Storyboard artist Jeff Hong has worked on Disney animations for many years, from Hercules to Mulan, Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove. However, his inspiration behind Disney animations has changed somewhat since he last worked on a movie for them. Now, he has taken to re-imagining our most beloved characters as though they were in the real world in a series titled ‘Disney Unhappily Ever After’.
Hong told The Huffington Post “The idea just popped in my head to put Disney princesses into environments that they wouldn’t be associated with. Once I started putting them together, I realized a lot of social issues that are always important to me could be woven in as well. I think that’s what has made it really successful and a bit controversial as well, so I’m glad it has started debates and discussions on the issues of racism, animal abuse, drugs, etc.”
Warning: the Dumbo one cannot be unseen. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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