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Real Life Disney Characters Cont’d..

Artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has envisioned what the girls & boys of Disney might look like in real life.. as my previous blogs here for GIRLS / BOYS shows her stunning work.

Now she has some new ones! YAY! 🙂

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...to an icy royal with a stone-cold stare of fright.
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...whose human version is nothing short of magnificent.
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...to a dapper dandy who's totally living large.12961677_10154162930289903_2161308271921660113_n
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...who's now a beefcake who's never short on brawn.
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...to the true embodiment of a Greek god.
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They really are amazing! 😀

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Disney’s Rose Red – Snow White’s Sisters film

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After a string of successful live-action fairy tale adaptations such as Maleficent and last year’s Cinderella, Disney is exploring yet another iconic character, with a revisionist twist. The Hollywood Reporterreveals the studio has picked up a project entitled Rose Red, which follows the story of Snow White’s sister. While fairy tale fans may recognize the Rose Red name, the project will present an entirely new story.

Rose Red is a character who did appear in the original Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, but she was featured in a different adventure separate from the story which the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was inspired by. This new project started as an original script by Justin Merz (The Boxcar Children), which was envisioned as a stand alone movie. Screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) came up with a different take described as a “companion piece” that sticks closer to the original animated movie.

This new take reveals that Rose Red is Snow White’s estranged sister, with the story set after Snow takes a bite from the poisonous apple and falls into her “Sleeping Death” towards the end of the original story. This causes Rose Red to set off on a journey with the seven dwarfs to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life. The project doesn’t have a director attached at this time.

Tripp Vinson is set to produce, making this the third fairy tale project he’s set up over the past eight months. He is also attached to produce Disney’s Prince Charming and Genies, the latter of which is as prequel to the animated classic Aladdin. Tara Ferney is set to executive produce, with Justin Merz and Adam Rodin serving as co-producers.

Justin Merz wrote the 2014 animated movie The Boxcar Children. Evan Daugherty has written the 2012 blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman and its upcoming sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in theaters April 22. His other writing credits include Killing Season, Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and upcoming movies such as The Foundation and the Tomb Raider reboot.

Rose Red comes to theaters in 2018.

Source:MovieWeb

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War – First Trailer

Emily Blunt’s Ice Queen resurrects Charlize Theron’s evil Ravenna as The Huntsman: Winter’s War teaser debuts

The first full trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War has been unveiled and it’s double trouble for Chris Hemsworth this time round.

The clip reveals Charlize Theron’s evil Queen Ravenna – vanquished with the help of Kristen Stewart’s Snow White in the first film – being resurrected by her ice queen sister Freya, played by Emily Blunt.

Do you want to build a snowman? Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron star as sisters in the first full trailer for The Huntsman: Winter's War

‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the most powerful of them all?’ the British actress asks the enchanted looking glass, before unleashing her frosty powers and freezing the land.

The trailer reveals it is Freya who trained Hemsworth and newcomer Jessica Chastain as children for her army of lethal huntsmen (a name that applies even to the female ranks).

Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron in The Huntsman: Winter’s War:

 

She's back: The clip reveals Charlize Theron's evil Queen Ravenna - vanquished with the help of Kristen Stewart's Snow White in the first film - being resurrected by her sister

Emily Blunt plays little sis Freya, an ice queen who brings Theron back from the dead

Emily Blunt plays little sis Freya, an ice queen who brings Theron back from the dead

Who's the fairest? Freya uses the magic mirror to summon her sis, who takes form in molten swirls of her beloved gold , looking for all the world like one of her J'adore ads

Lots done, more to do: Charlize returns to her throne with a chilling: 'We have much to do little sister'

Lots done, more to do: Charlize returns to her throne with a chilling: ‘We have much to do little sister’

‘If it’s a fairy tale you’re hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more,’ the voiceover warns, and Blunt is shown summoning an ice wall to separate the two lovers.

Blunt can then be seen making a pretty impressive arrival into Theron’s vacated kingdom on the back of a polar bear, where she uses the power of the magic mirror to bring her big sister back from the dead.

