We Used AI To Show What Disney Princesses Would Look Like In Real Life, And Snow White Is Kind Of Creepy

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Hello! My name is Hannah, and I grew up wishing I was a Disney princess. Or at least, living in the world of a Disney movie.

Me dressed as Belle for my Disney-themed 14th birthday party

Why yes, I did have a Disney princess themed birthday party when I was 14. That should give you an idea of the kind of teenager I was (hint: not cool. I was very creative though!!! I repurposed my old Bat Mitzvah dress into this dress — it had ribbons for the arms, too, but they were uncomfortable, so I'd taken them off by the time this photo was snapped — and set up decorations and a special Disney scavenger hunt myself. There was no party like a Hannah Marder birthday party).

Hannah Marder / BuzzFeed

But unfortunately, my life is not animated. And rather than try to animate everything around me, I decided it might be fun to try un-animating stuff from the Disney-verse. In this case, Disney princesses!

Disney princesses

Yes, I KNOW some of these have live-action castings. And I love those castings — this is in no way to say those were bad or these would be better! I'm just messing around with robots here.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

I worked with a ~fancy AI~ (Artbreeder) to generate the portraits — if you're curious to see what the computer and I came up with together, read on!

First up, we've got my fave Disney princess: Rapunzel. Here she is in Tangled.

Rapunzel in "Tangled"
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

And here is what she'd look like IRL:

AI version of Rapunzel
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side!

Side-by-side of animated and AI Rapunzel
Disney / courtesy Everett Collection / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Next up, we got another blonde princess: Aurora from Sleeping Beauty! Here she is in the film:

Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty"
Disney

Aaaand this is how she'd look IRL!

AI version of Aurora

I know she looks a bit older than 16 here, but I compromised, considering she looks, like, 30 in the movie.

Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

Side-by-side of animated Aurora and AI Aurora
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here is Moana in Moana.

Closeup of Moana
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

Here she is IRL!

  Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side!

Side-by-side of animated Moana and AI Moana
Disney / courtesy Everett Collection / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Cinderella from Cinderella.

Cinderella
Disney

Here she is unanimated!

  Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's a side-by-side.

Side-by-side of animated Cinderella and AI Cinderella
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Anna from Frozen and Frozen II.

Anna from "Frozen"
Disney

Here's Anna IRL.

AI version of Anna
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

  Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Elsa from Frozen and Frozen II.

Elsa from "Frozen"
Disney

Here's Elsa IRL.

AI version of Elsa
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

And here they are side-by-side!

Side-by-side of animated Elsa and AI Elsa
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Pocahontas in Pocahontas.

Pocahontas
Disney

Here's Pocahontas IRL.

  Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

Side-by-side of animated Pocahontas and AI Pocahontas
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Mulan in Mulan.

  Disney
Disney

Here she is IRL.

AI version of Mulan
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

Side-by-side of animated Mulan and AI Mulan
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Jasmine in Aladdin.

Closeup of Jasmine
Disney

Here's Jasmine IRL.

AI version of Jasmine
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

Side-by-side of animated Jasmine and AI Jasmine
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Merida in Brave.

Merida in "Brave"
Walt Disney Pictures./Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's Merida IRL.

  Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

Side-by-side of animated Merida and AI Merida

This is one where I went ahead and made the character look a bit younger. She looked way too old in the movie, imo.

Disney / courtesy Everett Collection / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

  Disney
Disney

Here's Ariel IRL.

AI version of Ariel
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

  Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

Closeup of Belle
Disney

Here she is IRL.

AI version of Belle
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

And here they are side-by-side!

Side-by-side of animated Belle and AI Belle
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here's Tiana in The Princess and the Frog.

  Disney
Disney

Here's Tiana IRL.

AI version of Tiana
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side.

  Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com
Disney / Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

And finally, here's Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Snow White
Walt Disney Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

Here she is IRL!

AI version of Snow White
Hannah Marder / Via artbreeder.com

Here they are side-by-side!

Side-by-side of animated Snow White and AI Snow White
Disney / courtesy Everett Collection / Hannah marder / Via artbreeder.com

Were any of these wayyy off? Which were your faves? Let us know in the comments below!