We love a good twist on Disney, and today Buzzfeed dug up Annie Erksine‘s hilarious renderings of Disney’s main men without their beards (or in some cases, with new beards). This basically combines my two favorite things: facial hair and finding cartoon characters to be sexually attractive.
Let’s start with the now-shorn kings, gods, and princes:
Hercules’ Zeus looks 20 years younger. Hell of a jaw line.
Sultan from Aladdin remains completely adorable.
The Little Mermaid patriarch King Triton has lost some of his panache.
Scar still looks like he can and will kill you.
The Emperor from Mulan looks as inscrutable as ever. Somehow the lack of beard softens him.
And here’s where it gets good:
Sleeping Beauty’s Prince Phillip is much improved by this beard, which could be a bit shorter, but at least he looks like a grown up who’s allowed to kiss people as opposed to a four year old in a weird prince costume from Spencer Gifts.
Wait. Hello? Look, Aladdin was always really hot. A lovable thief with a heart of gold and a strong moral compass? Come on. But you add that perfect beard to him? I’m cooked. Also, yeah, he’s a cartoon. What of it? It’s Christmas. Shut up and be nice to me.