If Pixar Made “Star Trek”…

After Pixarifying (is that a word?) the universes of Marvel/DC comics, Doctor Who and Star Wars, cartoonist Phil Postma has directed his attention toward the characters of Star Trek. In a post on his blog, Postma explains that he didn’t render any of the images:

“Yes, these are characters from Pixar films and it is just a photo mash-up of images I find on the Internet using Photoshop. No, they are not meant to be a caricature of the actors who played them. Rather a character from the Pixar universe that resembles in some small way the character I am doing. It is just a fun simple project I picked to help me learn more about Photoshop since I am far from an expert at it.”

Reimagining “X in the style of Y” isn’t necessarily a groundbreaking venture, but it’s a common creative exercise done by artists to help better perceive the design tropes of certain styles and studios. In that light, Postma’s exercises are fun to look at. Incidentally, the best reimagining by Postma has nothing to do with Pixar—it’s a Fleischer-ization of Spider-Man.


  • jonhanson

    Funny that of all the old cartoon studios to choose Postma picked the studio that actually did fairly a straight forward adaptation of a comic-book hero in Superman. I was honestly thinking he was going to do something in that vein so when I opened up my first thought was “This looks modern, not anything like Fleischer’s Superman.” D’oh!

  • FigmentJedi

    Why are we calling lazy photoshops of Incredibles characters “Pixarification” of other properties?

  • MaskedManAICN

    They all look pretty cute to me.

  • Daniel J. Drazen

    I’ll bet they would have made Lt. M’ress a crew member, for which furry Trekers would have been grateful to infinity and beyond!