Weekend pop art: Olaf from Frozen delightfully re-imagined as Disney Princesses

Olaf as Ariel (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)
Olaf as Ariel (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)

 

There’s no doubt about it – Frozen is a big deal.

It’s set all kinds of box office records, won a slew of awards and its songs have become so ubiquitous that its hard to believe they weren’t even on anyone’s musical radar a year ago.

In the process, it’s become a cultural phenomenon, one of those defining movies that kids of a certain age will always likely remember as their first great cinematic love, and there is already a sequel of sorts on the way.

An undeniable part of the movie’s appeal were the beautifully crafted and rendered characters, all of which brought life, passion and love to a movie already brimming un undeniable joie de vivre.

One of the standout characters of course was Olaf, a magical living snowman who, despite having everything to lose if Arendelle looses its grip on eternal winter and returns to the more temperate climes of old, nevertheless agrees to help his new friends Anna, Kristoff and his reindeer Sven rescue Anna’s sister Elsa from her icy prison and self-imposed exile.

He was sweet, goofy, funny and an all round good guy and deserves as much time in the spotlight – not too direct a heat mind! – that Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame can give him.

Which is why I am delighted that Aussie artist Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic” at DeviantART) has created a delightful series of images of Olaf dressed as various Disney princesses.

She has captured the mischief and whimsy of this much-loved character and given him a whole new lease on life that is sure to delight everyone who fell in love with Frozen (and there are an awful lot of us!).

You can also find more of this ongoing series at Cherie’s tumblr blog.

(source: Laughing Squid)

 

Olaf as Snow White (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)
Olaf as Snow White (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)

 

Olaf as Cinderella (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)
Olaf as Cinderella (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)

 

Olaf as Rapunzel (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)
Olaf as Rapunzel (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)

 

Olaf as Emeralda (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)
Olaf as Emeralda (image (c) Cherie Potter (a.k.a. “TortallMagic“) via Laughing Squid)

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