What kid in America hasn’t found themselves swept away into the cartoon reality of a classic Disney movie? It’s almost a rite of passage for all children for the past fifty years or so. The characters in these movies speak to kids of every age, looming large in pop culture. To their audience, Disney characters are real, they just don’t look like it.
Now, one Helsinki-based artist, Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, has bridged the gap between these celluloid titans and the real world. He’s taken Disney character fan art and created a long list of stunningly realistic Disney characters. From Aladdin to Gaston, Ursula to Alice, Jirka Vinse has re-imagined these beloved characters as deeply detailed real-world models.
Ever wondered what Belle might look like with a little more texture? Have you considered whether it’s possible for Captain Hook to maintain that maniacal gleam even in the real world?
Well, here’s your chance.
John Smith, 'Pocahontas'
And this picture of John Smith lets audiences know how dense the brawny explorer likely was.Is this realistic?
Alice, 'Alice in Wonderland'Photo: flickr / CC0
The slightly agape jaw, the glassy eyes, this version of Alice is certainly already eating the cake in Wonderland (if you catch my drift).Is this realistic?
You can tell how uneasy Mulan is in this traditional garb. There’s a warrior fighting to get out.Is this realistic?
Tiana, 'The Princes And The Frog'Photo: flickr / CC0
The razor’s edge hiding at the corner of Tiana’s smile is a perfect embodiment of this intelligent, independent princess.Is this realistic?