Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrities would look like if they were animated characters? Well, wonder no more, as Brazilian illustrator Marciano Palacio has created several artworks depicting popular actors and music artists as animated characters. Palacio is a self-proclaimed Disney fan, so most of his works feature stars who played iconic Disney characters on TV or on the big screen. He also loves stories with strong female characters, so many of his fan arts honor the actresses that brought those empowering roles to life. Check out some of Palacio’s best illustrations in the slideshow below.
#1 Will Smith
This animated reimagining of Will Smith is a fusion of two of his most popular roles: Genie from the 2019 Disney movie Aladdin, and the fictionalized version of himself from the hit ‘90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Though depicted in his Genie form, this animated take on Smith is wearing a pair of shades and a baseball cap, which are both signature accessories of the actor’s ex-rapper character from the aforementioned NBC comedy series.
#2 Mena Massoud
Palacio’s animated version of Mena Massoud looks as adorable as the actor in real life. Beaming with a huge smile, Mena as Aladdin is obviously having a great time with his trusted pet monkey, Abu. While we can’t exactly tell the reason behind the Prince of Agrabah’s delightful grin, we won’t be surprised if it has something to do with the love of his life, Jasmine.
#3 Naomi Scott
This is what Naomi Scott’s Jasmine would look like if the 2019 film Aladdin got an animated follow-up. Though the Princess of Agrabah looks particularly timid in this fan art, those who have watched the Guy Ritchie-directed movie know that she’s actually feisty, headstrong, and someone who speaks her mind.
#4 Amy Adams
Dressed in a sparkly blue ball gown with large puffy sleeves, this animated version of Amy Adams is based on her character Giselle from the 2007 Disney film Enchanted. As depicted in this fan art, Giselle is introduced in the movie as a cheerful and fun-loving princess-to-be in the Kingdom of Andalasia. But over the course of the flick, Giselle becomes more mature and even takes on the role of a mother figure to a child.
#5 High School Musical cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman are all reunited in this cute fan art that depicts them as animated versions of their High School Musical characters. Efron’s Troy Bolton, Hudgen’s Gabriella Montez, Luca Grabeel’s Ryan Evans, Ashley Tisdale’s Sharpay Evans, Bleau’s Chad Danforth, and Coleman’s Taylor McKessie are all illustrated by Palacio so impressively that some fans think Disney should hire him for an animated High School Musical series.
#6 Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Stewart, and Ella Balinska
If the 2019 Charlie’s Angels reboot was an animated movie, then this is what its official poster would look like. Featuring Naomi Scott as Elena Houghlin, Elizabeth Banks as Rebekah Bosley, Kristen Stewart as Sabina Wilson, and Ella Balinska as Jane Kano, this incredible fan art screams girl power!
#7 Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore
In addition to the Charlie’s Angels reboot, Palacio also loves the original Charlie’s Angels film series. Case in point is this fan art that he created in 2018 in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the 2005 movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Based on the film’s surfboard stakeout sequence, this illustration features Lucy Liu as Alex Munday, Cameron Diaz as Natalie Cook, and Drew Barrymore as Dylan Sanders.
#8 Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant
Like the previous artwork, this illustration also features an animated version of Drew Barrymore ― this time as Sheila Hammond from the Netflix horror-comedy series, Santa Clarita Diet. Together with her in this charming fan art is Timothy Olyphant’s Joel Hammond, who is Sheila’s loving husband in the Victor Fresco-created series. If you’re seeing a pair of eyeballs and a severed finger in Sheila’s bloody drink, that’s because she’s an undead who craves for human flesh.
#9 Drew Barrymore
Unless it isn’t obvious yet, Palacio is a huge Drew Barrymore fan. The artist even honored the actress on her 43rd birthday back in 2018 by reposting this artwork of her as Danielle de Barbarac from the 1998 romantic film Ever After. An interpretation of a particular shot from Andy Tennant-directed film, this fan art shows Barrymore’s Danielle in an off-shoulder Renaissance-era dress complete with a pair of fairy wings.
#10 Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan
Palacio reposted this fan art on social media in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the original Charmed series in October 2019. Based on the supernatural fantasy drama created by Constance M. Burge, the artwork features animated versions of Holly Marie Combs’ Piper Halliwell, Alyssa Milano’s Phoebe Halliwell, and Rose McGowan’s Prue Halliwell cooking up some serious magic at the kitchen.
#11 Ocean’s 8 cast
2018’s heist comedy film Ocean’s 8 features strong female characters, so it isn’t surprising that Palacio made an artwork to honor the Gary Ross-directed movie. Featuring the flick’s eight female protagonists in their most memorable outfits, this artwork includes animated versions of Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett’s Lou Miller, Anne Hathaway’s Daphne Kluger, Mindy Kaling’s Amita, Sarah Paulson’s Tammy, Awkwafina’s Constance, Rihanna’s Nine Ball, and Helena Bonham Carter’s Rose Weil.
#12 Keala Settle
Based on the “This Is Me” scene from the 2017 musical biopic The Greatest Showman, this fan art features an animated version of Keala Settle’s bearded lady character, Lettie Lutz. The artwork vividly captures Lettie’s unapologetic emotion during the fan-favorite sequence, easily making it one of Palacio’s best illustrations so far.
#13 Emma Watson
This animated version of Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter film franchise really looks like Emma Watson during her younger years. Aside from nailing the Hermione’s Gryffindor uniform, Palacio also did an amazing job in recreating the character’s bushy red hair and signature freckles just below her eyes.
