For Valentine's Day, Brian Flynn wanted to surprise his girlfriend Manini with an extra-special gift. The couple loves Disney movies, and so Flynn contacted an illustrator named Dylan Bonner to “Disney-fi” them into the famous animated films. “I want our relationship to be as epic and timeless as the animations we grew up on,” Flynn shares in an Imgur post.
Flynn sent Bonner a ton of pictures of him and Manini so that the illustrator could get the resemblance just right. In all these illustrations, the couple replaces the male and female characters. Bonner's handiwork has them in some iconic scenes, like Aladdin showing Jasmine the world on a magic carpet ride, and the water splashing against Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
The illustrator did a fantastic job of capturing their likenesses and staying true to the classic Disney style. Flynn was blown away by the quality and can't wait to give this sweet gift Manini. He writes, “It's been a secret for 3 months, and I can't wait to show her!”
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid #2
The Happy Couple
Brian Flynn Imgur post
Dylan Bonner Tumblr and Deviant Art page