Disney princesses throughout the years have represented beauty and grace for generations. Whether they are strong, kind, or just brave, every single one has had a relatable regality that has allowed them to affect the lives of fans in all of their films. The redefinition of what it means to be a princess has not only been done by Disney, but by their fans, too. Fan artists have transformed the princess into everything, Jedis, Hipsters, and even velociraptors, and now there's a new transformation to add to the list.
Artist Isaiah Stephens was featured on Cosmopolitan for his new series, "If Disney Princesses Were Manatees, Obviously." Throughout his images, Stephens takes some of our favorite nobility and turns them into submerged monarchs. Here are some from his collection:
Wade Around the Riverbend
Disney's only historical princess, Pocahontas showed people unity and appreciation for nature. Po-cow-honts instead shows everyone how to appreciate the sea, showing them even more "Colors of the Wind."
Snow White and the Pod of Dwarves
In Snow White's tale, she shows that kindness and politeness can help overcome any problems (expect for those circumstances where poison apples are involved). This wouldn't be an issue though for Shore White the manatee with her pod of seven dwarf sea cows. Shore and her friends, Flipper, Grazer, Floaty, Nosy, Friendly, Wader, and Blub, aren't accustomed to eating fruit from the surface, so maybe they'll take that offer with a little more skepticism.
Ariel: The Original Sea Cow
It has long been stated that sailors came up with the legend of the mermaid by seeing manatees and their masculine bone structure floating amongst the waves. So in a sense, Ariel is paying tribute to her past in this picture. And King Triton won't have to worry about this version of Ariel wanting to go on land. Manatees stay "Down where it's wetter" because they have to stay submerged for a certain amount of time every day. Ariel will have to learn how to cope with being sea-bound.
A Manatee With A "Frozen" Heart
Disney's most recent addition to the princess club is known for her cold shoulder and her ability to control frozen water. Elsa's powers managed to amaze audiences around the world, but her manatee counterpart wasn't too thrilled. Elsea would much rather to spend time in the warmth with Olaf "In Summer," because manatees are typically acclimated to the warmer seas by the southern hemisphere.
Overall these pictures put a fun spin on the lovable Disney Princesses by combining them with some of the ocean's most beloved creatures, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, I can't wait to see what art the princesses inspire next.