If you don’t love Disney then you’d leave us very bothered about how your childhood was like. For most of us, Disney takes us down memory lane to when we were kids and had no worries.

We even recognize all the characters when we see them as they have become icons to us and were drawn in unforgettable ways.

We bet you must have wondered what Disney characters would look like in real life, right? If this sounds like you then you’re in luck as Finnish artist, Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, created these 52 portraits of beloved Disney characters reimagined as real people.

So, relax and let’s get the nostalgia ball rolling.

1. Ariel: The Little Mermaid.

We couldn’t help but add Ariel to this list as we love how her innocence was perfectly captured here. Just the way we remember it as she was the favorite Disney princess of all time. You’d agree that this portrait is one that you can’t easily get tired of staring at.

2. Captain Li Shang: Mulan.

If you remember Mulan quite well, then you’ll be familiar with Captain Li Shang. His character was that of a powerful, steadfast and strict young man. You’d agree that the artist didn’t leave out any of these features including his good looks, strong body build and determined nature.

3. Ursula: The Little Mermaid.

The artist chose Ursula as his first work and we can’t get enough of this work. We all remember Ursula for the evil sea witch she was in The Little Mermaid. This portrait does justice to her character as one of Disney’s best villains.

4. Elsa: Frozen.

Elsa was born with the power of ice and snow as we all know from the animation. We love how classy and sophisticated she looks in this portrait. It’d interest you to know that in the first drafts of the film, she was portrayed as a dramatic villain.

5. Belle: Beauty and The Beast.

Belle is a beautiful and smart young lady from Beauty and the Beast. She looks flawless in this portrait just as we thought she would be. We are amazed at how the artist could portray her innocent yet confident nature all at once.

6. Prince Eric: The Little Mermaid.

We’re quite sure most guys must be grateful that Prince Eric is only a Disney drawing and not real. Looking at his portrait, we can’t help but judge Ursula less, right? Besides, who wouldn’t envy Ariel?

7. Cruella De Vil: 101 Dalmatians.

The artist did a great work here by capturing the pure evil looks of a fashion-crazy, wealthy heiress that we all know as the Devil Woman. If you missed anything, we’re sure you didn’t miss the fact that he highlighted every detail including her yellow-stained teeth due to smoking. Well done!

8. Moana: Moana.

It won’t be an easy job to draw a close-to-perfect portrait of the energetic and optimistic Moana. We’re thrilled that the artist cleared all doubts and delivered this stunning painting. He even went ahead to highlight her natural beauty as well.

9. Tinker Bell: Peter Pan.

It’s amazing how mischief is written all over Tinker Bell in this portrait. Her eyes even give her away. The artist did an amazing work here with her sassy look as well.

10. Kocoum: Pocahontas.

Next is the portrait of Kocoum, the Native American warrior who rarely smiles and we can all see that. Just in case you forgot. The artist did a great job of portraying Kocoum’s serious look flawlessly.

11. Hades: Hercules.

We love Hades from Hercules! If not for anything, at least his funny character despite his evilness. Looking at this portrait and we are waiting for him to start fast-talking as he always does.

12. Snow White: Snow White.

Without thinking twice, we all know this is Snow White. Thanks to the beautiful blush on her face that the artist left unchanged. This portrait combines the beauty and innocence of Snow White that made her one of our beloved Disney characters.

13. Mulan: Mulan.

You can’t help but love Mulan’s round face and rosy cheeks in this beautiful portrait. The artist did a great job by paying good attention to details here. You can tell that just like the character that she played, she looks a bit absent-minded and naïve.

14. Jane: Tarzan.

This priceless look on Jane’s face is our favorite. The artist really did a good job here. Everything is gorgeous, especially her eyes!

15. Anna: Frozen.

Anna’s voice can be heard from this portrait, we don’t want to think it’s only us that can her speak. Her eyes? They capture the very essence of her character in the film. Well done, Jonatan!

16. Eugene Fitzherbert or Flynn Rider: Tangled.

You’re probably wishing Flynn Rider was real, right? Well, we’re sad he isn’t too. Why isn’t he real, just why?

