This Artist Perfectly Reimagines Disney Characters in 2017 and—Spoiler Alert—Things Look Bleak

Except for LeFou! He's doing great!

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(Image credit: Tom Ward)

We've seen Disney favorites reimagined all the ways we thought imaginable: with body hairas teenagersas hot dogs, etc. U.K.-based artist Tom Ward took his now-viral illustrations (a series he calls "Alt Disney") to the next level though and threw said characters right into the middle of this historic year.

That means we find Ariel dealing with pollution, Cinderella dealing with a less-than charming prince, and more unsettlingly real situations. It's not all bleak though: Gaston and LeFou are seemingly out and proud now and they look super thrilled about it.

See some of the series below and find more of Ward's illustrations here:

Animated cartoon, Cartoon, Animation, Illustration, Conversation, Fictional character, Gesture, Art, Style, Child,

(Image credit: Tom Ward)

Elbow, Drinkware, Fruit, Drink, Produce, Pleased, Watermelon, Cocktail, Graphics, Illustration,

(Image credit: Tom Ward)

Elbow, Bird, Wing, Cartoon, Beak, Falconiformes, Animation, Bird of prey, Illustration, Graphics,

(Image credit: Tom Ward)

Cartoon, Illustration, Sitting, Art, Fictional character,

(Image credit: Tom Ward)

Animated cartoon, Cartoon, Fictional character, Illustration, Animation, Fun, Muscle, Anime, Hero, Style,

(Image credit: Tom Ward)

Finger, Hand, Animated cartoon, String instrument, Animation, Cartoon, Fictional character, Pleased, Gesture, String instrument accessory,

(Image credit: Tom Ward)

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Tess Koman
Tess Koman

Tess Koman covers breaking (food) news, opinion pieces, and features on larger happenings in the food world. She oversees editorial content on Delish. Her work has appeared on Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com, and Esquire.com.