I have two dogs. And I also have socks that were designed specifically with their faces on them. And two stuffed animals made to perfectly resemble my pups—including the cocked head posture one of my dogs has perfected in order to manipulate me into giving her more treats. We love renditions of our beloved furry friends—and one artist is combining that love with a very popular cultural institution: Disney.
Twenty-two-year-old Dutch illustrator Isa Bredt is “disneyfying” people’s pet photos, which means that she is transforming pictures of our furry friends into illustrations that would look right at home in the next Disney film. Bredt’s project, which is called “Pet Disneyfication,” is a whimsical take on our pets, capturing their quirks and celebrating their distinct personalities through art.
Though Bredt is not affiliated with Disney, she explains she is “a very big fan. The Lion King is my all-time favorite movie, I used to watch it daily as a child. I adore the old animal movies; Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, the Aristocats.”
Bredt began her pet disneyfications on Reddit. “I started because I was and still am a big fan of both drawing animals and the old Disney style…There was a subreddit where you could offer free art to people,” she explained. “I wanted to practice the Disney style, so I offered free drawings for people who would send me pictures of their pets.”
Eventually, Bredt started drawing shelter pets too. She hopes her portraits will help rescued animals find their forever homes.
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