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Ever wondered what the many various Disney characters would look like if they existed in real life? Of course you have! Karen Graw has as well, and set off to recreate said Disney characters as real people to give us an idea of just what they might look like.

Click on over to the other side to check them out.

From left to right:

Row one: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Mother Gothel, Tiana, Charlottle LaBouffe, Esmeralda, Frollo, Quasimodo

Row two: Giselle, Jane, Tarzan, Cinderella, Belle, Prince Adam (The Beast), Gaston, Jafar

Row three: Mulan, Alice, Jasmine, Aladdin, Aurora, Prince Philip, Maleficent, Cruella Deville’

Row four: Meg, Hercules, Pocahontas, Snow White, The Evil Queen, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula

Single Images [click for larger view]

Disney Characters As Real People: Rapunzel Disney Characters As Real People: Flynn Rider Disney Characters As Real People: Mother Gothel Disney Characters As Real People: Tiana Disney Characters As Real People: Charlotte La Bouff Disney Characters As Real People: Esmeralda Disney Characters As Real People: Frollo Disney Characters As Real People: Quasimodo
Disney Characters As Real People: Giselle Disney Characters As Real People: Jane Disney Characters As Real People: Tarzan Disney Characters As Real People: Cinderella Disney Characters As Real People: Belle Disney Characters As Real People: Prince Adam (The Beast) Disney Characters As Real People: Gaston Disney Characters As Real People: Jafar
Disney Characters As Real People: Mulan Disney Characters As Real People: Alice Disney Characters As Real People: Jasmine Disney Characters As Real People: Aladdin Disney Characters As Real People: Aurora Disney Characters As Real People: Prince Philip Disney Characters As Real People: Maleficent Disney Characters As Real People: Cruella De Vil
Disney Characters As Real People: Meg Disney Characters As Real People: Hercules Disney Characters As Real People: Pocahontas Disney Characters As Real People: Snow White Disney Characters As Real People: The Evil Queen Disney Characters As Real People: Ariel Disney Characters As Real People: Prince Eric Disney Characters As Real People: Ursula


What Disney Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

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  1. As i was growing up the lady who lived next door looked so much like the movie version of Ursula it was scary. That girl they came up with doesn’t even compare. Love yea ms K.

    Comment by reconeman — January 16, 2014 @ 10:46 am

  2. Why would Giselle be on this list? We already know what she looks like in real life, Amy Adams.

    Comment by Alysia Rose Durlak — January 16, 2014 @ 11:09 am

  3. That’s an awful lot of white.

    Comment by Jay — January 16, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

  4. Gaston isn’t robust enough.

    Comment by Bedknobs_and_Boomsticks — January 19, 2014 @ 2:22 am

  5. Villians like eye shadow.

    Comment by Dan Gutierrez — January 22, 2014 @ 10:36 am

  6. A lot of them are nothing like what they would look. Some of them even offend me.

    Comment by Name — January 23, 2014 @ 11:29 am

  7. Would love to see it. Unfortunately, nothing shows for me to look at.

    Comment by John Taylor — January 23, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

  8. they f*d up jasmine :(

    Comment by Kavilesh R Panicker — January 25, 2014 @ 4:48 am

  9. Hmm…I thought for Cruella they’d use a photo of Nancy Pelosi.

    Comment by PrinceHarming — January 26, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

  10. Apparently the author doesn’t watch Once Upon A Time

    Comment by Bryant Oliveira — January 28, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

  11. Wtf?

    Comment by Guest — January 28, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

  12. Ah, racism! How lovely!

    Comment by ElisabethChristoffersen — January 28, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

  13. Kind of lame with just the faces…

    Comment by kaimonster — January 29, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

  14. Jasmine looks like kim Kardashian

    Comment by whatsup — January 30, 2014 @ 12:28 am

  15. There are an awful lot of white princess stories in general, thanks to H. C. Anderson and Grimms. I’m still waiting for an Indian princess (Jungle Book does not have a princess in it!) and an actual African princess (Lion King only had lions, though technically Nala was a princess, and Tiana is American, not African) and they did do China, but a lot of people are really interested in Korea and Japan as well right now. Mongolia would be really cool too. They only just now did a story with Norway/Sweden/Finland influence, which I was waiting forever for because I am mostly of Swedish heritage. I’d actually like to see some vikings. And they’ve never done anything regarding a dragon guarding gold, which is shocking, because that’s as old a concept as the vikings themselves. Actually, they don’t have many dragon stories at all.

