Unhappily Ever After: Jeff Hong's bummer take on Disney characters IRL




Turns out "Beauty" is in the eye of the bescalpeled. (Jeff Hong)

Lilo and her mom huddled on the street next to a shopping cart full of recyclables

a meth-faced Alice scoring some "Drink Me" in an alley

Mulan struggling to breathe in China's murky, polluted air. These are just a few of the bummer scenarios New York animation artist Jeff Hong has imagined beloved Disney characters into.

"In case you're wondering, I'm actually a big fan of Disney animation," Hong says, and we buy it – you'd have to be a true fan of Disney (as well as a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker) to be able to forecast that, removed from the jungle, Tarzan would be a subway-riding tie-wearer.


A hundred and one is an awful lot for any shelter to handle. (Jeff Hong)

Check out the full (and growing) series at Unhappily Ever After.


American Horror Story! (Jeff Hong)