Alert to Disney fans, Harry Potter fans, and art lovers!
German artist Alex Pick brings magic to his 137K+ social media followers by taking Disney characters and reimagining them as if they lived in the Harry Potter universe.
On his Instagram account, Pick depicts a lot of Disney characters as Harry Potter characters. But, if you stop and think about it, it is not only the physical appearance that the artist has to match, but the character’s personality traits.
We think Pick did an excellent job with this collage of characters which features Belle (Beauty and the Beast) as Hermione Granger, Milo Thatch (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) as Harry Potter, Hercules (Hercules) as Ron Weasley, and King Triton (The Little Mermaid) as Hagrid. Even Mushu (Mulan) got a makeover as the little dragon, Norbet, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Pick not only chronicles the years when Harry, Ron, and Hermione attend Hogwarts, but he also dives into other time frames within the Wizarding World universe, such as the Marauders and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s four founders — Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Helga Hufflepuff, and Rowena Ravenclaw.
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good…”
The four Gryffindors, The Marauders, couldn’t have been portrayed by different Disney characters than the ones Pick chose:
- Remus Lupin – King Agnarr (Frozen)
- James Potter – Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid)
- Sirius Black – Tarzan (Tarzan)
- Peter Pettigrew – LeFou (Beauty and the Beast)
It is astonishing how the artist took time to think which Disney character would best fit with which wizard. Take LeFou, for example. He is the perfect representation of the traitorous Peter Pettigrew.
Besides sharing Pettigrew’s short stature, like LeFou, Pettigrew was a huge sycophant towards Lord Voldemort, just as LeFou is to Gaston. Both of them also stand with the evil side of the story.
Pick even created a drawing of Ariel (The Little Mermaid) as Lilian/Lily Potter!
Pick did a great job portraying the Harry Potter Hogwarts founding wizards and witches.
In the artist’s view, Godric Gryffindor would be well portrayed by Zeus from the Disney movie Hercules, Rowena Ravenclaw is portrayed by Queen Elinor from the Pixar film Brave, the Hufflepuff founder is depicted as sweet Merryweather — one of the three good fairies from Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty — and finally, Salazar Slytherin is the greedy and evil Grand Vizir Jafar from Aladdin.
More Alex Pick Characters
The magic doesn’t stop there! Here are some of the other characters Alex Pick has drawn.
Tom Riddle (AKA Lord Voldemort) is Prince Charming (Cinderella)
The entire Weasley family has been featured!
Jim Hawkings from Treasure Planet is the Slytherin student Draco Malfoy.
If you are a Harry Potter fan or a Disney fan, you should definitely check Alex Pick’s Instagram page @apicollodraws.
What did you think of the Disney Harry Potter character art? Do you think the artist chose the best Disney characters to represent each Harry Potter character? Let us know in the comments below.