22 Startling Images Depict Life for Disney Characters in the Modern World
‘Unhappily Ever After’ uses beloved Disney characters to expose the unfortunate effect pollution, war, and modern society has on the world.
22 Startling Images Depict Life for Disney Characters in the Modern World
By Amanda Froelich / trueactivist.com
Mar 19, 2016

It’s easy to fall in love with animated characters and their created personas. Who doesn’t want to believe in a world with magic and ‘happily ever afters’?

Because Earth can, undoubtedly, be a harsh place at times, these imaginative outlets serve an important purpose in fueling the populaces’ desire to strive for more, as well as participate in positive change. 

Jeff Hong, however, a former storyboard artist for Disney, is using a complete opposite approach to encourage people to care about world issues.

In project ‘Unhappily Ever After,’ Hong uses childish characters to expose the unfortunate effect pollution, war, and modern society has on the world.

His less than rosy portrayals may not be cheery, but they are poignant in their depictions of very real challenges. From animal testing and ocean pollution to drug addiction and teen suicide, the following images speak volumes:

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

‘Mental Illness’ Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

The Dating Scene Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

The concrete jungle wasn't what Tarzan expected... Credit: Jeff Hong

The concrete jungle wasn’t what Tarzan expected…
Credit: Jeff Hong

Even Elsa couldn’t save the polar ice caps from melting. Credit: Jeff Hong

Even Elsa couldn’t save the polar ice caps from melting.
Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Credit: Jeff Hong

Follow Jeff Hong’s work on his Tumblr page.

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22 Startling Images Depict Life for Disney Characters in the Modern World