Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones Characters

Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones Characters

DeviantArt member DjeDjehuti has created illustrations depicting the leading ladies of Disney as Game of Thrones characters.

When it comes to fantasy, Disney and Game of Thrones employ takes on the genre that sit very much on opposite ends of the street. Disney films have their darker moments for sure, but they generally adhere to a standard of kid-friendliness that precludes Game of Thrones mainstays like nudity, sex and heart-wrenching massacres that destroy the viewer's soul. That being the case, there are still plenty of people who love and enjoy both and, as countless occasions have proven, where's a cross-section of fans there's a crossover waiting to happen.

Case in point, DeviantArtist member DjeDjehuti recently posted a collection of female Disney characters reinterpreted as figures from Game of Thrones. The gallery, which contains more than a dozen illustrations, includes a good portion of the major female characters from both. The match-ups aren't just arbitrary either. DjeDjehuti seems to have put some actual thought into which characters they paired up. Rapunzel as Sansa Stark, for instance, works well on account of both characters spending their time "captive or locked up in one tower or another." Belle as Margaery Tyrell also makes a sort of sense thanks to the prominent "rose imagery at the heart of Beauty and the Beast.

Despite the intelligent reasoning behind a lot of the match-ups however, I will confess to a few rubbing me the wrong way. Snow White being turned into the prostitute Shae, for instance, just seems a bit wrong when you consider that her character looked maybe all of 14-years old in the Disney movie. Likewise, except for her red hair, bright-eyed drama queen Ariel arguably isn't exactly the best match for the stern and dogmatic Melisandre (something the artist admits). Nonetheless, it's an entertaining collection of pictures and, in the least, it's always fun to see familiar characters portrayed in different ways.

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Awesome

Reminds me of the artist who redid a bunch of Disney princesses as grimdark versions of themselves

A lot of these choices seem...odd, to say the least.

Merida as Ygritte, though? Oh yeah.

I enjoyed that. Mulan as Brienne made me laugh.

Ariel and Elsa kind of make sense.

Shjade:
A lot of these choices seem...odd, to say the least.

Merida as Ygritte, though? Oh yeah.

And nobody better!

In no way am I trying to take away from the incredible art in these pieces, or the integrity of this individual artist, but I've just noticed a LOT of these "Disney Princess reimagined as X" mashups lately (a lot of them originating from Deviant Art) and it just seems to make every new one feel less special. I kinda wish that these artists would use their incredible talents to explore new territory.

That said, the art itself is obviously impressive and well worthy of praise, especially if you're not personally burnt out on the concept.

Why is this showing up here? yeah, it's kinda cool I guess, but it's something you expect to see on 9gag or something. It's not nearly special enough to be newsworthy.

Eh, those were cute. I have to say that I'm really tired of the whole princess thing and only find about 4 of them tolerable as role models for my 3 year old daughter (Elsa, Merida, errr... ok may be two, maybe Mulan if her movie wasn't so boring), but this is at least amusing.

Also, to Floppertje, it's here' because ASOIAF is generally an accepted part of geek culture. Disney may not be, but George R R Martin is.

So are zombies, I didn't see the 5 or so series of 'disney princesses reimagined as zombies' on here. And I'm pretty sure I've seen far cooler stuff done with ASOIAF that wasn't on here either, so... why this?

I'm pretty sure if they did "Disney Prncesses reimagined as zombies" we'd have it on here.

That would be pretty amusing.

Someone do it!

I like to think that if Elsa was exposed to Mushu, the first thing she would do is freeze him solid and drop him off a cliff.

In the books, isn't Brienne described as wearing a brilliant sapphire coloured armour? Hence the moniker "Brienne the Blue" when she joins the Rainbow Guard?

I thought it was a shame in the TV series she wears that bronze plate - she'd look fantastic if she looked as the book describes her.

I only mention this as the illustration for her here is as per the TV show, instead of the books.

Belle as Margery Tyrell is one of those choices that makes more and more sense the more you think about it, considering her role in the first act of the story was basically using her wits and courage to remain in the good graces of the monster that fate decided to place her with. XD

Snow White, though, was just a poor choice for Shae. Granted, Disney's squeaky-clean image wouldn't allow any of its princesses to make a good transition into prostitution, but you could have at least picked one who was canonically older than 14.

