Spanish artist Rubén is known on social media under his illusrtator moniker of "Hyung86." For over a decade Rubén has been creating art, much of which falls into the category of fan art, and every year his creativity and skill has grown exponentially.
In February of 2013 he began a project that would span years, literally years, feauting more and more creative expression as each piece of the now seemingly astronimcal project came along. It was dubbed Disney University.
Rubén said on DeviantArt: "I'll try to make Disney/Pixar characters in young and stylish concepts, some kind of "students", something like the new Pixar's Movie: Monster University."
Now, nearly 100 Disney and Pixar characters have been re-created by Rubén. Originally his characters started with simple descriptions but by the end of his project, he'd created elaborate and interesting stories to coincide with his vivid re-imagining of the characters.
To further dive into this universe he shaped, he even expanded on concept characters like creating Hans' older brothers from Frozen. Not only that but he included many unconventional characters that often don't get included in fan art.
There have been many series and collection over time where Disney fans created phenomenal fan art, but you've surely never seen anything nearly as expansive and fascinating as Rubén's Disney University. You'll even have to head to his DeviantArt to see them all, we actually left some out, and surely you'll be dying to see the stars of Zootopia.
"John Rolfe entered the university after traveling from England. He loves sports (cricket, equestrian and football are his favorites) and studies History.
Rolfe is polite, elegant and a little bit shy. Took a long time to make friends and it was thanks to Pocahontas that he meet those who are now his best friends.
He has adopted a dog named Percy who is always doing nonsense and has his own channel on Youtube #EverybodyLovesGrumpyPug"
"Nakoma is studying ancient languages at the university and share some subjects with Thomas (student of English philology) where they met and fell in love (<3)
Both are fans of the TV series and Adventure movies. They love hanging out with Pocahontas and John Smith Kocoum ^^
Thomas is shy and a little bit clumsy but Nakoma is always there to help ^^ they are one of the most adorable couples in the campus ."
"Moana is brave, impetuous and is always full of energy.
She is studying theology and loves mythology, legends and fables,and series like The X-Files and Supernatural. Loves Gravity Falls and Over the Garden Wall (her favorite animation series.)
Her best-friend is Lilo and usually go together to photograph historic monuments and ancient sites."
"Faline's studying environmental studies in college.
She's funny, brave and very mature for her age. Loves to walk in the forest, spring and hanging out with his friends.
She is in love with Bambi but has many doubts. Sealgair has appeared in her life and she doesn't understand her feelings. Who will choose?"
"Erling and Sealgair have finished his college career.
Erling works as a tattoo artist in the city and help in coaching college baseball team. Sealgair is graphic designer and computer engineer. He loves knowing things about deepweb to become a true hacker. (his favorite series is Mr Robot!)
Sealgair continually faces Bambi for the love of Faline. She still has not been decided"
"Ms de Vil is the sarcastic professor of Textile Design.
She doesnt like animals or students, or children, or teachers ... almost doesnt like anything that breathes or makes noise. Loves fur especially if it is from endangered animals (Belle and Pocahontas often hit PETA stickers on the door of her office XD)
Cruella a fan of classic cinema (her favorite actress is Bette Davies) and books by Lauren Weisberger. She really hates to hear students humming that damn song ...
"Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil! If she does not scare you, no evil thing will! ""
"Eric and Christer's turn. They are the most sportsmen princes. Both study marine biology in university. Love surfing, swimming and everything related to sports.
Christer and Eric are always fighting with his brothers and Goran and Sören, they love to compete against each other. Usually Eric and Ariel go with Christer and his couple, Alana.
I am excited about this small "series" of new Disney princes. I would like to keep the style of the factory of dreams and try to be as close to what they might think. Treat them well please ^^
P.S. I wanted to clarify one thing. For me, the film The Little Mermaid has always been located in Copenhagen (where Andersen set his story) so if Arendelle is in Norway (Scandinavia) the "southern isles" are the small islands of Denmark ^^
P.S. YES, Eric is one of Hans brothers ^^ His mother was brunette and his father redhead (Genetics is capricious XD)"
"Lottie can be scandalous, exaggerated, over-acted and yes, crazy, but in her chest she has a giant heart. She is studying Dramatic Arts and her dream is to become a famous actress all over the world (the fastest way is to marry a prince XD)
Charlotte is always chasing the Princes of the southern islands"
"Charming (his father call him Kit) is studying political science. Romantic and dreamy, Kit is always looking forward to spending time with Cinderella.
