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Disney Classics Reimagined As Tim Burton Films Are Delightfully Creepy

This isn't how we remember them.

One artist has recreated our beloved childhood classics with a dark twist -- and now we're crossing our fingers for a demented Disney mashup we never knew we needed.

For his latest series, Andrew Tarusov, a Los Angeles-based illustrator, asked himself what his favorite Disney classics would look like if Tim Burton directed them. The results are as delightfully deranged as if they were drawn by Burton himself.

Last summer, Tarusov, who specializes in pin-up art, took Disney's most famous princesses and turned them into vintage pin-up models. This time he turned to Burton, one of his favorite artists, for his inspiration.

"I'm a big fan of Tim Burton's style and Disney movies," Tarusov, who is originally from Russia, told The Huffington Post. "So [when the idea] happened, I began to draw immediately."

For some of the movies, Tarusov created entirely new storylines based on Burton's previous work. For example, in Tarusov's "Sleeping Beauty" poster, Prince Phillip is just about to awaken Princess Aurora with a shock to the brain -- a nod to Burton's early stop-motion film "Vincent," which parodies "Frankenstein."

"I tried to combine colorful and happy Disney characters with Burton's view," Tarusov said. "I either took some of my favorite moments from each movie, or I based my idea on the characters' distortion."

Below, ruin your favorite Disney memories with Tarusov's reimagined versions.

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