This Artist Drew Today’s Social Elements Into Classic Disney Films

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Disney Art

Credit: Tom Ward

It’s safe to say that the world is constantly changing and times are much different than a few years ago.

One artist from the United Kingdom decided to mesh these two times together as he reimagined classic Disney films with some of today’s modern social elements — and the results are incredible!

According to Pupperish, Tom Ward went back in time to apply some of today’s concepts into classic Disney movie scenes and he has a lot to say about the state of our “modernized society”.

Ward recently created a series which he calls, “Alt Disney,” which he draws “modern social issues into the storylines and plots of classic Disney movies using beloved and well-known characters”.

Some of the subjects you will see that Ward incorporated include animal abuse, a society obsessed and disconnected with one another, pollution, and LGBQT. But the results are extremely impactful and are truly amazing. Let’s take a closer look.

Toxic Waste

Disney Art - Ariel with Flounder standing on Toxic waste
Credit: Tom Ward

This piece of art incorporates water pollution into the Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid.

Save the Elephants

Disney Art - Dumbo holding a torch to a pile of hay
Credit: Tom Ward

Being Glued To The Phone

Disney Art - Arthur sitting next to the sword in the stone on his phone
Credit: Tom Ward

This artwork shows Arthur from the Disney animated film The Sword in the Stone spending too much time on his phone, missing out on his destiny which is right next to him.

The Hunt Reversed

Disney Art - Robin Hood with bow and arrow
Credit: Tom Ward

Tom Ward shows reversed roles of hunting when Robin Hood holds a bow and arrow up to two guards in this piece of art.

The Power of a SmartPhone

Disney Art - Cinderella with Prince Charming on the phone
Credit: Tom Ward

In today’s day in age, it’s safe to say we spend way too much time on our phones. Sometimes even long enough to not connect with other human beings (including our loved ones and soul mates).

Home Security

Disney Art - Peter Pan looking in the Darling's window
Credit: Tom Ward

What if there was a security camera in the Darlings’ home?

The Ultimate Selfie Stick

Disney Art - Pinocchio using his nose as a selfie stick
Credit: Tom Ward

Pinocchio puts his nose to good use when utilizing it as a selfie stick!


Disney art - Lefou on Gaston's shoulders with rainbow flag
Credit: Tom Ward

You may remember a bit of controversy surrounding Lefou and Gaston in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Artist Tom Ward decided to play on that a bit and draw the two in this piece of Disney art.

Be Free

Disney Art
Credit: Tom Ward

Mowgli sets Baloo free in this Disney artwork.

Common Household Roles

Disney Art
Credit: Tom Ward

You can see the frustration in Jasmine’s face as she cleans the house while Aladdin and Genie sit and play video games — Who can relate?

Thin is in

Disney art
Credit: Tom Ward

A lot of females can relate to this one as well — Artist Tom Ward draws up Alice from the Disney classic Alice in Wonderland as she has a bowl of salad and a glass of water rather than the sweet treats featured in the film.

Fun? At the Circus

Disney Art
Credit: Tom Ward

Simba, Tigger, and Rajah are all seen featured in this circus show.

You can view more of Tom Ward’s artwork by visiting his Instagram page here.

Other Disney Artwork

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