He loves Game of Thrones (all are fans in this university XD), Supernatural and Highlanders TV Series. Often fencing with the Phoebus and Arthur, Charming usually competes in fencing contests."
"Hades is the professor of Greek and Classical Culture at the University.
He is sarcastic, jealous and maniac. Hades is quite superstitious and believe in prophecies, tarot and all those things (Dr Facilier is one of his best friends ...) Loves movies of Ray Harryhausen and actor James Wood. He is married with Persephone (despite the refusal of his mother in law XD)
Persephone is friendly, sweet and charming. She is one of the teachers of botany and his favorite student is Cinderella. She loves classical music (especially Vivaldi) and country walks. Hades hates clarity so always has his office darkened, Persephone is the opposite, she loves the sun, flowers and dress in bright colors.
The couple often visit Eris at the university "
'Very intelligent, clever, pompous and arrogant, Scar is professor of political science with Shere Khan and Jafar. He is the father of Kovu and Simba's uncle. His favourites students are Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, they are nice but not the smarter ... (Scar often screams "I'm Surrounded by Idiots" in their classes ...)
He loves movies, English literature and classical music. His favorite composers are Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer and loves Jeremy Irons in all his films."
"Lady and Tramp are the most romantic couple on campus. They love movies, romantic dinners and Italian food. Lady is studying law and Tramp is in drama school.
Their favorite teachers are Roger and Anita. They work in the animal shelter helping Pocahontas and Kenai."
"Attina, intelligent, astute and the older sister. Alana, stylish, glamorous and full of energy (always protect her sisters)
Adella always lovesick and funny. Aquata goofy and a little crazy (overactive ...)
Arista addicted to music and talkative (VERY.) Andrina gluttonous and scatterbrained.
Ariel's sisters are part of the synchronized swimming team and they love fashion, music and the sea (of course ...)"
"Hiro and Tadashi are studying Robotics and Autonomous Systems in college. Both love robotics, computers and video games.
They have over 6 years developing different types of robots to help humans and nature. Their previous projects, # Wall-E and #Eve were a great success.
Tadashi is now preparing his new robot for Healthcare Companion #Baymax while Hiro continues to refine his Microbots. Funny, neurotic and friendly, they are inseparable.
Hiro and Tadashi usually go with Stitch, Lilo and Milo."
"Mowgli is a happy and funny guy. He loves hanging out with his friends Tarzan and Kenai and have a good time doing crazy things. He is studying anthropology and would love to travel around the world.
Mowgli likes to do parkour, scare snakes, ignite things (XD) and help their friends in the animal shelter."
"Sweet, kind, loyal and brave, Nala is studying teaching. She loves sports (practice kickboxing and always wins Simba!) reading and going to movie theatre. Also loves Broadway musicals
Her favorite writer is JK Rowling and Shakespeare as her boyfriend, Simba."
"Bolt is studying Dramatic Arts. Loves movies and TV shows like CSI, 24, Shield....
He is brave, kind, funny and a little bit impulsive. Usually works with Pocahontas and her friends at the animal shelter."
"Shenzi, Banzai and Ed are the problematic trio college. They love to disturb their classmates (especially Simba and Nala XD)
They are studying political science with two of their favorite teachers, Jafar and Scar. Shenzi is the only female and leader of the Trio. She loves the underground culture and one of his favorite actresses is Whoopie Goldberg
Banzai usually thinks with his muscles first and his second head, he is cocky and impulsive.
Ed is ... "weird." Manically depressive, funny and very crazy. Nobody understands how he approved subjects."
"Merlin and Mim, teacher and secretary.
Despite she's sweet and delicate Mim is a real witch! Always criticizing Merlin's students! they call Mim 5M (Magnificent Marvelous Mad Madam Mim) Nobody knows how old she is and many say she's much older than it looks ()
Merlin is the Professor of Natural History and spends much of his time with his students on field trips to teach animal behavior in freedom.
Merlin and Mim are always challenging each other in knowledge. They are like yin and yang"
"Lilo is the official photographer of the university. She studies image, photography and sound and her dream is to ride a photo studio to promote her photos.
Always travel with his bag of "The King" and her little plush toy (she made it when she was just a child! Her story is ... "disturbing") Despite being quite rebellious sometimes, she gets along with her sister Nani and her boyfriend David.
She loves going party with Peter Pan and Kenai."
"Stitch is an international student (from a very far away ...) who comes to study computing and robotics.
His first project in college was to create a robot named Baymax with his best friend Hiro. He loves surfing, music from Elvis, Star War movies and frogs. (XD) A little bit destructive, hot-tempered, childish, cute and brave (just like a small dog ...)"