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — February 2, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

  16. We all know the evil queen looks like Lana parrilla.


    Comment by evilregalLoLa — February 2, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

  17. he should be big with a strong jaw line. tiana should be darker.

    Comment by SpiderOne — February 5, 2014 @ 1:43 am

  18. oooh. that would be awesome! I’d def watch that. they’ll get there, give it time. :-) a Disney Viking princess? heck yeah! but only if they get the runes right. because that always annoys me.

    Comment by SpiderOne — February 5, 2014 @ 1:48 am

  19. Jasmine’s eyes are stunning

    Comment by Lucas — February 6, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

  20. These aren’t all the same person? I couldn’t tell with how immensely similar they are. Can we go outside the white beauty ideal nao?

    Comment by Angela Dabney — February 6, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

  21. I don’t think those images look like any of the characters…I’ve seen better compilations…

    Comment by afkjdfkadf — February 7, 2014 @ 3:04 am

  22. So– I’m sure Ariel was a full fledged red head– not that strawberry blonde. Tiara– wow, that’s kinda really light. I’m sorry, I feel like this should be What Disney Characters would look like if they were all from the same village? It might just me, but they all look very much alike.

    Comment by Melilew — February 11, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

  23. All of them look the same and how could they get Ursula so wrong when her look was based on a real person.

    Comment by Riffraff — February 17, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

  24. Yes! I want to see some sailing. I mean, come on. Sailing is super prevalent in lore. I want to see stuff about the people who crossed over from Asia to America, and I want to see stuff about the Romans who invaded Britain, and I want to see stuff about Vikings sailing around. I want to see stuff about Genghis Khan and Lewis and Clarke too. And it’d be cool if they did Jack and the Beanstalk as a cartoon too, wouldn’t it? And what of Tibet? I LOVE Tibetan culture. South America seems forgotten too (Up touched on it, but I want more Aztecs and Mayans). There are a million other stories in other cultures that I’m sure I’ve never heard of (like Mulan!) that I’d love to see as a kid-friendly cartoon haha. OH and I’ve never seen a leprechaun in Disney stuff. I guess they already did Brave though, so more of that area might be a bit redundant.

    Sorry I could go on and on forever. They just need to not slack off and quit wasting time on crappy TV shows so they can make GOOD stuff! If they keep remaking fairy tales, folklore, mythology, legends and history from around the world, they’ll never run out.

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — February 17, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

  25. looks like someone just took portraits of a bunch of faces…

    Comment by Grapho — February 18, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

  26. None of that orange-colored hair that passes for “redhead,” either. Straight-up, crimson locks will do the trick nicely.

    Comment by Silent Political Yeoman — February 22, 2014 @ 6:14 am

  27. Because apparently, they couldn’t find a heavy set woman to put makeup on? Looks like they just widened the picture.

    Comment by Moodyblue — February 28, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

  28. Amy Adams looked exactly like a Disney Princess in ‘Enchanted’: exactly.

    Comment by chiliboots — March 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

  29. I can definitely see Rapunzel. Flynn and Belle were good choices too.

    Comment by J.C. — March 2, 2014 @ 3:26 am

  30. Wasn’t Brave, the Disney movie, about a Viking princess or something of that sort.

    Comment by Alexandra — March 2, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

  31. No, she wasn’t a viking. She was Scottish. Vikings are from Scandinavia, and spread across Britain, Iceland, and Greenland, all the way to America at one time, and also ventured into other parts of Europe. Most of this happened around 700-800 AD. Brave took place after this time period, in the 10th century, so Merida could have been of Viking decent, but she wasn’t a Viking.
    Merida is more like a less ancient Celt. Celts were the original inhabitants of the islands. I love Celtic stuff, but I like more ancient Celtic stuff, like before the Romans. Why does no one ever want to venture into old stuff??? Anyway, the Romans invaded Britain early on (a little before AD times), and that ended in the second century or so. Before their tech was introduced, Britain was made up of a bunch of tribes! That’s what I want to see. That or the Vikings.

