Disney characters reimagined as Marvel and DC icons

Artist turns fan-favorite Disney characters into Marvel and DC superheroes

Disney characters as superheroes

There are a lot of talented artists from around the world who love to reimagine Disney characters as superheroes and villains. One of those is French graphic designer Samuel Chevé, who has been creating crossover artworks inspired by Disney icons and characters from Marvel, DC, and other comic book properties.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Chevé revealed that he has “several approaches” when merging two characters in a mashup art. “Either the characters have the same personality or the same power. Or I find some way to connect them. Or sometimes my work is based on a pun,” shared Chevé. “I love to find a concept in the story before I start working.”

Check out some of Chevé’s best works in the list below:

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Flynn Rider as Loki

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Like Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Flynn Rider, aka Eugene Fitzherbert, was initially introduced as an arrogant and backstabbing character in Disney’s animated film Tangled. Flynn, however, changed for the better upon falling in love with Rapunzel ― a development that resembles Loki’s character arc in Phase Two of the MCU, in which he started siding with the good guys. This similarity between the two characters makes this mashup art amazingly seamless.

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Lucius Best as T’Challa

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You have probably seen several artworks featuring Disney characters as superheroes, but we bet that this is your first time to see The Incredibles’ Lucius Best (Frozone) as MCU’s T’Challa (Black Panther). Lucius and T’Challa share the same skin color, height, and body build, making them the perfect pair for a crossover art like this.

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Hans Westergaard as Omni-Man

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Though Frozen’s Hans Westergaard and Invincible’s Omni-Man are both villains, the two don’t seem to share any physical similarities. So to achieve Omni-Man’s wicked look, Chevé turned Hans’ auburn hair into black, removed the character’s sideburns, and added a pretty thick mustache.

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Anna as Natasha Romanoff

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Frozen’s Anna trades her Bunad-style dress for a figure-hugging black suit in this mashup art that reimagines her as MCU’s Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow. While Anna isn’t a skilled fighter like Natasha, the Arendelle royalty can be as daring as the high-profile S.H.I.E.L.D. agent when her friends and family are on the line.

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Flynn Rider as Bucky Barnes

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Tangled’s Flynn Rider looks badass in this crossover art that reimagines him as MCU’s Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier. To achieve Bucky’s swagger, Chevé drew Flynn with a shorter hairdo and neatly shaved facial hair. The artist also put Bucky’s notorious vibranium arm on Flynn, which highlights the astounding transformation.

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Hans Westergaard as U.S. Agent

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Though Frozen’s Hans Westergaard and MCU’s U.S. Agent (John Walker) are very different from one another, both characters are actually hungry for power. Being the youngest of 13 sons, Hans was burdened with the inability to ascend his family’s throne in the Southern Isles. Desperate for power and recognition, Hans attempted to rule Arendelle as king through means of marriage and regicide. U.S. Agent, meanwhile, liked to be the original Captain America so much that he secretly took the super-soldier serum, which granted him enhanced abilities.

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Carl Fredricksen as U.S. Agent

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As mentioned above, Chevé reimagines Disney characters as superheroes based on a concept. Unfortunately, we really can’t tell the inspiration for this crossover artwork featuring Up’s Carl Fredricksen as MCU’s U.S. Agent. While the common denominator between the two characters is unclear, there’s no denying that this is such an adorable piece of art.

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Sideburns Stabbington as Thanos

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Tangled’s Sideburns Stabbington isn’t as tall as MCU’s 8-footer villain Thanos, but the former’s huge build is just enough to make this mashup art flawless. Chevé transformed Sideburns into Thanos by removing his hair and eyebrows, turning his skin tone to purple, and putting prominent lines and creases on his face.

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Mother Gothel as Stormfront

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Chevé paired Tangled’s Mother Gothel and The Boys’ Stormfront for this crossover art because of their very similar backstories. Both villainous characters physically age at a much slower rate compared to normal humans. Mother Gothel retained her youth for hundreds of years through the healing properties of a magical golden flower. When the flower’s powers are transferred to the hair of Rapunzel, Gothel kidnapped the princess and hoarded Rapunzel’s healing magic. Meanwhile, Stormfront, who was born back in 1919, managed to maintain her late 20s look after receiving the first-ever successful injection of Compound V.

