that The Walking Dead is allowed to bring to AMC, my vote is absolutely for Muppet Babies clone that centers on the group of Lil Abraham, Lil Eugene (and his mini-mullet), Lil Rosita and Lil Tara, although I'd understand if Lil Rosita and Lil Sasha would be a substitution. These kids would rule over anyone who dared get in their way on the playground, and I bet Lil Eugene would be an amazing friend when it comes to lying to one's parents to get away with something. Maybe that's not like Muppet Babies at all.

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The adults of The Walking Dead won’t return to AMC until October. But in the meantime, check out everything else premiering in the next few months, check out our summer TV schedule.

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