'Creative and pure-hearted. Giselle loves Animals, nature and fashion. She wants to be a famous fashion designer like Aurora, her best friend.
She is always singing and enjoying the day with her friends. Grey's Anatomy fan, loves to go shopping and extremely positive... always looking the bright side of life ♫♪♫♪♫♪"
'Bambi that recently entered university. Loves nature, books, cinema and he's studying veterinary.
He is a fan of Game of Thrones, True Detective and Studio Ghibli films. HATES Edward Cullen XD When out of class, used to go with Kenai and Pocahontas to animal shelter."
"Eilonwy is a big fan of Adventure Time, Dungeons & Dragons and all the films about sword and sorcery.
She loves literature and writing stories, want to be a great writer in the future. Her best friend is Merida, they are brave, independent and dont want to be a princess. Eilonwy is dating Taran"
"Kuzco is egocentric, arrogant, self-centered ... He loves to be the center of attention and everything revolves around it.
Despite all this, Kuzco has a big heart and loves to help his friends He is studying Political Science and spends his free time to go out with friends and have fun.
He has love problems. He is in love with two girls ... Malina and Chel, Chel and Malina ... who will he choose? HATES the subject of chemistry."
(PS, the artist says Chel is a student of Dreamworks University, possibly hinting a future series equally fascinating? Only time will tell.)
"Quasi is studying Esculture and Object Design, he design Bells and Gargoyles XD of course. He's one of the brightest students of the University.
He belongs to the fine arts club (as a private teacher) superb teacher, conscientious and learned, loves helping his teammates. His best friend is Esmeralda (would like to travel to Paris with her"
"Merida is studying Anglo-Saxon history.
She loves Celtic music and her favorites artists are Enya and Loreena McKennitt (also a fan of Russian Red!) She is part of the archery club.
Her best friends are Kenai and Robin (she feels something ...)"
"Hans is currently studying Political Science.
Despite his bad reputation he is considered a nice and kind person (Although you may not want to mention his older brothers... XD) Loves tv series likes Game of Thrones. Thanks to Sitka and Denahi he is making a change on his actitud and achieving not being bullied arounds the highschool corridors by Kristoff anymore!
Kenai's brothers finished university two years ago but they love to make visits to their little brother and leave ridiculous in front of his friends XD"
'Elsa and Anna were close during their childhood but after some little problems (eternal winter, boyfriends...etc) now their relationship is stronger than ever.
The two sisters are one of the most popular girls in the University. Elsa has left her past behind and finally she's studying what she want, Architecture. Elegant, powerful, reserved and very protective with her sister. She has started dating a guy a little bit ... cold... his last name is Frost!
Anna, unlike Elsa, is fearless, playful and optimistic. She is always looking for new adventures with her boyfriend, Kristoff. She has a obsession with romance and this has brought her many troubles, usually acts before she speaks, and can be rather impulsive. She want to be Preschool Teacher."
"Rapunzel loves everything. She is studying design and fashion and she is on several university clubs. Sewing, drawing, sculpture, crafts ... she also practice martial arts and archery with Shang and Merida. She can do it all!
Rapunzel is curious, funny and sometimes too vibrant"
"Simba is back after some copyright issues (I CANT understand ... ¬¬) Simba is a fan of Harry Potter (he has a tattoo that confirms it XD) if there Hogwarts, he would like to be in Gryffindor
He is studying philosophy and educational sciences. Simba is very responsible, kind, funny and sometimes a bit lazy (Hakuna matata!)"
"Kronk is studying Cooking and Kitchen studies. His favourite teacher is Mrs Potts
Clumsy, muscular, shy and a little fool, Kronk love the squirrels and he recruits his friends to be a part of his squirrel scout (XD)
He`s also the drummer of the band "The Second Ones""
"Kristoff is friendly, nice, funny and a little shy. He loves winter sports and practices snowboarding and ice hockey.
He adore the animals, especially reindeers, and likes to go with his girlfriend Anna to visit Pocahontas and Kenai in the shelter near the university. He is studying Meteorology in University.
Loves the films of the 80s, his favorite movie is LEGEND"
"He's studying English literature but his real passion are sports and comics. Fan of Hunger Games always with his mockingjay pin. He is very rebel and fight against injustice around you (would like to be a superhero!)
Robin Hood is the leader of the Archery club at the university. He loves the outdoors, nature and animals. Robin is secretly in love with Merida"
"Gaston and Philoctetes, physical education teachers. Gaston is arrogant, boorish, simple-thinking, rude, conceited, selfish and really sexist. He is always bragging about their physical abilities.
