Stable Diffusion Prompts for Cartoons

When generating cartoon images, first decide on the desired style. Specify if you want classic hand-drawn, modern 3D CGI, anime, pixel art, etc. Reference popular shows or movies that exemplify the style.

Classic Hand-Drawn Cartoons

Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes as a 3D CGI character
Mickey Mouse in an anime art style
Charlie Brown and Snoopy pixel art

Modern 3D CGI Cartoons

Homer Simpson from The Simpsons as a 2D hand-drawn character
A 3D rendered scene of the Simpsons family in The Simpsons Movie art style  
Peter Griffin from Family Guy as a cartoon character with traditional ink and paint aesthetics 

Describing Characters

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Provide lots of descriptive details for each character. Mention distinctive physical traits, clothing, accessories, emotions, poses, etc. Specify species for non-human characters.

Physical Descriptions

an elderly dwarf with a long white beard wearing spectacles and a red hat
a female chipmunk with big anime eyes and a pink bow holding an acorn  
a cheerful unicorn foal prancing in a meadow

Accessories and Attire

Mickey Mouse wearing red shorts with white gloves and yellow shoes 
Pikachu wearing Ash's original hat from the Pokémon anime  
Snoopy wearing a black mask and holding a magnifying glass like a detective

Setting The Scene

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Establish the setting and context for your cartoon images. Describe backgrounds, props, weather conditions, etc. Specify if you want an establishing shot or close-up framing.

Backgrounds

Scooby and Shaggy scared and running through a haunted castle
SpongeBob and Patrick blowing bubbles under the sea
Charlie Brown playing baseball on an open field 

Framing

a close-up portrait of Homer Simpson looking confused
a full body shot of Mickey walking along a road with Pluto
an establishing shot of the Simpsons' house and neighborhood

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