New York-based animation artist Jeff Hong, 35, has imagined Disney characters battling the grim conditions of the real world – here Ariel from The Little Mermaid appears washed up on a beach covered in oil
Where’s my knight in shining armor? Cinderella lurks in a dirty alley at night with her ball gown in tatters
Air pollution: Mulan wears a face mask as she walks around the smoggy streets of contemporary China
Take me home: Winnie the Pooh is plucked from The Hundred Acre Wood and dumped in an area of deforestation, causing him to sit in tears
Image-conscious: Belle from Beauty and the Beast is seen with her face marked up in a plastic surgeon’s room in a bid to better her appearance
Bambi gets beheaded and turned into a wall trophy
The puppies from 101 Dalmatians are seen locked in small dog pound cages
Simba from the Lion King gets locked up in a zoo
Animal cruelty: Dumbo cowers in the background as a circus master holds a whip in a blood-stained hand in the foreground
Get me away from here! Chicken Little manages to escape peril but quivers with terror as he suddenly realizes he’s stood outside of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Alone and afraid: Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame wanders the streets of Paris with Djali the goat secreted under her hood
Stripped of natural beauty: Pocahontas and warrior Kocoum leave the countryside for a glitzy casino
Fighting for freedom: Robin Hood is seen tied up as a line of riot police walk behind him in the background
Disney’s motto is ‘where dreams come true’ but a new art series from New York based animation artist Jeff Hong puts a nightmarish spin on things. Jeff Hong, 35, has imagined some of the company’s most popular characters battling the grim conditions of the real world.
For instance, on his Tumblr, Unhappily Ever After, one image sees Ariel washed up on a beach covered in oil spill – a far cry from the pollution-free ocean she inhabits in The Little Mermaid.