Spanish based digital artist Helen Morgun has taken her fan art to a whole new level. And once you see her work, you will understand exactly what we mean. Her colorful and detailed portraits of today’s favorite stars are so jaw-droppingly accurate, they almost look like photographs.
Although Morgun dives into other genres, she is especially talented at taking well-known celebrities and recreating them to look like Disney heroes, heroines, and villains. And she truly goes all out, making the star in each portrait almost impossible not to recognize. Whether through commissioned pieces or personal work, you’ll see that each creation is as impressive as the last.
Helena Bonham Carter as Yzma
You might recognize this stylish Disney villain as Yzma from the 2000 animated film, The Emperor’s New Groove. Yzma is the devious and vindictive ex-advisor to the Incan emperor, Kuzco. When her plot to assassinate Kuzco goes wrong, Yzma ends up transforming the emperor into a Llama instead. As you might imagine, hilarity ensued from there.
In the film, Yzma is voiced by legendary actress and singer, Eartha Kitt. For her digital portrait, however, Morgun has chosen to transform actress Helena Bonham Carter into Yzma. Considering the fact that Carter did a phenomenal job playing the evil villain in movies like 2010’s live-action Alice in Wonderland and the Harry Potter film series, we think this reimagining is more than fitting.
Millie Bobby Brown as Belle
Here’s Belle, from the 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. And in this rendition, the independent, adventure-seeking Belle is not letting any curse get in her way. As we know, in the original film, Belle was taken hostage by the Beast in his mansion, which had been cursed by an angry enchantress. In the most romanticized case of Stockholm syndrome, Belle and her captor eventually fall for each other, breaking the curse.
In the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and The Beast, Bella is played by Harry Potter star, Emma Watson. Instead of going in that same direction, Morgun’s portrait is channeling Belle meets Eleven, who is the leading character in the ongoing Netflix series, Stranger Things. Eleven is played by rising star Millie Bobby Brown, who just like her character, has proven herself a definite force to be reckoned with.
Megan Fox as Vanessa
Remember in the 1989 Dinsey animated film The Little Mermaid when Ursula, the evil sea witch transformed herself into a human as part of her plot to keep Ariel from her true love, Eric? Well, what you might not remember is that Ursula’s human form had a name. She called herself Vanessa and she was as beautiful as she was evil.
Who better to play this brown-haired beauty than actress and model Megan Fox. Fox is actually rumored to be playing the role of Vanessa in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid so it seems that Morgun simply beat Disney to the punch. We don’t know about you, but we think this casting is perfect.
Chris Hemsworth as Zeus
Here we have Zeus from the 1997 Disney animated film, Hercules. In the film, as in Greek mythology, Zeus is the father of the legendary hero, Hercules. He is also the sky and thunder god and the king of the gods, ruling over Mount Olympus.
In the 1997 classic, Zeus is voiced by Rip Torn, however, Morgun had someone else in mind for her digital portrait. Taking on the role of Zeus in her rendition is Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth. This is most likely due to the fact that since 2011, Hemsworth has been starring in the Marvel cinematic universe as Thor, the Asgardian God of Thunder.
Taylor Swift as Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell has been twinkling her light over the magical world of Disney ever since 1953 when Peter Pan, the 14th Disney animated feature, was first released. Since then, she has become a classic staple for all things Disney and is still adored by fans of all ages, because let’s face it, none of us really wants to grow up.
We can’t think of anyone better as Tinker Bell then chart-topping singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. From the wavy blonde hair, stylish bangs and big blue eyes, Swift has got the Neverland fairy look down to a T. Now we can only hope Disney is taking note for any live-action remake in the works.
Emma Watson as Anna
Here we have Anna from the 2019 animated film Frozen II, the sequel to the 2013 original. Anna is the younger sister of Elsa, the queen of Arendelle who holds the power to manipulate ice and snow. Anna is high spirited, determined, and loyal to those closest to her, namely her older sister as well as her good friends Olaf and Kristoff.
