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Disney Characters Get a Hilarious Modern Makeover

If comics like these and Disney memes are any indication, Disney fans never really get tired of seeing beloved Disney characters or iconic Disney princesses being placed in funny modern situations or merged with other pop culture references. One artist on Instagram, OneFairyFail, has gained a large following with her Disney character memes and Disney-inspired artwork.

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Ariel in ‘Mean Girls’ Credit: @onefairyfail

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Belle and the Beast in ‘You’. Credit: @onefairyfail

Whether it’s placing Disney princesses and princes or other favorite Disney characters in shows like Friends and Emily in Paris or movies like Mean Girls and The Matrix, OneFairyFail has consistently found a way to make her followers laugh with her “FairyFAILs”. In an interview with Bored Panda, OneFairyFail said that her creations were “mostly inspired by something I saw on TV/in a movie or on the internet, sometimes they’re inspired by things that happened to me personally and sometimes they’re just random ideas that I want to create.”

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Princess Jasmine shopping with Aladdin. Credit: @onefairyfail

“When I come up with an idea for a FairyFAIL I mostly already have the image I want to create in my head and it’s usually for specific characters, so I go and search for frames from that particular movie that would fit best for my creation and I start compositing them in Photoshop accordingly,” she continued in the interview. “A lot of my FairyFAILS are combined with some drawing on Procreate as well, since the characters require some additions and alterations (such as facial expressions/hair/etc.)”.

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Belle in ‘Emily in Paris’ Credit: @onefairyfail

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Anastasia in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Credit: @onefairyfail

Even though OneFairyFail’s creations make lots of other Disney fans laugh, the artist and creator admits that she enjoys her FairyFAILs too! “My most favorite part is seeing my FairyFAILs “come to life” as I imagined them in my head, and a lot of the time I just find myself laughing while creating them – which pretty much serves the entire purpose, I guess, cuz it means I genuinely enjoy making them, haha,” she said in the online interview.

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Mulan in ‘Squid Game’ Credit: @onefairyfail

Alhough the end results are often seamless, OneFairyFail said it’s hard work to make her art. “My least favorite part is searching for frames from movies (that alone can take A LOT OF TIME) and not finding anything that fits my idea, or when a FairyFAIL doesn’t end up like the image I had in my mind for it… that’s when it gets most frustrating to me as an artist, not just with my FairyFAILS, but with every artwork I create,” she explained in the Bored Panda interview.

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Credit: @onefairyfail

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Credit: @onefairyfail

And if you want to check out a different side of OneFairyFail and her art, check out her second Instagram. According to her, this other page is called ‘omerika’ (@omerika) and features “artworks that are quite melancholic and whimsical. The OneFairyFail Instagram account is meant to “give [her] lighter humoristic side more room”. Certain artworks, like the two above parodying Youtube makeup tutorials and the popular Vogue Beauty Secrets series (as well as the popular videos about celebrity morning routines or skincare routines), are particularly spot-on with their nods to real-life trends!

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Disney heroines in ‘The Bold Type’ Credit: @onefairyfail

When discussing the popularity of her FairyFAILs, OneFairyFail said “I guess because we all know and love Disney movies and their characters portray this perfect, magical and unrealistic image, then I love to take them to the opposite “extreme” and make them more realistic and relatable. I think it makes my creations so much more funny and interesting that way. But I actually don’t restrict my FairyFAILS solely to Disney and cartoons, I don’t rule out the possibility of expanding to other concepts. :] We’ll see where this goes.”

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Disney princesses in ‘Sex and the City’. Would Ariel really be a Miranda? Credit: @onefairyfail

When it comes to the artist’s own Disney favorites, her favorites have gone between the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid in her childhood and her current favorite, the 2010 Disney movie Tangled!

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About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.