Disney movies with their beautiful, funny, and sometimes evil characters have always been something everyone can enjoy, even if it was only as a child. Adults still revel in the magic that Disney movies hold because sometimes reality isn’t fair, but a Disney movie always ends happily.
For former Disney storyboard-artist Jeff Hong though, a twist on the usually bright characters in Disney animations is what actually makes them interesting. In a series called Unhappily Ever After, he depicts a slew of different Disney characters in real-world situations, and it’s anything but pretty.
The characters are set in today’s world and the results are dark, as he exposes the world for its current unyielding pollution, corruption, poverty, and war. Seeing an image of your favorite Disney characters suffering in a way that many real people are today is meant to encourage others to grasp the issues the world is facing and, hopefully, decide that they want to be a part of the solution.
Jasmine, from Aladdin, dressed as a beggar and either entering or fleeing the currently war-ridden country of Syria. If Jasmine is fleeing, this means that she is one of the millions of refugees trying to find a home abroad to escape the terror in Syria.