While everyone is waiting for what seems like an eternity for the next season of Game of Thrones to air or the next Song Of Ice And Fire book to hit shelves, I thought it might be good to keep people thinking about the characters of the show... and maybe to look at them in ways that you might never have thought you would.
This piece is full of pictures of what several Game of Thrones characters would look like if they had been done in the style of Disney. Now, that might sound a little ridiculous and it definitely is. But I have to say that I find myself wanting to see a full animated show of Game of Thrones now.
If the show was animated by Disney then the Mountain wouldn't change size three time throughout the seasons (though his voice would have, I guess). No one would have to spend hours in a makeup chair to play a White Walker. But anyway, that's beside the point. Just scroll down and look at what your favorite characters would look like if they had been done for Disney.
15 Brienne Of Tarth & Jaime Lannister
"All my life men like you have sneered at me. And all my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust." Brienne really does have a complicated relationship with Jaime Lannister. She has certainly knocked him into the dust, but she definitely also wants to have his kids (you know, ones that wouldn't be crazy incest kids). Anyway, this picture, done a la Beauty and the Beast, is pretty hilarious. Brienne looks genuinely shocked that Jaime is embracing her. This pose is taken right out of a frame where Beast reacts the same way to Belle. While looks and size might be the reason Brienne has taken up the Beast pose here, it is pretty obvious that she is far more like Belle than Jaime is. But I think this picture wouldn't make sense with roles reversed.
14 Bran Stark & Hodor
“Hush Hodor! No more Hodoring!” This is probably the most hilarious of all the Game of Thrones Disney pictures. Something about Bran dangling a chicken in front of Hodor to keep him moving is both sad and priceless. And it's not sad because Hodor is so simple. It's sad because then you have to wonder how someone who can't use his legs managed to collect a stick, string and a chicken without Hodor noticing the chicken earlier. It's also sad because it really looks like both Bran and Hodor are actually having a fun time. Anyone who's been watching the show should know that there is not much fun for them to have. First of all, Hodor is dead now, and secondly, Bran no longer has a big guy to carry him around places.
13 Arya Stark & The Hound
"Joffrey...Cersei...Walder Frey...Meryn Trant...Tywin Lannister...The Red Woman...Beric Dondarrion...Thoros of Myr...Illyn Payne...The Mountain..." This picture is a little inaccurate. I realize that that is in part because it's meant to be fun and light-hearted in a Disney way. But if they really wanted to make this picture make more sense, Arya would have Needle drawn and embedded in Sandor Clegane's knee. It's a shame that the artist didn't make the picture from another angle where you could really see the burned portion of the Hound's face. I feel that it could be done in a very cool way in animation. I feel like the artist either was a bit lazy or just wasted a good opportunity to have some fun with the character. Ultimately, this is a fairly hilarious picture and definitely depicts the Disney world accurately.
12 Cersei Lannister
"I don't care about checking my worst impulses, I don't care about making the world a better place. Hang the world." Go figure that the one person in these pictures who has anything remotely linked to death is Cersei Lannister holding a "Wanted Dead" poster. Cersei Lannister has always been the most sensible character in the show after all. Ha! Not a chance. But the artist has certainly done her justice in this picture. She is alluring and well dressed. Walking down a dimly lit wine cellar with glass in hand to emphasize at the same time her vices and the darkness in her heart. The sharp eyebrows also give the instant notion of a villain. Thanks to many years of conditioning by Disney animation, it's really easy to tell which characters are good and evil just by the lighting they appear in, and the structure of their face.
11 Jon Snow & Ghost
"There are five pups. One for each of the Stark children. The direwolf is the sigil of your house. They were meant to have them." The interesting thing about that is that Jon Snow is actually also a Targaryen...and that's kind of terrifying. Either way, it's so nice to see this picture because at least Jon's direwolf Ghost is actually still alive. The same can't be said for most of the others that were discovered way back in season one. Jon Snow's hair in this picture makes him look a bit like Elvis, which is kind of strange but I guess his hair has always been a sort of separate character on its own. Either way, it's wonderful seeing Ghost having a good time. And Snow as well. They've both been through some sh*t. Anytime I can see members of the Stark family actually smiling, I feel my heart warming.
10 White Walker
I'm not ultimately sure about this picture. I understand that it's meant to be a White Walker done in the style of Frozen which makes perfect sense. But I'm not so sure about the flying White Walker, or the mystical snow coming from his fingertips. It kind of makes him both scarier and far more hilarious than he's meant to be. Also, this particular White Walker looks just far too happy about life. There's something about that dead-eyed creature smiling a big, happy grin that really makes him terrifying. The weird mix of hilarious whimsy and scary smile actually make this guy ultimately frightening. It's like how some people were afraid of Ursula when they first watched The Little Mermaid. Yeah, it's no longer a question. I'm afraid of this guy.
9 Tyrion Lannister
“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.” Tyrion is arguably the best character in Game of Thrones. And I don't mean the best as in he's the "good" guy. He's done some awful stuff. I don't mean best as in coolest because Syrio was pretty damn cool if you can recall. But he's the best character mainly because he's played by perhaps the best actor on the show, has some of the best lines, and has one of the most complicated stories. This picture is done almost perfectly to do the character of Tyrion justice. The only thing missing is one or more scantily-clad women around him, and a few casks of wine kicking around between a few stacks of books.
