Bastian told BuzzFeed that she was inspired to start the project after seeing her friends’ edit Disney images to bend race and gender stereotypes.
“I’ve also pulled a lot of inspiration – specifically from The Lion King and The Jungle Book – from the musical and live performances,” she said.
“I decided to draw them in the styles of their movies,” says Bastian, “and keep consistent shape language and features to interpret the character in a more thorough and believable way.”
“I’ve enjoyed drawing these beloved characters and I hope everyone likes them!”
Check out more work from Alaina on her DeviantArt page.