Bright Side

Artist Re-Imagines Disney Characters as Real People and We Still Can’t Get Over Them


Jirla Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen is a 28-year-old Finnish artist who grew up admiring Disney movies and his work has been largely inspired by Disney characters. In the last couple of years, he has been reproducing portraiture depicting Disney characters in real life.

He usually has a clear idea of what the character looks like in real life and even though they do not have any distinctive facial features they have strong personalities that are easy to portray.

We at Bright Side have collected some of his beautiful works of art to share with you and show you, through his talent, what our favorite Disney characters might look like in real life.

1. Anastasia

2. Dimitri

3. Peter Pan

4. Alice in Wonderland

5. Ariel

6. Princess Jasmine

7. Maleficent

8. Ursula

9. Vanessa — Ursula’s Alter Ego

10. Hercules

11. Hades

12. Belle

13. Moana

Which Disney character is your favorite? Which of the paintings do you believe portrays the character most realistically? Please let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this with your friends and family who love Disney