Ever wonder what Tim Burton would do if he was given free reign to reinvent some of the Disney movie backlog? Well, now you have some visual aids. Burton has already put his distinctive, macabre style on Alice in Wonderland and now, Moscow-based artist and animator Andrew Tarusov has offered a glimpse into a potential dark future dominated by Burton’s Disney.
Tarusov reimagined Dumbo, alongside the likes of Bambi, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast; blending his work with Burton’s classic animation style, which can be seen in both in the concept art for his movies and animation projects The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, and Corpse Bride.
“I love how Burton’s style looks vintage, chic, and cute all at the same time,” Tarusov told HelloGiggles of his admiration for the artist’s work. “His work is often marketed as ‘horror’ movies, but at the same time, it’s not a horror… It could be any genre.”
“My main goal is to make viewers smile, laugh, and have a fun time when they come across my work,” he concluded. “It’s meant to be whimsical and playful, so have a look and enjoy!”
Tarusov has created several works based off Disney characters, including a series featuring princesses and villains rendered as vintage pin-up models. You can see more of his work here.