This is rather funny, because I stumbled across a DC Elseworlds comic in a used-comic store that recast the Green Lantern story as an Arabian Nights fable, with “Al-Jourd-An” finding a lamp with a green genie. It wasn’t related to Disney, of course, but it was a clever idea.
I was thinking Tarzan for Aquaman: grows up to claim his birthright as orphaned royalty, and now uses some inhuman athleticism – but mostly his knack for talking with animals – to thwart evildoers as the king of the [del]jungle[/del] seven seas; in the movie, he’d be played by an Olympic swimming champ.
Not surprising. Aladdin was Martin Nodell’s primary inspiration for the (original) Green Lantern character. In fact, he wanted to name his alter ego “Alan Ladd” (before the actor with that name was well-known) but his editor thought that that was too corny, so he changed it to “Alan Scott.”
Raised as a princess, isn’t bulletproof but learns how to intercept projectiles by waving her forearms at them, interacts with heads of state like a serious-minded equal, and owns a see-through jet? Swap out “jet” for “palace” and you’ve got Elsa.
Green Lantern was orginally based on Aladdin; the Golden Age hero was going to have a secret identity of “Alan Ladd,” but they thought it was too corny and changed it to Alan Scott. No one would believe there would be anyone named Alan Ladd.
The original story showed the lantern as an actual Arabian nights lamp, though it was melted down into the 1940s version.