Total Nerd

This Artist Reimagines Disney Characters Into Hilariously 21st Century Scenes  

Mick Jacobs
246.3k votes 37.2k voters 690.1k views 12 items

List Rules Vote up the artwork that most amusingly updates popular animated characters in modern contexts.

As Disney brings classic cartoons into the 21st century via live-action, it makes sense to examine what it means to bring your beloved childhood characters and friends into the modern era. One artist decided to use alt Disney fan art to consider how your favorite films resonate today. Thanks to Tom Ward Studio art, Disney characters receive the 21st century treatment, complete with the issues that come with these strange times. Ward's pictures subtly insert small idiosyncrasies and props to shift your perception of stories and characters who've probably been fixtures in your life since childhood.

In Ward's alt Disney world, "real boys" holds no importance, animals that sing still have no voice, and iPhones are more compelling than glass slippers. Truly, if these animated icons emerged into the contemporary world, these might be the scenarios they'd find themselves in.

1
Can A 'Real Boy' Do This?
Can A 'Real Boy' Do This? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list This Artist Reimagines Disney Characters Into Hilariously 21st Century Scenes
Photo: Tom Ward/Facebook
Is this amusing?
2
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Who You Textin'?
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Who You Textin... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list This Artist Reimagines Disney Characters Into Hilariously 21st Century Scenes
Photo: Tom Ward/Facebook
Is this amusing?
3
Beaus Over Belles
Beaus Over Belles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list This Artist Reimagines Disney Characters Into Hilariously 21st Century Scenes
Photo: Tom Ward/Facebook
Is this amusing?
4
A Whole New World, Huh?
A Whole New World, Huh? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list This Artist Reimagines Disney Characters Into Hilariously 21st Century Scenes
Photo: Tom Ward/Facebook
Is this amusing?