Disney characters reimagined as the opposite gender

This is how your favorite Disney princesses, princes, and villains would look like if they were the opposite sex.

    Ever since the controversial all-girl Ghostbusters remake was released in July 2016, Hollywood’s interest in gender-bending movies has been reignited. Though the Paul Feig-directed film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, was a box office flop, its commercial failure didn’t stop film producers from investing on gender-bending reboots.

    With Ocean’s Eight’s relative box office success, more gender-swapped remakes have been brought to the big screen, including the female-centric remake of What Women Want called What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson; and the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels redo, titled The Hustle, with Hathaway and Rebel Wilson tagging in for Michael Caine and Steve Martin. Additionally, a Splash remake, where Jillian Bell will play the Tom Hanks role and Channing Tatum will have the tail as a merman, is currently in development.

    Walt Disney Pictures have also jumped on that trend. In July 2016, it was confirmed that it would reboot The Rocketeer with a black female pilot in the lead role. Moreover, Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1995 animated film Lady and the Tramp will feature a gender-switched supporting character named Jackie. The Scottish Terrier character is a gender-swapped version of Jock from the original film.

    But will Disney ever produce a gender-bending remake of one of its animated classics? Although nothing is really impossible in Hollywood, it’s less likely that Disney would dare to do one, given the political criticisms surrounding gender-bending reboots and the uncertain box office fates of such movies. Fortunately, Disney fans don’t need any feature-length film to see a gender-swapped version of their favorite princesses, princes, and villains, because lots of brilliant digital artists have already reimagined several of these characters as the opposite gender. Take a look at the list below to see some of these amazing fan art.

    #1 Female Aladdin and Genie

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    It looks like female Aladdin and female Genie go out of the palace for what appears to be a late-night dance rehearsal. Is Aladdin brushing up her moves to impress Jasmine in the dance floor?

    #2 Male Tinker Bell

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    This gender-bent Tinker Bell is a ruggedly handsome fairy. Though he’s sporting a huge and delicate pair of wings, his snobbish look and fully-tattooed upper body make him extra mysterious and sexy.

    #3 Male Ariel

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    Merman Ariel is ecstatic to have a glimpse of the human world once again. And he isn’t the only one who’s happy, as his ever trusty best friend Flounder looks overjoyed as well.

    #4 Male and Female Elsas

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    If Elsa has a twin brother then this how they would look like together. The artist’s version of the Queen of Arendelle is cute and cunning, while her male counterpart looks like a hunky playboy.

    #5 Male Ariel and Ursula

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    Merman Ariel seems a little bit frightened by the approaching male Ursula. But it looks like the villainous sea warlock isn’t trying to pick a fight, as the smile on his face suggests that he’s ready to make amends.

    #6 Male and Female Ariels

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    These male and female reimaginings of Ariel are both oozing with hotness. But the cheeky wink and the sexy smile of the male version of the character makes him more of a head-turner than his female counterpart.

    #7 Male Esmeralda

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    This gender-bent Esmeralda has the fierceness of the original character. While it’s unclear how good he is as a performer, we’re pretty confident that his good looks and undeniable charisma are more than enough to draw a large crowd.

    #8 Gender-bent Ariel and Eric

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    Featuring a male Ariel and a female Eric, this artwork recreates one of the most iconic romantic scenes from the 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid. The illustration captures the movie’s color and textures so well that it makes some spectators believe — even just for a while — that Ariel is originally a guy and Eric is a lady.

    #9 Male Cruella

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    Pulling off a bulky fur coat while still looking badass is not easy, but this male version of Cruella effortlessly does that. He’s also got a pretty face and an irresistible swag, but the villain’s wickedness still seeps through his sultry bedroom eyes.

    #10 Female Hercules

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    Sporting Hercules’ iconic armor, this female version of the legendary Greek hero is seemingly taking a breather from her sword-fighting training. Though she looks a little laid-back in this piece of art, her muscular arms and toned legs suggest that she has gone through a lot of intensive training to be the fighter that she is today.

    #11 Gender-bent Frozen characters

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    Recreating one of the most intense scenes in the 2013 animated film Frozen, this fan art features gender-swapped Anna and Kristoff, along with female Olaf, convincing male Elsa to get back to the castle. But since Elsa knows that he might end up hurting more people if he goes back to the capital soon, he is left with no choice but to drive off the trio by threatening them with his powers.

    #12 Male Maleficent

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    Despite his pair of huge horns and overall devilish appearance, this male reimagining of Maleficent is surprisingly sexually appealing. He also looks equally intimidating as the original version of the villain, thanks to his glowing eyes and dark rugged robe with armor-like accessories.

    #13 Gender-bent Ariel and Eric Version 2

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    This gender-bending fan art shows a female Eric trying to calm down a male Ariel. But since it appears it’s the first time Ariel gets to see Eric up close and personal, the merman is left speechless by the human’s beauty and kindness.