Taking form in molten swirls of her beloved gold – and looking for all the world like one of her J’adore ads –  Charlize returns to her throne with a chilling: ‘We have much to do little sister’.

Equal opportunity employer: The trailer reveals it is Freya who trained Hemsworth and newcomer Jessica Chastain as children for her army of lethal huntsmen (a name that applies even to the female ranks).

Equal opportunity employer: The trailer reveals it is Freya who trained Hemsworth and newcomer Jessica Chastain as children for her army of lethal huntsmen (a name that applies even to the female ranks).

Puppy love: From the smiles the cute young doppelgangers flash each other, its clear they had feelings for each other from the start
Puppy love: From the smiles the cute young doppelgangers flash each other, its clear they had feelings for each other from the start

Puppy love: From the smiles the cute young doppelgängers gaze at each other, its clear they had feelings for each other from the start

Jilted: Unfortunately, a romance between the two is a big no-no where their ice-hearted mistress is concerned

Jilted: Unfortunately, a romance between the two is a big no-no where their ice-hearted mistress is concerned

Mortals Chris and Jessica have it all do – weapon wielding skills or no – up against the ridiculously powered siblings, and one of the couple’s comrades voices as much at the end of the clip.

‘What are you going to do? Take on two evil sisters and their entire army?’ she asks

‘Aye pretty much,’ the Australian nonchalantly replies with a trademark smirk.

Chilly? Nevertheless, the two appear to get it on in the trailer 

Chilly? Nevertheless, the two appear to get it on in the trailer

Bear with me: Blunt can then be seen making a pretty impressive arrival into Theron's vacated kingdom on the back of a polar bear

Bear with me: Blunt can then be seen making a pretty impressive arrival into Theron’s vacated kingdom on the back of a polar bear

Switch sides? Mortals Chris and Jessica have it all do - weapon wielding skills or no - up against the ridiculously powered siblings... thus a sister v sister finale looks likely

Switch sides? Mortals Chris and Jessica have it all do – weapon wielding skills or no – up against the ridiculously powered siblings… thus a sister v sister finale looks likely

Where is the ambassador? Charlize does her best Darth Vader impression with Chastain's Sara

Nevertheless his crossbow bolt en route to Freya’s head doesn’t make its mark and is caught mid flight by Theron.

‘Hello huntsman – I’ve missed you,’ she teases, adding even more confusion to the timeline of the supposed prequel.

The second film was originally planned with director Rupert Sanders, who helmed Snow White and the Huntsman, in talks to return.

However, in August 2012, it emerged that Sanders was cheating on his wife with his lead actress during their involvement in the first film.

Due to the controversy, the sequel was shelved and a spin-off film concentrating on the Huntsman was planned instead, which would not star Stewart. In my opinion Snow White wasn’t as good as it could be because of the lead star.. so I have hopes for this! I love Jessica Chastain.

Oxymoron: How can something that good looking be evil?

Oxymoron: How can something that good looking be evil?

Sniper: Hemsworth's Huntsman makes fires a crossbow bolt at Freya's head at the end of the trailer

Sniper: Hemsworth’s Huntsman makes fires a crossbow bolt at Freya’s head at the end of the trailer

Reactions: But it is snagged out of the air by her big sis

Reactions: But it is snagged out of the air by her big sis

The Huntsman: Winter’s War will hit theaters everywhere on April 22, 2016.

Partial reunion: The sumptuous character posters show the returning stars, but no Kristin Stewart after the whole having an affair with the director thing

Partial reunion: The sumptuous character posters show the returning stars, but no Kristin Stewart after the whole having an affair with the director thing

Winter is coming: Emily (L) and Jessica (R) join are newcomers to the cast of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which will hit theaters everywhere on April 22, 2016

Winter is coming: Emily (L) and Jessica (R) join are newcomers to the cast of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which will hit theaters everywhere on April 22, 2016

Real Life Disney Movie Locations You Can Visit

Inspiration is a great part of any creative process and few things are truly original. Disney movies are often inspired – to put it lightly – by classical fairytales. However, their animation and architecture also draws on real life. Here we have a list of locations that inspired castles and places in Disney movies.

