An Artist Reimagined Disney Dads As Real-Life Humans

by Madison Vanderberg
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An artist reimagined Disney dads as total hotties, and you’re welcome

If you’ve ever spent any time on the internet, you’ve probably stumbled upon one of those “Disney characters IRL” posts before. Talented illustrators create real-world versions of your favorite Disney characters like Disney Princesses as career women or Disney Princesses as body positive warriors, and the results are very cool. But have you ever seen Disney dads as hyper-realistic hunks? Keep scrolling and prepare for your life to change.

Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen turned iconic Disney dads from all our favorite movies (now available to watch on Disney+ for $6.99/month) into total ZADDIES in honor of Father’s Day. Be warned, you’ll never see be able to watch The Little Mermaid the same way ever again.

Speaking of The Little Mermaid, here’s King Triton in all his 2-D glory…


…and here’s King Triton, looking like the star of those ~special dreams~ you don’t tell your partner about.

You might remember Aladdin’s dad Cassim, who people always forgot about because Aladdin was such a cutie.


However, IRL Cassim is some kind of Javier Bardem look-a-like, and we dig it. We dig it very much.

Tarzan stole all the shine in Tarzan for obvious reasons, but we were seriously sleeping on his hot Brooklyn dad John. That facial hair. Hello.


We would gladly let him mansplain microbreweries to us anytime.

Pocahontas’s dad, Chief Powhatan, was always a stoic and strong man…


But in real life, the man belongs on a runway because he is serving us #lewks.

Hercules’s dad Zeus always had tons of admirers, especially if you’re into that gym-rat vibe.


But in real life, Zeus is the God of silver foxes, baby!

If you like these DILFS you’re gonna lose your shit for the artist’s series on Disney Princes IRL. You’re welcome.

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