Based on Lynda Carter’s live-action portrayal of Wonder Woman, this cute fan art shows the DC character making sure that her boots fit just right. Saving the world involves a lot of running, jumping, and kicking, so seeing the superheroine ensuring that her shoes are secured to her feet shouldn’t come as a surprise.
#15 Nicole Kidman
This animated version of Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna looks stunning in her blue skintight jumpsuit from the 2018 movie Aquaman. While she’s giving a sweet smile in this fan art, the former ruler of Atlantis is a force to be reckoned with, especially if she’s wielding a five-pronged trident as a weapon.
#16 Nicole Kidman – Version 2
Kidman won best actress in a limited series at the 2018 Golden Globes for her performance as Celeste in HBO’s Big Little Lies. But instead of creating an animated version of Kidman’s Celeste, Palacio decided to draw the actress herself during the awards night. Proudly holding her fourth Golden Globe trophy, Kidman looks elegant in her bewitching black gown, which is designed by Clare Waight Keller as part of her Spring 2018 Haute Couture collection for Givenchy.
Barbra Streisand turned 78 this past April, and to celebrate her life and the amazing works she has done since 1960, Palacio created this fan art depicting the Grammy-winning artist as an animated character. Aside from the accurate animated reimagining of the singer-actress, the artwork also features a portion of the lyrics of her song A Piece of Sky, which is part of the soundtrack of her 1983 film Yentl.
#18 Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
This fan art shows what David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully would look like in an animated version of the beloved sci-fi franchise The X-Files. Fans of the Chris Carter-created series love the artwork so much that it has led a lot of them to re-watch some of their favorite installments of the show.
#19 Kiernan Shipka
Created for Kiernan Shipka’s 16th birthday in 2018, this fan art shows an animated version of the actress as the titular witch on the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Featuring Shipka’s Sabrina in one of her iconic outfits from the show, the artwork also includes the recurring character Salem, who is Sabrina’s “familiar” that takes on the shape of a cat.
#20 KJ Apa
Part of Palacio’s Riverdale art series, this illustration shows an animated take on KJ Apa’s Archie Andrews. Wearing a body-hugging t-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans, the proud member of the Riverdale Bulldogs casually shows off her hunky figure outside the popular Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe diner from the hit The CW series.
#21 Cole Sprouse
This animated version of Cole Sprouse as Riverdale’s Jughead Jones is incredibly on point. From Jughead’s facial features to his multi-layer outfit, Palacio nailed every physical aspect of the character. Chilling outside Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe diner, Jughead is wearing his trademark crown-shaped hat, a Sherpa jacket on top of an “S” shirt, and a pair of denim trousers with a plaid shirt wrapped around its waistband.
#22 Charles Melton
This animated reimagining of Charles Melton amazingly captures the physical appearance of the actor’s Riverdale character, Reggie Mantle. Palacio did an awesome job illustrating Reggie’s prominent jawline, wide cheekbones, and kissable lips. And though the Riverdale Bulldogs captain is dressed in a black V-neck undershirt topped with the high school’s varsity jacket, the artist managed to show the character’s muscular build by subtly highlighting his bulging pecs.
#23 Casey Cott
Casey Cott looks dapper in this adorable fan art depicting him as an animated version of his Riverdale character, Kevin Keller. Wearing a long-sleeve sweater on top of a button-down collared dress shirt, Cott’s Keller flashes a sweet smile, probably hoping to get some guys’ attention.
#24 Vanessa Morgan
This animated version of Vanessa Morgan is rocking the rebel chic look of her Riverdale character Toni Topaz. Wearing a moto jacket on top of a mesh undershirt and a pair of plaid leggings underneath a distressed denim skirt, Toni is obviously unapologetic when it comes to her clothing choices. Though she loves wearing dark colors, people close to her know that she actually has a vivid personality.
#25 Ashleigh Murray
Ashleigh Murray is ready to party in this fan art featuring an animated version of her Archieverse character Josie McCoy. Wearing a long-sleeve cropped top and a leopard-print pencil skirt, the fabulous Riverdale/Katy Keene character completes her overall look with her signature cat ears headband.
#26 Madelaine Petsch
Madelaine Petsch’s Cheryl Blossom looks gorgeous even in animated form. Wearing a red wrap dress adorned with her signature spider pin, Riverdale High’s Queen Bee is casually holding an arrow to remind everyone of her deadly archery skills.
#27 Lili Reinhart
Betty Cooper is sweet as pie in this artwork featuring an animated version of Lili Reinhart’s Riverdale character. Wearing a pink sweater on top of a collared shirt and a light blue pair of jeans, Betty looks a little timid in this fan art. But as viewers of the CW series know, the South Side Serpents queen can also be brave and tenacious especially when people she cares about are on the line.
#28 Camila Mendes
This animated version of Camila Mendes’ Riverdale character Veronica Lodge looks sophisticated in a sleeveless collared dress that she matches with a black shoulder bag and a pearl necklace. As her outfit suggests, Lodge comes from a wealthy family, and though she sometimes uses her wealth and connections for personal advantage, there have also been a number of times in which she used her privilege to help out her friends.
#29 Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga
A collab between Palacio and fellow illustrator David Pavon, this fan art shows animated versions of Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga in their fabulous outfits from the music video of their hit song Rain on Me. Pavon drew Grande in her black short dress complete with fairy wings, while Palacio sketched Mother Monster in her pink leotard adorned with chains and studs.
This fan art is an animated reimagining of Beyoncé during her performance at the 59th Grammy Awards back in 2017. Heavily pregnant with her twins Rumi and Sir, Queen B shows off her bulging baby bump in a pair of gold chainmail bikini that leaves little to the imagination.