The use of Disney characters plopped into 2017 is a jarring contrast with their fairy tale world and our complicated reality. And that was exactly Ward's mission: To create a commentary about the waning optimism of our current society.
The illustrations depict social issues like the treatment of animals, ocean pollution, and our obsession with social media and technology.
The outlook isn't bleak entirely. Gaston and LeFou find themselves rendered full of pride.
She lost a slipper, she lost his attention.
When out of their natural habitat.
She never got her wish.
When too much surveillance infringed upon an adventure of a lifetime.
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