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21st Jan '17 3:23:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Golden Suit in ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' grants youth to whoever wears it. Henry's in his sixties/seventies, so when he dons it, he is restored to young adulthood. [[spoiler:Cole, unfortunately, is only ten or so - so when he dons it in TheStinger, he's reduced to infancy.]]
* The "Babality" {{finishing move}}s in the ''MortalKombat'' games, in which the victor would somehow turn the loser into an infant.

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* The Golden Suit in ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' grants youth to whoever wears it. Henry's in his sixties/seventies, so when he dons it, he is restored to young adulthood. [[spoiler:Cole, unfortunately, is only ten or so - so when he dons it in TheStinger, he's reduced to infancy.]]
* The "Babality" {{finishing move}}s in the ''MortalKombat'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' games, in which the victor would somehow turn the loser into an infant.
1st Jan '17 3:30:32 PM ultimomant
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11972895/1/The-God-of-Destruction-comes-to-Remnant The God of Destruction Comes to Remnant]]'': In a way, this happens to Rexy. In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', she was in her twenties, making her elderly by T-Rex standards. Then she is transported to the world of Remnant and transformed into a [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] woman, still in her twenties and now a smoking hot woman.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11972895/1/The-God-of-Destruction-comes-to-Remnant The God of Destruction Comes to Remnant]]'': In a way, this happens to Rexy. In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', she was in her twenties, making her elderly by T-Rex standards. Then she is transported to the world of Remnant and transformed into a [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] woman, still in her twenties and now a smoking hot woman.StatuesqueStunner.


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* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Reunion", the thirty-something Robert Taylor occasionally reverts to a teenager who goes on murderous rampages, then later wakes up as himself with no memory of what he had done. His teen self also has the ability to turn other people back into teenagers via touch.
1st Jan '17 3:14:02 PM ultimomant
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'''Stiles''': No. We found him buried in a tomb of wolfsbane in an Aztec temple\\
in Mexico underneath a church in the middle of a town\\
that was destroyed by an earthquake.\\

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'''Stiles''': No. We found him buried in a tomb of wolfsbane in an Aztec temple\\
temple in Mexico underneath a church in the middle of a town\\
town that was destroyed by an earthquake.\\



'''Scott''': Derek's been aged backwards. He can't remember anything.\\
We just need to talk to him.

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'''Scott''': Derek's been aged backwards. He can't remember anything.\\
We just need to talk to him.



* ''[[BodyHorror Horiffically]]'' deconstructed in ''Manga/FrankenFran'': The villain from the "Eternal Youth" chapter is an old woman who wishes to regain her youth, but kills many doctors and steals their researches to do so. When comes Fran's turn, it comes back to bite her really hard: [[spoiler: At first, it works and she becomes a young woman again, but because Fran's research was still very experimental, she soon afterwards turns into a pulsating mess of cancer cells.]]

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* ''[[BodyHorror Horiffically]]'' Horrifically]]'' deconstructed in ''Manga/FrankenFran'': The villain from the "Eternal Youth" chapter is an old woman who wishes to regain her youth, but kills many doctors and steals their researches to do so. When comes Fran's turn, it comes back to bite her really hard: [[spoiler: At first, it works and she becomes a young woman again, but because Fran's research was still very experimental, she soon afterwards turns into a pulsating mess of cancer cells.]]



** From the twelvth movie ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'', Ain's Modo Modo no Mi powers allow her to rejuvenate her opponents. Unlike Bonney's powers, however, it works on inanimate objects too, and it can only work backwards, whereas Bonney can also age her opponents. [[spoiler: Nami, Chopper, Robin and Brook all got hit by it, regressing the former two into children, Robin into a teenager, and... not altering Brook's physical appearance at all, [[DemBones since he's a skeleton]].]]

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** From the twelvth twelfth movie ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'', Ain's Modo Modo no Mi powers allow her to rejuvenate her opponents. Unlike Bonney's powers, however, it works on inanimate objects too, and it can only work backwards, whereas Bonney can also age her opponents. [[spoiler: Nami, Chopper, Robin and Brook all got hit by it, regressing the former two into children, Robin into a teenager, and... not altering Brook's physical appearance at all, [[DemBones since he's a skeleton]].]]


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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11972895/1/The-God-of-Destruction-comes-to-Remnant The God of Destruction Comes to Remnant]]'': In a way, this happens to Rexy. In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', she was in her twenties, making her elderly by T-Rex standards. Then she is transported to the world of Remnant and transformed into a [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] woman, still in her twenties and now a smoking hot woman.
21st Dec '16 9:42:59 AM totoofze47
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': a non-{{canon}} {{omake}} has the main cast regress to adolescence and, in [[BloodKnight Balalaika's]] case, beyond. For the record, [[TokenMiniMoe loli-Balalaika]] is the cutest thing ever.
** The most shocking ones are Yolanda (the old nun), who was a delicious and ''hot'' [[ChristmasCake cake]] at 29 and Balalaika's underling Boris, who was {{Bishounen}} to the max.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': a non-{{canon}} {{omake}} has the main cast regress to adolescence and, in [[BloodKnight Balalaika's]] case, beyond. For the record, [[TokenMiniMoe loli-Balalaika]] is the cutest thing ever.
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ever. The most shocking ones are Yolanda (the old nun), who was a delicious and ''hot'' [[ChristmasCake cake]] at 29 and Balalaika's underling Boris, who was {{Bishounen}} to the max.



* ''IchinenseiNiNacchattara'' has this as part of its core concept, with main character Iori going from high school to elementary school, and getting [[GenderBender gender-bent]] in the process. However, he retains his original personality, and he's not happy about becoming an elementary school girl.
** Later on, [[spoiler: almost the entire town regresses into kids. This causes mass hysteria across the city, since the rejuvenation virus was rather contagious, but since Iori held the antibody, everyone was later returned to normal]].
* Alessi in Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' does this to opponents with his Stand, Sethan. The longer you stand in his shadow (through which Sethan manifests), the younger you get, including your Stand getting weaker (and that's only if you developed your stand at a young age) and in one instance is able to turn a woman into a fetus. Unfortunately for Alessi, when he tries this on Jotaro, he learns the hard way Jotaro was badass even at age seven.