    #14 Gender-bent Belle and Beast

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    Male Belle is carefully tending to the wounds of female Beast in this piece of fan art. Though Belle is a bit terrified by Beast’s grumpy look, the former’s desire to help the cursed princess triumphs over his fear.

    #15 Male Moana

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    This gender-bent Moana is determined to overcome the monstrous waves in this amazing piece of fan art. Wearing the precious Heart of Te Fiti as a necklace, the male version of the Chosen One is also showing off a huge tattoo on his left chest and shoulder that is closely similar to Maui’s body tats.

    #16 Gender-bent Tangled characters

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    Male Rapunzel and female Flynn take a pit stop in the middle of the forest to pass the night. Unfortunately, the fire they lit to keep themselves warm has helped “Papa” Gothel and his two lady thugs locate them. Will the pair manage to get away from their pursuers when they’re seemingly unaware of their arrival?

    #17 Male Aurora

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    Wearing an outfit that looks similar to Aurora’s peasant garb in the 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, this male version of the character is enjoying the company of rabbits and birds as he takes a break from roaming the lush forest.

    #18 Gender-bent Cinderella and Prince Charming

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    The clock is about to strike 12 so male Cinderella starts to bid his farewell to Princess Charming. Though it seems that the princess doesn’t want him to go, Cinderella is already on his feet, ready to run down the stairs to get back home.

    #19 Gender-bent Tarzan and Jane

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    Male Jane Porter is taken by surprise when female Tarzan suddenly grabs him from behind and lifts him. Is this how Tarzan expresses her affection towards Jane?

    #20 Female Aladdin

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    Donning a purple cropped top and a pair of baggy cream pants, this female reimagining of Aladdin seems to be choosing his next unlucky victim. Like most of the thieves in the busy streets of Agrabah, Aladdin isn’t wearing any footwear, as she moves more swiftly when barefoot.

    #21 Gender-bent Ariel and Hercules

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    A crossover between Hercules and The Little Mermaid, this gender-bending fan art shows a male Ariel and a female Hercules hanging out by the sea. While the real score between the two is unclear, the blushes on their faces suggest that they are really into each other.

    #22 Gender-bent Pocahontas and John Smith

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    Male Pocahontas appears to be confessing his love for female John Smith in this piece of fan art. While Pocahontas has yet to utter a word, the way he stares at John and the way he holds her hands are already making the renowned English explorer blush.

    #23 Gender-bent Belle and Beast Version 2

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    Titled Handsome and the Beast, this gender-bending artwork features Belle and Beast dancing graciously in the spacious ballroom of her castle. While it’s unclear what music they’re dancing to, we would love to think that they are waltzing to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s version of Beauty and the Beast.

    #24 Male Meg

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    Though this male reimagining of Meg is bulging with muscles, he’s still got the sass and attitude of the female version of the character. The artwork doesn’t show how good Meg is when it comes to fighting, but the smirk on his face tells us that he’s very confident with his skill set.

    #25 Male Jasmine

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    This male reimagining of Jasmine looks like a modern-day spornosexual Arab man. Although he’s wearing a double-layered outfit with little skin to show, Jasmine still oozes sexiness, thanks to his scruffy facial hair.

    #26 Male Ariel Version 2

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    This gender-bent Ariel doesn’t have a merman tail, but his legs and thighs up to his waist and butt are all covered with scales. Interestingly, the fine-looking merman is wielding a fork, which probably represents the all-powerful trident of his father King Triton.

    #27 Male Merida

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    Male Merida looks a little impatient in this piece of fan art. Does he look disappointed because he hasn’t found the woman that would complete her?

    #28 Male Aurora Version 2

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    This gender-bending artwork recreates one of the most climactic scenes in the 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty. Wearing a royal outfit that resembles the original character’s blue dress, male Aurora is about to touch the spindle of a spinning wheel that would put him to sleep for a long time.

    #29 Gender-bent Aladdin Characters

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    Gender-bent versions of Aladdin, Jafar, and The Sultan all look shocked in this piece of cartoony fan art. While the reason behind their rather hilarious reactions is unclear, our bet is that a female version of Genie suddenly appears right in front of them.

    #30 Gender-bent Aladdin and Jasmine

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    This is probably one of the chicest gender-bending artworks that feature Aladdin and Jasmine. The artist keeps the color schemes of the original characters, allowing onlookers to differentiate the two. Aside from the lovely designs of their outfits, another thing that stands out in this artwork is the undeniable chemistry between the Prince and Princess of Agrabah.

    #31 Male Ariel Version 3

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    This male reimagining of Ariel is a teenage merman. But despite his young and innocent looks, it seems that he has fallen really hard for female Eric. Ariel’s longing stares at what appears to be a music box with figures of him and Eric dancing together show his yearning to spend the rest of her life with the human he loves.

    #32 Male Jasmine Version 2

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    This young male Jasmine looks a little sad as she takes a little break from the hustle and bustle of being a member of the royalty. While it’s unclear what exactly he’s thinking about, it won’t be a surprise if she’s starting to make a plan of how she can finally escape the shadow of his controlling dad.

