Thursday, April 17, 2008

Inappropriate Disney Hunks

Um....

Before you click on this link, you'll want to first make certain that you're not offended by beefcake soft-core imagery related to your childhood heroes or maybe your actual child's heroes (perhaps you have young'uns whose taste for repetition has burned every frame of every Disney movie into your brain). However, anyone who loves pop culture imagery that plays irrevently on famous characters in unauthorized ways can stay. I understand both responses. I'm not here to judge: I was once totally scandalized by a naughty drawing I saw of The Smurfs that a classmate showed me in Junior High. But now I tend to giggle like, well, an adolescent. I do things backwards.

Artist David Kawena has taken it upon himself to render several Disney's princes, heroes, and even supporting stars as underwear models. The results are pretty cheeky (pun intended). I love the mermaid tattoo on Prince Eric here to your left, although I think his bedroom stare is way too salacious. If you ask me, it's Ariel that was the horndog in that relationship (see my earlier Little Mermaid retrospective for more on that theory).

Hercules (above) makes the switch with the most ease because you know he'd be the David Beckham of the Toon Town set, he's so vain. But where is Gaston (Beauty & The Beast), his brother in vanity?

My favorite inclusion is probably Thomas from Pocahontas because no one ever speaks of him, but I always dug him as a supporting player. In fact I love that whole movie, naysayers be damned. It's so beautifully animated.

What's more, I always felt that Disney was sending off Thomas-secretly-loves-John Smith vibes. Smith didn't know it --it was kind of a Ben Hur/Messala 1959 type deal... only less risqué.

Whether you think this kind of art project is fun, hot, juvenile, clever, sleazy, too-gay-to-function or offensive, we can all probably agree on one thing: Mel Gibson would not approve of this drawing of his character John Smith.

Once again, here's the whole gallery (site is NSFW)

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20 comments:

ryansumera said...

disney for daddy.

someone should do the same for the princesses. and nat, it's nice to know that you also love pocahontas. unarguably the most diva of all the princesses. that final wave/gesture she does at the end atop the cliff is just fabulous!

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

These are both revolting and hilarious.

Also - I've not seen Pocahontas since I turned 13, but I also remember it looking gorgeously epic.

Glenn said...

Aladdin was always the sexiest cartoon character.

NATHANIEL R said...

definitely up there yes. Though i was always partial to prince philip. And now of course James Marsden's prince charming send-up ;)

SamuraiFrog said...

I've seen so many more risque cartoons of the Disney princesses that these are actually quite tasteful and beautifully rendered. I'm glad you found these; they're actually quite nice!

I love that Kocoum at the bottom, but that's my Adam Beach fantasies there...

znsd said...

do the same for the princesses? Um, that would be redundant. heh.

NATHANIEL R said...

that's actually true. They get scantily clad fairly often right there in the movies

sora said...

I've always had a thing for David, but he looks like he just left a 300-style mega-orgy in his pic. Not a bad thing (not by a long shot), just... surprising. ;)

And you don't even want to know how I reacted when I saw Milo's geek-sexy pic... *drools*

Rural Juror said...

You're all crazy. Prince Eric is the hottest.

But of those drawings, I gotta give the edge to Thomas

Alison Flynn said...

Hey, how about Shang from Disney's Mulan? He was definitely an inappropriate Disney Hunk. And there are legions of fangirls that worship him.

And he's voiced by the wonderful B.D. Wong of M. Butterfly fame.

NATHANIEL R said...

Alison --Shang IS included in that gallery. but you have to click the link. NSFW

Anonymous said...

Wow, I think Aladdin's face is slightly off model, but the artist's reinterpretation of him is stupendous.

- Adam

Anonymous said...

Cyndi Lauper is releasing her new album "Bring Ya To The Brink" Next month!!!!!!

whip-smart said...

I like the one with the guy from Lilo & Stitch.

WHERE IS GASTON???

Billy McLellan said...

yeah, gaston or the beast would be hilarious...
speaking of the beast, shouldnt some of them have a little more hair???

Anonymous said...

I'm not "turned on" by these because they're cartoons and they never "did it" for me. However, if I ever saw a real-life Phoebus on the street I would probably go crazy. Same goes for Milo.

Steven said...

I always secretly thought the male Disney characters were hot. Those are beautiful drawings. Thanks a trillion for that link!

~Steven

Anonymous said...

Soft core is everywhere. Look at maleperfection.net It's about time the US catches up with other nations. How long has the Page 3 Girl been around? And it's about time we start sexualizing men for a change!

Just my 2-cents

Jenna

Paola said...

oo, my favourites were Sitka and Phoebus. ^^*

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