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* ''IchinenseiNiNacchattara'' has this as part of its core concept, with main character Iori going from high school to elementary school, and getting [[GenderBender gender-bent]] in the process. However, he retains his original personality, and he's not happy about becoming an elementary school girl.
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girl. Later on, [[spoiler: almost the entire town regresses into kids. This causes mass hysteria across the city, since the rejuvenation virus was rather contagious, but since Iori held the antibody, everyone was later returned to normal]].
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
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Alessi in Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' does this to opponents with his Stand, Sethan. The longer you stand in his shadow (through which Sethan manifests), the younger you get, including your Stand getting weaker (and that's only if you developed your stand at a young age) and in one instance is able to turn a woman into a fetus. Unfortunately for Alessi, when he tries this on Jotaro, he learns the hard way Jotaro was badass even at age seven.



* Three of ''TheSmurfs'' were child-ized when Peyo felt he needed a few child characters. There was no cure for the miniaturization, in a rare case where this trope isn't [[ResetButton reset]]. In fact, they didn't mind their new situation.

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* ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'':
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Three of ''TheSmurfs'' the Smurfs were child-ized when Peyo felt he needed a few child characters. There was no cure for the miniaturization, in a rare case where this trope isn't [[ResetButton reset]]. In fact, they didn't mind their new situation.
21st Dec '16 9:20:47 AM totoofze47
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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure''
** In an episode of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', the main heroines are turned into kids, and need to find a way to turn back.
** The same scenario happens again in ''Anime/MahoGirlsPreCure'', albeit with obviously different protagonists this time.



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has several examples. In the end of the third season (''Sailor Moon S''), Hotaru, after sacrificing herself to save the world, is brought back as an infant with no memories of her previous life. In the fourth season (''Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]''), [=PallaPalla=] casts a spell on Usagi and Chibiusa that briefly exchange their ages for one episode - causing havoc as Chibiusa, having fulfilled her dream of becoming a beautiful adult, is now unable to summon Pegasus and Sailor Moon can't defeat the Lemures without him. In the beginning of the fifth season (''Sailor Moon Stars''), Hotaru [[PlotRelevantAgeUp rapidly grows back]] as her memories return, and the previous season's BigBad, Nehellenia, is returned to childhood to allow her to relive her life and avoid the mistakes that turned her into a villain in the first place.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
** [[Anime/SailorMoon The anime]]
has several examples. In the end of the third season (''Sailor Moon S''), Hotaru, after sacrificing herself to save the world, is brought back as an infant with no memories of her previous life. In the fourth season (''Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]''), [=PallaPalla=] casts a spell on Usagi and Chibiusa that briefly exchange their ages for one episode - causing havoc as Chibiusa, having fulfilled her dream of becoming a beautiful adult, is now unable to summon Pegasus and Sailor Moon can't defeat the Lemures without him. In the beginning of the fifth season (''Sailor Moon Stars''), Hotaru [[PlotRelevantAgeUp rapidly grows back]] as her memories return, and the previous season's BigBad, Nehellenia, is returned to childhood to allow her to relive her life and avoid the mistakes that turned her into a villain in the first place.



* In an episode of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', the main heroines are turned into kids, and need to find a way to turn back.
** ...and it happens again in ''Anime/MahoGirlsPreCure''
20th Dec '16 7:43:53 PM ryanswan2
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**...and it happens again in ''Anime/MahoGirlsPreCure''
29th Nov '16 8:22:42 AM BKelly95
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* ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2'' plays this for laughs with Warthog's ending. Upon winning the tournament, Warthog's 105 year old driver asks Calypso to give him the body of a twenty-year-old. So, Calypso gives him the body of a twenty-year-old. His ''head'' on the other hand...
18th Nov '16 8:04:42 AM rafi
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* In the Dark Tournament arc of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', an enemy uses a special mist meant to de-age its victims past the point of conception. Unfortunately for him, his target was Kurama, and once his human body went into non-existence, his previous incarnation - full-powered demon Yokokurama - manifested and quickly dispatched him.



* In the Dark Tournament arc of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', an enemy uses a special mist meant to de-age its victims past the point of conception. Unfortunately for him, his target was Kurama, and once his human body went into non-existence, his previous incarnation - full-powered demon Yokokurama - manifested and quickly dispatched him.



* In the Disney Channel cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Jake and the Neverland Pirates}}'' episode "Pirate Sitting Pirates", Captain Hook as usual is being chased by Tic Toc Croc. As a result they both take a tumble knocking themselves as well as Jake and his friends into the pirate pool of youth, which can turn pirates into wee pirates. As a result they are all turned into babies. Now Smee and the other pirates must look for a flower that can turn them back.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'': The entire series "Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines" was built around a young journalist, the members of a traveling monster truck show and a ruthless elderly billionaire named Adrian Ravenscroft searching for the Fountain of Youth. When Ravenscroft gets to it first, he turns into a young, 30-something man, vowing to destroy his adversaries. But the good guys destroy the fountain of youth, and it isn't long before Ravenscroft reverts to his elderly self ... fleeing but unknowing running into a swamp infested with hungry alligators.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' features the actual Fountain of Youth in one episode. Yzma uses it to become a (surprisingly attractive) teenager in order to trick Kuzco. It also features Pacha and Chica becoming teenagers, and ends with Yzma and Kronk becoming (somewhat freaky looking) babies.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' involved an experiment known as the "Babyfier" that turned its victims into infants.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': The [[EvilOldFolks aged crime lord]] Silvermane's long-standing goal was to find a way to restore his youth. Unfortunately, the AppliedPhlebotinum worked a little too well, and he reverted to infancy. A later attempt to fix it ''also'' works too well, restoring him to his original old age instead of to his target age.
** Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, shares the same goal and even uses the same AppliedPhlebotinum as Silvermane. It works out considerably better for him, to the point that he is the ''only'' villain in the entire series who gets everything he wanted in the end. He's also the reason Silvermane's attempt to undo his infancy works too well.
* In the WoodyWoodpecker short ''Born To Peck'', [[spoiler: this is added in at the last second by the animator to save the life of an elderly, suicidal Woody.]]
* One ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode had the Enterprise get sucked into a parallel universe where entropy was reversed and things aged backwards; they quickly started getting younger and younger, leading to an adorable 7-year-old Spock trying to hold the mission together.
** Luckily, the (non-canon) first captain of the Enterprise, Captain Robert April, was on-board. He de-aged from an elderly man to roughly Kirk's true age.
* Two episodes of the original ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' dealt with this; in "Back To The Egg" it happened to Leonardo and Michaelangelo, and in "Adventures In Turtle Sitting" Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello turned into children and the slacker of the group Michaelangelo had to look after them.
** Another episode "Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp" when the mixture of the leftover mutagen that affected the Punk Frogs and Leatherhead is concentrated creating the Fountain of Youth. Shredder accidentally fell in the fountain turning him into a baby.

