24 Disney stories with unhappy endings in real-life will ruin your childhood

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24 Disney stories with unhappy endings in real-life will ruin your childhood

In the real world, there are rarely any happy endings - and one artist demonstrates that through his realistic take on Disney movies.

Artist Jeff Hong appears to have a glass-half-empty kind of perspective on life, as the pictures he creates manage to take the most heartwarming children's movies and give them a dark twist. He envisions how Disney protagonists would have fared if they did not have their happy endings, and the resulting images are haunting.

1. Maleficent may not have been the only one who wanted Aurora to be the Sleeping Beauty

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2. Esmeralda in modern-day Paris would not have been able to rely on Captain Phoebus or the kind Quasimodo

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3. Once orphaned, Simba would have been raised in captivity and put on display for the world to see

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4. Robin Hood in modern times would not have gotten away so easily with his crimes against the state

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5. Ariel would have had to deal with deadly pollution and oil spills to even think of being part of our world

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6. With no parents to look after them, Lilo, Nani, and Stitch would have ended up on the streets

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7. Even if Bambi managed to escape from forest fires, he would have been bagged by a trophy hunter

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8. The realities of poverty and urbanization in India meant that Mowgli wouldn't have enjoyed the protection of his animal friends

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9. Mulan would have had to fight a more powerful enemy in China - poor air quality

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10. The Hundred Acres wood would have shrunk to just a few acres as deforestation claimed his homeland

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11. Belle would have had to upgrade her beauty to keep up with ever-changing and highly unrealistic standards

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12. Poor Dumbo would have continued to be mistreated at the hands of a cruel ringleader

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13. Traffic congestion and overpopulation would have left Lightning McQueen with no space to flaunt his speed

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14. The refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria would have forced Princess Jasmine out of her luxurious palace

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15. Violet would have needed a lot of help dealing with the crushing depression of her teenage years

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16. Chicken Little would have had a lot more than aliens to contend with

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17. Remy's desire to experiment with flavors would have died in the lab where he certainly would have had a chance to experiment

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18. In the 1920s in New Orleans, racial segregation and institutionalized racism were social evils Tiana would have had to deal with

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19. Sebastian likely ended up as someone's dinner - his singing days over

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20. Pocahontas would have eventually resorted to running a casino to keep herself afloat

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21. Elsa's powers would not have been able to save the planet from the rising tides and melting ice caps

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22. The Lost Boys would have truly been lost and destitute, without a magical flying leader to take them to Neverland

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23. Legalized wild game hunting in certain countries in Africa meant that Mufasa's end would have come from a bullet and not a herde of Wildebeests

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24. Many of the 101 Dalmatians would have had to be 'rescued' and placed in a pound until they were euthanized

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