With Disney’s latest Pixar movie Monsters University hitting theaters next week, 27 year old illustrator and Disney fan Rubén B. Caballero (also known as Hyung86 on deviantART) decided to re-imagine his favorite characters as college students. Aside from putting them in modern clothes, he assigned them to various clubs and sports that would go along with their character. Aladdin loves breakdancing with Esmeralda on the school dance team. Snow White and Aurora are choir girls and love to help Kenai and Pocahontas with the Animal Welfare Association on campus. Tinkerbell is a cheerleader, while Peter Pan rocks eternally youthful Bieber-like style.
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Based in San Sebastian, Spain, Caballero is a self-taught illustrator and has been drawing since he was very young. Why the Disney theme? He explains, “I’m in love with Disney movies. They are an important part of my childhood and I want to draw how they would be seen today.” His favorite Disney movie is The Lion King, which unfortunately has no characters for this series, but he plans on adding Disney villains to his Disney University series as the professors nobody wants to have! Check out the Beast (Adam) as captain of the football team, nerdy Belle, surfer Eric, swim team Ariel, and many more on Caballero’s deviantART page and stay tuned for the villains. You can also follow him on Twitter while his personal website is in the works. In our interview we asked Rubén B. Caballero what super power he wishes he could have and his response: “I wish I had the power to talk to animals!Surely many of the conversations would be more interesting than with humans!”