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* In Occurs in a great many cartoons in general. Often, with the Disney Channel cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Jake and humorous side-effect of the Neverland Pirates}}'' episode "Pirate Sitting Pirates", Captain Hook as usual is being chased by Tic Toc Croc. As subjects eventually reverting to their true age while wearing a result they both take a tumble knocking themselves as well as Jake diaper.
* A while ago, UsefulNotes/McDonalds released cartoons on VHS featuring Ronald [=McDonald=]
and his friends into the pirate pool of youth, which can turn pirates into wee pirates. As a result they having adventures. One such cartoon sees them go to an amusement park called Birthday world where him and his friends are all turned into babies. Now Smee toddlers and babies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'',
the other pirates must look ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld apparently]]) 18-year-old Princess Bubblegum suffers an accident in which she loses some of her body mass. Being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a sentient wad of bubblegum in a generally princess-like shape]], she is saved by being reconstructed in the shape of an apparently 13-year-old princess. Since TheMindIsThePlaythingOfTheBody, this also causes her personality to take on the traits of a 13-year-old. The situation is, [[StatusQuoIsGod of course]], temporary. [[note]] the writers originally planned for a flower that can turn them back.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'': The
it to last much longer, as an entire series "Bigfoot story arc. But changed their minds and scrapped the Muscle Machines" was built around a young journalist, whole idea, turning her back to normal in her very next appearance. [[/note]]
* The focus of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' episode "Fountains", where
the members of a traveling monster truck show and a ruthless elderly billionaire named Adrian Ravenscroft searching crew looks for the Fountain of Youth. When Ravenscroft gets Youth to it first, he turns into restore a young, 30-something man, vowing RetiredBadass to destroy his adversaries. But the good guys destroy prime. Although they find it, he is forced to return to his old age to escape, and the fountain can only be used once.
* In an episode
of youth, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Dr. Robotnik plans on defeating Sonic by making him so old, he won't be as fast. As usual Scratch and it isn't long before Ravenscroft reverts to his elderly self ... fleeing but unknowing running Grounder mess things up by putting the device into reverse, turning Sonic into a swamp infested with hungry alligators.
toddler and Tails into a baby. Later Robotnik is too turned into a toddler. At the end Robotnik is turned into an old man.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In the episode "The Rerun", Nicole and Richard are regressed to infancy, causing their children to retroactively never have been born. Gumball himself comes dangerously close to disappearing, but he manages to fix things and turn everything back to normal in the nick of time.
* Happens to Batman (again) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' after he is zapped by [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]] starting as a teenager, then a toddler, and then a baby.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' also
features the actual literal Fountain of Youth in one episode. Yzma uses it to become (though it's more of a (surprisingly attractive) teenager in order to trick Kuzco. It also features Pacha natural pool or spring). Max turns into a 10 year old and Chica becoming teenagers, is revealed to be similar to Ben at that age. Ben and ends the aliens turn into toddlers. It wears off.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has a de-aging ray used against Ben and Rook. Creator/TaraStrong returns to voice young Ben, and li'l Rook is ridiculously adorable...
with Yzma a tail, which his species is born with but sheds at puberty.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon, the patent medicine she
and Kronk becoming (somewhat freaky looking) babies.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' involved
her pals are peddling turns an experiment known as the "Babyfier" that turned its victims old bearded man into infants.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': The [[EvilOldFolks aged crime lord]] Silvermane's long-standing goal was to find
a way to restore his youth. Unfortunately, large baby -- and the AppliedPhlebotinum worked a little too well, and he reverted to infancy. A later attempt to fix it ''also'' works too well, restoring baby accompanying him to his original into a tiny old age instead of to his target age.
** Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, shares the same goal and even uses the same AppliedPhlebotinum as Silvermane. It works out considerably better for him, to the point that he is the ''only'' villain in the entire series who gets everything he wanted in the end. He's also the reason Silvermane's attempt to undo his infancy works too well.
bearded man.
* In the WoodyWoodpecker short ''Born To Peck'', [[spoiler: this is added in at the last second by the animator to save the life of an elderly, suicidal Woody.]]
* One ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode had the Enterprise get sucked into a parallel universe where entropy was reversed and things aged backwards; they quickly started getting younger and younger, leading to an adorable 7-year-old Spock trying to hold the mission together.
** Luckily, the (non-canon) first captain of the Enterprise, Captain Robert April, was on-board. He de-aged from an elderly man to roughly Kirk's true age.
* Two episodes of the original ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' dealt with this; in "Back To The Egg" it happened to Leonardo and Michaelangelo, and in "Adventures In Turtle Sitting" Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello turned into children and the slacker of the group Michaelangelo had to look after them.
** Another episode "Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp" when the mixture of the leftover mutagen that affected the Punk Frogs and Leatherhead is concentrated creating the Fountain of Youth. Shredder
"Baby Jail," Bumpy accidentally fell in swallows some baby formula while trying to feed a baby and becomes one of them.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s'' features it, with
the fountain turning him heroes going on a quest to find it and the villains not far behind. Shreeky eventually does drink from the fountain, but because [[DidntThinkThisThrough she's a little girl to begin with]], she turns into a baby.



* Peach got turned into a baby in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' after falling in the Fountain of Youth. To get her back to her real age, the brothers had to [[ReversePolarity make the waterfall in the fountain go up instead of down]] [[InsaneTrollLogic and put her in the fountain]].
** [[HilariousInHindsight That technically makes this episode the first appearance of]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Baby Peach]].
** One episode of the ''Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' spinoff had one where Kooky's builds a time machine to take him and Koopa back in time so they can prevent Mario and Luigi from arriving at the Mushroom Kingdom, with the Marios and Toad following them back to stop them. Unfortunately, it malfunctions thanks to Koopa's impatience, so not only do they all go back in time, but they all get turned into babies too. [[HilariousInHindsight Which means this had our first appearances of Baby Mario and Luigi as well.]] Although this Baby Mario and Luigi ''still have their mustaches''.

