If Cartoon Characters Were Real People

Brazilian artist Hidreley Diao has been experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) to create photographic portraits that don't exist in real life. Recently, he's been turning characters from animated films and TV shows into real people! For example, the face above is a photographic rendering of Moe from The Simpsons. This person doesn't exists in real life, but he may well remind you of someone you know. Below is a portrait of Kristoff from the Disney film Frozen. Click to the right to see the original character.

Diao talks about his technique at PetaPixel. He used the mobile AI photo editing apps FaceApp, Gradient, and Remini, plus Photoshop. You have to give it to him, these are spot-on!

Here's Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

And here's Ursula from The Little Mermaid, who we know was designed to look like Divine. This photo looks more like Divine than the cartoon character does!

Mirabel Madrigal from Encanto. If you haven't seen the movie, click to the right to compare the character.

Oh, you recognized this guy right off, didn't you? It's Ned Flanders from The Simpsons!

This couldn't be anyone else but Tinkerbell.

This is a rendering of Mulan, although I always saw Ming-Na Wen in the cartoon.

Aladdin is hot whether he's a real person or a cartoon.

And so is Jasmine.

Carl Fredricksen from the movie Up looks believable, but I always thought he was designed to look like Spencer Tracy in his later years.

Here's Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.

And Rapunzel as seen in the movie Tangled.

Diao has also rendered modern faces from historical paintings and statues, too. See more of his work at Instagram

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