In both Frozen and Frozen II, Anna is voiced by actress Kristen Bell, however, we have to agree with Morgun that Bell does not fit her physical characteristics. Instead, she chose Emma Watson to portray Anna. Which we think is pretty spot on. Not only does Watson look the part, but her equally determined and loyal personality is just as fitting.
Margot Robbie as Elsa
Based loosely on the Danish fairytale, The Snow Queen, Elsa is another one of the main protagonists in Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II. Elsa has the powers to manipulate ice and snow which caused her to live most of her life shut out from the rest of the world. This puts a strain on her relationship with her younger sister Anna which she eventually succeeds in amending.
It seems that if Disney decides to make a live-action version of the Frozen film series, then Morgun has already done the casting job for them. Voiced by Broadway star Idina Menzel in the films, here we have actress Margot Robbie taking on the role. We could definitely see her starring alongside Emma Watson as Anna and Elsa.
Rami Malek as Jafar
Ever wonder what Jafar from the Aladdin animated film series would look like as a young evil villain? Well, Morgun has got you covered with this reimagination. Jafar is the main antagonist in the 1992 animated Disney film Aladdin, which was recently remade into a live-action film in 2019.
In the new movie, Jaffar is portrayed by Tunisian-Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari. Here, however, Morgun passed on the role to Rami Malek, who you might recognize for his starring role in the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, or from his hit drama series Mr. Robot. Although born and raised in the U.S, Malek actually comes from Egyptian descent which makes him the perfect fit for Agrabahs Grand Vizier.
Halle Bailey as Ariel
Artist Helen Morgun is one of many Disney fans eagerly awaiting the live-action remake of Disney’s 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid. Although the release date is still unknown, we do know a bit about the cast. For one, Ariel will be played by 20-year-old up and coming actress Halle Bailey.
Bailey is best known for her role in TV series, Grown-Ish. The Little Mermaid cast also includes names like Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Awkwafina. It seems Morgun is all for this casting choice and her gorgeous fan art says it all. We cannot wait to see how this live-action rendition of this cherished Disney classic turns out.
Tom Hiddleston as Hades
Hades from Disney’s 1997 animated feature, Hercules, is all kinds of evil. Not only is he the god of the underworld but he’s also got a fiery temper and a bone to pick with his brother Zeus. As we find out in the film, Hades is willing to do anything to take over Mount Olympus.
This rendition of the evil god of the underworld is definitely more dapper than we see him in the Disney film. The animated character was voiced by James Woods but Morgun decided to go a different route and reimagined Tom Hiddleston in the role. And Hiddleston is no stranger to playing a vindictive evil brother. He is most famous for his portrayal of Loki, Thor’s scheming brother in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Lili Reinhart as Alice
No list of Disney characters would be complete without Alice from the 1951 animated classic, Alice in Wonderland. The film follows the adventure-seeking Alice as she literally goes down the rabbit hole and into a curious new world full of strange and sometimes unnerving characters.
Taking on the role of Alice in this portrait is the beautiful up and coming actress, Lili Reinhart. Today she is mostly known for her role as Betty in the ongoing drama series, Riverdale. This pairing is perfect, and it’s not just because of the blonde hair and big blue eyes. Just like Alice, Reinhart’s character Betty is an adventure seeker that never turns down a chance to investigate unanswered questions.
Melissa McCarthy as The Queen of Hearts
Many stars have taken on the role of the vain and villainous Queen of Hearts through the years. Big names such as Kathy Bates, Miranda Richardson, and Helena Bonham Carter have all been crowned as the main antagonist in the Alice in Wonderland film. But Morgun saw someone else for the part when creating her portrait.
The creative artist enlisted comedian Melissa McCarthy to be crowned as queen and we have to say, the look suites her. Though it’s hard to picture McCarthy as the villain, given the fun-loving, and downright hilarious roles we are used to seeing her in. But as she proved in 2018 with the film, Can You Ever Forgive Me, this actress has some killer range.