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — March 2, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

  32. Such beautiful people, now I’m feeling bad.

    Comment by Nidhi — March 16, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

  33. Ariel should actually be Giselle because she looks like Amy Adams.

    Comment by mopcambm1 — March 18, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

  34. I said the same thing. All those eggs, after all.

    Comment by Prescott Perez-Fox — March 31, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

  35. You know Pocahontas was a real person and looks nothing like this…

    Comment by Vance Johnson — April 1, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

  36. meh.

    Comment by Shido — April 1, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

  37. This is kind of cool and I realize this was done in all good fun. I’m happy to see that most of these “faces” have imperfections..which in fact make them more appealing. There was a study in which babies were shown photos of extremely good looking, perfectly shaped faces and they merely glanced on the face and showed no real interest..but with faces that had a slight or more obvious imperfections (like a slightly crooked nose or less symmetrical face) they held the gaze longer. for Pocahontas? For me, being of Native American heritage Ill just say, come on can be more real than that.. she looks a a bit too caucasian for me LOL

    Comment by marymrevis — April 6, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

  38. Ursula doesn’t look right, her face doesn’t reflect the larger than life character she was and they all look really quite samey and in the same age generation, Tiana should be darker too. Jaffar (as mentioned before) looks too young I would imagine someone in their late 60’s to 70’s. Gaston looks like he’s had a heavy night and struggling off a hangover as well as not looking as powerful or robust. Sorry but have seen better compilations and it looks like most the images have perhaps come from only 1-5 sources

    Comment by Lilyinthewoods — April 14, 2014 @ 4:57 am

  39. Aladdin isn’t right. He needs to be more boyish looking and no scruff. And Tarzan’s jaw is too narrow. Glenn Close makes a better Cruella.

    Comment by Theresa McMillin — April 15, 2014 @ 8:51 am

  40. Aztecs and Mayans lived in what today is Mexico and Guatemala. So, North and Central America. the Incas were the ones in South America. Just saying.

    Comment by Mari — April 16, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

  41. Good point. I’m not as good with the area south of the USA, that area between Australia, China and India, or East Europe haha. I should have known that though. My parents travelled to some sites and they weren’t in SA :P Whatever, it doesn’t really change the fact that there should be Disney movies about them!

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — April 16, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

  42. They all look exactly the same

    Comment by Stitch — April 18, 2014 @ 4:27 am

  43. Jafar is pretty much wrong too.. he needs to be skinnier and have a bigger nose

    Comment by Stitch — April 18, 2014 @ 4:29 am

  44. Lame

    Comment by jasmine — April 18, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

  45. Surprise. Donald Duck looks like a Kardashian.

    This is probably the stupidest thing I’ve seen on the internet this week.

    Comment by Pa Kent Says Maybe — April 18, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

  46. Miley Cyrus as tinkerbell!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jeff Carvajal — April 19, 2014 @ 12:08 am

  47. THE TWO LOOKALIKES!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Guest — April 19, 2014 @ 12:12 am

  48. This is stupid – Maleficient would look like Angelina Jolie.

    Comment by Jade — April 19, 2014 @ 11:05 am

  49. They did Mickey and the Beanstalk.. not a full fledged movie but it’s pretty darn awesome

    Comment by Stephanie — April 21, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

  50. Wow if you guys want to see movies about vikings watch the history channel not a Disney movie. These movies are for children and no one likes to see a neanderthal eating huge hunks of meat with their hands. Tiana yes was the first colored Disney princess but there is also Mulan, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Esmeralda as far as diversity and I would say that even though there are more white princesses then colored Disney is furthering their diversity field and y’all need to be patient.

    Comment by Katy Lea — April 21, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

  51. Alladin is so much better than that

    Comment by jj — April 22, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

  52. These are children who are watching the princess movies not adults so who cares about having twenty different nationalities, its not like four year olds care if the princesses are white, black, Asian, Mexican or whatever.

    Comment by abby — April 22, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

  53. Please choose your portrait young adventurer as you begin your quest in The Might and Magic of Dungeons and Dragons in Ultima.