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Barley Lightfoot as Peter Quill

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Onward’s Barley Lightfoot and MCU’s Peter Quill (Star-Lord) are both played by Chris Pratt, and this inspired Chevé to merge the two characters in one artwork. Though the finished artwork looks a little uncanny, the fact that Barley and Peter are both chatty, playful, and spontaneous, makes their pairing pretty natural.

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Hans Westergaard as Homelander

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This mashup art featuring Frozen’s Hans Westergaard as The BoysHomelander looks seamless, thanks in part to the characters’ similar facial features. But more than the visuals, this artwork works in a deeper level, as both characters are two-faced villains. While outwardly benevolent and charismatic, Hans is secretly a ruthless person who displays a lack of empathy for others and a murderous lust for power. Similarly, Homelander presents himself as affable and modest but is actually brutal and aggressive behind the public’s eye.

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Anna as Felicia Hardy

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Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, is a character from the Spider-Man universe, and even though she’s less popular than the web-slinger’s other love interests, Chevé obviously knows that Frozen’s Anna would look good as the DC antiheroine. To achieve Felicia’s look, Chevé turned Anna’s strawberry-blonde locks into light gray and traded the Disney character’s Bunad-style dress for a black jumpsuit and jacket with a fur collar and cufflinks. Completing Anna’s superhero transformation is Black Cat’s signature domino mask that makes her look a lot cooler.

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Anna as She-Hulk

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Frozen’s Anna is rocking some green muscles in this fan art that reimagines her as Marvel’s She-Hulk. Though She-Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters, has yet to make her debut in the MCU, the 1980 comic book The Savage She-Hulk introduced her as a lawyer who, after an injury, received an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, and acquired a milder version of his Hulk condition. Though this transformed her into a large, powerful, green-hued version of herself, Jennifer still largely retains her personality.

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Ian Lightfoot as Peter Parker

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Chevé reimagined Onward’s Ian Lightfoot as MCU’s Peter Parker because both characters are played by Tom Holland. And even though Ian is basically an elf and Peter is a superhuman, both teenage characters have a slim figure and similar fashion sense, which help the mashup art achieve a natural look.

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Flynn Rider as Peter Parker

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Though Tangled’s Flynn Rider and Marvel’s Peter Parker’s have different interests, both characters have a knack for adventure, and that similarity between the two makes this mashup art pretty amazing. Chevé removed Flynn’s scruffy goatee to achieve Peter’s clean-shaven look. And though Flynn is wearing the iconic Spider-Man suit, the artist made sure to add Peter’s camera, press ID, and eyeglasses to the artwork to represent the web-slinger’s alter ego.

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Flynn Rider as Johnny Silverhand

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Tangled’s Flynn Rider is a certified rockstar in this fan art that reimagines him as Johnny Silverhand from the Cyberpunk franchise. While Flynn and Johnny are both charismatic, they don’t have any physical semblance at all, so Chevé sketched Flynn with much longer hair, complete with a full beard. The artist also drew Rapunzel’s lover wearing a tactical vest, leather pants, bullet belt, aviator sunglasses, and of course, Johnny’s iconic robot arm.

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Elsa as Gwen Stacy

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If Frozen’s Elsa was Gwen Stacy in the Spider-Man franchise, then this how she would look like. Rocking a black top and a purple skirt beneath a brown overcoat, Elsa is wearing a pair of purple gloves, which appear to be a nod to the Disney character’s white gloves that she has been wearing since the accident with her younger sister Anna at the age of eight.

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Anna as Pepper Potts

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Anna looks a lot like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts in this fan art that recreates one of the iconic moments from 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, in which Pepper joined the Avengers in the Battle of Earth as Rescue, wearing the Mark XLIX armor. This mashup art works very well at the visual level, as both Anna and Pepper have strawberry-blonde hair and light freckles on their faces.

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Moana as Valkyrie

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We have seen a lot of artworks that feature Disney characters as superheroes, but this one is special, because we don’t normally see Moana as Marvel’s Valkyrie, aka Brunnhilde. Wearing a black combat suit with the Dragonfang sword hanging on her back, Moana as Valkyrie is ready to protect her people from all forms of evil.

