Disney films are so timeless that it's sometimes easy to forget the likes of The Jungle Book and Dumbo were actually released back in the middle of the 20th century. Well, UK-based illustrator Tom Ward has given them an update. In a series of new illustrations, Ward has reimagined what classic Disney characters might look like in today's world. SEE ALSO: This illustrator is giving '80s movies a gloriously modern twist "I always appreciate visuals that feel familiar but say something new," said Ward. "Disney characters are so iconic that I thought transporting them to our modern world could help us see it through new eyes, giving me an opportunity to communicate some issues I feel strongly about. Ward came up with the ideas for individual illustrations by imagining the various characters in a 2017 setting.