When a fluffy little kitten gazes up at you in wide-eyed wonder–or a suspicious cat gives you a narrow-eyed glare from the safety of its perch–you can’t help but think of the cute and cunning characters from classic Disney films.
Check out these ten magnificent meowers, who look as if they were the models for these nostalgic films. From cute to conniving, these iconic characters have found their real-life dopplegangers…although, the real-life cats are all purring protagonists in our book!
1.Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
Okay, so he’s not purple, but that grin looks familiar!
2. Rajah from Aladdin
Maybe Jasmine’s pet tiger was really a very large, striped cat.
3. Simba from The Lion King
This kitty’s expression says, “Hakuna Matata.”
4. Si and Am from Lady and the Tramp
“We are Siamese, if you please…” *Meow*
5. Lucifer from Cinderella
There’s no way this pretty yellow-eyed kitty is as evil as his cartoon counterpart.
6. Figaro from Pinocchio
Remember Mr. Geppetto and Pinocchio’s playfully good-hearted kitten?
7. Dinah from Alice in Wonderland
This inquisitive little fluffball is almost as curious as her young owner. Almost.
And of course, the kittens of the Aristocat gang:
8. Marie from The Aristocats
This white kitten and the prettiest little member if the Aristocats family look like twins!
9. Toulouse from The Aristocats
This orange sweetheart has the Disney doe-eyed look down pat!
10. Berlioz from The Aristocats
And this blue-eyed baby completes the third doppleganger in the trio!