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30 Artists Reimagined Classic Disney Posters And They’re Pure Magic
by Hannah Marsh
Mondo Art Gallery and Cyclops Print Works have collaborated to give you a dose of Disney magic with Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show. The exhibition at Mondo featured 30 different artists, each with their own take on a classic Disney poster. And because not all of us could make it in person, they have shared all 40 reimagined posters with MORE! Click through and find your favorite.
101 Dalmations by Jonathan Burton
How cute is this Disney-inspired artwork by Jonathan Burton that shows Roger living the bachelor life while Pongo sets his eyes on the beautiful dalmatian Perdy and Roger’s to-be wife Anita?!
101 Dalmations Variant Edition by Jonathan Burton
“I think that 101 DALMATIANS is the most beautiful of the Disney films, principally as it was the first time they used the artists’ original line drawings in the final cells through the process of the copy machine,” said artist Jonathan Burton in a press release. “The line work is sketchy, the color misaligned and it makes for a style full of life. My poster pays tribute to this, and in particular the rough production drawings of Disney’s Ken Anderson who himself was inspired by Ronald Searle.”
Big Hero 6 by Ken Taylor
We could stare at these two pictures by Ken Taylor all day and still not capture all of the wonder of San Fransokyo.
Big Hero 6 Variant Edition by Ken Taylor
“Watching a Disney movie together with my kids is amazing, but making artwork for one of their favorite films takes it to the next level,” said artist Ken Taylor in a press release. “BIG HERO 6 is my eldest daughters favorite, and I love so much about this film. The story is super fun but its the city that gets me in, the opportunity to draw San Fransokyo has been a blast and one of the best film poster experiences i have had. Hopefully folks dig it as much as I do.”
Lilo & Stitch by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
We’re packing our bags and immediately heading out on a Hawaiian vacation after seeing this tropical-looking art from Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.
Aladdin by Matt Taylor
We’d definitely use one of our three wishes to have this piece by Matt Taylor for ourselves!
“I think ALADDIN is peak modern Disney, so having the chance to do my own take on it is pretty much a dream project,” said artist Matt Taylor in a press release. “I wanted to try and incorporate some classical Arabian styling and decoration into the piece, but I think the most enjoyable part was getting to draw that Genie busting out of the lamp. The first Mondo/Disney show was one of my all time favorites that they have thrown, and I’d been hoping that they’d go back to the well. I’ve got one wish granted now, better figure out what to do with the other two…”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by James Flames
How neat are the sketches of scenes from the movie in the background of this Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs artwork?
Pinnochio by Jessica Seamans
We’re definitely reminded of how terrifying Monstro is in Jessica Seamans Pinnochio.
The Fox and the Hound by Tegan White
Be still our hearts. Look how happy our favorite four-legged animated animals are in this piece by Tegan White!
The Fox and the Hound Variant Edition by Tegan White
Here’s White’s other take on the classic poster.
Fantasia by Becky Cloonan
These Fantasia posters definitley portray the scarier side of Disney as they capture the “Night on Bald Mountain” scene from the film.
Fantasia Variant by Becky Cloonan
Here’s Cloonan’s other take on the classic poster.
Bambi by Laurent Durieux
As if Bambi didn’t tug at your heart strings enough. This poster captures the sadness of the young deer in the woods, and in the background shows the adult Bambi gazing off into the distance.
Alice in Wonderland by Tom Whalen
Tom Whalen nailed the Alice in Wonderland artwork by reimagining the imagery as a card. Which, of course, is a nod to the croquet-loving Queen of Hearts and her army of playing cards.
Alice in Wonderland (Back) by Tom Whalen
Not only did Tom Whalen create a fantastic design for Alice in Wonderland, but he went even further and made it reversible to truly resemble a playing card.
Gravity Falls by Dave Perillo
Dipper and Mabel take on summer vacation and all of the adventures that brings in this reworking by Dave Perillo.
