As classic films which portray animals as protagonists, Disney's animated features are often the first exposure young people have to some of the world's most recognizable species. Animal characters, from Dumbo to Simba, have helped endear their species to generations of movie-goers, forging emotional connections that can last a lifetime.
Sadly, however, the happy endings depicted on screen are usually a far cry from the harsh realities experienced by countless animals around the world.
In his series "Unhappily Ever After", former Disney animator Jeff Hong imagines heartbreaking alternate endings for a few of film's most beloved animal characters - touching on issues affecting far too many of their real-life counterparts every day.
Note: These images may be disturbing to some viewers.
Winnie-the-Pooh in his clear-cut Hundred Acre Woods