A new AI-generated image imagines what the cast of Seinfeld would look like in CGI form and the result turns them into cursed animated movie stars. A new AI-generated image imagines what the cast of Seinfeld would look like as CGI animated characters and the result makes the characters look cursed. First airing on NBC in 1989, Seinfeld ran for 9 popular seasons before coming to a close in 1998. The show, which was created by Larry David and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, depicts the seemingly menial everyday lives of a fictionalized version of Seinfeld and his friends in New York City and is often described as “a show about nothing.”
Much of the show revolves around the dynamic between Seinfeld and his three friends, which includes Jason Alexander’s George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Elaine, and Michael Richards’ Kramer. The four characters are often depicted at Jerry’s apartment with Kramer, who lives in the neighboring apartment, often bursting in with funny stories or odd announcements. Since its conclusion in 1998, Seinfeld continues to draw strong viewership numbers on streaming services and the show is now considered to be one of the best and most influential sitcoms of all time. In addition to the core cast, Seinfeld also featured a number of memorable supporting characters, including Newman (Wayne Knight), Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller), Estelle Costanza (Estelle Harris), and Uncle Leo (Len Lesser), among others. In a new image generated using the DALL-E AI, Jerry and the other characters of Seinfeld are turned into cursed CGI animated movie characters. The grid of images depicts the characters in various ambiguous settings sporting strangely distorted faces. While it’s generally easy to figure out who is who among the 9 images, a few characters are truly unrecognizable. Check out the cursed Seinfeld images below:
Seinfeld Cast as CGI Animated
Although many of the characters’ faces are warped and distorted, the AI-generated image does seem to get the hair right in many cases. Being set in the ’80s and ’90s, most of Seinfeld’s characters, including Jerry, George, and Kramer sport era-appropriate hairstyles, some of which do accurately come across in the DALL-E image. Strangely, the colorful and sparsely-detailed animation style in which the Seinfeld characters are imagined is reminiscent of the early 2000s, looking like a cursed combination of something like Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Shrek.
Seinfeld has been off the air for almost 25 years and the DALL-E imagining of the show’s characters makes a strong case for never bringing the show back in animated form. Although the AI image-generating tool has produced some wonky results in various corners of the Internet in recent days, the technology hints at what could be possible in the future. It’s clear that the tool delivered a more abstract version of what the Seinfeld characters would look like in CGI animated form but, perhaps, more advanced AI image-generators in the future will be able to accept and interpret more specific prompts, potentially opening the door for far more accurate reimaginings of beloved shows and movies.