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* Peach got The "Little Muriel" episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has Muriel being turned into a baby in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' after falling mischievous little girl by a freak tornado. It then turns out the only way to undo the effect is to throw her into a tornado spinning in the Fountain of Youth. To get her back to her real age, the brothers had to [[ReversePolarity make the waterfall in the fountain go up instead of down]] [[InsaneTrollLogic and put her in the fountain]].
** [[HilariousInHindsight That technically makes this episode the first appearance of]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Baby Peach]].
** One episode
opposite direction of the ''Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' spinoff had original one where Kooky's builds a time machine -- which entails flying to take him the southern hemisphere.
* There have been a few episodes in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' that feature this.
** An elderly villain attempted to actually make one of these so as to regain his youth
and Koopa back in time so they can prevent Mario become immortal. His plan worked and Luigi from arriving at the Mushroom Kingdom, with the Marios and Toad following them back he was restored to stop them. his prime. Unfortunately, it malfunctions thanks to Koopa's impatience, so not only do in a fight with Darkwing Duck and Herb, they all go back in time, but they all get became babies. In the end the fountain was destroyed and his henchmen were turned into babies too. [[HilariousInHindsight Which means this had our first appearances of Baby Mario as well while Darkwing and Luigi as well.]] Although this Baby Mario Herb turned back.
** In "Disguised the Limit", Darkwing is framed for a crime he did not commit. So a scientist blasts him with a ray gun that will turn him into anything he sees. At one point he turns into his daughter
and Luigi ''still have a baby.
** In one episode, Darkwing becomes super fast but the more he does it, the older he becomes (see overnight age up). In the end he fixes it by running backwards to become younger...at one point a little too much and becomes a kid.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck tries to trick his nephews into believing they've found the fountain in "Don's Fountain of Youth." HilarityEnsues.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' episode, "Ape Foo Young", Cranky makes a potion that will make him 40 years younger, with the help of the vision of his past self. However, the effects of the potion are only temporary. Donkey Kong drinks the potion and de-ages into a baby. Diddy gets Candy to look after him until the effects wear off by telling her he's DK's nephew. At the end of the episode, King K. Rool drinks the potion and de-ages into a baby as well.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Duck Codgers" has Dodgers and the Cadet infected with a disease that speeds up
their mustaches''.aging, and visiting the Fountain of Youth on Mars to reverse it. While they only go back to their canonical ages, the disease turns out to have reversed effects on Martians.



* DonaldDuck tries to trick his nephews into believing they've found the fountain in "Don's Fountain of Youth." HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' has the episode "Can't Take a Yolk" where Donald really ''is'' regressed to youth-- represented here by an ArtShift to his original character design from the 1934 short "The Wise Little Hen".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode "Kid Stuff", Morgan Le Fay's son Mordred gets his hands on a powerful amulet and, in a fit of pique after his mother insists he's too young to be responsible for it, banishes all the adults in the world to a pocket dimension. Morgan gets around this by turning some of the Justice Leaguers (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern) into 8-year-old children so they can get the amulet back. Eventually, Mordred is tricked into breaking the spell that keeps him a child, and he vanishes into the pocket dimension as per the rules of his earlier spell. [[spoiler: In the end, it turns out that breaking the spell meant he still had eternal life but without eternal youth, and was now thousands of years old and effectively immobile, basically a vegetable that his still-young mother will care for -- ''Forever.'' [[FateWorseThanDeath harsh]].]] Of course, one wonders if Morgan can't just cast it again... or just won't.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' also features the literal Fountain of Youth (though it's more of a natural pool or spring). Max turns into a 10 year old and is revealed to be similar to Ben at that age. Ben and the aliens turn into toddlers. It wears off.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has a de-aging ray used against Ben and Rook. Creator/TaraStrong returns to voice young Ben, and li'l Rook is ridiculously adorable... with a tail, which his species is born with but sheds at puberty.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Plankton develops both a super-aging ray and a de-aging ray. The latter ends up working a bit too well, [[RuleOfFunny turning him into an even smaller protozoa]].

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* DonaldDuck tries to trick his nephews into believing they've found the fountain in "Don's Fountain of Youth." HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' has the episode "Can't Take a Yolk" where Donald really ''is'' regressed to youth-- represented here by an ArtShift to his original character design from the 1934 short "The Wise Little Hen".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode "Kid Stuff", Morgan Le Fay's son Mordred gets his hands on a powerful amulet and, in a fit of pique after his mother insists he's too young to be responsible for it, banishes all the adults in the world to a pocket dimension. Morgan gets around this by turning some of the Justice Leaguers (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern) into 8-year-old children so they can get the amulet back. Eventually, Mordred is tricked into breaking the spell that keeps him a child, and he vanishes into the pocket dimension as per the rules of his earlier spell. [[spoiler: In the end, it turns out that breaking the spell meant he still had eternal life but without eternal youth, and was now thousands of years old and effectively immobile, basically a vegetable that his still-young mother will care for -- ''Forever.'' [[FateWorseThanDeath harsh]].]] Of course, one wonders if Morgan can't just cast it again... or just won't.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' also
''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' features the literal actual Fountain of Youth (though it's more of in one episode. Yzma uses it to become a natural pool or spring). Max turns into a 10 year old (surprisingly attractive) teenager in order to trick Kuzco. It also features Pacha and is revealed to be similar to Ben at that age. Ben Chica becoming teenagers, and the aliens turn into toddlers. It wears off.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has a de-aging ray used against Ben and Rook. Creator/TaraStrong returns to voice young Ben, and li'l Rook is ridiculously adorable...
ends with a tail, which his species is born with but sheds at puberty.
Yzma and Kronk becoming (somewhat freaky looking) babies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Plankton develops both a super-aging ray cutaway gag on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Ponce de Leon Griffin finds the Fountain of Youth and takes a de-aging ray. dip, keeping his head above water. When he emerges, his body is the size of an infant, but his head is still adult-sized; he promptly topples over.
*
The latter ends up working a bit too well, [[RuleOfFunny turning him into an even smaller protozoa]].final ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheCrow'' cartoon, "Punchy De Leon" has Fox and Crow as con men who claim to have found the Fountain, hoping to get rewarded by the King of Spain. When the King wants them to bring it for real, they set off to Florida to find it.