    Comment by MightyThorazine — April 23, 2014 @ 1:11 am

  54. What the hell, are you actually serious! You want disney to make a princess film based in almost every single country! Idiot. Oh and by the way they did do an indian one. Pocahontas. Plus a viking princess movie would definitely be crap.

    Comment by Nevermindwhatmynameis — April 24, 2014 @ 10:20 am

  55. Well, Pocahontas was native american, but in my book that’s close enough

    Comment by Nevermindwhatmynameis — April 24, 2014 @ 10:22 am

  56. Are you a troll, or is it just that you’re under the age of 14?

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — April 24, 2014 @ 10:48 am

  57. they all look all to similiar to each other FAIL

    Comment by Jessica Lynn — April 24, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

  58. Angelina Jolie makes an excellent looking Maleficient. They should just put her photo in.

    Comment by Stefani — April 26, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

  59. aladdin doesnt look how he would…

    Comment by love — April 27, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

  60. Ya know, it’s movies. After watching Masters of Sex the first ep, I looked up Masters & Johnson. Johnson, in the show, is extremely hot but the REAL life Johnson was a definite two-bagger.

    Comment by bulldog1963 — April 28, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

  61. Pretty sure they mean how the characters would look if they came from the cartoons, not who was casted as that character in a movie..

    Comment by Guest — April 28, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

  62. I see you’re just a dumbass who’s trying to be funny. Congrats on getting your GED….

    Comment by Vance Johnson — April 28, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

  63. Not at all. Rage much? You’ve made 4 comments all of them whining. good luck with DISH…hahaha. Maybe they told you 700 bucks cuz you were a douche. Ever think of that?

    Comment by bulldog1963 — April 28, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

  64. Aladdin should look sexier

    Comment by tacos — April 28, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

  65. Stalker much? Good to know you take this much interest in old posts….. Now, instead of prying into my life, try getting one for yourself. Dumbass…

    Comment by Vance Johnson — April 28, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

  66. Tell you what, you have fun talking to yourself on here.

    Comment by Vance Johnson — April 28, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

  67. Why can’t those countries make their OWN movies about their lore? Disney’s from America, so one would EXPECT their stories to be from our culture. Who says they have the be the guardians of the whole WORLD’S lore??

    Comment by desertrat8 — April 29, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

  68. So? It’s NOT a documentary. It’s FICTION.

    Comment by desertrat8 — April 29, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

  69. So? It’s NOT a documentary! It’s FICTION, even IF it IS based on real life, who says it has to be 100% like her? Were there even cameras in existence back when she was alive?? Had they even been invented yet??

    Comment by desertrat8 — April 29, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

  70. Damn people, lighten up. Disney isn’t anyone’s “lore guardian”. They usually butcher it anyway. It’d be FUN if they did make some movies though. FUN. Not accuracy or guarding culture. FUN.

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — April 29, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

  71. You have some great ideas… what’s keeping you from writing the script?

    Comment by CumberFan — May 1, 2014 @ 3:19 am

  72. Pretty Sure Mother Gothel is wrong. She’d look like Cher in real life

    Comment by Janis Price — May 1, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

  73. Thank you! I am currently trying to write my own stories, and I do like to be more accurate and dark with mine than I think Disney would care for.

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — May 1, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

  74. uhhh what the heck. You’re so stupid.

    Comment by say — May 2, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

  75. Well Jasmine was Indian

    Comment by say — May 2, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

  76. Jasmine was Arab

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — May 2, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

  77. Gaston should look more like Bruce Campbell and his chin :-) <3

    Comment by Kelley Maycott McGuire — May 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

  78. Ariel was drawn using Alyssa Milano as the model. Wouldn’t that mean that she was the real person.

    Comment by Lonnie Adams Jr — May 4, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

  79. I really do like Rapunzel, Mother Gothel, Cinderella, Alice, Jasmine, and Maleficent, but I feel like the others were just… meh.

