Artist Reimagines 54 Disney Characters As Real People, And Men Will Be Glad Prince Adam Doesn’t Really Exist
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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Moana From Moana
Belle From Beauty And The Beast
Captain Li Shang From Mulan
Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid
Princess Anna From Frozen
I think she looks like Alexis Bledel from when she was in Gilmore Girls
Nakoma From Pocahontas
Eugene Fitzherbert / Flynn Rider From Tangled
Princess Jasmine From Aladdin
Cruella De Vil From 101 Dalmatians
Her smile and eyes remind me of Karen Allen from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Karen_Alle...bcf0d6.jpg
Kocoum From Pocahontas
Ariel From The Little Mermaid
Jane From Tarzan
Esmeralda From The Hunchback On Notre Dame
Ursula's Alter Ego Vanessa From The Little Mermaid
Thomas From Pocahontas
Tinkerbell From Peter Pan
Queen Elsa From Frozen
Tiana From Princess And The Frog
Hades From Hercules
Pocahontas From Pocahontas
Prince Phillip Fom Sleeping Beauty
Kristoff From Elsa The Snow Queen
"Elsa the Snow Queen" Different titles in different countries, I assume. Over here, it's 'Frozen'.
Ursula From The Little Mermaid
John Smith From Pocahontas
Prince Naveen From The Princess And The Frog
Mother Gothel From Tangled
Prince Adam / Beast From Beauty And The Beast
Snow White From Snow White
Mulan Fom Mulan
Princess Jasmine From Aladdin
Lady Tremaine From Cinderella
Tarzan From Tarzan
Prince Charming From Cinderella
Alice From Alice In Wonderland
Hercules From Hercules
Rapunzel From Tangled
Cinderella From Cinderella
Am I the only one who thinks that she looks like a younger version of Taylor Swift?
Captain Hook From Peter Pan
Merida From Brave
Aladdin From Aladdin
Jafar From Aladdin
Megara From Hercules
'I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day!'
Peter Pan From Peter Pan
Judge Claude Frollo From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
This reminds me of a principal I once had in elementary school.