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This Artist Is Reimagining The Classic Disney Characters Living In A (Pitiable) Modern Age

  • IWB Post
  •  July 15, 2017

 

UK-based illustrator Tom Ward is a fan of Disney like most of us. Recently, he decided to bring a twist to their lives by introducing them to the modern technology and lifestyle.

Result?

Pinocchio with a selfie-stick, Jasmine cleaning the rug with a vacuum cleaner while Aladin is enjoying video games, and jungle animals getting harassed at a circus.

Alt Disney 12/12 #AltDisney

1,688 Likes, 41 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 12/12 #AltDisney”

Alt Disney 6/12 #AltDisney

1,123 Likes, 30 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 6/12 #AltDisney”

He told HuffPost, “I wanted to bring to life the times we live in and communicate topical issues in a relatable way. Disney characters are so iconic that I thought transporting them to our modern world could help us see it through new eyes.”

The artist not only shows the happy side of their ‘new lives,’ but also how living beings these days are subjected to pollution, cruelty, discrimination, and loneliness.

Alt Disney 7/12 #AltDisney

939 Likes, 6 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 7/12 #AltDisney”

He added, “The images are colorful, but some have a darker message while others are more lighthearted. So I hope people enjoy the mix. I asked myself questions like, ‘What would Robin Hood be doing in today’s world?’ or ‘What if Prince Charming didn’t feel like dancing?’ My answers helped me work up ideas for each character. Even magic carpets need a good vacuum now and again. And Pinocchio’s nose extending had to be the cultural phenomenon that is the selfie stick. I think my favorites are the simplicity of the mobile phone-related images like Pinocchio, Cinderella, and Arthur from ‘The Sword in the Stone.’”

Check out his work below:

Alt Disney 10/12 #AltDisney

1,321 Likes, 20 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 10/12 #AltDisney”

Alt Disney 8/12 #AltDisney

1,274 Likes, 22 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 8/12 #AltDisney”

Alt Disney 5/12 #AltDisney

964 Likes, 15 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 5/12 #AltDisney”

Alt Disney 4/12 #AltDisney

938 Likes, 7 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 4/12 #AltDisney”

Alt Disney 1/12 #AltDisney

1,179 Likes, 9 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 1/12 #AltDisney”

Alt Disney 2/12 #AltDisney

1,026 Likes, 15 Comments – Tom Ward Studio (@tomwardstudio) on Instagram: “Alt Disney 2/12 #AltDisney”

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