For the most part, I'm in the camp that believes Disney and Pixar can do little wrong to the field of animation. That being said, their signature style isn't for everyone! There are some that think their faces look too "babyish" and that their eyes are simply too big.
Tumblr user TheNamelessDoll addresses these comments by posting the following images to her page in which she's used Photoshop to the eyes of Disney and Pixar characters to give them more realistic facial proportions.
TheNamelessDoll makes it clear that their work isn't supposed to be "better than the original” or “what it should have looked like” in the slightest, but was a means of practicing her manipulation and anatomy skills.
They also bring up the question of the Uncanny Valley. So what do you think? Do these trigger the Uncanny Valley creepiness to you, or do you think they look more realistic?
Elsa - Frozen
This one looks great to me! But then again, I prefer a more adult looking Elsa.
Anna - Frozen
As was the case with Elsa, I think these edits help make Anna look her age.
Aunt Cass - Big Hero 6
Aunt Cass looks great in both images to me, but maybe that's because she's already one of my favorite characters. Can she have her own spin-off show already?
Honey Lemon - Big Hero 6
While this edit did change Honey Lemon's expression a fair bit, it still looks great to me! Her eyes don't really need to be half the size of her head anyway.
Rapunzel - Tangled
Here's where the Uncanny Valley kind of gets me. Rapunzel just looks a little bit too real for me here. Plus, in a movie with anthropomorphic animal companions, the proportions of a character's face don't seem to matter as much.
Mother Gothel - Tangled
Both of these look so good! Maybe it's because she was the villain, but Mother Gothel's eyes were always a bit creepy in my mind. The smaller the better.
Merida - Brave
The edited version here looks much better to me! Brave isn't one of my favorites to begin with, but Merida's eyes did feel a bit far apart for my taste.
Colette - Ratatouille
In a movie with a talking rat I don't think anatomical accuracy was anyone's main concern, but TheNamelessDoll does a great job of showing just how much these facial features are exaggerated.
Interestingly, the changes are subtle and delicate enough to know that nothing was changed too drastically, yet it still creates an entirely different aesthetic. Amazing how the human brain works, isn't it?
To see more of TheNamelessDoll's awesome work, check out her Tumblr.