Dutch artist turns pets into Disney-inspired characters

A cat and Isa Bredt's animation
Isa turns pets into animated character (Picture:@pet_disneyfication/Instagram/@scoot.butt)
Ever wondered what your pet would look like as a Disney character? Well, an illustrator from the Netherlands is making a living by showing people just that. Isa Bredt turns pets into Disney-inspired animations and shares them on her Instagram account @ pet_disneyfication. The Dutch artist started her ‘disneyfications’ back in 2014, when she was just 16. Isa tells Metro.co.uk: ‘I was (and am) a huge Disney fan, especially of all their old animal movies.
A dog and Isa Bredt's animation
Spot on (Picture:@pet_disneyfication/Instagram/@simonsits)
‘I watched the Lion King almost daily when I was a kid and I have always loved drawing and animals and we’ve always had a lot of pets. So I thought it would be fun to combine all those things. ‘I started doing free requests online (on Reddit) a few times a year and people really enjoyed it – though I wasn’t very good then.

‘After doing that a few times I got a little better, and people started asking me if they could pay me for my work. I was too busy with school so I kind of forgot about it for a while.’

Seeing spots? Or not… Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.

Last year, Isa decided to start taking commissions, to earn some money from her artworks.

She adds: ‘Reddit was less friendly and harder to navigate so I thought I’d start an Instagram account and, well, that kind of blew up.’

Naturally, fans have gone wild for Isa’s animations, with many asking for commissions of their own pets. Due to a soar in demand, Isa is now booked up until September.

She says: ‘People have been so nice – way nicer than I ever expected.

‘Instagram is a very friendly place, I always thought having a following meant receiving hate, but so far it has been a positive experience.’

Isa also uses her platform to shine a light on animals living in shelters, in the hope that it will get them noticed.

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