8 The Viper & The Mountain
This is probably the most frustrating picture in the Disney collection of Game of Thrones characters. Why is that? Because it really makes it seem that both Oberyn Martell and Gregor Clegane are having a fun time in their fatal fight. Especially since this is the very moment where the Mountain is about to explode the Viper's head with his bare hands. And the Mountain should be at least wincing in pain in this shot since he did get poisoned. But again, it's Disney, so it's all in good fun right? "The last time I was in the capital was many years ago. Another wedding. My sister Elia and Rhaegar Targaryen, the Last Dragon. My sister loved him. She bore his children. Swaddled them, rocked them, fed them at her own breast. Elia wouldn't let the wet nurse touch them. And beautiful, noble Rhaegar Targaryen... left her for another woman. That started a war, and the war ended right here, when your father's army took the city.
7 Danaerys Targaryen
"When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!" The unfortunate thing about this quotation and this picture is that while all her dragons are fully grown, they are not all fighting on the same side. Viserion is now dead... well, he's now undead and fighting for the Night King. The style of this specific picture of Dany and her three dragons reminds me a lot of Mulan. Imagine if Mushu was the dragon yet to be born, sitting in that egg in Dany's hand. That would be hilarious if Eddie Murphy managed to make an appearance in Game of Thrones as one of Dany's dragons. After all, there's no reason why she can't get a replacement for Viserion.
6 The Red Woman Melisandre
"Death is coming for everyone and everything. The darkness will swallow the dawn." Well, you've got to give it to Melisandre. She's certainly got a bright vibrant disposition. I'm obviously joking. Now, I'm sure you'll remember that one of Melisandre's special powers is giving birth to strange shadow beings that go out and kill whoever she wants (which makes me wonder why she hasn't done that for Cersei or any other she should be killing). Anyway, in this picture, she's not giving birth to but has by a shadow leash a shadow version of Goofy. At least that's what it looks like to me. And I have to say that is perfectly Disney and also something that I would love to see slipped into Game of Thrones at some point. I know it never will be, but that would be hilarious.
5 The Spider Lord Varys
"If the wrong ears heard what I'm about to tell you, off comes my head. And who would mourn poor Varys then? North or south, they sing no songs for spiders. But there are things you must know. You are the King's Hand and the king is a fool. Your friend, I know, but a fool, and doomed unless you save him." It's too bad because even with Ned's help, both Robert and Ned died. Surprisingly, Varys ended up actually being kind of a good guy and is still working for the good side at present. I don't know if that warrants him sitting in a bright forest, playing with birds though. After all, he is the master of whispers. He's called the Spider. He works in the shadows always. Or at least he did until he could finally get away from King's Landing.
4 Danaerys & Drogon
Of course, Danaerys has her favorite dragon that she rides and hangs out with. It's kind of sad. Do you ever wonder if the other two get a little jealous of Drogon? Well, I guess Viserion isn't going to be getting jealous anymore since he's a White Walker...White...Flyer? Either way, here is Dany with her favorite dragon, Drogon. It's kind of strange seeing Drogon with a big smile on his face and his tongue out since he is typical raging and breathing fire all over the place. It's also interesting to see Dany with a sort of suggestive and sly look on her face. Especially since suggestive and sly are two things that Dany is not. Either way, it seems that this picture is set from some time fairly earlier in the story than now. If it were a "present day" setting, it would all be snow around them.
3 Olenna, Ygritte, & Arya
Here are some fun images that are sort of the reverse of the previous ones. Instead of the Game of Thrones characters being done in the style of Disney, these are just already established Disney characters who have been "dressed up" like Game of Thrones characters. Which is kind of awesome, I mean, I don't think for a second that Grandma Fa from Mulan is quite the right fit for Olenna Tyrell, but the other two are kind of perfect. Merida makes perfect sense for Ygritte. Not afraid to tell people how it is. And Lilo as Arya Stark makes just as much sense. Always looking to prove herself, very quick to anger, and showing that she can do what she wants. The fact that an artist has come up with this 'Wonderful World of Westeros' series is pretty cool.
2 Melisandre & Margaery Tyrell
This is a very interesting pairing. I don't think for a second that Ariel could quite play Melisandre. First off, so far as I know, Ariel isn't an ancient woman, she's just a mystical mermaid. Secondly, Ariel definitely would never kill anyone or give birth to a shadow baby to kill anyone for her. Belle playing the role of Margaery Tyrell does work fairly well. Though I have a feeling that Margaery is a little less naive than Belle. That being said, I don't think that Belle would end up getting blown up in a church with a bunch of people she hates. The Beast would come and save her, right? Still, the choices of Ariel and Belle for these two GoT characters makes the most sense of all the characters who could be used to make these Disney GoT crossover images.
1 Brienne Of Tarth & Meera Reed
I'll be totally honest here. I've never seen the Disney film that Tiana comes from. And I'm also not about to go out of my way to watch it just to comment on this entry. That being said, I'm fairly sure that Tiana is probably more forward and outspoken than Meera is (I do have to say that the frog detail is kind of funny and sad at the same time). As for Mulan playing Brienne of Tarth, I would say that works perfectly. It makes sense in every way. A lot of people have mistaken Brienne as a man. And a lot of people make fun of her for wanting to be like a man. A whole army mistakes Mulan for a man. And all she wants to do is be able to act just like a man. In terms of equality and women's rights, I'd say the Mulan/Brienne combo is a great match.