How to Get Disney Pixar Face Filter on Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat

A new trend which has been taking over Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram is turning selfies into Disney Pixar caricatures. The app which allows fans to do this has been around for quite a while, but Snapchat's recent addition to their lenses has proven hugely popular.

Since its launch one week ago, over 215 million Snapchat users have engaged with the new Cartoon 3D Style lens, and the lens has been viewed more than 1.7 billion times.

It is pretty simple to get this filter working on social media, whether it is using the Voila AI Artist app or just your favourite platform.

How to Get Disney Pixar Face Filter via Snapchat

In the case of Snapchat, the lens is really simple to use as it exists on the app itself.

The first thing to point out is that technically, for the Snapchat version, this is not known as a filter, but a lens.

There are three cartoon lenses on Snapchat, each of which give you a cartoon face, though slightly differently.

The most recent release, Cartoon 3D Style, was released in June 2021 and has a more Pixar-like look to it, and you can choose your cartoon gender.

The key difference with Snapchat's lens compared to the Voila app is that it can change your face in real time, meaning you can make movies as a cartoon which will move with you.

You can download the movies and images created using the Snapchat lens, meaning you can share your Pixar-style movie on Instagram or TikTok as well.

How to Open and Use Cartoon 3D Style Lens on Snapchat

To open the lens, Snapchat users can go to the camera screen and click the smiling face icon to the right of the camera button.

A search bar will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen, in which, if you type cartoon, the lenses will appear.

Choose the Cartoon 3D Style lens and select, and either use it for images or movies to share or download.

How to Get Disney Pixar Face Filter via Voila AI Artist

For Instagram and TikTok users who do not have Snapchat, Voila AI Artist may be the way to go.

The free app is very easy to use, is available on iOS and Android, and manipulates selfies rather than making things in real time.

There are other modes than just the 3D cartoon, which has become the most popular for its Disney Pixar look.

Snapchat's Cartoon 3D Style lens
Snapchat's Cartoon 3D style lens in action. Snapchat users can use the lens to turn selfies into Disney Pixar characters, and use the lens in real time for movies. Snapchat

Fans can also change their selfies to look like a Renaissance painting, caricatures and 2D cartoons.

Within the 3D Cartoon filter are also subfilters: Royalty 3D, Baby 3D and Cartoon 3D, the latter of which is the Disney Pixar face.

You can combine the filters to make a collage, and even upload celebrity photos so you can compare your Disney Princess look with someone famous.

The images are easily downloadable, and fans can share them to Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, or save them onto their device.

How to Open and Use the 3D Cartoon Filter in Voila AI Artist

After downloading and opening the app, select the 3D Cartoon mode, after which you can choose to take or select your own photo, or search for a celebrity photo.

Once you have taken or selected your photo, Voila will render the image and show a grid with the original photo, plus the three filtered ones in Royalty, Baby and Cartoon 3D filters.

Select the photo you like and click the share button in the corner to save it, or choose to share on social media.

Kim Kardashian using Voila AI Artist app
An image of Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week in March 2020, edited using the Voila AI Artist app. The collage shows Kim as herself, and as three cartoon versions including Royalty 3D, Cartoon 3D and Baby 3D. Pierre Suu/Voila AI Artist/Getty

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