Lily Collins as Snow White
Did you know that Snow White was Disney’s original fairy tale princess? The animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs originally released in 1937 making it their first-ever full-length animated feature film. As you might have guessed, it was a huge success and Snow White was soon joined with many other classics that we still cherish today.
Although a classic from the ’30s, Morgun chose to give Snow White’s portrait a clever modern twist. She switched out her poison apple for an Apple smartphone and even gave her hair and clothes a new-age makeover. As an added touch, Morgun reimagined Snow White, “the fairest one of all” as actress Lily Collins. With her fair skin, big hazel eyes, and dark eyebrows, Collins makes the perfect Snow White.
Rachel McAdams as Cinderella
A true classic featuring the original rags to riches story is Disney’s 1950 animated feature, Cinderella. The film has been remade and reimagined various times since its release and has long been a childhood favorite for little girls around the world.
Many well-known celebrities have taken on the role of Cinderella including Julie Andrews, Brandy Norwood, and most recently, Lily James, who starred in Disney’s 2015 live-action remake. For this reimagination, however, Morgun gave the role to Rachel McAdams. She is best known for her breakthrough roles as Regina George in Mean Girls and Allie in The Notebook.
Lady Gaga as Ursula
We are sure that chart-topping singer and actress, Lady Gaga would highly appreciate this portrait of her reimagined as Ursula from Disney’s 1989 film, The Little Mermaid. Morgun has taken the character and completely transformed how we saw her in the original animated film. Disney should take notes because this version is absolutely stunning.
Did you know that Lady Gaga calls her fans her “little monsters”? Well, then it’s only fair that she herself gets depicted as Urusala, the evil sea monster. Not only that, but Gaga has also spent some time starring in the hit horror series, American Horror Story, and trust us when we say, she is all kinds of sultry and evil in her performance.
Camila Mendes as Silvermist
A newer character to the Disney scene, Silvermist is one of the Never Land fairies found in the Tinker Bell animated film series and the Disney Faries franchise. Silvermist is a water-talent fairy. She is a great friend to Tinker Bell and is easy going and silly and always around to lend an ear or a helping hand.
In the films, Silvermist is voiced by actress Lucy Liu but here we have her reimagined as actress Camila Mendes who has been dominating the scene as of late. You are most likely to recognize Mendes as Veronica from her ongoing role in the drama series Riverdale. She has also starred in several movies this past year including The Perfect Date, Dangerous Lies, and Palm Springs.
Lena Heady as The Queen
Taking it all the way back to 1937, here we have the evil queen from Disney’s first-ever animated classic, Snow White and The Seven Dwarves. And this vain queen needs very little introduction. We all know her as the bad apple that she is, determined to remain “the fairest of them all,” even willing to kill her stepdaughter in order to do so.
Who better to take on the form of the evil queen then actress Lena Heady. Afterall, Heady is best known for her role as Queen Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Heady did a phenomenal job playing a relentless Queen determined to keep her family on top. Morgun seems to have an eye for these cross-genre parallels and we can’t get enough.
Alyssa Milano as Ariel
Here we have another rendition of Ariel, this time in her human form. Clearly Morgun has a favorite Disney movie as she has reimagined several celebrities as the amphibious princess. This time she has given actress Alyssa Milano the chance to embrace her inner mermaid.
You most likely recognize Milano from her time starring as Phoebe Halliwell in the hit drama series, Charmed. Most recently she has also starred in the Netflix series Insatiable. And for all you 80s and 90s kids, you might recognize her from her breakout role as Samantha Micelli in Who’s The Boss. While she’s certainly had a busy career, we have yet to see her take on the role of a Disney princess.
Elizabeth Olsen as Jane
Disney first introduced us to the kind-hearted and intelligent Jane Porter in 1999 when she appeared in the feature animation, Tarzan. Jane is not only the love interest to Tarzan, the man who was raised by gorillas in the jungle, she is also a strong and eccentric force to be reckoned with in her own right.
