Surprisingly enough there’s a lot of great origami inspired from Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks and other animated movies. Pretty much anything that people like can be used to inspire origami artists.

We’ll start this post off with a pair of origami Minions and each of them is folded from one sheet of paper.

Minions by G.T. Liu
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Minions, Designed and Folded by G.T. Liu

Instructions not available


Eyal has taken Quentin Trollip’s excellent panda design, gave it a staff and turned it into a Kung Fu Panda.

Kung Fu Panda by Quentin Trollip
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Panda, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Origami Works of Quentin Trollip


Origami bluedandelion designed a fantastic 3D Baymax model from Big Hero 6.

Papercraft Baymax
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Baymax, Designed and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Instructions not available


Here’s a fantastic origami version of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.

Malificent by Tadashi Mori
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Malificent, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Instructions not available


Nguyen Hung Cuong’s Chef Rat is a perfect papercraft version of Remy the Rat from Ratatouille.

Chef Rat from Ratatouille
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Chef Rat, Designed by Nguyen Hung Cuong and Folded by Andrés

Diagrams available in VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+


Kota Imai designed quite a cute origami version of Zero, the dog ghost from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Zero Dog Ghost by Kota Imai
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Zero, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Xu Daniel

instructions not available


Frozen is an incredibly popular movie so of course there’s an origami Elsa.

Elsa from Frozen
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Elsa, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Crease pattern available from Vincent Achard’s Flickr


Here’s another excellent origami model from the Kung Fu Panda movies.

Lord Shen by Thong Nguyen Nguyen
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Lord Shen, Designed and Folded by Thong Nguyen Nguyen

Instructions not available


Tong Liu designed a fantastic paper version of Sid from the Ice Age movies.

Sid by Tong Liu
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Sid, Designed and Folded by Tong Liu

Crease pattern available from Tong Liu’s Flickr


Here’s a quite amazing Jack Skellington to go along with the paper Zero from earlier in this post.

Jack Skellington by Luc Marnat
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Mr. Jack, Designed and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available


Fernando Gilgado’s Scrat is a very popular origami model.

Scrat from Ice Age
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Scrat, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel


Nguyễn Hùng Cường designed a very impressive origami version of Tow Mater from the movie Cars.

Tow Mater Folded from Paper
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Tow Mater, Designed by Nguyễn Hùng Cường and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Crease pattern available from Nguyễn Hùng Cường’s Flickr


Here’s this model again from several different angles. The entire model is folded from one sheet of paper.

Tow Mater from the movie Cars
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Tow Mater, Designed by Nguyễn Hùng Cường and Folded by JoeOrigami10

Crease pattern available from Nguyễn Hùng Cường’s Flickr


we couldn’t make a post like this without including Brian Chan’s fantastic origami Wall-E.

Wall-E by Brian Chan
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Wall-E, Designed by Brian Chan and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 14th Convention Book


Here’s another fantastic Baymax designed by 晓 陈.

Red Baymax
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Baymax, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available


Here’s an awesome paper Dronkey from the Shrek movies.

Papercraft Dronkey from Shrek
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Dronkey, Designed and Folded by JoeOrigami10

Instructions not available


Hubert Villeneuve designed two fantastic card soldiers from Alice in Wonderland.

Card Soldiers from Alice in Wonderland
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Soldats de cartes, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Crease pattern available from Hubert Villeneuve’s Flickr


Fernando Gilgado also designed a great paper Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants.

Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants
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Patrick, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Joe Adia

Diagrams available from Fernando Gilgado’s Flickr


Here’s one more awesome Baymax design this time by Ivan Danny.

Baymax by Ivan Danny
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Baymax, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available


Our final model for this post is this incredible Puss in Boots also from the Shrek movies. The entire model is from one sheet of paper and if you use two coloured paper like in this photo you end up with different colours for the cat and clothes.

Puss in Boots by Hubert Villanueve
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Puss in Boots, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available


That’s it for this post. There are tons of different topics and types of origami we could post about in the future so if there’s a specific type of origami or model that you’d like to see featured let us know!

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