Have you heard of the term Disneyfication? Apparently, the word has been used since 1959 to describe the commercial transformation of a society to resemble Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The term perfectly fits Dutch illustrator Isa Bredt’s latest project.
Her project Pet Disneyfication turns people’s pet photos into Disney-style illustrations and they’re exactly how we’d expect them to look in the animated universe. The colors, facial features, and expressions are spot on and they look like they came straight from a Disney film.
The 22-year-old artist has been drawing since she was young, but didn’t consider it a career until the end of high school. She studied illustration and animation before quitting her program during her third year to give pet portrait work a try.
“Pet Disneyfication is something I did very sporadically in my free time for about 5 years,” Bredt told Bored Panda. “I started because I was and still am a big fan of both drawing animals and the old Disney style.”
She told Bored Panda that she’s not a Disney employee, just a huge fan with her favorite movies being The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmations, and The Artistocats.
Her project began when she was 16 on Reddit where she offered free art to people who sent pictures of their pets so she could practice her Disney style. It wasn’t until last summer that she started doing commission work and created an Instagram account. After her following grew, she started drawing shelter pets in the hopes of their portraits helping animals find their forever homes.