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Disney Characters in Real Life

Creative Visual Art

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.

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  • Annalee Shelton

    Wow. This is probably a more truthful look at the living conditions of these characters, but it doesn't make me feel good.

    Call me naive, but I think there's a lot of good that comes from movies like this. The Little Mermaid made me want to travel and get out of my comfort zone so I could see the world in a new way. Mulan reinforced out of the box thinking. "Let it go" is all about trying harder and seeing what more you can do. The way you think and talk about the movie later has a lot to do with what lessons are learned.