04/23/2014 at 11:10 AM EDT
What if The Little Mermaid
were a large merman?
Did we just blow your mind?
Well, we can't take full credit for it. Sakimi Chan
, a digital artist based in Canada, specializes in exactly this sort of thing. And Chan's gender-swapped portraits of female Disney characters
are a) very pretty, and b) excellent for raising questions about just what Disney films are saying
Sakimi Chan's gender-flipped Elsa, from Frozen
's sibling storyline
be affected if one of the sisters was a guy?
Sakimi Chan's gender-flipped Maleficent
Maleficent may have just been considered a strong leader if she'd been a man.
The Little Mermaid
Sakimi Chan's gender-flipped Ariel
It would be kind of refreshing to have a guy lose his voice for the sake of pursuing a woman, wouldn't it? But we might lose our favorite Zoolander joke
in the process.
Sakimi Chan's gender-flipped Cruella DeVille
Carl DeVille – as we've taken the liberty of christening this portrait – would probably have just been considered a forward-thinking, motivated businessman instead of a villain.
See more of Chan's work on Tumblr
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