10 iconic cereal mascots that got huge transformations

Tony the Tiger looks almost unrecognizable.

One of the most tried and true traditions for breakfast in the United States is sugary cereal. Nothing gets kids more excited to get out of bed than a delicious bowl of big, colorful, morsels of goodness. 

A lot of the cereal kids love today, we loved as kids many years ago. They certainly don't look the same, and they might taste a little different too. Here's what the most famous breakfast mascots looked like when we were young.

Which one was your favorite?

Tony The Tiger

That's one grrrreat transformation! Thurl Ravenscroft spent over five decades voicing the cereal icon's famous catchphrase. 

Trix Rabbit

The sneaky rabbit debuted in 1959, and has tried to steal Trix cereal from kids ever since. 

Lucky The Leprechaun

The magically delicious breakfast cereal adopted the mascot in 1963. 

Count Chocula

Since 1971, it's not Halloween without a box of Count Chocula in the pantry. 

Toucan Sam

Originally, each stripe on Toucan Sam's beak represented a different color found inside.

Snap, Crackle, and Pop

Rice Krispies are so good, they need three mascots.

Cap'n Crunch

The pirate is almost like a high seas version of the Quaker Man.

Dig 'Em

The name of the cereal changed, but the mascot didn't. 

Sonny the Cuckoo Bird

It look like Sonny lost his shirt going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. 

BuzzBee

General Mills has been pretty faithful to the original design of the Honey Nut Cheerios mascot.

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