* Happens a few times in WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow all due to messing around with time manipulation;
** The first time Thanos uses the Time Stone to de-age all of the occupants of a Skrull Ship and captain Marvel into babies, for his own amusement.
** Happens again when Iron Man's time machine backfires and turns Iron Man, Scarlet Witch and Falcon into toddlers, where Wolverine (to his dismay) has to babysit them, while the childish Hulk enjoys it. The [[RapidAging opposite]] happens to Ms. Marvel and Thor when Dr. Doom gets control over time, but Herbie then reverses all of the inappropriately aged squaddies back and in the process turns Dr. Doom into a toddler as well.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s'' features it, with the heroes going on a quest to find it and the villains not far behind. Shreeky eventually does drink from the fountain, but because [[DidntThinkThisThrough she's a little girl to begin with]], she turns into a baby.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Baby Jail," Bumpy accidentally swallows some baby formula while trying to feed a baby and becomes one of them.
* Occurs in a great many cartoons in general. Often, with the humorous side-effect of the subjects eventually reverting to their true age while wearing a diaper.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' Disney Channel cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Jake and the Neverland Pirates}}'' episode "Baby Jail," Bumpy accidentally swallows some baby formula while trying to feed "Pirate Sitting Pirates", Captain Hook as usual is being chased by Tic Toc Croc. As a baby result they both take a tumble knocking themselves as well as Jake and his friends into the pirate pool of youth, which can turn pirates into wee pirates. As a result they are all turned into babies. Now Smee and the other pirates must look for a flower that can turn them back.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
** The Dog Talisman gives its holder immortality. While it doesn't make the holder look younger, it makes him ''feel'' younger. Thus Uncle
becomes incredibly strong and agile like he used to be.
** Characters sometimes get turned into children by spells.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' "Boy George" has George turn into a kid, though his voice is exactly the same. Another episode averts it by having Elroy turn into an old man.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'': In
one episode, Johnny drinks a potion that reverts him to infancy- physically, at least- to the delight of them.
his mother... until she gets busy and sends him off to day care with an attractive caretaker, to his delight. In the end, he's restored to his adult body.
* Occurs In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode "Kid Stuff", Morgan Le Fay's son Mordred gets his hands on a powerful amulet and, in a great many cartoons in general. Often, with fit of pique after his mother insists he's too young to be responsible for it, banishes all the humorous side-effect adults in the world to a pocket dimension. Morgan gets around this by turning some of the subjects eventually reverting to their true age while wearing Justice Leaguers (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern) into 8-year-old children so they can get the amulet back. Eventually, Mordred is tricked into breaking the spell that keeps him a diaper.child, and he vanishes into the pocket dimension as per the rules of his earlier spell. [[spoiler: In the end, it turns out that breaking the spell meant he still had eternal life but without eternal youth, and was now thousands of years old and effectively immobile, basically a vegetable that his still-young mother will care for -- ''Forever.'' [[FateWorseThanDeath harsh]].]] Of course, one wonders if Morgan can't just cast it again... or just won't.



* There have been a few episodes in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' that feature this.
** An elderly villain attempted to actually make one of these so as to regain his youth and become immortal. His plan worked and he was restored to his prime. Unfortunately, in a fight with Darkwing Duck and Herb, they all became babies. In the end the fountain was destroyed and his henchmen were turned into babies as well while Darkwing and Herb turned back.
** In "Disguised the Limit", Darkwing is framed for a crime he did not commit. So a scientist blasts him with a ray gun that will turn him into anything he sees. At one point he turns into his daughter and a baby.
** In one episode, Darkwing becomes super fast but the more he does it, the older he becomes (see overnight age up). In the end he fixes it by running backwards to become younger...at one point a little too much and becomes a kid.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' Warp is reduced to infancy after his time suit malfunctions.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon, the patent medicine she and her pals are peddling turns an old bearded man into a large baby -- and the baby accompanying him into a tiny old bearded man.
* In one episode of the third season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the Winx had to retrieve water from a magical stream that was capable of turning back time so they could save Faragonda who had been transformed into a tree by Valtor. However, they had to be careful not to touch the water, realizing that doing so could cause them to turn back into children. Near the end of the episode, after Flora earns her Enchantix after saving her younger sister from the Trix, she then throws the Trix into the water, turning them into preteens. Of course, the Trix are back to normal in later episodes, so Valtor must've been able to restore their true ages.
* The "Little Muriel" episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has Muriel being turned into a mischievous little girl by a freak tornado. It then turns out the only way to undo the effect is to throw her into a tornado spinning in the opposite direction of the original one -- which entails flying to the southern hemisphere.
* Leave it to ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' to come up with a twisted, disturbing take on this one. When the Warden is feeling old and decrepit on his birthday, Jared buys him some "ancient Chinese mystery butter" that's supposed to restore someone's youth. It ends up getting put on the birthday cake, though, leading to a bunch of inmates regressing to toddlers. Toddlers who then proceed to violently kill each other.
* Happens to Batman (again) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' after he is zapped by [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]] starting as a teenager, then a toddler, and then a baby.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Time Twister" features a roller coaster capable of traveling through time, which Alfe takes advantage of by going back in time to eat pizza over and over again, and he becomes younger as a result.