Now, not all of the places are mirror image of their inspiration, but that is creative process at work. And fans of animation can go on those wild “filming location” hunts, too.

(h/t: boredpanda/demilked)

Sleeping Beauty – Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: paparountas

The Royal Castle in Sleeping Beauty was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. This castle was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1892 as a personal retreat and a tribute to Richard Wagner, his favorite composer. Ludwig II, known by some as the Swan King, was an enthusiastic art patron, leaving beautiful structures throughout Bavaria.

Beauty and the Beast – Alsace, France

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Tambako The Jaguar

This small village square in Beauty And The Beast was inspired by Alsace, a picturesque region in North-West France that, throughout most of Europe’s history, was politically German. As such, it has a blend of these two cultures, which can be found in the names of various locations and especially in the region’s beautiful pastoral architecture.

Tangled – Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

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Image source: Disney

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The Kingdom of Corona in Tangled was inspired by Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. This unique island commune is periodically cut off from the mainland by tidal waters. This made it an easily defensible position that was ideal for a fortified cloister. Today, its striking appearance makes it a popular attraction for tourists.

Up – Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Image source: Pixar

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Image source: Alice Nerr

Paradise Falls in Up was inspired by Angel Falls (also known as Kerepakupai Vena in the indigenous Pemon language) in Venezuela. With an uninterrupted fall of 979m (3,212ft), it is the world’s highest waterfall. It falls from a mountain called Auyantepui, which is one of several table-topped “tepui” mountains in Venezuela.

Aladdin – Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Razvan Ciuca

The Sultan’s Palace in Aladdin was inspired by the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Thought by many to be a palace, the Taj Mahal is actually a magnificent tomb that Emperor Shah Jahan began building in 1632 for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The iconic tomb is is encased in white marble and surrounded by lush gardens.

The Emperor’s New Groove – Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

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Image source: journeyofbell

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Image source: Vegard Saetrenes

Pacha’s village In The Emperor’s New Groove was inspired by Machu Picchu In Cusco, Peru. This mysterious Incan site 2,430m (7,970ft) up in the mountains of Peru is thought to have been the residence of Incan emperor Pachacuti. After the Spanish Conquest, the site remained forgotten to the outside world until it was rediscovered in 1911.

Mulan – Forbidden City, Beijing, China

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Makenzie & Shakyston & Abigail

The Emperor’s home in Mulan was inspired by the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Though it is now open to tourists, it was once home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The expansive palace was considered “Forbidden” because it was the residence of the emperor, and no one could enter or leave without his permission.

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Stéphane Briand

The cathedral in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame was none other than the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The iconic and imposing cathedral is one of the most well-known examples of Gothic architecture in the world. It took almost 200 years to complete and was one of the first buildings to use flying buttresses in Europe – architects had to add these imposing supports when they noticed that the upper walls were buckling under the building’s weight.

The Little Mermaid – Chateau De Chillon, Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Elfi Kluck

Prince Eric’s castle in The Little Mermaid was inspired by Chateau De Chillon on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The chateau dates back to the Roman empire when it was used to guard a road through the Alps. Not only is the since-updated castle itself beautiful, but its position directly on the shores of Lake Geneva makes it the perfect fairytale setting.

Wreck-It Ralph – Grand Central Terminal, New York City, USA

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Diliff

Game Central Station in Wreck-It Ralph was inspired by Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The terminal was torn down and rebuilt in its current style in 1913. The iconic station is in active use to this day despite bomb threats.

Beauty and the Beast – Chateau De Chambord, Loir-Et-Cher, France

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Sylvain Sonnet

The Beast’s castle in Beauty and the Beast was inspired by Chateau De Chambord in Loir-Et-Cher, France. It was built in 1547 by King Francis I as a “hunting lodge.” Many have said that the building’s peculiar roof, with a veritable forest of chimneys and spires, looks more like the skyline of a city or town than that of a palace.