    Comment by April — May 4, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

  80. Ursulla should have just been a picture of Roseanne Barr. :D

    Comment by Michael Owens — May 5, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

  81. This is Disney we’re talking about. Of course we can’t.

    Comment by Michael Owens — May 5, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

  82. I agree, but the picture they used looks more like the cartoon character than Angelina Jolie. You’re right though, she does make a good Maleficent. I can’t wait to see the movie.

    Comment by Lola Guin — May 8, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  83. You sound like you just learned this fact that most of us are aware of. They’re relying on the cartoon characters and finding real people who resemble them. If you want REAL Pocahontas (which wasn’t even her real name, by the way, it was a pet name used by her dad) , who was unattractive, then watch a documentary. We’re talking about fictionalized people.

    Comment by Lola Guin — May 8, 2014 @ 8:02 am

  84. Don’t post if you don’t want replies. It’s pretty simple really. Responding to a post does not make one a “stalker” and most people don’t look at the date of the post. When you post, you open yourself up to responses. If you don’t like, don’t post.

    Comment by Lola Guin — May 8, 2014 @ 8:03 am

  85. Prince Eric has darker hair and Ariel should be a brighter red head

    Comment by Jacki — May 9, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

  86. Maleficent had green skin. Gosh Disney just wants to make everyone white. Also I think Angelina Jolie actually really does look more like the Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty than that person. Stronger cheek bones.

    Comment by Jacki — May 9, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

  87. I agree we already know who Giselle looks like

    Comment by Eliana — May 9, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

  88. Where’s Peter Pan? He’s my favorite.

    Comment by Katharine R. — May 10, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

  89. Yeah, and where’s Tinker Bell?

    Comment by Katharine R. — May 10, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

  90. Once upon a time cast are already enough!

    Comment by Indra Yang — May 13, 2014 @ 7:40 am

  91. this sucks

    Comment by Lynn Guss — May 16, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

  92. El Dorado…..

    Comment by Malaena — May 17, 2014 @ 4:22 am

  93. You’re kind of uneducated there. Indians are not Tribal Americans, they come from India. Maybe you should Google it! Pocahontas was a Native American princess not an Indian.

    Comment by Malaena — May 17, 2014 @ 4:26 am

  94. Dreamworks :P

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — May 17, 2014 @ 4:26 am

  95. Not even… that’s like saying Russians are the same thing as Chinese because they are both in Asia.

    Comment by BlueberryMuffin — May 17, 2014 @ 4:29 am

  96. This is stupid

    Comment by Aaron — May 21, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

  97. Nailed it!

    Comment by Aaron — May 21, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

  98. i agree about gaston, but tiana pretty much hit the nail on the head

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:15 pm

  99. lol. when he was a lad, he ate four dozen eggs every morning to help him get large, and now that he’s a man, he is roughly the size of a barge!

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:19 pm

  100. Emporer’s New groove

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

  101. we are all excited to see what others can come up with. so shutup, and mind your buisness. 1st amendmant is freedom of speech, we ALL have the right to express our own opinion. so go ahead, say what you think, be a hater. frankly, no one cares what you think or say. so my advice to you would be not to bother.

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

  102. why dont you shut the hell up?! im not a stalker either because as Lola Guin stated, most people dont look at posts the day it was posted. if you’re so fed up with all of this, why dont you go dig a hole, and lay in it? no one cares what you do, so stfu!

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

  103. lol. i agree

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

  104. a little bit

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

  105. sadly, he doesn’t have official royal blood, so he probably didn’t make the cut

    Comment by mahina — May 22, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

  106. Yeah, I’ve figured Ariel was a Henna head or uses Manic Panic. :D

    Comment by C — May 23, 2014 @ 2:05 am

  107. It looks like they used some generator software, so the base face for the men and women are probably the same. I say this because I’ve messed with a few generators and noticed this weirdness about everything outside the face frame. Just study the edges of the rectangle close enough, and you’ll see what I mean.

    Comment by C — May 23, 2014 @ 2:07 am

  108. But Disney’s the most politically correct company ever! Why else did they make Tiana?

    Comment by anon — May 23, 2014 @ 2:08 am

  109. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the “hate on the white man” Pocahontas.