In the animated film, Jane is voiced by actress Minnie Driver and in the 2016 live-action remake, The Legend of Tarzan, Jane is played by Margot Robbie. While both gave the character her own unique twist and personality, we are definitely interested to see Elizabeth Olsen tag a stab at it. She definitely looks the part.
Emma Stone as Cruella de Ville
Anyone who’s seen the 1961 animated feature, 101 Dalmations knows that if Cruella de Ville doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will. Or at least that’s what her theme song taught us. And she certainly proved herself to be all kinds of evil. What kind of person steals puppies?!
Since the release of the animated film, Disney did release a live-action film of the same name in 1996 with the legendary actress Glen Close starring as Cruella de Ville. Disney however has a new project in the works with Emma stone cast as the part of Cruella. No doubt that Stone has huge shoes to fill but it seems Morgun is all about the new casting decision.
Mila Kunis as Esmeralda
In 1996 when Disney released its animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, viewers fell head over heels for Esmerelda, the kind and beautiful gypsy. Esmerelda was one of the few people to accept Quasimodo for who he is and not judge him for his appearance.
We aren’t sure how we didn’t see this before but actress Mila Kunis makes the perfect Esmerelda. If Disney ever decides to make a live-action film, we hope they call Morgun for casting tips. To remind you, Kunis is best known for her role as Jackie in the hit television series, That 70s Show. And while Jackie’s diva personality is way different than Esmerelda’s, we are sure that Kunis would do a great job in the role.
Megan Fox as Megara
You probably recognize this Greek goddess as Megara, from Disney’s 1997 feature animation, Hercules. Meg is the damsel that literally sold her soul to the devil in order to save an old fling. Although her boyfriend ended up leaving her, she was stuck serving Hades. That is until she met Hercules, the son of Zeus who had been stripped of immortality and left to live among the humans with his god-like strength.
Although Ariana Grande fans are routing for the pop star to take the role of Megara in the live-action Hercules film which is rumored to be in the works, Morgun seems to have someone else in mind. And honesty, now that she’s pointed out, actress Megan Fox would make a perfect Megara. She’s already got the gorgeous looks and fierce attitude to boot.
Eva Green as Maleficent
Taking villainous to another level is the evil fairy Maleficent from Disney’s 1959 feature film, Sleeping Beauty. Maleficient is the vindictive fairy that cursed Aurora, sentencing her to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. Thankfully the three good fairies were able to weaken the curse so that Aurora would instead fall into a deep slumber, only to be awakened by true loves kiss.
In 2014 Disney gave Maleficent her own live-action origin story film with actress Angelina Jolie starring as the evil fairy. The film was a huge success and even released a sequel in 2019. It seems however that Morgun would have cast actress Eva Green as the lead role instead. Green is best known for her role as a Bond girl in 2006’s Casino Royale as well as her role in horror drama series Penny Dreadful.
Lupita Nyongguo as Fairy Iridessa
Revisiting the Disney Fairies franchise, here we have Fairy Iridessa. She is a talented light fairy who is full of energy but is also very cautious and is known for being a perfectionist. We first met Iridessa in 2008 with the release of the first film of the Tinker Bell series.
In the series, Iridessa is voiced by actress Raven-Symoné. You probably recognize that name from her starring role in Disney channel’s That’s So Raven and Cheetah Girls. For this portrait, Morgun chose to reimagine the light fairy as actress Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’o is best known for her roles in 12 Years a Slave, Black Panther, and Us.
Amber Heard as Alice
Sometimes Morgun asks her followers for suggestions on who to draw next and apparently many had asked her to draw actress Amber Heard as Alice from the 1951 animated classic, Alice in Wonderland. They clearly have an eye for this because Heard made a perfect Alice.