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* There have been a few episodes Happens in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' that feature this.
** An elderly villain attempted
''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "A New Spiritual Age", when Korra's emotions cause her to actually make one of these so as to regain his youth and become immortal. His plan worked and he was restored to his prime. Unfortunately, in a fight with Darkwing Duck and Herb, they all became babies. In the end the fountain was destroyed and his henchmen were turned into babies as well while Darkwing and Herb turned back.
** In "Disguised the Limit", Darkwing is framed for a crime he did not commit. So a scientist blasts him with a ray gun that will turn him into anything he sees. At one point he turns into his daughter and a baby.
** In one episode, Darkwing becomes super fast but the more he does it, the older he becomes (see overnight
age up). In the end he fixes it by running backwards to become younger...at one point a little too much and becomes a kid.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' Warp is reduced to infancy after his time suit malfunctions.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon, the patent medicine she and her pals are peddling turns an old bearded man
down into a large baby -- and child while in the baby accompanying him into a tiny old bearded man.
SpiritWorld.
* In one One episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' involved an experiment known as the third season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the Winx had to retrieve water from a magical stream "Babyfier" that was capable of turning back time so they could save Faragonda who had been transformed into a tree by Valtor. However, they had to be careful not to touch the water, realizing that doing so could cause them to turn back into children. Near the end of the episode, after Flora earns her Enchantix after saving her younger sister from the Trix, she then throws the Trix into the water, turning them into preteens. Of course, the Trix are back to normal in later episodes, so Valtor must've been able to restore their true ages.
* The "Little Muriel" episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has Muriel being
turned its victims into a mischievous little girl by a freak tornado. It then turns out the only way to undo the effect is to throw her into a tornado spinning in the opposite direction of the original one -- which entails flying to the southern hemisphere.
* Leave it to ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' to come up with a twisted, disturbing take on this one. When the Warden is feeling old and decrepit on his birthday, Jared buys him some "ancient Chinese mystery butter" that's supposed to restore someone's youth. It ends up getting put on the birthday cake, though, leading to a bunch of inmates regressing to toddlers. Toddlers who then proceed to violently kill each other.
* Happens to Batman (again) in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' after he is zapped by [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]] starting as a teenager, then a toddler, and then a baby.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Time Twister" features a roller coaster capable of traveling through time, which Alfe takes advantage of by going back in time to eat pizza over and over again, and he becomes younger as a result.
infants.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Age spells can only be performed by the highest-level unicorns. Trixie is able to turn Snips into a baby and Snails into an old stallion with her magic boosted by an Alicorn Amulet; Twilight Sparkle, on the other hand, is unable to reverse it. In order to rid Trixie of the corrupting amulet, Twilight fakes it by claiming to have an equally powerful artifact while having Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle impersonate Applejack and Rarity respectively.
** Twilight pulled it off for real in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", though, but not intentionally; during her entrance exam to magic school, she was startled and lost control of her magic, turning the not-yet-hatched Spike into an adult dragon.
* The ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' episode "Back to the Past" features Oggy, Jack, and Bob accidentally facing the wrath of a witch and turned into elementary school-aged kids, with Olivia and Joey forced to track the witch down to reverse the spell, while Dee Dee and Marky watch over the three. [[spoiler: In the end, the same ends up happening to Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky.]]
* In a relatively rare example of kids getting younger, the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode Agent Doof has the titular characters being turned into babies. Needless to say, Candace ended up a BadlyBatteredBabysitter in record time. And at the end of the episode, even their mother and the Fireside Girls are turned into babies. Candace is obviously exasperated, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall openly hopes it wears off by the next episode]] ([[StatusQuoIsGod which it also obviously does]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Time Twister" features a roller coaster capable of traveling through time, which Alfe takes advantage of by going back in time to eat pizza over and over again, and he becomes younger as a result.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' has the episode "Can't Take a Yolk" where Donald really ''is'' regressed to youth-- represented here by an ArtShift to his original character design from the 1934 short "The Wise Little Hen".
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Rocko, Heifer, and Heifer's Grandfather are on a cruise filled with senior citizens when they cross The Bermuda Triangle, which alters their ages. Giving us a mix of overnight age up and Fountain of Youth, all the elderly revert back to young(er) adulthood, the ship's crew become babies, and Rocko and Heifer become elderly.
* The second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' (a.k.a. "Fountain of Youth") has Tommy, Chuckie, & Kimi think that the fountain of youth exists. They are happy until Angelica tells them that she will be in charge when its powers take effect on the adults & tricks them into thinking that the fountain in the lake has said powers. After several unsuccesful attempts at preventing the adults from going into the lake, they decide to drain the lake...[[spoiler: by pulling on a chain which might actually be attached to a boat which is far too heavy for them to move by even an inch.]]



