28-year-old Finnish artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has grown up with Disney cartoons, and the animated characters have become his inexhaustible source of inspiration. During the last couple of years, Jirka has been creating their portraits, and the images look incredibly realistic.

"Back in 2011 I just randomly thought I'd challenge myself and have a little fun in Photoshop, and explore what the famous character of Ursula from the Little Mermaid could look like in real life," Jirka told Bored Panda. "Since I grew up with a lot of these cartoon characters, the sense of nostalgia made it such a fascinating and a fun personal project."

"I've been inspired by the idea of re-envisioning these characters and Disney princesses that we all know and love, in a way I would imagine them to look like if they were 'more real,' while still staying somewhat true to their original <...> designs."

The artist said he often has a pretty clear idea of what a particular character should look like in real life in his mind but creating their portrait can become a process of trial and error. "As all of [them] do not particularly have extremely distinct facial features, it is often more about getting a sense of their personality across." Scroll down to meet the cartoons in real life and upvote your favorites.

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#1

Moana From Moana

Moana From Moana

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

She's so stunning!

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#2

Belle From Beauty And The Beast

Belle From Beauty And The Beast

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vanee eugenio 1 year ago

I'll become a lesbian if this Belle exists.

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#3

Captain Li Shang From Mulan

Captain Li Shang From Mulan

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Asia 1 year ago

Yes!

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#4

Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

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Juana 1 year ago

I'd give up my voice for a crack at that!

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#5

Princess Anna From Frozen

Princess Anna From Frozen

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

I think she looks like Alexis Bledel from when she was in Gilmore Girls

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#6

Nakoma From Pocahontas

Nakoma From Pocahontas

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

She's much more beautiful and unique here. Good work!

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#7

Eugene Fitzherbert / Flynn Rider From Tangled

Eugene Fitzherbert / Flynn Rider From Tangled

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Kiahna 1 year ago

Here comes the smoulder...

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#8

Princess Jasmine From Aladdin

Princess Jasmine From Aladdin

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rossi pomares 1 year ago

This Jasmine es better

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#9

Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians

Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians

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Olivia Kuczynski 1 year ago

Her smile and eyes remind me of Karen Allen from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Karen_Alle...bcf0d6.jpg Karen_Allen-5b28f8cbcf0d6.jpg

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#10

Kocoum From Pocahontas

Kocoum From Pocahontas

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

Well done.

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#11

Ariel From The Little Mermaid

Ariel From The Little Mermaid

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Okay I didn't expect her to open her eyes

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#12

Jane From Tarzan

Jane From Tarzan

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Petra Christovová 1 year ago

Maggie Gylenhaal!

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#13

Esmeralda From The Hunchback On Notre Dame

Esmeralda From The Hunchback On Notre Dame

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Kiahna 1 year ago

I always imagined either Salma Hayek or Sofia Vergara for Esmeralda. They seem like they would be able to portray her really well.

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#14

Ursula's Alter Ego Vanessa From The Little Mermaid

Ursula's Alter Ego Vanessa From The Little Mermaid

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

So pretty 😍

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#15

Thomas From Pocahontas

Thomas From Pocahontas

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Gosiaatje 1 year ago

I thought this was Jim Hawkins!

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#16

Tinkerbell From Peter Pan

Tinkerbell From Peter Pan

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Alex K 1 year ago

Something reminds me of charlize theron

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#17

Queen Elsa From Frozen

Queen Elsa From Frozen

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

Kirsten Dunst!

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#18

Hades From Hercules

Hades From Hercules

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

He looks like a priest of some satanic ritual..

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#19

Tiana From Princess And The Frog

Tiana From Princess And The Frog

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TheReader19 1 year ago

Charming

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#20

Pocahontas From Pocahontas

Pocahontas From Pocahontas

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DforDorothy 1 year ago

Tia Carrere could playe her.

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#21

Prince Phillip Fom Sleeping Beauty

Prince Phillip Fom Sleeping Beauty

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rakuninaru 1 year ago

I would fall for him XD

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#22

Kristoff From Elsa The Snow Queen

Kristoff From Elsa The Snow Queen

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All With Heart 1 year ago

"Elsa the Snow Queen" Different titles in different countries, I assume. Over here, it's 'Frozen'.

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#23

Ursula From The Little Mermaid

Ursula From The Little Mermaid

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Aunt Messy 1 year ago

That's Divine. He was awesome.