17. Nakoma: Pocahontas.

We are amazed how the artist did nothing to alter the simple yet beautiful look of Pocahontas’s best friend. There wasn’t anything to alter anyway. He did great with her looks.

18. Esmeralda: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

This portrait highlights the cunning yet independent character of Esmeralda who was very good with evading Frollo. Stunning as always, the artist made sure that Esmeralda remains one of our favorite Disney characters. We hope you agree as well.

19. Cinderella: Cinderella.

After Prince Charming, we present to you Disney’s most beloved character, Cinderella. Her true beauty, elegance and poise is well portrayed. We can’t help but stare at this portrait all day.

20. Princess Jasmine: Aladdin.

Would you judge us if we refer to this version of Jasmine as the best ever? We hope you don’t. The next portrait is sure to sweep all ladies off their feet.

21. Prince Philip: Sleeping Beauty.

We warned you to guard your hearts, ladies. Without even speaking, this portrait is enough to make anyone fall in love with this handsome prince. We’re quite sure that many of you must have gasped after seeing this.

22. Alice: Alice In Wonderland.

We all love Alice! Well, this portrait does bring back old memories. It also gives us something to imagine as well. Great justice was done to her cute, innocent character.

23. John Smith: Pocahontas.

We won’t judge you if you licked the screen when you saw this portrait of John Smith. He looks as real and handsome as he can be. Right now, we all have three wishes… Be real, play a role in Pocahontas as human and we want to meet him. We need a Genie for this, got one?

24. Pocahontas: Pocahontas.

Our list is incomplete without having Pocahontas on it. This portrait is spot-on. If you haven’t watched Pocahontas then you need to. Right now.

25. Kristoff: Frozen.

If you remember this handsome hunk in Frozen, then you’ll also remember that he was raised by a family of trolls. They did a good job. So did the artist in portraying his selfless, fun, loving and sweet personality here.

26. Lady Tremaine: Cinderella.

As fans of Cinderella, it’s difficult to forget the Wicked Stepmother that was power-hunger, manipulative and mean. There was no love or pity in her character. That’s easily seen in her portrait here, you can even tell how much she hates Cinderella’s guts here.

27. Prince Adam / Beast: Beauty and The Beast.

You can tell how arrogant Prince Adam must have been that got him cursed just by looking at this portrait. Even his selfish and cruel nature is a bit visible. That doesn’t mean your male friends won’t rejoice that he isn’t a real person.

28. Tiana: The Princess and The Frog.

We must confess that this version of Tiana is more gorgeous than the cartoon. She is beautiful nonetheless. We love how the artist was able to bring her to life the way we imagined her to be.

29. Rapunzel: Tangled.

The beautiful princess of Corona is kind, high-spirited, inquisitive and loving. All these beautiful attributes can be seen in this portrait of her. Thank you, Jo!

30. Tarzan: Tarzan.

We loved Alexander Skarsgård role of Tarzan in The Legend of Tarzan movie but after seeing this portrait, we’re having a change of thoughts. Are we being too forward to call this portrait the perfect portrait of Tarzan? Or we need to visit the jungle first?

31. Thomas: Pocahontas.

Thomas is John Smith’s best friend and sidekick in Pocahontas but this portrait highlights his good looks. This cheerful character is truly a beauty to behold. The artist did a good job by letting us see the innocent yet cute side of Thomas here.

32. Hercules: Hercules.

This was the 1997 animated feature film that made us know about the godlike strength of the son of Zeus and Hera. This portrait shows how he would have looked if he was a real person. All we can say is, it’s spot-on.

33. Aladdin: Aladdin.

This is very close to the live-action Aladdin and we love it. However, where is Abu? We’re not being choosy but this portrait would have been complete with him in it, right?

34. Princess Jasmine: Aladdin.

We bet the artist must have spent extra hours to perfect this look of Princess Jasmine. She looks so elegant and beautiful here that it leaves us speechless. By the way, this outfit is from the part of the movie where she was captured by Jafar captures her and he made her wear it.