Alarien:
I'm pretty sure if they did "Disney Prncesses reimagined as zombies" we'd have it on here.

That would be pretty amusing.

Someone do it!

@Alarien

why not just Google it? actually no here i did it for you:
http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/8/8/zombie-disney-princesses-are-elegantly-disgusting.html
http://jeftoon01.deviantart.com/gallery/11344500

seriously though next time just goolge something like that. theirs like thousands of images of the Disney princesses resigned as something else.

balladbird:
Snow White, though, was just a poor choice for Shae. Granted, Disney's squeaky-clean image wouldn't allow any of its princesses to make a good transition into prostitution, but you could have at least picked one who was canonically older than 14.

Meh. I would imagine that many medieval era prostitutes got into it really young. Also, there's the obvious connection with the dwarf.

I like the concept and the character choices, but the art is kind of sub par. Still, it's a good effort though.

So, if Daenerys Targaryen is Elsa, does that mean she was fucking Anna?

there's so much right here it makes me happy :3

as for the point on Melisanda/Ariel... well, if we put it in the context of the REAL 'Little Mermaid' story as opposed to the 'happy ending' Disney version just with the same character... it actually fits rather well .-. that is, assuming that Melisandra was... er... 'betrayed' away in her youth and thus became this strong powerful woman out of spite, vengeance and nhilism... yes, yes, it works... not that i want to think on that all too much .-.

of course my fav goes to Mulan/Brienne of Tarth!! BOTH ARE MY FAVORITES, YEA!! :D

and i feel the Snow White/Shea comparison comes more from the whole 'servant that isn't really' view :P though i suppose if Snow White grew up and had to fend more for herself, sure why not, she'd become like Shea~

either way, probably best not to think 'too' much on some contexts... it goes to bad places, especially when considering the fairy tales these disney movies were based off of were... well, along the same vein as Game of Thrones more often then not... so yea, that's a thing~

STILL LOVE IT!! :D

I find it quite amusing how people have a problem with Snow White being Shae because of her age. Because all the sex in ASOIAF is totally 18+ right? And she definitely didn't marry her handsome prince until she turned 16, I'm sure.

Some of these made me smile, though I did think some of the faces were a bit off. Not the best art of this kind out there, so not entirely sure why this in particular made the news, but whatever. It's a fun idea

Even if I hate Disney princesses and everything the brand stands for

Belaam:
Also, there's the obvious connection with the dwarf.

until you brought it up, I'd actually completely forgotten about that point... which is sad, given the title of Snow White's movie.

that's actually pretty clever, then.

Objectable:
So, if Daenerys Targaryen is Elsa, does that mean she was fucking Anna?

Well that seems to already be a popular opinion throughout alot of the fans of Frozen. That they are having/will have/should have an incestuous, lesbian relationship. So it's kind of interesting that the artist made Elsa a character from a family known for incest. But whatever, I can see where people get the idea from, and I won't argue.

Basically, my answer to your question is yes.

shtoops:

Objectable:
So, if Daenerys Targaryen is Elsa, does that mean she was fucking Anna?

Well that seems to already be a popular opinion throughout alot of the fans of Frozen. That they are having/will have/should have an incestuous, lesbian relationship. So it's kind of interesting that the artist made Elsa a character from a family known for incest. But whatever, I can see where people get the idea from, and I won't argue.

Basically, my answer to your question is yes.

EW! Why? People seem to get more and more dirty minded.
ANYWHO! This art isn't fantastic, and not a particularly imaginative use of either disney princesses or Game of Thrones. Earlier in Januarary I think it was had a much better use of the subject of Game of Thrones which was combined with traditional japanese woodart. These are like rough sketches to a better idea.

Nice art, but it isn't Daenerys Targaryen. It's Daenerys Stormborn of house Targaryen.

Floppertje:
So are zombies, I didn't see the 5 or so series of 'disney princesses reimagined as zombies' on here. And I'm pretty sure I've seen far cooler stuff done with ASOIAF that wasn't on here either, so... why this?

You must not have read the letter from Greg Tito on how Escapist is widening their scope of news stories. Or if you did, you completely missed the context and content of that letter. Either way, even prior to that letter there's been a lot of oddball news stories that have cropped up on Escapist, and this is probably the least oddball of the ones I've seen. Besides it fits geek culture just fine, and yeah Zombies are "part" of geek culture but maybe those pictures didn't strike the staff as memorable enough to post as this mashup that seems to have been well thought out and not just arbitrary.