    Comment by anon — May 23, 2014 @ 2:08 am

  110. The thing about the Brothers Grimm is that they were German, so of course everyone would be white from European descent. But they were GERMAN, not the “hate on white America” white. But thank you for pointing out that Tiana was American, not African-American. In fact she was a born & raised Black American (if we’re going to call white americans white). And in full Southern gloreh. Mulan was at least Chinese, and in a time period when women would have been quartered for pretending to be a man. ONCE does a great job of adding in people of all varieties and ethnicities. I found it funny to see who they picked for Jafar. I guess his time in Sinbad paid off.

    Comment by a — May 23, 2014 @ 2:13 am

  111. I can see it now. “She is strong, like bull!”

    Comment by .. — May 23, 2014 @ 2:15 am

  112. Indians are technically Asian. Jasmine stems from the Middle Eastern lore.

    Comment by anon — May 23, 2014 @ 2:16 am

  113. Oh look I’m a stalker too! Look at me! I saw your comment on the INTERWEBS DURRR HURRRR.

    Comment by LOLOL AT THE TROLOLOL — May 23, 2014 @ 2:18 am

  114. “this should be What Disney Characters would look like if they were all from the same village”

    You’ve got that straight. You nailed it.

    Comment by Sam Thorne — May 23, 2014 @ 2:49 am

  115. HAHAHA!!!!

    Comment by GENO — May 23, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

  116. I did like that show, though I’ll admit I slacked off after the curse was broken, haha (we also got rid of Netflix because my husband and I got addicted to too many TV shows, and a lot of them weren’t even that good). But yeah, HC Anderson was from Denmark, and the Grimms were German, so a very large chunk of recorded fairy tales are european – plus we have Arthurian legends and the like floating around. I’m kind of surprised I haven’t seen any good movies at all on the Volsung Saga. You’d think that’d be a big thing, considering the popularity of LOTR and the like. But yeah, I would like to see Disney wasting less money and time on making stupid cheap movies that probably lose more than they make, and spend more time on making some more ethnically interesting tales. Of course, they will be Disnified and inaccurate, but they’re stories meant to entertain with meaning, not to be educational information. Though I do think its preferable to be accurate, personally.

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — May 23, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

  117. I expected Tarzan to look a little more scruffy, i mean the man was raised by apes and no way would he clean up that nicely.

    Comment by Aaron Jay — May 24, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

  118. America is the melting pot of the world, genius, we have no single true culture. Just a mixture of many. Obviously, one would EXPECT Disney movies to be of many different cultures.

    Comment by Javi517 — May 24, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

  119. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel-white official Disney princesses
    Pocahontas, Tiana, Mulan, and Jasmine-non-white official Disney princesses.
    Other notable white Disney women: Giselle, Meg, and Jane
    Other notable non-white Disney women: Esmeralda, Kida, and Lilo

    Disney isn’t doing so bad considering three of the white princesses mentioned were created pre-civil rights. So in total there are three official white princesses made post civil rights as opposed to four ethnic princesses made post civil rights. Also three for three for more well-known Disney ladies post civil rights. Added on are Elsa and Anna giving two more to official white Disney princesses but before we jump all over this it should also be noted that the upcoming Disney princess film is going to feature an ethnic Disney princess. So there we have it: not bad for an American organization where almost 70% of the country is white. I don’t see Japan, Mexico, or India featuring many other (if any at all) races besides the dominating one. I’m not saying it should be that way but before people start bitching about racist America the entire WORLD should be taken into account. Just some food for thought.

    Comment by ME — May 27, 2014 @ 3:30 am

  120. Well, that’s kind of the thing about America. The people who inhabit America currently have only had family there for at most a few hundred years unless you are Native American. So it makes sense for an American company to make movies set in Asia, Europe, etc – because the people living there have ancestors from all over the world. For example, some of my ancestors would be from the places depicted in Brave or Frozen.
    Also, Disney films are translated into many languages and are beloved movies all over the world.
    They have Disney parks all over including locations in Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, Florida, etc.
    I also feel the need to mention that Disney often uses fairy tales from all over the world. They didn’t make up the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, etc. Those were fairy tales long before they were movies. Since America isn’t a very old country, it has a limited stream of lore, and its lore has come from people who have come from other nations.
    America is the way it is because it has influences from all over the world.
    Though I find you ignorance on the matter rather exasperating at this point.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 3:41 am