You probably recognize the actress from her role as Mera from Marvel’s Aquaman. She certainly looks different without the red hair that she sports in the film. In 2010, Disney released a live-action Alice in Wonderland film directed by Tim Burton. In the film, Alice was played by actress, Mia Wasikowska.
Salma Hayek as Mother Gothel
Here we have Mother Gothel from Disney’s 2010 animated film, Tangled. Mother Gothel might look beautiful here but don’t be fooled, she is actually a wicked old woman. The film tells the story of how the evil crone had Rapunzel locked away in a tower so that she could fully exploit the healing powers of her magical golden hair.
For Mother Gothel’s portrait, Morgun decided to illustrate her beautiful, youthful mask instead of showing her true face. To do this, she reimagined her as Mexican America actress, Selma Hayek. The actress is best known for her starring roles in films such as Frida, Wild Wild West, and Desperado.
Mena Massoud as Aladdin
Here’s a look at Agrabah’s friendly neighborhood street-rat from the 1992 animated film, Aladdin. After meeting the Genie and wishing his first wish, Aladdin the street urchin sets out to impress Princess Jasmine in his new form as Prince Ali Ababwa. We don’t know about you, but we are glad Morgun decided to illustrate him in his original form.
For this portrait, Morgun decided to follow Disney’s lead by reimagining Aladdin as actor Mena Massoud. The actor took on the role of the famous street-rat in Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of the original animated classic. This was Morgun’s first prince portrait and we think she nailed it.
Naomi Scott as Jasmine
The beautiful Princess Jasmin has been a crowd favorite ever since she first graced our screens in 1992 with the release of Aladdin. And it’s not just because she had a pet Tiger. Everything from her fearless wit, powerful attitude, and adventurous spirit made her the perfect princess to look up to.
Continuing to take the lead from Disney’s live action remake, which released just this past 2019, Morgun reminaged Princess Jasmin as actress Naomi Scott. However, committing to her love for the classics, she chose to create a mix of Jasmine’s old and new style.
Selena Gomez as Moana
In 2016 Disney introduced us to the fearless Moana when they released their animated feature film of the same name. In the film, Moana is chosen by the ocean to save her village and all she needs to do is reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. No pressure right?
You might recognize this reimagination of Moana as actress and songstress Selena Gomez. Gomez is an actress, known for her time starring in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. But not only that. She is also a chart-topping musician and most recently, a producer for the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.
Billie Eilish as Kida Nedakh
This powerful warrior woman is Kida Nedakh, Princess of Atlantis. We were first introduced to Kida in 2001 when Disney released Atlantis: The Lost Empire. This film tells the story of Milo, a cartographer who discovers the lost city of Atlantis. After gaining the trust of the locals, he is then tasked with helping Kida save the city from human exploitation. Naturally, he also manages to fall in love with the princess along the way.
For this reimagination, Morgun transformed Kida into singer, songwriter Billie Eilish. With those piercing blue eyes and warrior-like stare, we definitely understand why. Eilish has dominated the music scene this past couple of years. At 18 years old she has already earned a number of prestigious accolades including five Grammy Awards.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock as Pocahontas
In 1995 Disney released the animated feature film, Pocahontas where we were all introduced to the beautiful daughter of Chief Powhatan. Pocahontas is a free spirit who is questioning her destiny and apprehensive about marrying Kocoum, her tribe’s bravest warrior. That is until the English arrive and she falls in love with Captain John Smith and the pair must make peace between their people.
For Morgun’s majestic portrait of Pocahontas, she reimagined the Native American princess as British singer, songwriter Leigh-Anne Pinnock. Pinnock is a member of the four-piece girl group Little Mix. The group was formed during season eight of The X Factor and since then they have become one of the top five best selling girl groups of all time.
Lucy Liu as Mulan
Taking girl power to new levels is Mulan from the 1998 Disney animated feature of the same name. The film takes place in China during the Han Dynasty. It tells the story of a young woman named Mulan who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father’s place when he is called to military duty.