"No one has great ideas, like Gaston!"
"No one sings like Gaston!"
"No one eats candied apples like Gaston!"
Grumpy, stubborn, good-hearted and sarcastic, Phil is one of the best teachers of the university. He is methodical in his teaching and loves to test their students. The only bad thing is his passion for women. He's always chasing girls and may seem he as a pervert !!"
'Yes, she use too much make up XD. Yzma is chemistry teacher in the University. She is always experimenting in the lab.
Funny, eccentric, selfish, evil and sarcastic, Yzma loves tv shows like Breaking Bad (her perfect man is Walter White!) She lives alone with a lot of cats... (Crazy lady cat XD)"
"Ursula is the teacher of the university choir. When she was young she failed in show business and that why she hates all young promises of the choir. (She want to steal everybody's voice XD)
Sadistic, power-hungry, manipulative and ambitious, Ursula only thinks of herself"
"Phoebus is in his last year and in his free time he's the captain of the fencing team in college. His best friend is Flynn (Eugene) and Quasi (curious love-hate relationship XD). Loves sports, movies, travel and literature, especially classics of French dramatists as Victor Hugo.
Kind, funny, sarcastic and confident, Phoebus is only afraid of one thing. Goats"
"Share class of Political Science with Jafar and Scar. He is also a professor of Persian and Hindi with Hamed (The Sultan) who teaches classes Asian philology. Mysterious, aggressive, polite, sophisticated and proud, Shere Khan is trying to overcome his fear of fire (XD)
He loves British literature and Bollywood movies (his favorite actors are Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan )"
"Roger and Anita are a perfect couple. They are Music teachers.
Roger is a famous composer and musician. Funny, sarcastic and a little crazy. He has composed tunes for famous advertisements like Kanine Krunchies. Anita is Roger's assistant. She studied Management and Finance in this University. They love dogs (obviously XD)"
"Fun-loving, lazy, dashing and arrogant Naveen hates the rules. Allthough his parents forced him to study Political Science he prefers to use his time to music. He enjoys all genres of music and loves learning to play different instruments.
He meets Tiana while playing in a pub. Naveen asked Tiana for a kiss and she slapped him (She prefers green frogs XD) Naveen has friends... on the other side (Anastacia, Cale, Tulio & Miguel..."
"Nani is the older sister of Lilo. She studied Hospitality Management and would love to have her own business (a restaurant with Tiana ^^). Nani's fun, friendly and very responsible, always watching her sister and accompanies her to take pictures.
She's dating David, loves surfing and hula dancing."
"Jane. Student of zoology and expert on primates. She loves drawing, walk in the woods and jumping vines (Just kidding XD).She is one of the best students in her class.
She has changed her elegant and classic style for something more casual matching with her boyfriend <3"
"Archeology student, Flynn Rider is always looking for hidden treasures and rare artifacts (like a modern Indiana Jones) He does parkour whenever possible (climb a tower is really tiring)
He loves Rapunzel but they have some problems when they are near a Horse (or a Pan XD)"
"John and Kocoum, Kocoum and John, both are in love with the same woman and play in different team (Kocoum plays with BEASTS and Smith with HEROES)
Serious, strict, stoic, but kind with all his friends, Kocoum is studying physical education and sport pedagogy. He loves go for coffee with friends and spend the evening talking. He shares his love for nature world with Pocahontas.
John Smith studies Naval architecture. He is on the swim and football team with Eric and Adam. He loves nature world but prefer stay in city buildings."
"Meg's the Cheerleader of "heroes" and the girlfriend of Hercules. She is quite serious and sarcastic (XD)
She love the gospel and Greek mythology and she's studying anthropology."
"Milo loves the Computers. He is studying history and archeology and loves to combine their knowledge with new software.
He used to be the typical nerd but now he changed his way of life (thanks to a girl ...) and prefers to "dive" into new adventures. Also loves video games and one of his favorites is Bioshock!"
"Milo's girlfriend and student of history and archeology (also learn languages like Milo, she would love to be linguist)
She is an adventurous girl and not afraid to discover new things. She loves science fiction literature and her favorite authors are Jules Verne and Herman Melville."
"Aladdin's girlfriend. She loves to dance and practice with Mulan new steps every weekend. She is studying political, social and human sciences despite she hates the teacher of this subject ... Yafar!
She loves cats (big and small) and would like to travel around the world (something like visit... "A whole new world" ^^U)"
"Taran dreams of becoming a great warrior, but must stop daydreaming because he doesn't live in Middle Ages XD. He practices fencing everyday with Arthur and Phoebus.
