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What if heroes and heroines of fiction stories faced the real world?

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

/ by Sajjad Sarwar
It is known that in fairy tales or in fiction stories the audience expects a happy ending for the characters. That’s why they are made for. But have you ever imagined a different ending? If the flawless Disney characters had to face real world, would it be so convenient for them to survive? Unfortunately real world is far more difficult and demanding than any fictional one! This thought, prompted Jeff Hong - New York-based animation storyboard artist – to intervene a bit at the end of some classic stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Bambi and Little Mermaid.

In his blog titled Unhappily Ever After, you can find tragic endings for almost every happy story with which we all grew up! The most amazing though is that he loves Disney animation. In the pictures you can find out the cruelty that some of the classic Disney characters have faced in real world photos. Crummy Hans Christian Andersen’s little mermaid washed up on the shore, looks beaten and battered while sad little Bambi didn't make it very far as his head has been mounted on a living room wall.

"The idea just popped in my head to put Disney princesses into environments that they wouldn't be associated with," Hong explained. "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."
Sources: Mymodernmet, Unhappily Ever After blog

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