For those of us who grew up on Disney movies (isn鈥檛 that almost all of us?), it only takes one signature item to trigger a memory of those childhood classics. Snow White鈥檚 apple, Ariel鈥檚 hair, Pinocchio鈥檚 nose 鈥 they all remind us of those whimsical, fantastical films filled with morality tales and musical scores.

Fan art is aplenty when it comes to popular animated franchises, but every once in a while, we come face to face with something truly wonderful. That鈥檚 the case with Maria Jose Da Luz, an illustrator and graphic designer in San Jose, Costa Rica. Her minimalist Disney drawings are amazing in how different they are from that signature Disney style, yet how immediately recognizable each character is.

There鈥檚 Snow White and the Evil Queen:


Ariel and Flounder:


Ursula and Sebastian the Crab:


Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket:


Beauty and the Beast:


And she鈥檚 got plenty more fairy tale characters where those came from. Here鈥檚 the best part: if you鈥檇 like a minimalist animation of your own photo (or one of a kiddo, pet, friend or family member), Maria does custom cartoon drawings for $50 through her Etsy shop. If you鈥檝e ever wanted to be immortalized in cartoon form forever, then bippity boppity boo: now鈥檚 your chance!

Which one鈥檚 your favorite? Share in the comments section below!

(Photos via: Maria Jose Da Luz)