  121. You don’t get a free pass of ignorance or idiocy because of your age.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 4:14 am

  122. Good point

    Comment by Meredith Heffernan — May 28, 2014 @ 4:36 am

  123. I think children are a lot more aware than you think. Children look up to these characters, and children are often more likely to grab onto a character that has similarities to themself – someone who they identify with. For example, as a child, I identified with Belle because she had brown hair and eyes like me. My older sister grew up identifying with Snow White because of her black hair and white skin. It has a big impact on children (especially girls) to never have someone to identify with that they look up to in stories or media. It can deeply hurt their self esteem to constantly have characters that they can’t connect with in looks or culture. It is vital to a child’s self esteem or cultural esteem to have representation in the media that they can connect with.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 4:44 am

  124. The fact is the diversity of representation in Disney is lacking deeply. Though strives have been made, there is still a problem, and the problem seeds within the fact that people are just seeing it as whites and nonwhites. That’s not true representation. That’s not the way we should be setting the scale. The fact is that there are many white princesses and but one African American princess and but one Asian princess and but one Native American princess. We are just ignoring complete continents which is just ridiculous.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 4:56 am

  125. None of the men look right.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:02 am

  126. Snow white had brown eyes. Watch the movie.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:05 am

  127. Snow white would have looked much younger. The story originally was an allegory for puberty and becoming a women yadayadayada.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:09 am

  128. Eric would have had darker hair, thicker eyebrows, and a less prominent brow-ridge.
    Ariel’s hair would have to be closer to that iconic red.
    Ursula’s chin wouldn’t have been so defined. She would have also been wearing red lipstick and had a mole on the left of her lips.
    She had beady eyes, heavy lashes, and blue liner rather than black.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:23 am

  129. The evil queen would have thin eyebrows curved to a high arch instead of a point, her eyes were green, and her mouth was deep red and pulled constantly into a tight frown.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:31 am

  130. The animated depiction of Pocahontas had black hair, distinctly shaped black eyes, very round pink lips, and incredibly strong bone structure. This picture leaves much for want.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:38 am

  131. While Hercules’ nose and brow ridge are pretty spot on, his jaw and somewhat his lips are lacking the quirk of the animated version. His eyes were also very heavy lidded in the animated version.
    This depiction’s forehead is too large, too.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:44 am

  132. Cruella Deville had harsh, jutting cheekbones, a highly upturned nose, a pointed chin, and heavy lidded eyes green eye makeup. This is a decent job but not great. The eyebrows and mouth are rather well done.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 5:54 am

  133. Maleficent had a long pointed chin, pointed cheek bones, and down-turned nose, flat from the bump at the brow ridge. She also had heavy lidded eyes.
    And was probably seriously ill based on the green toned skin and yellowing in the whites of her eyes (a sign of kidney failure). haha
    This is an okay job.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 6:05 am

  134. Prince Phillip had a large nose, and chilish, bright eyes despite their dark color.
    This depictions eyes are rather small and dull.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 6:13 am

  135. Aladdin’s nose shape was a bit different as well as the shape of his eyebrows and jaw.
    The eyes and mouth are decently done.
    But he looked a bit more put together with his features – less sloppy.

    Comment by Juliette Kelsey — May 28, 2014 @ 6:18 am

  136. Anika Noni Rose plays Tiana, and Tiana looks EXACTLY like Anika Noni Rose

    Comment by Jazzabel — May 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

  137. Tiana and Pocahontas are the only Disney princesses from America, most of the stories are based in Britain. Disney only re tell most of these fairytales, so for the most part none of them are American. I you look at a Disney princess map on google it shows where they are all from.

    Comment by xLauraCloneyx — May 30, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

  138. snow white has brown eyes!!!

