A Wisconsin-based artist who goes by Pugletto was getting frustrated by how fans were interpreting The Lion King characters when they drew them as humans. So she decided to do some new ones herself.


Simba from The Lion King.

The results are impressive and ethnically diverse before-and-afters that are massively popular on Tumblr, where the pictures have gotten up to thousands of notes.


Lady and the Tramp.

“People liked it so much, I went ahead and took some liberties with other animal characters from my childhood,” the 24-year-old, who has a degree in animation, said.


The hyenas from The Lion King.

In deciding how the characters should look, the artist takes into account location, time period, and the characters’ palettes in their tones and clothing.


Jenna and Balto in Universal’s Balto.

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