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While we have one official Disney princess who is from China, and another who is from the Middle East, the majority of our Disney princesses, and fairytale folk in general, are of Western origins. Korean illustrator Na Young Wu a.k.a. 'Obsidian' decided to change all of that by giving some of our favorite fairytale and Disney characters an Eastern makeover in some awesome fan art.

Take a look at some of the most well known fairytale characters reinvented as Eastern Asian, and be sure to follow Na Young Wu over on her Twitter account for more:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White looks quite similar to her original look in the 1937 Disney film, though, she never would have run into animals like the raccoon dog, an animal indigenous to East Asia (and seen on the left side of this artwork), in the forest.


Elsa still looks as gorgeous as ever, but I like the subtle changes to her character's wardrobe, definitely making it look more like a traditional Korean Hanbok.

Little Red Riding Hood

Red still gets to keep her trademark red cape over the top of her Hanbok, however, it's the wolf who suddenly looks a whole lot different in this version of events!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice's world has been turned upside down in more ways than one in this East Asian interpretation! I love the traditional looking furniture and the fact that the White Rabbit has a pipe!

The Princess and the Frog

Tiana looks like she's quite far from the Bayou now!

The Wild Swans

Princess Elisa from this Hans Christian Andersen fairytale looks ready to save her 11 brothers from their fate as swans - and look quite beautiful while doing it, too.

Beauty and the Beast

While Belle looks just as beautiful as ever, it's the Beast who looks seriously adorable in this new version!

The Little Mermaid

Ursula looks so regal! How do you think she's smoking underwater? Perhaps it's just squid ink?

The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale Queen is totally transformed. How amazing does her headpiece look? Talk about elaborate!

Source: Na Young Wu via Bored Panda


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