He love The Lord of the Rings and everything that is related to this type of literature (Sword and sorcery fan <3) Many people don't remember he because he likes pass unnoticed"
"Philip is the boyfriend of Aurora, he is studying Political Science as his father some years ago.
He aslo practice fencing and loves Tv series and adventure video games. His favorites are The Legend of Zelda and Skyrim (Fus Ro Dah Maleficent! XD)"
"She's studying Literature and Languages because she loves English literature.
Her favorite writers are James Matthew Barrie, Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens. She would love writing children's books in a few years. She loves adventure films (with pirates and Indians) and she's desperately in love with Johnny Depp (yoohoo...yoohoo...)"
"Tiana was born in New Orleans and she started working very young to pay her university.
She is on the Faculty of Culinary Arts and she would love to have her own restaurant. She's always experimenting in the kitchen and writes everything in her notebook of recipes. (kermit's notebook XD)
She love to hear Soul and Jazz and likes retro clothes (She really love the look of Janelle Monae!)"
"Li Shang is a second year student. He loves martial arts. Capoeira, Judo, Taekwondo, Kung Fu ... he wants to look like one of his idols, Bruce Lee.
He usually helps Mulan with her dance practise <3 "Be Water my Friend""
"The quarterback of the football team of school. He´s egocentric, cocky and rude but thanks to a girl is changing all that (XD)
You do not know who is this girl (Adam give to her his team jacket...)"
"It's clear that little Tinkerbell had to be in the Adam team as Cheerleader. She is fun, cheerful, dreamy and usually a little bit hyperactive XD
She is secretly in love with Peter Pan so she's always argue with all the girls who are near him, after all the fairies are so small that they can't fit two feelings at once.
PS: Tinkerbell is the cheerleader of the team The BEASTS with Adam while Hercules is the team captain HEROES"
"Aurora is a design student who loves fashion and sleep (XD) One of her best friends is Charlotte La Bouff and she usually try all Aurora's costumes.
When she was young her family forced her dress like a smart and sweet princess but actually, she prefer something more urban and sassy. Say goodbye to pink and blue XD"
"Pocahontas is an environmentalist who cares for all the animals in the shelter near the university with his friend Kenai. Aurora made a keychain with the shape of raccoon tail to hang on her bag ^__^"
"Cinderella wants to study botany and she joined the gardening club at the university. She's a very good student and always seems to arrive before 12 to her room.
Her stepsisters wanted to go to a public university but Cinderella proved to be much smarter than they thought ... Is it because she have a fairy godmother? ;D"
"Aladdin practiced dance with Esmeralda in the college gym. He has been part of a group of breakdancing and loves dance battles.
He also practice parkour and his favorite video game is "The Prince of Persia" (obviously, right? XD)"
"Esmeralda has been dancing since she was little. She loves ballet and exotic dances. She love mixing dance styles and for this, usually train with Aladdin (B-Boy)
(sound familiar? Ballerina+b-boy ... Step Up XD)"
"I'll always see Eric like a trendy surfer with his surfboard and his tattoos XD"
"Tarzan, the City Skater"
"I always see Alice like a freaky bohemian girl who's every hour in is inner-wonderland XD"
"Hercules and Beast will be the Quarterbacks of this university. They are cool, strong and a little bit arrogant xD"
"The shy new girl in the school. Ariel is in the swimming club of the University waiting for her "surfer" Eric ;D"
"The best friend of Tarzan, the second skater in this University Jim Hawkins is always looking for some kind of "treasure""
"Peter Pan represents the youth looking so funny and friendly with Tinkerbell in his Converse *^*"
"Our freaky/Nerd/lovely Belle!"
"China's heroine now as a modern city girl. She is part of the dance team of the university, loves Jay Chou and Wang Lee Hom XD"
"Joy studied clinical psychology in college with one her friend Saddy, an expert on depressions (XD) For Joy everything is funny, cheerful and surprising. She loves animals, music and sports.
Among her favorite songs are " Happy" by Pharrell Williams (yes, she loves Minions) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin and Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield ."
"SnowWhite is a simple girl who loves to sing. It is part of the choir with Aurora and after her lessons, she use her free time to learn more of computer. Obviously she loves Mac XD. The weekends usually helps Kenai and Pocahontas to take care of the Animal Welfare Association in the campus."
Some of Rubén's fans didn't necessarily agree with the angles he took in their storytelling, but absolutely everyone loved the art and appreciated the creativity involved in his work. The Spanish artist has a lot to show the world and we absolutely are here for it.