Korean Artist Re-imagines Iconic Disney Fairytales


[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]a Young Wu, an artist from Korea, has taken some classic Disney and story book characters and given them a slight makeover in an anime-esque style, most of which resemble their Disney story counterparts very closely, while others are tweaked a bit to provide a refreshing new take on an old classic. Take a look below and see which ones you recognize.


[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]lice in Wonderland, a novel from 1865 that later became an animated film from Disney in 1951, the 13th film in the Disney Classic Series. The film had a budget of nearly $3 million and earned just under $2.5 million at the box office, having been met with mediocre reviews from critics before becoming one of the most iconic and recognizable Disney animated movies of all time.


[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]eauty and the Beast, a fairy tale from 1756, the 30th entry in the Disney Animated Classic Series, was released to North American theaters in 1991. With a budget of $25 million, the film went on to gross more than $425 million at the box office, becoming a smash hit and an instant pillar of recognition for Disney.


[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]rozen, perhaps the surprise smash hit of 2013 and 2014, is the 53rd animated feature film from Disney. Based on the story “The Snow Queen”, Frozen quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, making over $1.25 billion at the box office from a budget of $150 million. “LET IT GO, LET IT GO!” Now that song is stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome.


[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Little Mermaid, based on a fairy tale from 1837, became the 28th film from the Disney Classic Series, released in 1989 earning over $211 million at the box office.


[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Princess and the Frog, a 2002 novel turned 2009 featured film, became the 49th film in the Disney Animated Collection and the character Tiana to the ever-growing list of Disney Princesses, making her the first African American Princess in Disney history. The film made over $267 million at the box office.


[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]ittle Red Riding Hood is arguably the most recognized fairy tale of all time, having been around since the late 1700s. Walt Disney created a rendition of the character in 1922, marking one of the first animated attempts by Disney. The film had long since been lost from this era before a print was found in London in 1998.


[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]now White originally appeared in 1812 as a part of The Brothers Grimm collection, “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”. The Brother’s Grimm are responsible for producing many well-known fairy tales, albeit in a much more dark and twisted tone, usually with a touch of terror unsuitable for young children. Disney later made it into a 1937 film, the first and earliest entry in the Disney Classic Series. The film earned over $416 million at the Box Office from a budget of $1.5 million.


[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Snow Queen, a story written in the 1800s by Hans Christian Andersen, was the foundation for Disney’s Frozen, though the original story and the 2013 film’s plot have very little to do with each other.


[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Wild Swans, another Hans Christian Andersen story from the 1830s, tells a story about a princess who rescues her brothers, all eleven of them, from an evil queen’s spell.

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