    #33 Male Ariel Version 4

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    Male Ariel seems really excited to ascend to the surface of the sea. While his father King Triton disapproves his admiration for the human world, the merman’s sea friends, Flounder and Sebastian, appear to support the young merman’s heart’s desire.

    #34 Male Elsa

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    This gender-bent Elsa, dubbed as Ellis, looks like a legit Snow King in this piece of cool fan art. Wearing a pair of sparkly light blue pants and a shirt with sheer sleeves and cape, Elsa belts the Oscar-winning song Let It Go as he recreates one of the iconic poses of original Queen of Arendelle.

    #35 Gender-bent Aladdin and Jasmine Version 2

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    The loving way female Aladdin stares at male Jasmine from afar makes her pet monkey Abu a little jealous. It appears, however, that Jasmine is not in the mood for some fun, as she’s just run away from the palace in the guise of a peasant to temporarily escape her complicated life as a princess.

    #36 Male Ariel Version 5

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    This gender-bent Ariel is trying to beat the heat by bathing in the sea. But since he has traded his merman tail to a pair of human legs, Scuttle is giving him some serious reminders that swimming with human legs is different from swimming with a merman tail.

    #37 Gender-bent Tarzan and Jane Version 2

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    This gender-bending fan art recreates the first time female Tarzan and male Jane meet each other. Though there’s a language barrier between the two, it’s clear that they still manage to form a deep connection with one another.

    #38 Female Peter Pan

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    This female reimagining of Peter Pan looks so adorable with her cheeky grin and pointy ears. While her appearance isn’t that far from the original version of, a closer look at the artwork would make you realize that she has actually a resemblance to violinist and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling.

    #39 Female Aladdin Version 2

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    Female Aladdin looks so proud of herself for successfully retrieving the legendary magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders. She, however, seems unaware that rubbing the lamp would unleash Genie. What do you think would be her three wishes when she finally comes face to face with the magical blue creature?

    #40 Male Ariel Version 6

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    Though male Ariel is obsessed with the human world, this artwork shows that he also loves the world under the sea. The big smile on his face confirms that the Kingdom of Atlantica will always be her home.

    #41 Gender-bent Disney Princesses

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    These gender-bent versions of Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, and Belle all capture the essence of the original characters. Seeing them all in one piece of artwork makes us think that gender-swapped Disney movies might be a good idea after all.

    #42 Male Belle, Esmeralda, and Ariel

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    This gender–bending artwork shows a bookish male Belle, a sultry male Esmeralda, and a playful male Ariel. Though each has its own defining quality, all of them are equally likeable just like their original counterparts.

    #43 Gender-bent Disney Characters

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    This admirable fan art features gender-bent versions of the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio, Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron, Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Megara from Hercules, Jane Porter from Tarzan, and Pocahontas from the movie of the same name.

    #44 Gender-bent Disney Characters Version 2

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    This vivid artwork is comprised of gender-swapped versions of Elsa from Frozen, Wendy from Peter Pan, Tiana from Princess and the Frog, Vanellope from Wreck-It-Ralph, Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet, and Maid Marian from Robin Hood.

    #45 Gender-bent Disney Characters Version 3

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    This art features cute and young-looking male versions of Tinker Bell, Mulan, Kida from Atlantis, Charlotte La Bouff, aka Lottie, from The Princess and the Frog, Merida from Brave, and Anna from Frozen.

    #46 Gender-bent Disney Characters Version 4

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    This impressive artwork showcases six gender-bent Disney characters: Giselle from Enchanted, Helga Sinclair from Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Rapunzel, Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Nani from Lilo and Stitch, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

    #47 Gender-bent Disney Characters Version 5

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    This artwork combines rebenke’s gender-bent versions of Disney characters from his different pieces of fan art into one. Featuring male versions of Giselle, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Vanellope, Anna, and Elsa, this collage-like fan art comes with a sparkly, starry background.

    #48 Gender-bent Disney Princesses in Historical Costumes

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    This fan art shows 10 gender-bent Disney Princesses wearing elaborate and colorful historical costumes. Featured in this amazing artwork are male reimaginings of Rapunzel, Mulan, Tiana, Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, and Ariel.

    #49 Female Hades

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    Female Hades is literally and figuratively hot. Wearing a black robe similar to the original character, this lady version of the God of the Underworld is ready to attack using her fire magic. Despite her cunning yellow eyes and disturbing pointy teeth, female Hades is still very pleasing to look at.

    #50 Female Aladdin Version 3

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    This hand-drawn illustration of female Aladdin captures the classic vibe of the 1992 animated Disney film. Though Abu looks mad at Aladdin, the latter remains calm and seems ready to talk to his pet monkey to find out what the problem is.

    #51 Male Pocahontas

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    Like most male members of the Powhatan tribe, this gender-bent Pocahontas has long black hair. In addition to the iconic turquoise necklace on her neck, Pocahontas is also rocking a bear print on his left chest — a body mark that he shares with Kocoum.