One of the best things about Disney movies is that they gloss over the crummy parts of living in the past. Take Beauty and the Beast, for example. I mean, there’s no mention of people not having indoor plumbing back then or tooth-brushes. Or that if you get an infection, you’re pretty much dead, and don’t even get me started on how bad the people probably smelled.
I get that these are kid’s movies and it’s probably best not to focus on all the lame facets of existence back in the old days, because it would kind of kill the magic of the films.
But it turns out that it’s almost equally magic-killing to toss iconic Disney characters into modern day situations. Like artist Tom Ward did with his “Alt Disney” drawings. Some of them really are actually pretty darn cute.
While others are downright depressing.
At least Mowgli is rescuing Baloo, right?
If you dig Tom Ward’s work, you can check out more of it here.