This brought a smile to my face. However I scrolled through the first few, got to the group shot and didn't think there were any more. As a result I was scratching my head a bit for some of the choices, especially as some of them play around with race quite a bit.

Mulan isn't nearly butch or ugly enough to be Brienne, but as the most martial princess I guess it the best choice.
I thought that Olenna Tyrell was either the witch who curses Dany in book one or the dwarf fortune teller from book three.
I thought Meera Reed must be one of the Sand Snakes, but then I couldn't see the frog on the spear. (another great crossover reference)
I assumed that Ellaria Sand was one of Dany handmaidens.
The others were fairly easy.

Art could be better, but it's a fun idea and a lot of them make sense in some roundabout way.

008Zulu:
Nice art, but it isn't Daenerys Targaryen. It's Daenerys Stormborn of house Targaryen.

I'm sorry, but if you're going to be like that, you leave me no choice. It's nothing personal, but


The things you make me do.

Dissapointed at lack of Roz.

Some of those choices do seem a bit arbitrary. Ariel, someone usually known for her child-like sense of wonder and innocence, as the somewhat vampish (probably not using that word right, but what the hey) Melisandre is odd, as the article states, and I'm having trouble seeing what the connection between Elsa and Daenerys is other than "white hair" (Anna seems the better choice really, as someone who did not expect to be in a position of power suddenly having responsibility thrust on them partly due to the errors of another and becoming a stronger character for it).
Although Lilo-Arya is adorable, I'll give him that

balladbird:
Belle as Margery Tyrell is one of those choices that makes more and more sense the more you think about it, considering her role in the first act of the story was basically using her wits and courage to remain in the good graces of the monster that fate decided to place her with. XD

Snow White, though, was just a poor choice for Shae. Granted, Disney's squeaky-clean image wouldn't allow any of its princesses to make a good transition into prostitution, but you could have at least picked one who was canonically older than 14.

Well as "Evil" Therumancer I feel the need to point out that being medieval or at least based on the middle ages, they wouldn't be following the American standard of adulthood and sexual morality, no more than a lot of the rest of the world does. Truthfully at 14 she'd be more than old enough to whore, or be married out for that matter. I mean if we're going to be disturbing enough to cast a Disney princess as a prostitute in a dark fantasy story, they might as well go all out, no? :)

Now all we need is to have someone make "Disney Princesses as prostitutes in a high quality bordello" each displaying her own erotic specialty.... on second thought, no... we really don't need that. :)

All joking aside, the big reason I responded is that with Disney's recent diversification there has been a lot of speculation about the Princess line and where it might be going, especially in terms of the popularity of Marvel products. Allegedly there has been some talk about wanting to have "Disney Princess" and a more limited "Classic Princess" lineup featuring only classic animated Disney characters. Discussions about Storm, or Black Widow (whose last name "Romanov" was at one time implied to make her descendent of the Russian Romanov family implying her lineage goes back to Anastashia though I believe this was dropped, it's an angle that could be picked up again) being added to the lineup have been floating around for years now. If they start dipping into some darker territory (former tribal goddesses turned street thief turned X-man turned part time mutant terrorist gang leader <Morlocks>, or an assassin government or freelance) I suppose it's only a matter of time before they decide to actually have a Disney princess with a backround as a prostitute (via being a victim of human trafficking or whatever). Given Jasmine's harem girl outfit, use of a whip, and the way family members have been used in some middle eastern cultures, there has already been some off color speculation about what she might have actually been doing on behalf of the kingdom before she met Aladdin (maybe it's just me, but I'm guessing she wasn't a virgin)....

At any rate, give it time, and I suspect the desire for money will stretch the definition of "Princess" even further and move from simple politically correct territory into economic backrounds, and even wanting to give some of the girls dark backer backstories in order to be "inspirational". It will happen steps at a time, but I'd imagine to begin with we'll see a princess line show up involving at least some Marvel characters, and then in a decade or so there will be a definite division. Whether it's truly being discussed or not, I think the business aspects of things will intevitably lead to that "classic princess" sub-group, with a more inclusive and darker general "princess" label replacing it at the forefront.

 

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