    Comment by wolffang — June 3, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

  139. Uh…no

    Comment by GeneralDrake — June 10, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

  140. once upon a time …..j

    Comment by bvggvhjk — June 11, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

  141. And why are they just showing faces of actors. This post makes no sense.

    Comment by Scott Kendall — June 11, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

  142. This was a waste of my time

    Comment by Scott Kendall — June 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

  143. Although most of the faces look like composites of several different people, three of them stand out. Frollo looks a little like Peter Cushing, Aladdin looks something like Alexander Siddig, aka Dr. Bashir from Star Trek: Deep Space 9, and the decartooned Cruella DeVille looks a lot like Senator Nancy Pelosi

    Comment by James McEnanly — June 14, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

  144. All light skinned with Caucasian features, loool
    I’m a brown skinned African American/Indian woman and I have strangers stop me on the street to say that I look like the inspiration for Disney’s Pocahontas.
    The woman in that pic doesn’t even look Native American. She looks like Alyssa Milano. And Tiana is laughable! She looks like Beyoncé.
    God I hate white people.

    Comment by MiaSara — June 15, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

  145. That’s the spirit, battle what you perceive as hate with more hate. Ignorant racist.

    Comment by John — June 17, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

  146. wait…what? American lore and history? Isn’t American the freaking melting pot? I know I was born in Pennsylvania, but I stills gotz me a family heritage that is not Native American or First Tribes….tell you what, when you can write a script that involves more than the Wild West and the rape and pillage of the Cherokee, we might talk. Until then, bring on the other countries that can envision something more than a Giant Woodsman and a big blue ox!!!

    Comment by hexlinger — June 18, 2014 @ 12:50 am

  147. How is it that someone just happened to have all these photos on file? Are these head shots from a modeling agency or something?

    Comment by Wayshay Plustwo — June 24, 2014 @ 7:07 am

  148. The only ones that looked real were Rapunzel, Flynn, Tiana, and maybe Belle. The rest were mehhh…

    Comment by Mii — June 24, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

  149. The ones that I think are brilliant are Rapunzel, Jasmine and Maleficant. :D

    Too much judgement and ‘I know better than you’ posts on these type of articles. If you’re going to point out what’s wrong, then at least point out what’s right about it too.

    Comment by Poppy — June 26, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

  150. They all look WAY too sickeningly attractive to be called “realistic.” Seriously. They all look the same.

    Comment by Marvin P. — June 26, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

  151. There’s already a real-life Princess Tiana, her name is Anika Noni Rose.

    Comment by Nia Ariel — June 27, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

  152. why would we need to know what maleficent would be like if we already know what she looks like?

    Comment by pinkybear — June 30, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

  153. Prince Philip- Ian Somerhalder
    Hercules- Liam Hemsworth
    Snow White- Alexis Bledel
    Mother Gothel- Catherine Zeta-Jones
    If they ever wanted to make a live action version of the movies these characters are in, there are already actors/actresses who look like the real thing!

    Comment by Nick K — June 30, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

  154. Why doesn’t Ariel have redder hair?

    Comment by Nick K — June 30, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

  155. I’ve read somewhere that Esmeralda is white, but because she was a gipsy, she was under the sun a lot so she became darker. That’s what I read, but I am not sure. But I agree with you, disney is not racist.

    Comment by lol — July 2, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

  156. But have you seen the new Frozen cast? They look nothing like the characters…

    Comment by Jaffa — July 3, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

  157. Jafar looks like Stallone and Pocahontas looks like Tia Carrere (Relic hunter)

    Comment by Zack — July 8, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

  158. only ursula looks like ursula

    Comment by Diya Patel — July 8, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

  159. I did not see alot of the characters he said that were on here I didn’t see my favorites only 2 I saw, Quasimodo and Tiana what about the Shadow man/Dr. Facilier

    Comment by Margie Passio Del Giorno — July 11, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

  160. The article specifically states “Walt Disney Characters.”

    Comment by Dizzy — July 13, 2014 @ 11:06 am

  161. Its not that Disney is racist exactly, they just follow a white ideal, which is something different. Almost all the women have the same facial structure and barely any color. Sure Disney tries but at the end of the day, their “ethnic” movies and princesses tend to be stereotypes which they have rejected cultural assistance on.

    Why when someone points out that something caters to a white standard do people want to get angry and assume they’re being called racist?

    Comment by VEB — July 13, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

  162. You’re an uneducated, ignorant bigot.

    Comment by ElisabethChristoffersen — July 16, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

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