The Little Mermaid by Nicolas Delort
We’re reminded of just how much power Ursula held over Ariel in Nicolas Delort’s The Little Mermaid. This gives a totally new impression of the film!
Mary Poppins by Marc Aspinall
We’re reminded once again of Mary Poppins’ unconventional ways through this artwork by Marc Aspinall. What a fantastic idea of a shot!
The Black Cauldron by Randy Ortiz
This eery imagery is perfect for one of Disney’s darker animated films. We’re scared of the Horned King and the Cauldren-Borns just looking at it.
Lady and the Tramp by Dave Perillo
Of course the remade version of the poster has to include the iconic spaghettic and meatball scene. Bravo!
Tron by Stan and Vince
We can’t get enough of the vintage vibes we’re feeling from Stan and Vince’s Tron re-imagining.
Peter Pan by Tom Whalen
All of the elements are included in Tom Whalen’s Peter Pan pieces. From Captain Hook’s villainous smile to Peter Pan and the Darlings, the whole gang is there!
Peter Pan Variant Edition by Tom Whalen
Here’s Whalen’s other take on the classic poster.
The Rocketeer by César Moreno
This modernized version of the 1991 superhero film is an absolutely perfect udpate to the original!
The Rocketeer Variant Edition by César Moreno
Here’s Moreno’s other take on the classic poster.
The Sword in the Stone by Oliver Barrett
Just one look at this piece makes us want to go watch The Sword in the Stone immediately.
Gargoyles by Phantom City Creative
We’d totally trust these Gargoyles by Phantom City Creative to protect our city!
The Lion King by Matt Taylor
Simba just can’t wait to be king, and we just can’t wait to see Matt Taylor’s Lion King depictions IRL.
The Lion King Variant Edition by Matt Taylor
Here’s Taylor’s other take on the classic poster.
Tron: Legacy by Craig Drake
A simple design that packs a serious punch, Craig Drake’s Tron: Legacy poster is one for the books!
The Rescuers by Tom Whalen
Tom Whalen’s designs of The Rescuers is everything you could want in a poster of the film. Medusa’s greed-ridden face and Penny’s freightened eyes truly show you what’s to come.
The Rescuers Variant Edition by Tom Whalen
Here’s Whalen’s other take on the classic poster.
The Skeleton Dance by Brandon Holt
The black and white imagery in the poster of this 1929 short film perfectly shows off the eery plot of this classic cartoon.
Sleeping Beauty by Florian Bertmer
This Sleeping Beauty piece by Florian Bertmer shows off the villainous characters of the story looking over the castle, but it totally works for the overall plot of the movie!
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Martin Ansin
We’re totally enthralled with the simple color choices used in this reworking of the classic Disney film. But with a sea monster like that, we’d be terrified too!
Inner Workings by Benson Shum
You can definitely see the battle between Paul’s free-spirited, adventurous side and his logical half in this fun poster of Inner Workings by Benson Shum!
A Bug’s Life by Josh Holtsclaw
Our favorite group of little creatures is brought front and center of this re-imagined A Bug’s Life poster. We’d take on the grasshoppers with this tribe anyday!
The Wind in the Willows by JC Richard
How fantastic is this classic design inspired by Wind and the Willows? Mr. Toad and Toad Hall look absolutely perfect!
Thanks for the Adventure by Mark Englert
While it’s a newer addition to the Disney mix, we’re so glad Up! made the cut. It’s truly a favorite!
Atlantis: The Lost Empire by Joe Dunn
What we wouldn’t give to truly see the lost city of Atlantis, but this poster designed by Joe Dunn is definitely a close second!
Robin Hood by Rich Kelly
We’re loving the clever design of this Robin Hood poster. Check out how menacing Prince John looks!
Dumbo (Tent) by Dan McCarthy
Dan McCarthy truly captures Dumbo’s transition into fame and maturity in these two, simply-designed posters.
Dumbo (Clouds) by Dan McCarthy
Here’s McCarthy’s other take on the classic poster.