A Trans Artist Reimagined Your Fave Disney Characters As Transgender

24 August 2017, 10:51 | Updated: 24 August 2017, 12:02

Ariel Mulan
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

It's all in the name of inclusivity.

Ever wondered what your favourite Disney characters would look like if they were trans? Perhaps not. But now you can thanks to the work of an artist on Instagram.

In an interview with the HuffPost, the artist, who identifies as transgender but asked to remain anonymous, decided to start the project to make iconic movies in the Disney universe more inclusive. So far, they've drawn reimagined portraits of Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Aladdin and many many more.

Some members of the trans community have criticised the drawings, claiming that they reinforce binary stereotypes. Others have said that the edits imply that makeup, haircut, and clothing just are gender-specific. Why not take a look and judge for yourself? You can head over to their Instagram to see all the portraits or check out a few of our favourites below.

Ariel from The Little Mermaid is serving lqqks


Pinocchio is, in fact, a real trans toy.


You're only a liar if you don't open about your sexuality, and the gender you think will make you, YOU.

A post shared by Trans Disney (@trans.disney) onAug 12, 2017 at 7:25pm PDT


We are 100% down for a trans adaption of Alice in Wonderland tbh.


There's not right and wrong age to make your transition. It's the skin you'll live in for the rest of your life.

A post shared by Trans Disney (@trans.disney) onAug 12, 2017 at 7:26pm PDT


Peter Pan looks hella cute as trans but we're going to need to see trans Tinkerbell too. JUST IMAGINE!


There's no need to go to Neverland. Stay here, and become who you are.

A post shared by Trans Disney (@trans.disney) onAug 12, 2017 at 7:32pm PDT


Mulan is by far our favourite. WERK IT HENNY.


Which Disney characters would you like to see as trans? 

[UPDATE: This article has been edited to better reflect a broader perspective on the drawings]