25 Dream Casting Choices for Disney Classics

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Ariel: Sophie Turner
Ariel: Sophie Turner
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She already has the long, red mermaid hair, and with her role as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, she’s proved she can tackle a fantasy period piece. Now all we need to know is if she can sing.
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Prince Eric: Ian Somerhalder
Prince Eric: Ian Somerhalder
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The dark hair, the dashing good looks – this Vampire Diaries star is made to play a Disney prince. Prince Eric totally fits the bill.
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Belle: Jessica Brown Findlay
Belle: Jessica Brown Findlay
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Her character Sybil on Downton Abbey was smart, open-minded and a bit headstrong. Sound familiar? We think she’d be perfect for the bookish beauty Belle. PS- Fellow Downton actress Lily James is playing Cinderella in a film out next year.
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Beast: Taylor Kitsch
Beast: Taylor Kitsch
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With his long hair and smoldering intensity, the former Friday Night Lights star would make a great Beast-in-human-form. Rawr.
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Gaston: Joe Manganiello
Gaston: Joe Manganiello
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He’s roughly the size of a barge! This True Blood hottie could play the brawny jerk Gaston so well, it’s almost scary.
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Sleeping Beauty: Saoirse Ronan
Sleeping Beauty: Saoirse Ronan
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This Atonement star has the ethereal beauty of Princess Aurora, and she has the amazing acting chops to bring depth to this dozing damsel.
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Prince Philip: Chris Pratt
Prince Philip: Chris Pratt
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He’s on a roll with major parts in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic Park, so naturally we think his new heartthrob status makes him the perfect choice to play Prince Philip.
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Jasmine: Freida Pinto
Jasmine: Freida Pinto
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We want to see more of this Slumdog Millionaire beauty, so if Disney ever makes a live-action Aladdin movie, she’s our top pick for Jasmine.
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Aladdin: Zayn Malik
Aladdin: Zayn Malik
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He’s not an actor, per se, but we bet he could belt out “A Whole New World” in a way that would make all the ladies of Agrabah swoon. You’re already imagining him in the tiny vest, aren’t you?
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Pocahontas: Shay Mitchell
Pocahontas: Shay Mitchell
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She once dressed as Pocahontas for a Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars and that pretty much sold us on the idea. She’s the only one we picture for this role.
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John Smith: Chris Hemsworth
John Smith: Chris Hemsworth
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We know he already played the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman, but he’d make a fantastic John Smith, too. They even part their hair the same way!
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Tiana: Gugu Mbatha Raw
Tiana: Gugu Mbatha Raw
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This rising star, who gained buzz for her roles in Belle and Beyond the Lights, would make a great Tiana in The Princess and the Frog. Bonus: She can sing, too!
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Mulan: Fan Bingbing
Mulan: Fan Bingbing
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We already know Fan Bing Bing kicks ass from her roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Iron Man 3. She totally has what it takes to play this female warrior.
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Snow White: Zoe Kazan
Snow White: Zoe Kazan
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With a sweet, cherubic face like that, we’re surprised Zoe Kazan doesn’t already have a gaggle of woodland creatures following her around at all times.
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Rapunzel: Amanda Seyfried
Rapunzel: Amanda Seyfried
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How has no one cast Amanda Seyfried as a Disney princess yet? Her flowing blonde locks and sweet singing voice (as heard in Les Miserables) would make her our top choice for Rapunzel.
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Hercules: Sam Heughan
Hercules: Sam Heughan
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Hercules is such an underrated Disney movie in our opinion. Who better to play the title character than Outlander hunk Sam Heughan? He’s got the red hair and, let’s be honest, the muscles to play the exceedingly strong son of Zeus.
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Megara: Aubrey Plaza
Megara: Aubrey Plaza
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Meg is a sassy, sarcastic sort of gal who tries to seduce Hercules into a Hades trap, but ends up falling for him instead. Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza would be right at home playing her.
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Hunchback: Shia LaBeouf
Hunchback: Shia LaBeouf
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By no means does Shia resemble the Hunchback, but we think he’d be great at playing this tortured character. His character in New York I Love You convinced us.
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Esmeralda: Vanessa Hudgens
Esmeralda: Vanessa Hudgens
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You can’t deny Vanessa Hudgens would make a fantastic gypsy. She already has the bohemian style down pat, plus she's no stranger to Disney projects.
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Tarzan: Jason Momoa
Tarzan: Jason Momoa
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We know Alexander Skarsgard is playing Tarzan in an upcoming film, but doesn’t Jason Momoa already look like a jungle man? We can picture him swinging from trees and we know from his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones that he can grunt like a pro.
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Jane: Felicity Jones
Jane: Felicity Jones
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The prim and proper role of Jane needs an English rose, and we immediately thought of The Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones.
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Peter Pan: Nicholas Hoult
Peter Pan: Nicholas Hoult
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Maybe it’s his boyish looks and impish charm, but we can totally picture Nicholas Hoult flying off to Neverland. No offense to Allison Williams
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Tinker Bell: Kiernan Shipka
Tinker Bell: Kiernan Shipka
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She’s perfected the petulant child as Sally Draper on Mad Men, so playing a petulant pixie would be right up her alley. We think this tiny teen would be fabulous as Tink.
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Anna: Emma Stone
Anna: Emma Stone
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Don't you just wanna build a snowman with Emma Stone? We could totally see her playing the sweet, but klutzy Anna in a live-action Frozen.
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Elsa: Olivia Wilde
Elsa: Olivia Wilde
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Something about Olivia Wilde just screams “ice princess.” And we mean that in the nicest way possible. We think she could play Elsa, though she probably won’t be able to belt out “Let It Go” quite like Idina Menzel.

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