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Edna Mode as Mantis

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In The Incredibles film series, Edna Mode is a fashion designer for superheroes, but in this crossover art, Edna is reimagined as superheroine Mantis from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Personality-wise, Edna and Mantis are poles apart. The former has a very assertive persona, while the latter holds a passive demeanor. Despite this, for some reason, this mashup art looks incredibly on point.

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Elsa as Wanda Maximoff

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Frozen‘s Elsa trades her icy powers for psionic abilities in this fan art featuring the Arendelle royalty as MCU’s Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. For the transformation, Chevé changed Elsa’s platinum blonde hair to red, and dressed her in Wanda’s signature black leather suit with a red corset and an open red leather coat over it. Completing her fiery outfit is a pair of red leather fingerless gloves and flare-heeled boots.

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Flynn Rider as Tony Stark

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Tangled’s Flynn Rider looks extra dashing in this cool fan art that reimagines him as MCU’s Tony Stark. Wearing one of Tony’s many Iron Man suits, Flynn appears closely identical to the Stark Industries CEO after copying the billionaire superhero’s “Van Dyke”-style beard, which consists of a disconnected mustache and a goatee with clean-shaven cheeks.

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Ralph as Happy Hogan

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Though Ralph from the Wreck-It Ralph film series is too huge to be MCU’s Happy Hogan, this mashup art surprisingly proves that the two characters have similar facial features. To copy Happy’s formal look, Chevé dressed Ralph with a pair of black slacks and white long-sleeve shirt with a tie.

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Vanellope von Schweetz as Morgan Stark

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Chevé turned Wreck-It Ralph’s Vanellope von Schweetz into MCU’s Morgan Stark by simply drawing the former with Rescue’s helmet on. In the finished crossover art, Vanellope as Morgan also holds a transparent box containing Tony Stark’s arc reactor.

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Shank as Diana Prince

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Chevé paired Shank from Ralph Breaks the Internet and Diana Prince from the DCEU for this mashup art because both characters are played Gal Gadot. Since the animated character of Shank is based on Fast & Furious’ Gisele Yashar, who is also played by Gadot, it’s no surprise that Shank and Diana share the same physical qualities. However, for this specific fan art, Chevé transformed Shank into Diana’s civilian identity and not as her superhero alter ego Wonder Woman.

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Lucius Best as Sam Wilson

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The Incredibles’ Lucius Best (Frozone) and MCU’s Sam Wilson (The Falcon) are both loyal friends – Lucius to Mr. Incredible and Sam to Steve Rogers. Aside from this similarity, both characters also share a dark skin tone, making Lucius’ transformation into Sam rather seamless.

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Kristoff Bjorgman as Peter Quill

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Who would have thought that Frozen’s Kristoff Bjorgman would look so good as MCU’s Peter Quill (Star-Lord)? To transform Arendelle’s ice harvester into the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Chevé made the former’s golden-blonde hair curly and drew him with a “high-end hillbilly” mustache. The artist also dressed the fairy tale character in a red leather jacket and equipped him with Peter’s iconic Element Gun.

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Jack-Jack Parr as Baby Sven

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While most of Chevé’s works feature Disney characters as superheroes, the artist also creates unusual mashup artworks once in a while. A case in point is this sketch that reimagines The Incredibles’ Jack-Jack Parr as a baby version of Frozen’s Sven. Jack-Jack’s primary power is shapeshifting, so it won’t be a surprise if fans would see him morph into Baby Sven in future instalments of The Incredibles franchise.

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Shank as Wonder Woman

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Chevé loves Shank and Diana Prince so much that he created two crossover artworks featuring the Ralph Break the Internet character and DCEU’s Wonder Woman. The first one shows Shank as Diana Prince in a civilian outfit, while the other is this mashup art that reimagines Shank as the Princess of Themyscira dressed in the superheroine’s glorious Golden Eagle Armor.

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Violet Parr as Shuri

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Though The Incredibles’ Violet Parr and MCU’s Shuri don’t resemble each other physically, this mashup art still works well because both characters are loving siblings ― Violet to her little brothers Dash and Jack-Jack, and Shuri to her older brother T’Challa.