35. Captain Hook: Peter Pan.

Captain Hook, the bloodthirsty commander of the Jolly Roger has never looked this real before. This portrait highlights his vengeful, ruthless and greedy side. Our expectations weren’t crushed.

36. Prince Charming: Cinderella.

Our expectations were exceeded with this one. Here, the Prince of the faraway kingdom has such a graceful poise. With this much grace, we wouldn’t see why any lady wouldn’t dance with him all night long forgetting it’s almost midnight.

37. Merida: Brave.

We didn’t know that this Scottish princess would look this cute. The artist accurately portrayed her as the brave and free-spirited girl character she was. Haven’t seen ‘Brave’ yet? You should right away!

38. Jafar: Aladdin.

This is one heck of a splendid job! The dark essence of Jafar is well represented. All we see is the pure evil, cold-hearted and power-hungry Disney Villain.

39. Peter Pan: Peter Pan.

Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, looks excited in this portrait. It’s like he’s enjoying his never-ending childhood enjoying the island of Neverland. The portrait just shows that careless attitude and mischievousness of his.

40. Princess Aurora: Sleeping Beauty.

Princess Aurora, the daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah, was cursed to die by the evil Maleficent as we all remember. The curse was broken by true love’s kiss and she was awoken. Well, we’re glad we got to see how beautiful she could have been in real life.

41. Wendy: Peter Pan.

Here, Wendy Darling looks all ready to go. To enjoy the fantastical adventures with Peter Pan of course. The portrait rightly shows her dreamy and adventurous side as her character in the animated film.

42. Evil Queen: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

The Evil Queen wanted to remain the fairest one of all and that led to her determination to poison Snow White. This portrait shows how she would look as a real person. It also shows her evil and insane nature.

43. Prince Naven: The Princess and The Frog.

Remember Prince Naveen’s introduction “I am Prince Naven” that got him smashed by a book. It was completely hilarious. Prince Naven prides himself as a handsome and charming man and we can’t help but agree.

44. Ursula’s Alter Ego – Vanessa: The Little Mermaid.

We aren’t surprised how Ursula’s alter ego was able to deceive Prince Eric into loving her instead of Ariel. Her looks are enough to brainwash any man. The artist did a great job with Vanessa’s looks here.

45. Maleficent: The Sleeping Beauty.

Here is the evil fairy that cursed Princess Aurora as revenge for not being invited to her christening. The portrait is spot-on. You’d also agree that Angelina Jolie was the right live-action actress for this character.

46. Mother Gothel: Tangled.

We believe the artist drawings even capture the true essence of the characters than their original drawings. What do you think? This is a spot-on portrait of Rapunzel’s former foster mother-turned-enemy.

47. Megara: Hercules.

Megara (aka Meg) served as a minion of Hades although she was able to free herself because there was still some innocence left in her. In this portrait, her eyes show the sad story of how she gave her soul to the Hades (god of the Underworld) to save her boyfriend. Sadly, he left her for another woman. So relatable, right?

48. The Prince: Snow White.

It’d interest you to know that The Prince was the first realistic human male that Disney animators of Disney tried to bring to life. We can see that here. The portrait highlights the romantic look of this charming prince.

49. Judge Claude Frollo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

This religious fanatic used his power and position to punish those who he considered his inferior. This portrait shows his true evil personality for sure. We love how the artist made sure we could see the how evil of man he is.

50. Gaston: Beauty and The Beast.

No matter how much we all hate Gaston, a part of us still feel somewhat sorry for him. Or is it just us who feel this way? Anyway, kudos to the artist for showing this greedy, arrogant side of him and his obsession of wanting to marry Belle.

51. Prince Hans: Frozen.

We all disliked the power-hungry Prince Hans of the Southern Isles in Frozen. However, this portrait is making us have second thoughts. He looks quite cute here.

52. Captain Phoebus: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

This character was set to be a villain at first but his love for Esmeralda changes everything and caused him to fight for the right side. Oh, the power of love! He also looks super cute here as well.

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