6 Illustrations That Reimagine Classic Disney Characters in Modern Times

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Throughout the 20th Century, Disney created a seemingly endless parade of classic kid’s movies. They’re still as beloved as ever but they sometimes do feel a bit dated to some. What, artist Tom Ward wondered, would iconic characters look like if they existed into the world of 2017? His resulting illustrations place such characters as Dumbo and Peter Pan in iconic scenes but spin them to reflect our modern world. Some characters stare at screens; others swim near pollution; still others are free to be who they are. While playful, his #AltDisney series ends up becoming a semi-tragic reflection on our current society

Ward noted that using Disney characters helped him focus in on important problems, saying, the “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…

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