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Iconic Disney Characters Cleverly Recreated with Paper Cutouts Against Landmarks

Last fall, we marveled at the cut paper silhouettes of Rich McCor (aka @paperboyo) as he brought them to life against the backdrop of European monuments. Since beginning his charming ongoing series, McCor's cut-out repertoire has added famous Disney characters that traveled with him through parts of France and while he road tripped through the United Kingdom.

Similar to his earlier photographs, McCor places his cut-out creations against the backdrop of a city. They interact with the landscape in various ways: Belle and the Beast take a stroll along the docks in Liverpool; Nemo's adorable face now graces the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow; and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge becomes a place for The Lion King to celebrate the Circle of Life. The result is a delightful way to explore the sights while also showcasing Disney's brilliant character design–from these simple shapes, we immediately recognize the iconic figures.

Above: Finding Nemo at Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland

Peter Pan at Houses of Parliament, London, UK

The Lion King at Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, England

The Lion King in Gozo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Cathdrale Notre-Dame de Paris in France

Beauty and the Beast in Liverpool, England

Toy Story at Finnieston Crane in Glasgow, Scotland

Monsters Inc. at the Wales Millennium Center in Cardiff, Wales

Rich McCor: Instagram
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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