I think the characters Arlo and Janis are very real to people. If they weren’t, I wouldn’t be here still. But as Ludwig the cat acts like a real cat but not exactly, Arlo and Janis act like real people, but not exactly. This is because they are cartoon characters, of course! Their thoughts and actions would, in reality, be histrionic or just plain ridiculous, but ideally we don’t really notice, because, at the same time, we recognize and identify with what’s going on. This is illustrated in the above classic from 2002. I know. I’m stating the obvious. My only defense is, It’s Friday. And as promised, the art sale is over.