At first glance, The Walking Dead and the wonderful world of Disney share nothing in common. After all, one features characters trying to survive against impossible odds in an implausible setting while the other is The Walking Dead. But when you really get down to it, some Disney characters would thrive in a zombie apocalypse. They're usually quick thinkers, have unique (and usually survival oriented) skillsets and make friends really easily, which is crucial for a world like The Walking Dead.
So what Disney characters would survive as a member of Rick Grimes' group? Here's our best guesses:
[The Walking Dead/Disney mash-up art was made by Kasami-Sensai, a fan artist who has been creating post-apocalyptic versions of Disney characters since 2014.]
A trained Chinese soldier with a miniature dragon to watch her back, Mulan's skill set makes her an ideal survivor for a world like The Walking Dead. As a member of the Emperor's army, Mulan learned the necessary survival skills for a grueling march into the Chinese wilderness. Although she's probably not as proficient with a sword as Michonne, Mulan still has above average martial skills, so as long as she can keep a zombie at sword's length, she should be fine. Mulan even has experience wiping out a horde, having decimated Shan Yu's forces with only a single cannon. Mulan's only real weakness is her family, which probably wouldn't last too long in a full blown zombie apocalypse. If Mulan tries to keep her family alive, she'll either live long enough to see them get eaten one by one, or die trying to save them.
Chances of Survival: 80%prevnext
Anna and Elsa
Abandoning Arenbelle and creating an ice castle in the mountains might not have worked in Frozen, but honestly that sounds like a pretty good strategy for survival in The Walking Dead. With near limitless cyrotechnic capabilities, Elsa should be fine in a zombie apocalypse, but her sister Anna is a different story. As we saw in Frozen, Anna is just too trusting and too kind-hearted for her own good. You need a heart of ice to survive in The Walking Dead, which is just what Elsa has. Elsa would keep her sister safe for awhile, but Anna would probably run away with the first handsome man she meets…who would probably wind up being the Governor or Negan or some other psychopath.
Elsa's Chances of Survival: 85%
Anna's Chances of Survival: 40%prevnext
Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora
Three Disney Princesses with a penchant for surviving awful situations, Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora might surprise viewers with how long they'd last in The Walking Dead. Each princess brings something different to the table. Snow White surrounds herself with a posse of dwarfs that make for excellent zombie distractions. Cinderella has a Fairy Godmother capable of temporarily transforming gourds into vehicles. And Aurora falls asleep very easily. Of the three, my money's on Snow White lasting the longest, simply because she has a history of finding a good group of people to help her in a jam. Aurora would be the first to go, unless she can simply outsleep the zombie apocalypse. Cinderella…well, she's a bit of a blank slate, but maybe she can surprise some people.
Snow White's Chances of Survival: 65%
Cinderella's Chances of Survival: 45%
Aurora's Chances of Survival: 25%prevnext
Bow-wielding loner with an accent? Merida already sounds like she belongs on The Walking Dead. With a fierce attitude and better aim than Darryl, Merida would be the perfect addition to Rick's group. Merida's got it all: leadership savvy, compassion, and enough of a temper to make people think twice about crossing her. Like some of Merida's other fellow princesses, she does have a family to worry about, but at least her dad's a Celtic warrior and her brothers seemingly share a hive mind, so they stand a better chance of survival than the average princess's family.
Chances of Survival: 90%prevnext
Ariel and Eric
Getting legs was the biggest mistake that Ariel ever made. On dry land, Ariel's plucky spirit doesn't really lend well to surviving in a zombie apocalypse. And Eric, well, he's an idiot who can't even tell when he's fallen in love with a hideous octopus witch. Eric and Ariel's best chance of survival is to get a boat and sail far, far away from land and hope they don't run into the yacht from Fear the Walking Dead. If that doesn't work out, Ariel can always ask her father, Triton, to change her back into a mermaid…unless, of course, zombies can invade an underwater city.
Ariel's Chances of Survival: 15%
Eric's Chances of Survival: 5%prevnext
Aladdin and Jasmine
A streetwise urchin with plenty of survival skills, Aladdin shouldn't have any trouble living in a world filled with zombies. After all, he's already used to going days without eating, sleeping in abandoned buildings and dodging bloodthirsty killers by the skin of his teeth. Jasmine might have a little more difficulty adjusting to the world of The Walking Dead, having lived in the lap of luxury her whole life. Of course, with a Magic Carpet and a nearly all-powerful Genie for a friend, these two shouldn't have too many problems…as long as the Genie doesn't get bit by a zombie genie or something. Magic mixed with zombies probably isn't a good mix.
Aladdin's Chances of Survival: 90%
Jasmine's Chances of Survival: 85%prev