Tom Ward Reimagines Classic Disney Characters In Modern Times

In a new series of drawings dubbed ‘Alt Disney’, UK-based graphic artist Tom Ward connects the story lines 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.
Tom Ward: ‘I always appreciate visuals that feel familiar but say something new. Disney characters are so iconic that I thought transporting them to our modern world could help us see it through new eyes, giving me an opportunity to communicate some issues I feel strongly about. e.g. circus animals, pollution and the ivory trade, using friendly and familiar visuals with a darker tone’.

Tom Ward reimagines classic Disney characters in modern times

Tom Ward reimagines classic Disney characters in modern times

Tom Ward reimagines classic Disney characters in modern times

Tom Ward reimagines classic Disney characters in modern times

Tom Ward reimagines classic Disney characters in modern times

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