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#24

John Smith From Pocahontas

John Smith From Pocahontas

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Zanthe 1 year ago

Looks a lot like Scott Eastwood, actually.

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#25

Prince Naveen From The Princess And The Frog

Prince Naveen From The Princess And The Frog

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Petra Foss Madsen 1 year ago

:0

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#26

Mother Gothel From Tangled

Mother Gothel From Tangled

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Robert 1 year ago

Michelle Pfeiffer

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#27

Prince Adam / Beast From Beauty And The Beast

Prince Adam / Beast From Beauty And The Beast

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Ginge 1 year ago

Forgive my ignorance, but there was only one Prince Adam when i was growing up, and that was He-Man!

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#28

Snow White From Snow White

Snow White From Snow White

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TheReader19 1 year ago

So sweet

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#29

Mulan Fom Mulan

Mulan Fom Mulan

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TheReader19 1 year ago

She looks playful

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#30

Princess Jasmine From Aladdin

Princess Jasmine From Aladdin

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Jessica Gunn 1 year ago

Looks pretty accurate

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#31

Lady Tremaine From Cinderella

Lady Tremaine From Cinderella

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Cami Ereth 1 year ago

That is a serious RBF...

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#32

Tarzan From Tarzan

Tarzan From Tarzan

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

Volker Bruch. ;-)

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#33

Prince Charming From Cinderella

Prince Charming From Cinderella

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Hayley Von Dietsch 1 year ago

Ezra Fitzs??

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#34

Alice From Alice In Wonderland

Alice From Alice In Wonderland

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Such an innocent kid

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#35

Hercules From Hercules

Hercules From Hercules

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

More like hunkules

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#36

Rapunzel From Tangled

Rapunzel From Tangled

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Kiahna 1 year ago

Looks like a Fanning.

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#37

Cinderella From Cinderella

Cinderella From Cinderella

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All With Heart 1 year ago

Am I the only one who thinks that she looks like a younger version of Taylor Swift?

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#38

Captain Hook From Peter Pan

Captain Hook From Peter Pan

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AmyFarrahFowlerCooper 1 year ago

Sasha Baron Cohan

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#39

Merida From Brave

Merida From Brave

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Mika N 1 year ago

Love the hair. Do her arms look kinda short though or is it just me?

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#40

Aladdin From Aladdin

Aladdin From Aladdin

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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja 1 year ago

I wonder if he has nipples in that version.

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#41

Jafar From Aladdin

Jafar From Aladdin

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SandaPanda 1 year ago

Snoop Dogg?

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#42

Megara From Hercules

Megara From Hercules

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

'I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day!'

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#43

Peter Pan From Peter Pan

Peter Pan From Peter Pan

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Janine B. 1 year ago

Young Will Poulter would have made a perfect Pan.

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#44

Judge Claude Frollo From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Judge Claude Frollo From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 1 year ago

This reminds me of a principal I once had in elementary school.

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#45

Princess Aurora From Sleeping Beauty

Princess Aurora From Sleeping Beauty

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Abby Not Normal 1 year ago

She looks like Jerry's wife on Parks and Rec.

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#46

Captain Phoebus From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Captain Phoebus From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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rena 1 year ago

Heath Ledger?

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#47

Prince Hans From Frozen

Prince Hans From Frozen

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Laura Hazell 1 year ago

Looks like prince Harry

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#48

Gaston From Beauty And The Beast

Gaston From Beauty And The Beast

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TheReader19 1 year ago

Still looks like a dick!

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#49

Evil Queen From Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Evil Queen From Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

Wow, she really looks like she's got problems...

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#50

Wendy From Peter Pan

Wendy From Peter Pan

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CRGRSN 1 year ago

Eli Linch, let's see you produce better work. Then we can debate

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#51

The Prince From Snow White

The Prince From Snow White

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vanee eugenio 1 year ago

looks like Charlie Puth

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#52

Maleficent From The Sleeping Beauty

Maleficent From The Sleeping Beauty

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Aunt Messy 1 year ago

Angelina Jolie will always be Maleficent.

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#53

Belle From Beauty And The Beast

Belle From Beauty And The Beast

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Jessica Gunn 1 year ago

So....the FIRST Belle was the better one

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#54

Ursula From The Little Mermaid

Ursula From The Little Mermaid

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Cece Venticinc 1 year ago

The first one was a bit better

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