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What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People 

Justin Andress
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List Rules Vote up the most realistic Disney character fan art.

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.

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Jane, 'Tarzan'
Jane, 'Tarzan' is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People
Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen/Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

Tarzan’s Jane has retained the precocious curiosity that gets her involved with the titular ape man.

Is this realistic?
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Esmerelda, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'
Esmerelda, 'The Hunchbac... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People
Photo:  Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen/Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

Free-wheeling Esmerelda is drawn as a coy enchantress, a perfectly fitting presentation for the Romani woman.

Is this realistic?
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Jasmine, 'Aladdin'
Jasmine, 'Aladdin' is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People
Photo:  Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen/Imgur

These are the deep brown eyes of a woman who would have zero problems taming a wild tiger.

Is this realistic?
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Cruella de Vil, '101 Dalmations'
Cruella de Vil, '101 Dal... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People
Photo:  Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen/Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

There’s clear evil in the eyes of Cruella de Vil, a woman who’s greatest joy is donning the freshly skinned fur of an innocent animal.

Is this realistic?