Sit back and let me tell you about the 1990s, my children. It was a time when the Internet barely existed, when most soft drinks were transparent and when every popular movie had an accompanying Saturday morning cartoon.
That honor was almost bestowed upon 1993's classic Jurassic Park, based on original images released by William Stout on his website.
Check out these images:
"We made a trailer to communicate the look and feel of the series, also showing how we would combine computer animation with traditional animation. All we needed was Spielberg's approval.
"I heard through the grapevine that [Spielberg] never bothered to watch what we had done," Stout said. "By that time, the word was out that he was burnt out on 'Jurassic Park' merchandising and all of the film's commercial exploitation. So, it never got made. Too bad."
With the crazy success of Jurassic World, you'd almost expect them to be exploring this all over again.
Citizens of the western English town of Weston-super-Mare thought the construction of a dilapidated castle in their defunct water park was for the filming of a movie.
Nope, that's just guerrilla artist Banksy's newest massive-scaled project — Dismaland: Bemusement Park.
The large send-up of Disneyland will open Aug. 21 and will feature of the works of 46 international artist, including installations, workshops and events.
There will be a cinema, mini golf, a circus tent and instructional workshops 'on how to hack billboards'.
A Facebook page has been set up to welcome visitors and give a peek at what's waiting for them in the murky waters of Dismaland.
The site promises 10 new works from Banksy himself, as well as pieces from Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Mike Ross.
Banksy spoke to the Weston Mercury about Dismaland Aug. 20.
"I always loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honor, I hope that everyone from Weston will take the opportunity to once more stand in a muddle of murky water eating cold chips to the sound of crying children."
It's not too late to plan that summer vacation of your dreams.
Finnish artist and designer, Jirka Väätäinen has made a fantastic series of Disney Princesses (and others) drawn as if they were real life human people. Now, it's the dude's turn. Eight of Disney's hunkiest romantic leads, (princes and no) are turned into life-like pieces of art. Relive your pre-pubescent sexual awakening going through these childhood fantasies, it's only kind of awkward.
The men have been paired with their female counter-parts just to see how well the couples stack up.
Super talented illustrator Amit Shimoni wanted world leaders from the past and present to walk a mile in Millennial shoes. Or in all their clothes actually.
Shimoni features a variety of notable mugs dressed up in today's fashion and the results are pretty good.
Tumblr user Pugletto not only has some fantastic art work on her page, she also has a fantastic imagination and a love of Disney.
Sometimes I'll draw animal characters as people. Below you'll find a collection of drawings tailored to each universe - a complete 'what if' series of drawings, depicting human characters in the place of animal roles.
This wonderful remake of the video was performed by the University of Newcastle and it so successfully marries captivating art with the unavoidable catchiness of this damn song.
According to the YouTube page:
"49 students were each given 52 frames of Taylor Swift's Shake it Off and together they produced 2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped footage."