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Tupac, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg As Animated Disney Characters

Animator Alex Alvarado’s latest creation allows us to imagine how Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur would look if he entered the world of Disney.

Working at Disney Animation as a Look Development Artist, Alex Alvarado plays an important role in the world building process which consist of creating materials, textures, and geometric instances.

The animator has shared more of his work online as of late, including giving us a taste of how some Hip Hop artists would look in the world of Disney.

Tupac Disney animation by Alex Alvarado
Tupac Disney Animation by Alex Alvarado

His latest piece of work is that of Tupac Shakur who is animated wearing a black cap to the side, black hoodie, and a gold cross chain. Oh and who can forget the nose ring.

Shakur isn’t the only Hip Hop artist Alvarado has animated. West coast artists Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar have all been animator by the talented Lookdev artist.

Alex Alvarado appears to enjoying bringing this artists to the world of Disney, and the feedback has been positive throughout social media. Alvarado would go on to create an animation of himself as well.

Sharing the self portrait angles of the animation, Alvarado on Instagram (@babygotbackhead) captioned the finished product with, “Some bonus #selfportrait angles and details! Whenever I get the urge to try a realistic project, I think about how long this took and I say to myself “nah”.”

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Many have already requested for Pop Smoke and Nipsey Hussle to be Disney animated by the talented Alex Alvarado.

Disney animator Alex Alvarado who animated Tupac, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar


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