Elementary School Teacher’s Disney Spin On Photos Are Guaranteed To Make You Smile—Here Are Our 25 Favorites

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Samuel Manzanera, a young elementary school teacher from Castellón, Spain, has gained popularity over his sometimes cute, sometimes funny, always magical, photoshopped Disney creations.

The actor/director hobbyist has always loved Disney movies. Manzanera explains, “I think Disney knows how to create movies with charismatic characters, unforgettable songs, and stories that make you forget your problems, and live for a while in a world of magic and fantasy.”

As Samuel creates and shares his own Disney masterpieces, he helps others forget their problems and revel in the magic of their favorite childhood movies. One follower commented that it made them laugh after a long day at work, while others take time to point out the hidden details in his images.

“When I was a kid, I was a fan of the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” says Samuel. “I liked the combination of animation and live action. Years later, I learned to use photoshop. My father bought the program when I was a teenager. He was always editing photos, and I liked what he did. So one day, I decided to do the same, and now I like to create photos by combining cartoons in real life.”

When asked about the creative process, Samuel said the first thing you need is a good photo idea. “Sometimes I am doing everyday things at home and, suddenly, I am inspired to create a photo. Other times, inspiration comes to me watching Disney movies.”

Once he knows what photo he wants to create, Samuel must go find the frames he needs from each movie to create the characters. While this sounds like a time-consuming endeavor, he admits, “I have seen those movies thousands of times. I know them very well and I always know where to look.”

After finding the frames he’s looking for, Samuel photographs himself in whatever pose or place he plans to build the characters around. Then, he uses photoshop to introduce the characters and “create magic.” The whole process takes between three and six hours, depending on the difficulty of the photo.

“The most rewarding thing is seeing people’s reaction when I post a photo. I like to see that something I have created is liked by my family, friends, and followers,” he says.

Well, his creatively constructed Disney photos are about to be liked by a whole lot more! Here are 25 of our favorite photoshopped Disney creations from this very talented elementary school teacher:

#1

Man photoshops Disney character, the Beast, into a scene of him watering the rose in his living room.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#2

Man photoshops drenched Disney characters coming into his house to dry off.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#3

Man photoshops Disney character, Tinkerbell, into a scene of him covered in pixie dust, flying through his kitchen.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#4

Man photoshops Disney characters from Hercules into a scene of him flexing his muscles.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#5

Man photoshops Raja from Aladdin onto his bed.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#6

Man photoshops Disney 101 Dalmatians characters into a scene in his living room.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#7

Man photoshops Disney character, Kuzco, and himself into a rock climbing scene.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#8

Man photoshops Disney's Aladdin characters into a scene in his living room.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#9

Man photoshops Disney characters from Cinderella helping him get dressed.
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#10

Man photoshops picture with baby Disney characters and themselves grown up.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#11

Man photoshops Disney character, Mulan, sneaking food from his fridge.
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#12

Man photoshops Disney character, Baloo, into a scene helping him vacuum his living room.
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#13

Man photoshops monkeys from Disney's Jungle Book into a scene in his kitchen..
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#14

Man photoshops Disney character, Mushu, into a scene in his living room.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#15

Man photoshops Disney characters from the Little Mermaid into a scene in the ocean..
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#16

Man photoshops baby Disney animals and grown up versions into a scene in his living room.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#17

Man photoshops Disney's Bambi character, Thumper, into a scene in his bathroom.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#18

Man photoshops Disney character, Tarzan, into a scene of them fighting over a donut.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

#19

Man photoshops Disney characters into a scene of them watching a scary movie..
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#20

Man photoshops Disney characters into a group selfie with him.
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#21

Man photoshops Disney's 101 Dalmatians into a scene in his bedroom.
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#22

Man photoshops baby Disney character, Simba, and grown-up Simba sleeping on his bed.
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#23

Man photoshops Disney characters from Alice In Wonderland playing a card game with him.
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#24

Man photoshops Disney character, Gaston, waxing his hairy chest.
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#25

Man photoshops Disney characters into a group selfie with him.
Courtesy of Samuel Manzanera

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