New sketches show that if Disney characters were human, they'd all be white

Oct 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. ET
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From talking mice to flying elephants, we've all grown up with the lovable Disney animal characters. Now, an artist who goes by the name, Chaico, has sketched some Disney animals as manga-style, Caucasian humans. WTF?

We stumbled upon these sketches of humanized Disney characters and they were so strange, we had to share. The first picture is supposed to be the human version of Mickey Mouse. Is it us, or does the sketch look more like Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings?

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We also think the sketch of Minnie Mouse looks an awful lot like Christina Ricci, with these big doe eyes, tiny nose and large forehead. The drawing of Goofy, however, seems pretty on the money with those big eyes and shaggy hair.

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We think the sketches get really awkward, however, once we get to The Lion King characters. We all know and love the lion, Simba, but given that he's from Africa, shouldn't his human version appear to be African, as well?

The sketch of Simba is definitely not hakuna matata with us. He looks more like the wax figure of Brad Pitt at Madame Tussauds. Then there's the sketch of Nala. We guess we were picturing a lady who looked more likeLupita Nyong'o than Carey Mulligan.

Simba and Nala are then sketched running off together, with lion tails on their backside. If they're human versions of animals, do they really need tails? We're just getting more and more confused.

Then there's Scar. This villainous lion was voiced by British actor, Jeremy Irons, in the 1994 animated film, giving Scar a certain uppity vibe. This guy looks like he belongs in a dungeon on Game of Thrones.

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The portrait of Timon, Pumbaa and Young Simba almost makes these characters look like maniacal killers, evoking the image of Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight. We certainly don't want our kids spending any time with these wacked-out dudes. Yikes!

Tell us who you think the kooky sketches look like in the comments section below.

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