If you've noticed your friends turning their dogs into Disney dog characters, it's because they're using a Snapchat filter (and then uploading that to TikTok — sorry Snapchat!). The trend is officially called the TikTok Disney Dog challenge, and it's pretty dang adorable. If you're curious and want to try it for yourself, here's what to know.
What's the TikTok Disney dog challenge?
The trend started to gain momentum on August 10. One of the most popular #DisneyDogChallenge TikToks comes from hollyandhazelnut's TikTok account, where she turned her pooch into a Disney character, Disney tunes and all. (People generally use the Disney Pictures intro track, which most of us have burned into our brains, thanks to infinite hours spent watching Disney movies as kids.) The clip has almost 408,000 hearts, and all together #DisneyDog has 12.6 million views, while #DisneyDogChallenge has 1.8 million.
Since all you need is a dog, phone, Snapchat, and TikTok account to partake in the challenge, it's pretty easy to do. Just make sure your pup is in the mood to become an influencer, set your Snapchat to the Disney dog filter, and record your pup being adorable. The TikToks are endlessly entertaining.
And yes, you can give yourself the Disney dog treatment too, if you want to join in on the fun.
How exactly do you get the #DisneyDog filter on Snapchat?
Open your Snapchat app and type in "cartoon face." You'll have the option to pick from a couple "cartoon face" options, but pick the first one (image below!).
Select it, and voila! You have the Disney dog face (it's not actually called that in Snapchat, just FYI). One thing we noticed, however, was if your dog is too dark (hi, writer here: I have an all-black German Shepherd and the filter sadly didn't work on her cute face) the filter doesn't stick. Someone please send Snapchat a support ticket. Look at this pretty girl! She deserves to be a Disney princess too!
If you want to try it on yourself, go for it! A bonus is that it blurs out any blemishes and gives you a dewy glow.
Like we said, the filter isn't quite perfect. Check out this poor Golden Retriever who also couldn't get that filter to latch onto its adorable, friendly face. (Apparently the fan in the background provided a better canvas.)
And we're not the only ones who have a black dog the filter won't work on...
It's unclear who was the first account who figured out Snapchat's filter and then transferred it over to TikTok, but the fact is that everyone with a doggo is doing it now.
For more #DisneyDogChallenge TikToks, all you need to do is search for "#DisneyDogChallenge" and "#DisneyDog" on TikTok, and your feed will be overfloweth with adorbs dogs with big, blinking princess eyes. But for the love of all things good, Snapchat, can you please work on making your filter work on ALL dogs? Thank you!