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Dr. Robotnik plans on defeating Sonic by making him so old, he won't be as fast. As usual Scratch and Grounder mess things up by putting the device into reverse, turning Sonic into a toddler and Tails into a baby. Later Robotnik is too turned into a toddler. At the end Robotnik is turned into an old man.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Rocko, Heifer, and Heifer's Grandfather are on a cruise filled with senior citizens when they cross The Bermuda Triangle, which alters their ages. Giving us a mix of overnight age up and Fountain of Youth, all the elderly revert back to young(er) adulthood, the ship's crew become babies, and Rocko and Heifer become elderly.
* A while ago, UsefulNotes/McDonalds released cartoons on VHS featuring Ronald [=McDonald=] and his friends having adventures. One such cartoon sees them go to an amusement park called Birthday world where him and his friends are turned into toddlers and babies.
* In an episode of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'' called "Secret Agent Bear", Yogi and his pals spoof James Bond movies. In it they accidently fall into the fountain of youth and the adults become little kids and the kids become babies. Later the villian uses the water to turn world leaders into kids and then is turned one himself at the end.
* The final ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheCrow'' cartoon, "Punchy De Leon" has Fox and Crow as con men who claim to have found the Fountain, hoping to get rewarded by the King of Spain. When the King wants them to bring it for real, they set off to Florida to find it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': The [[EvilOldFolks aged crime lord]] Silvermane's long-standing goal was to find a way to restore his youth. Unfortunately, the AppliedPhlebotinum worked a little too well, and he reverted to infancy. A later attempt to fix it ''also'' works too well, restoring him to his original old age instead of to his target age.
** Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, shares the same goal and even uses the same AppliedPhlebotinum as Silvermane. It works out considerably better for him, to the point that he is the ''only'' villain in the entire series who gets everything he wanted in the end. He's also the reason Silvermane's attempt to undo his infancy works too well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Plankton develops both a super-aging ray and a de-aging ray. The latter ends up working a bit too well, [[RuleOfFunny turning him into an even smaller protozoa]].
* One ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Dr. Robotnik plans on defeating Sonic by making him so old, he won't be as fast. As usual Scratch had the Enterprise get sucked into a parallel universe where entropy was reversed and Grounder mess things up by putting aged backwards; they quickly started getting younger and younger, leading to an adorable 7-year-old Spock trying to hold the device into reverse, turning Sonic into a toddler and Tails into a baby. Later Robotnik is too mission together.
** Luckily, the (non-canon) first captain of the Enterprise, Captain Robert April, was on-board. He de-aged from an elderly man to roughly Kirk's true age.
* Peach got
turned into a toddler. At baby in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' after falling in the end Robotnik is turned into an old man.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Rocko, Heifer, and Heifer's Grandfather are on a cruise filled with senior citizens when they cross The Bermuda Triangle, which alters their ages. Giving us a mix of overnight age up and
Fountain of Youth, all the elderly revert Youth. To get her back to young(er) adulthood, her real age, the ship's crew become babies, brothers had to [[ReversePolarity make the waterfall in the fountain go up instead of down]] [[InsaneTrollLogic and Rocko and Heifer become elderly.
* A while ago, UsefulNotes/McDonalds released cartoons on VHS featuring Ronald [=McDonald=] and his friends having adventures.
put her in the fountain]].
** [[HilariousInHindsight That technically makes this episode the first appearance of]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Baby Peach]].
**
One such cartoon sees them go to an amusement park called Birthday world where him and his friends are turned into toddlers and babies.
* In an
episode of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'' called "Secret Agent Bear", Yogi ''Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' spinoff had one where Kooky's builds a time machine to take him and his pals spoof James Bond movies. In it Koopa back in time so they accidently fall can prevent Mario and Luigi from arriving at the Mushroom Kingdom, with the Marios and Toad following them back to stop them. Unfortunately, it malfunctions thanks to Koopa's impatience, so not only do they all go back in time, but they all get turned into babies too. [[HilariousInHindsight Which means this had our first appearances of Baby Mario and Luigi as well.]] Although this Baby Mario and Luigi ''still have their mustaches''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperSunday'': The entire series "Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines" was built around a young journalist, the members of a traveling monster truck show and a ruthless elderly billionaire named Adrian Ravenscroft searching for the Fountain of Youth. When Ravenscroft gets to it first, he turns into a young, 30-something man, vowing to destroy his adversaries. But the good guys destroy
the fountain of youth youth, and the adults become little kids and the kids become babies. Later the villian it isn't long before Ravenscroft reverts to his elderly self ... fleeing but unknowing running into a swamp infested with hungry alligators.
* Happens a few times in WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow all due to messing around with time manipulation;
** The first time Thanos
uses the water Time Stone to turn world leaders de-age all of the occupants of a Skrull Ship and captain Marvel into kids babies, for his own amusement.
** Happens again when Iron Man's time machine backfires
and turns Iron Man, Scarlet Witch and Falcon into toddlers, where Wolverine (to his dismay) has to babysit them, while the childish Hulk enjoys it. The [[RapidAging opposite]] happens to Ms. Marvel and Thor when Dr. Doom gets control over time, but Herbie then is turned one himself at reverses all of the end.
* The final ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheCrow'' cartoon, "Punchy De Leon" has Fox
inappropriately aged squaddies back and Crow as con men who claim to have found in the Fountain, hoping process turns Dr. Doom into a toddler as well.
* Leave it
to get rewarded by the King of Spain. ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' to come up with a twisted, disturbing take on this one. When the King wants them Warden is feeling old and decrepit on his birthday, Jared buys him some "ancient Chinese mystery butter" that's supposed to bring restore someone's youth. It ends up getting put on the birthday cake, though, leading to a bunch of inmates regressing to toddlers. Toddlers who then proceed to violently kill each other.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' Warp is reduced to infancy after his time suit malfunctions.
* Two episodes of the original ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' dealt with this; in "Back To The Egg"
it for real, they set off happened to Florida Leonardo and Michaelangelo, and in "Adventures In Turtle Sitting" Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello turned into children and the slacker of the group Michaelangelo had to find it.look after them.
** Another episode "Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp" when the mixture of the leftover mutagen that affected the Punk Frogs and Leatherhead is concentrated creating the Fountain of Youth. Shredder accidentally fell in the fountain turning him into a baby.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Age spells can only be performed by the highest-level unicorns. Trixie is able to turn Snips into a baby and Snails into an old stallion with her magic boosted by an Alicorn Amulet; Twilight Sparkle, on the other hand, is unable to reverse it. In order to rid Trixie of the corrupting amulet, Twilight fakes it by claiming to have an equally powerful artifact while having Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle impersonate Applejack and Rarity respectively.
** Twilight pulled it off for real in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", though, but not intentionally; during her entrance exam to magic school, she was startled and lost control of her magic, turning the not-yet-hatched Spike into an adult dragon.
* The second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' (a.k.a. "Fountain of Youth") has Tommy, Chuckie, & Kimi think that the fountain of youth exists. They are happy until Angelica tells them that she will be in charge when its powers take effect on the adults & tricks them into thinking that the fountain in the lake has said powers. After several unsuccesful attempts at preventing the adults from going into the lake, they decide to drain the lake...[[spoiler: by pulling on a chain which might actually be attached to a boat which is far too heavy for them to move by even an inch.]]
* In a cutaway gag on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Ponce de Leon Griffin finds the Fountain of Youth and takes a dip, keeping his head above water. When he emerges, his body is the size of an infant, but his head is still adult-sized; he promptly topples over.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
** The Dog Talisman gives its holder immortality. While it doesn't make the holder look younger, it makes him ''feel'' younger. Thus Uncle becomes incredibly strong and agile like he used to be.
** Characters sometimes get turned into children by spells.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' "Boy George" has George turn into a kid, though his voice is exactly the same. Another episode averts it by having Elroy turn into an old man.



* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'': In one episode, Johnny drinks a potion that reverts him to infancy- physically, at least- to the delight of his mother... until she gets busy and sends him off to day care with an attractive caretaker, to his delight. In the end, he's restored to his adult body.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld apparently]]) 18-year-old Princess Bubblegum suffers an accident in which she loses some of her body mass. Being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a sentient wad of bubblegum in a generally princess-like shape]], she is saved by being reconstructed in the shape of an apparently 13-year-old princess. Since TheMindIsThePlaythingOfTheBody, this also causes her personality to take on the traits of a 13-year-old. The situation is, [[StatusQuoIsGod of course]], temporary. [[note]] the writers originally planned for it to last much longer, as an entire story arc. But changed their minds and scrapped the whole idea, turning her back to normal in her very next appearance. [[/note]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' episode "Back to the Past" features Oggy, Jack, and Bob accidentally facing the wrath of a witch and turned into elementary school-aged kids, with Olivia and Joey forced to track the witch down to reverse the spell, while Dee Dee and Marky watch over the three. [[spoiler: In the end, the same ends up happening to Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky.]]
* In a relatively rare example of kids getting younger, the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode Agent Doof has the titular characters being turned into babies. Needless to say, Candace ended up a BadlyBatteredBabysitter in record time. And at the end of the episode, even their mother and the Fireside Girls are turned into babies. Candace is obviously exasperated, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall openly hopes it wears off by the next episode]] ([[StatusQuoIsGod which it also obviously does]]).
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "A New Spiritual Age", when Korra's emotions cause her to age down into a child while in the SpiritWorld.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' episode, "Ape Foo Young", Cranky makes a potion that will make him 40 years younger, with the help of the vision of his past self. However, the effects of the potion are only temporary. Donkey Kong drinks the potion and de-ages into a baby. Diddy gets Candy to look after him until the effects wear off by telling her he's DK's nephew. At the end of the episode, King K. Rool drinks the potion and de-ages into a baby as well.



* The focus of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' episode "Fountains", where the crew looks for the Fountain of Youth to restore a RetiredBadass to his prime. Although they find it, he is forced to return to his old age to escape, and the fountain can only be used once.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Duck Codgers" has Dodgers and the Cadet infected with a disease that speeds up their aging, and visiting the Fountain of Youth on Mars to reverse it. While they only go back to their canonical ages, the disease turns out to have reversed effects on Martians.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In the episode "The Rerun", Nicole and Richard are regressed to infancy, causing their children to retroactively never have been born. Gumball himself comes dangerously close to disappearing, but he manages to fix things and turn everything back to normal in the nick of time.

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* The focus of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' In one episode "Fountains", where of the crew looks for third season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the Fountain Winx had to retrieve water from a magical stream that was capable of Youth to restore a RetiredBadass to his prime. Although turning back time so they find it, he is forced could save Faragonda who had been transformed into a tree by Valtor. However, they had to return be careful not to his old age to escape, and touch the fountain can only be used once.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Duck Codgers" has Dodgers and the Cadet infected with a disease
water, realizing that speeds up their aging, and visiting the Fountain of Youth on Mars doing so could cause them to reverse it. While they only go turn back to their canonical ages, into children. Near the disease turns out to have reversed effects on Martians.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In
end of the episode "The Rerun", Nicole and Richard episode, after Flora earns her Enchantix after saving her younger sister from the Trix, she then throws the Trix into the water, turning them into preteens. Of course, the Trix are regressed to infancy, causing their children to retroactively never have been born. Gumball himself comes dangerously close to disappearing, but he manages to fix things and turn everything back to normal in later episodes, so Valtor must've been able to restore their true ages.
* In
the nick WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker short ''Born To Peck'', [[spoiler: this is added in at the last second by the animator to save the life of time.an elderly, suicidal Woody.]]
* In an episode of the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'' called "Secret Agent Bear", Yogi and his pals spoof James Bond movies. In it they accidently fall into the fountain of youth and the adults become little kids and the kids become babies. Later the villian uses the water to turn world leaders into kids and then is turned one himself at the end.
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* Alessi in Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' does this to opponents with his Stand, Sethan. The longer you stand in his shadow (through which Sethan manifests), the younger you get, including your Stand getting weaker (and that's only if you developed your stand at a young age) and in one instance is able to turn a woman into a fetus. Unfortunately for Alessi, when he tries this on Jotaro, he learns the hard way Jotaro was {{Badass}} even at age seven.

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* Alessi in Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' does this to opponents with his Stand, Sethan. The longer you stand in his shadow (through which Sethan manifests), the younger you get, including your Stand getting weaker (and that's only if you developed your stand at a young age) and in one instance is able to turn a woman into a fetus. Unfortunately for Alessi, when he tries this on Jotaro, he learns the hard way Jotaro was {{Badass}} badass even at age seven.
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* Played straight then subverted in the fourth episode of ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}''. When Schubert starts playing his music, everyone else present shrinks out of their clothes as they regress into babies frolicking to and fro, but it soon turns out that they're actually perfectly normal, and that the music merely caused them to ''act'' like babies.



* Episode 9 of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' features mother Aki Hinata getting turned into a teenager by Kururu's newest invention. In a later episode, the same gun turns Fuyuki into a kindergardener. even later, Natsumi, Keroro, Giroro, and Kururu also get zapped by this gun. [[spoiler: In one episode, the entire planet gets zapped by this gun, setting time back by about twenty years.]]



* This is the premise of the ''Kako Random'' arc of ''LightNovel/KokoroConnect''. The heroes find themselves randomly regressing to preteens or young children between 12:00 and 17:00, both physically and mentally. Interestingly, this also causes them to regain some of the memories they had at those ages. This is the work of Number Two, and once the latter's involvement is revealed, the regressions become even more random; lasting from a couple seconds to almost a full day, and/or going all the way back to infancy.



* Episode 9 of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' features mother Aki Hinata getting turned into a teenager by Kururu's newest invention. In a later episode, the same gun turns Fuyuki into a kindergardener. even later, Natsumi, Keroro, Giroro, and Kururu also get zapped by this gun. [[spoiler:In one episode, the entire planet gets zapped by this gun, setting time back by about twenty years.]]



* This is the premise of the ''Kako Random'' arc of ''LightNovel/KokoroConnect''. The heroes find themselves randomly regressing to preteens or young children between 12:00 and 17:00, both physically and mentally. Interestingly, this also causes them to regain some of the memories they had at those ages. This is the work of Number Two, and once the latter's involvement is revealed, the regressions become even more random; lasting from a couple seconds to almost a full day, and/or going all the way back to infancy.
* Played straight then subverted in the fourth episode of ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}''. When Schubert starts playing his music, everyone else present shrinks out of their clothes as they regress into babies frolicking to and fro, but it soon turns out that they're actually perfectly normal, and that the music merely caused them to ''act'' like babies.
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