A live-action film of the animated classic is currently in the works and is scheduled to release in September 2020. Taking on the role of Mulan in the film is actress Liu Yifei. However, Morgun decided to reimagine the brave adventurer as Lucy Liu, who is no stranger to portraying strong, independent women. She is best known for her role in Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill.
Emma Stone as Merida
Another Princess to defy the damsel in distress persona is Merida from Disney’s 2012 computer-animated film, Brave. It tells the story of a young princess in Medieval Scotland who causes a stir by defying marriage tradition between kingdoms. Soon after, her mother falls victim to a curse that transforms her into a bear. Merida must then figure out how to save her mom and the fate of her kingdom.
In the film, Merida is voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald, whom you might recognize for her roles in films such as Trainspotting and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Morgun went a different route for her Merida portrait. Playing on the red hair she reimagined Merida as Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone. We wonder how good Stone’s Scottish accent is.
Rihanna as Tiana
Taking us on a trip to 1926, New Orleans, here we have a portrait of Princess Tiana from Disney’s 2009 animated film, The Princess and the Frog. The film tells the story of a waitress named Tiana who after kissing a Prince who had been cursed into a frog by a voodoo sorcerer, unexpectedly gets turned into a frog herself.
For this portrait, Tiana has been reimagined as everyone’s favorite bad girl, musician, actress, and businesswoman, Rihanna. Just like Riri, Tiana has big dreams to open her own business in the form of a restaurant and become her own boss. In 2017, Rihanna moved past movies and award-winning music when she launched her critically acclaimed cosmetics company Fenty Beauty.
Blake Lively as Aurora
Sleeping Beauty or Princess Aurora is one of Disney’s original princesses. She first graced our screens way back in 1959 with the release of the animated feature Sleeping Beauty. As the tale tells, Aurora was put under a curse dooming her to prick her finger when she turned 16 and placing her in an endless slumber. Luckily, Aurora’s dream for a Prince Charming came true and she was awakened by his kiss.
Taking on the role of the beautiful slumbering damsel is actress Blake Lively. In Disney’s live-action spin-off film Maleficent, Aurora is played by actress Elle Fanning. And while she did a great job, we would have to agree that Lively would have made a perfect choice. The actress is best known for her role as Serena in the drama series Gossip Girl.
Ariana Grande as Vanellope
Straight from Disney’s 2012 computer-animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, here’s Vanellope von Schweetz. Vanellope is a racer in the internet game Sugar Rush. In the film, she befriends Wreck-It Ralph, a villain in the arcade game Fix-It Felix Jr. who dreams of one day flipping the script and becoming a hero.
Here’s a portrait of Vanellope almost as if we are getting a sneak peek of what she would look like all grown up. Although in the film, Vanellope is voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman, Morgun has chosen to reimagine the character as songstress Ariana Grande. Maybe this has something to do with Grande’s fragrance “Sweet Like Candy” which she released in 2016.
Emilia Clarke as Belle
Here’s Belle from 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, doing what she loves most; cozying up to a good book. And not just any book. She’s stuck in the middle of the epic page-turner, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. We can only hope that The Beast has the whole series waiting for her in his library.
The book Belle is reading is only fitting considering who Morgun used for her portrait. She reimagined the adventurous bookworm as actress Emilia Clarke. As you may have guessed, Clarke is best known for her role in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Amanda Seyfried as Rapunzel
Tangled tells the story of Rapunzel, a young girl with long, magical hair that has been locked away in a tower her whole life. The film follows her as she ventures out for the first time and finds out who she truly is. This Disney animated feature was released in 2010 and Rapunzel has been fully embraced as a beloved Disney princess ever since.
Sporting Rapunzel’s endless blond locks for this Disney portrait is actress Amanda Seyfried. This is probably due to Seyfried’s gorgeous golden hair, big green eyes, and impressive singing voice which basically makes her a Disney princess in her own right. The star is best known for her role in films like Mean Girls, Mama Mia! and Les Miserables.
