UK-based graphic artist Tom Ward has a lot to say about the current state of the world, and he’s using the help of everyone’s favourite Disney characters to do it.
In a new series of drawings Ward has dubbed “Alt Disney,” he connects the storylines of several classic Disney movies to modern social issues, creating a dark but intriguing look at reality through the eyes of our fictional childhood heroes.
The images provide powerful commentary on water pollution, animal abuse, obsession with technology, and a range of other subjects, as if to point out that although the world of Disney is full of magic and happy endings, the world we live in has serious problems that must be discussed.
See how Disney’s most beloved faces might have turned out if they were living in 2017 below, and vote for the ones that are just too real.
He added that the one about Arthur from ‘The Sword in the Stone’ also sends a strong message, especially to tech-obsessed millennials.
“He’s too engrossed in his phone to experience other opportunities and realise his true potential in life.”
“Disney characters are so iconic that I thought transporting them to our modern world could help us see it through new eyes,” he told Metro. “I always appreciate visuals that feel familiar but say something new and fresh.”
A lot of hope in this scene. It does represent reality quite well.
Well, at least now she kind of has legs.
Caught on tape…
This one is pretty intense…
And then Jasmine would get sick of it and force Genie to make the house perpetually clean, and then buy a third gaming controller.
“GET OFF YOUR PHONE AND DANCE WITH ME RIGHT NOW!!!!”
Lies and selfies…this is quite clever!
One of the few positive entries in this series…