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20 Darling Images that Take Disney Fan Art to a New Level of Charm

Jerrod Maruyama is unabashedly pushing the boundaries of cuteness.

If you thought hipsters are more chic than cuddly, you have to check out his Hipster Mickey Mouse.

The Sacramento-based freelance illustrator and former Disney artist specializes in character design, and his take on all things Disney will make you want to crawl inside his images and snuggle up to some of the most iconic fictitious characters to ever hit fairytale books and the big screen. He has a particular knack for kawaii, which is “the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture” — giving many of his illustrations an Eastern feel.

Here are some highlights of Maruyama’s eminently lovable Disney interpretations:


  • Where Darling Meets Disney 1 of 21
    Where Darling Meets Disney
    By artist Jerrod Maruyama
  • Kawaii Snow White 2 of 21
    Kawaii Snow White
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • The Kiss 3 of 21
    The Kiss
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Retro Snow White Poster 4 of 21
    Retro Snow White Poster
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Steamboat Willie 5 of 21
    Steamboat Willie
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Little Princess – Cinderella 6 of 21
    Little Princess - Cinderella
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Little Wooden Head 7 of 21
    Little Wooden Head
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Little Pooh and Piglet too 8 of 21
    Little Pooh and Piglet too
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Kawaii UP 9 of 21
    Kawaii UP
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Kawaii Mad Tea Party 10 of 21
    Kawaii Mad Tea Party
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • A Girl in the Castle 11 of 21
    A Girl in the Castle
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Dole Whip 12 of 21
    Dole Whip
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Toy Story 3 Line-up 13 of 21
    Toy Story 3 Line-up
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Kawaii Pinocchio 14 of 21
    Kawaii Pinocchio
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Playtime In Andy’s Room 15 of 21
    Playtime In Andy's Room
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • The Chase 16 of 21
    The Chase
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Hunny Pots 17 of 21
    Hunny Pots
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Oh Boy! 18 of 21
    Oh Boy!
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Princess Jasmine 19 of 21
    Princess Jasmine
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • Disney Villains 20 of 21
    Disney Villains
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here
  • A Simple Mickey 21 of 21
    A Simple Mickey
    Jerrod Maruyama's work is currently being shown in The WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.

    Visit his online store here

All images used with permission from Jerrod Maruyama

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