From villains to princesses, Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen has been bringing beloved Disney characters to life, and they all look like someone you’d want to meet. Recently, Jirka has started focusing on the guys a lot of us might have forgotten – fathers. There’s Tarzan’s dad, John, Pocahontas’s dad, Chief Powhatan, and a few others who now look like they’re not only capable of bringing up a child, but taking over Hollywood as well. Jirka’s incredibly realistic work has already earned him over 209K Instagram followers, and it doesn’t look like the Helsinki-based artist is going to stop anytime soon.

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Tarzan’s dad John

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“This ‘real-life’ series started with me wanting to give King Triton a go, since The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie, and I [still hadn’t done] this major character from the film,” Jirka told Bored Panda. “But, as it had been a while since I had done such a series, I decided to take on the other Disney father figures as well.”

Aladdin’s father Cassim

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“This whole Disney project of mine has gone on for eight years, and to be honest, I do struggle with finding the time and inspiration to keep on creating more,” the artist confessed. “Having said that, it has still remained a fun thing to do if I do find spare time, though. So we will have to see when this wave of inspiration hits me again.”

Ariel’s father King Triton

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When he’s not playing around with Disney characters, Jirka still keeps himself busy; he’s a freelancer who juggles a lot of work. “Professionally, I’ve always been an art director & graphic designer first, and consider to be an illustrator on the side. But I am into all visual things, and one of my biggest interests has got a lot to do with fashion and my personal style, which are something I regularly share on my social media, too.”

Pocahontas’s dad Chief Powhatan

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Hercules father Zeus

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