Disney University – Characters as Modern College Kids

Disney stories span across many continents, time periods, and social classes. One artist, likely inspired by the upcoming Monsters University, has re-imagined some of the studio’s most iconic characters as if they were in college today. Taking cues from their personality and style within their films, I think Hyung86 has done a fantastic job modernizing their looks and adapting them to today’s style.

My favorites are Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) and Aladdin (from Aladdin). After seeing what she saw down the rabbit hole, of course Alice would be an artist. She has an endless supply of imagination and whimsy that will translate well to the canvas. Aladdin’s a little too-cool-for-school, but I love it and think those sweet kicks totally suit him. Plus, he needs some good running shoes given his adventurous side. Mulan is the only one that is slightly off for me. In the film, she’s a tomboy and a crossdresser, so a crop top and leggings don’t really fit for me. I would have rather seen her in a fitted shirt and baggy pants, with maybe some metallic embellishments to hint at the armor she wore during most of the film. However, this series is just fantastic!  Which one is your favorite?

Check out the Disney University Art:

Disney University Mulan
Disney University Alice
Alice from Alice in Wonderland
Disney University Pan
Peter Pan
Disney University Ariel
Ariel from The Little Mermaid
Disney University Prince Eric
Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid
Disney University Belle
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Disney University Aladdin



See more at Hyung86’s Deviant Art page. 

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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.