Camila Cabello as Jasmine
Taking us back to Agrabah, here is another gorgeous portrait of Princess Jasmine from the 1992 film Aladdin. Although Morgun has illustrated Jasmine various times, she always manages to recreate her in new and unique ways.
This time the artist gave Jasmine a glamorous modern take with an off the shoulder top and shining golden jewelry. Not only that but she’s also traded her Tiger for a house cat. For this portrait, Morgun has reimagined the princess as Cuban-American singer and songwriter Camila Cabello. She is best known for her chart-topping single, “Havana.”
Jessica Alba as fairy Fawn
Another one of Tinker Bell’s friends, as first seen in the 2008 computer-animated film Tinker Bell, is Fawn. It Seems Morgun is a huge fan of the Disney Fairies franchise as she has reimagined a portrait for almost all of the fairies. Fawn is a tomboy who loves playing pranks and taking care of animals and is fluent in most animal languages.
In the Tinkerbell films, Fawn is voiced by Ugly Betty star, America Ferrera. Although we personally think Ferrera makes a great Fawn, for this portrait the animal-loving fairy has taken on the face of actress Jessica Alba. Alba is an action star known for films such as Fantastic Four, Sin City, and Machete.
Elle Fanning as Aurora
Here’s Aurora from the 1959 film Sleeping Beauty but this time with a more sinister twist. The princess almost looks like the villain in this portrait. She even has a pet dragon and her glare makes us think that she is up to no good. Perhaps this a reference to the plot of 2014’s live-action film Maleficent where Aurora and the evil fairy end up forming an unexpected bond.
Referencing the live-action film even further, Morgun chose to reimagine Aurora as actress Elle Fanning, who actually portrayed Aurora in Maleficent and its sequel. Fanning is also known for starring in the 2011 Steven Speilberg film Super 8 as well as in a string of prominent independent films.
Ariana Grande as Megara
This past April 2020, pop singer Ariana Grande wowed fans when she posted her own rendition of Megara’s iconic song “I Won’t Say I’m In Love,” from the 1997 animated feature, Hercules. The video was part of ABC’s The Disney Family Singalong special which showcased a collection of celebrities coming together from their homes during the Covid-19 quarantine.
Ever since Grande’s performance, fans have been adamant that the songstress should be cast as Megara in the Hercules live-action remake rumored to be in the works. Her followers feel so passionate about it that they even started an online petition urging Disney to make the casting call. And it seems Morgun is in complete agreement, as evident through this gorgeous portrait.
Zendaya as Lilo
In the summer of 2002, with the release of Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, we all had the pleasure of meeting Sitch the extraterrestrial creature and learning the important lesson of “ohana,” which is the Hawaiian term for family. After being taken in by a local Hawaiian girl named Lilo, the two form a beautiful bond, keeping Stitch from causing the chaos and destruction that his evil creator intended.
In the animated feature, Lilo is voiced by actress Daveigh Chase. This is the same girl that played Samara Morgan in the 2002 horror film, The Ring. So clearly she has some killer range. Regardless, Morgun went with someone else for her portrait. She reimagined Lilo as actress and singer Zendaya. She is best known for her roles in the most recent Spider-Man films as well as in the 2017 film The Greatest Showman.
Tom Hanks as Woody
As the first entirely computer-animated feature film as well as the first Disney feature film from Pixar, Toy Story definitely made a name for itself. Since its release in 1995, Disney has created three sequels, a TV series, and a direct to video film. Toy Story features a collection of charming anthropomorphic toys that come to life when humans are not around.
The leader of these toys, which are originally owned by a boy named Andy, is a classic pull-string cowboy doll named Woody. In the first film, as well as in its sequels, Woody is voiced by actor Tom Hanks. So naturally, Morgun chose to reimagine the doll as the humble star. I think we can all agree, no one else would make a better Woody than Hanks himself.