We all love Disney movies because they bring a smile to our faces, light up our daily lives and inspire us to overcome any problems we might have. However, have you ever wondered what Disney characters would look like if some of the fantasy were to be replaced with a healthy dose of reality?
Cartoonist Santiago Esparza, who goes by the moniker Sanesparza, made a series of hilariously funny comics on Disney characters in real life. These are sure to have you in stitches as you rethink everything you thought you knew about some of your favorite films. Be warned — your rose-colored glasses might just fall off. Remember to upvote your fave comics and let us know in the comments below why you liked them.
The artist, Sanesparza, has quite a following online: over 292,000 people follow his account on Instagram, while another 40,000 follow him on Facebook. Be sure to check out Bored Panda’s previous post about the artist’s incredibly witty ‘How To’ series.
Bored Panda reached out to Santiago to better understand his motivation behind the funny — and sometimes even shocking — drawing ideas.
“My inspiration for this series is my love for these movies, some of them are my favorite,” the artist explained the inspiration behind the series to Bored Panda. “So I like to think that I make fun of these movies, but out of love, that’s probably why it connects with so many people. They don’t see it as a critique, they just want to laugh about the famous characters we all know and love.”
Santiago also added that he usually draws the comics in chronological order, however, “for this second season of ‘If Disney movies were realistic’ I’m taking more liberties.”
Sanesparza has been drawing for a long time. Ever since he was a child, in fact: “Disney and Pixar were definitely the main reasons why I started drawing and liking movies in general, so I guess you could say everything’s coming full circle.
While on the topic of realism in Disney movies, the company has recently begun a whole series of projects to recreate classic beloved cartoons as live-action versions. Be sure to read Bored Panda’s posts about an alternate look for The Lion King remake and about Bahati, the lion cub who was the inspiration behind Simba.