Frozen – St. Olaf’s Church, Balestrand, Norway

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Heather Tesch

The Chapel in Frozen was inspired by St. Olaf’s Church in Balestrand, Norway. It was also known as the English church because its construction was begun by Margaret Green, an Englishwoman who lived in the nearby mountains with Knut Kvikne, the man she fell in love with. Though she stayed there with him, she was also very pious, and began building the church with him to be able to practice her Anglican faith. Unfortunately, she died before it was completed.

The Princess And The Frog – Louisiana bayous, USA

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Image source: Disney

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The bayou of New Orleans from Princess And The Frog was inspired by the real-life swampy lakes, marshes and slow-moving rivers that characterize the state of Louisiana. The bayous are home to swamp creatures like alligators, catfish, and turtles, which have inspired creepy tales of ravenous supernatural swamp beasts.

Brave – Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland, UK

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Sebastien Wasek

The Royal Castle in Brave was inspired by Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland. Though the current castle standing on Eilean Donan (which means “island of Donnan” in Gaelic) is a reconstruction completed in 1932, the island has an ancient history. It is said to have been the site of a monastery in the 6th or 7th century, and it later became home to a castle that protected the Mackenzie clan.

Cars – U-Drop Inn, Shamrock, Texas

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Morten Larsen

Ramone’s House of Body Art in Cars was inspired by U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas. The curious inn was inspired by, of all things, a nail stuck in the soil. After Route 66 was decommissioned, the inn closed down and fell into disrepair. Now, however, it is a national art-deco architectural monument and the site of a Tesla electric vehicle charging station (or supercharger)!

Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia

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Image source: Disney

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Image source: Oliver J Davis Photography

The city of Atlantis in Atlantis: The Lost Empire was inspired by Angkor Wat in Angkor, Cambodia. Though Atlantis was based on a legendary sunken Greek island that may or may not have existed, its visual inspiration is definitely real. Angkor Wat began as a Hindu temple and was later re-purposed as a Buddhist temple complex in the 12th century. In any case, it is the largest religious monument in the world!

Frozen – Hotel De Glace, Quebec City, Canada

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Image source: Pierre-Arnaud

Elsa’s ice palace in Frozen was inspired by Hotel De Glace in Quebec City, Canada. The hotel is a seasonal structure that appears on the outskirts of Quebec City in Canada every winter. Its architecture actually varies from year to year, but its extraordinary nature – the fact that it is constructed from bricks of ice – made it the perfect inspiration for a palace in Frozen.

Snow White – Segovia Castle, Spain

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Image source: Fernando de Antonio

The Queen’s castle in Snow White was inspired by the Alcazar of Segovia, a castle found in central Spain. It was used, to various, for hundreds and hundreds of years by various Spanish monarchs until it was badly damaged by a fire in 1862. It stands on a cliff at the confluence of two rivers, giving it a shape similar to the prow of a ship.

I want to visit all of these! 😀 #bucketlist

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Disney Princes Get A Lifelike Makeover

We’ve seen Disney Princesses reimagined in every way possible, so it’s only fair that the boys should get a turn. These magnificent portraits are the work of Finnish graphic designer, Jirka Väätäinen. Which one do you like best?

Hercules

John Smith

Adam/Beast

Phillip

Prince Charming

Aladdin

Eric

Distractify reached out to the artist to learn more about his inspiration for these handsome reincarnations. Here’s what he had to say!

DFY: Did you grow up watching Disney movies?
Jirka: I sure did. The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Beauty and the Beast were some of my favourite films growing up.

DFY: Everyone has done something with Disney Princesses, but the Princes are rarely in the spotlight. Why did you choose to illustrate them?
Jirka: I had already received so much positive feedback for the Disney girls that I did, and people kept requesting the Princes as well. I thought now was a good time to give people what they wanted and challenge myself with something new.

DFY: Is there a particular Prince you identify with most?
Jirka: Not sure if there is one prince that I clearly identify myself with. But I have always enjoyed watching the stories of these humble guys like Aladdin and Hercules.

See more of Jirka’s awesome work at jirkavinse.com and see my Princess’s blog with his work here.

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