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Tim Burton Disney

Photo credit: Andrew Tarusov via Bored Panda

Tim Burton, known his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), would be a perfect fit for any Disney Animation Studio reboots. Andrew Tarusov, an artist originally born in Ribinsk, Russia, and now living in Los Angeles, California, gives us a sneak peak at what some of the classics would look like. "My general occupation after 10 years of studying is art and animation. Being a huge fan of Disney classics, I imagined how our favorite childhood movies could look if they were directed by the great Tim Burton," said Tarusov. Continue reading to see the movie posters.

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Rey on Jakku

Photo credit: Euclase

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken many box office records, including the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time and the fastest film to reach $1 billion. As of January 1, 2016, it has generated a global box office gross of over $1.3 billion, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 2015, the seventh highest of all time and the highest in the franchise without inflation adjustment. Continue reading for more incredible fan art.

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Pixar Theory

Photo credit: Jon Negroni

With all the hype about Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Force Awakens, some may have forgotten that Disney also owns Pixar. Here's another interesting look at a fascinating theory by Jon Negroni that shows how fourteen of the studio's films all exist in the same universe. "In fact, Inside Out helps to explain the role of monsters post-Monsters Inc. Bing Bong is clearly an imaginary friend that Riley dreamed up after being visited by a monster, but she eventually forgot about him. In the same way, Sulley would stop visiting her and she'd just have those memories. Only Boo actually went to the monster world, and yes, Sulley came back at least one extra time," said Negroni in a recent blog post. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a DIY touchscreen gloves tutorial.

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Unreal Paris Tour

The Unreal Engine is essentially a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal. Although primarily developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including stealth, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. With its code written in C++, the Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today. Continue reading for more impressive tech demos and scenes.

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Titanic Unreal Engine 4

Here's an incredible look at Titanic: Honor & Glory, a fan project that recreates the RMS Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage using only Unreal Engine 4. In addition to creating a walkthrough, they also give us a look at the famous grand staircase of the ship disappearing. The developers hope to include a free roam mode where we can wander around the ship with minimal crowds and no objectives and watch as everything is slowly engulfed by the icy waters in the final version. Continue reading for two videos and more information, including the Indiegogo page.

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Unreal Engine 4

At first glance, this appears to be an image from an apartment listing, but it's just "Unreal Paris," a portfolio-builder from level designer Dereau Benoit. While this Unreal Engine 4 tech demo doesn't use many particle effects and cityscapes, it does however manage to capture the reflection of sun off a kitchen counter as well as the shadows falling across the rough fabric of a couch. To accomplish this, Benoit sourced high-quality textures from elsewhere, and then used Unreal's manifold lighting options to create the lifelike apartment. Continue reading for the video and more information

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19-year-old China Animation

Most animation studios employ at least a handful of animators and artists, but believe it or not, one 19-year-old from Guangzhou, China spent a few weeks putting together a battle that rivals even the best anime shows you've seen. Sure, the characters may not have faces, but just the effects and choreography alone are enough to net him a job at a larger studio. Continue reading to see why.

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Infinite Detail Graphics Engine

Soon graphics technology will become so advanced that the lines between reality and games will become blurred, especially when one slips on a virtual reality headset, like the Oculus Rift. Euclideon's Infinite Detail technology is basically a scene renderer that uses voxels, which are 3D pixels, in place of the polygons that are fundamental to virtually all conventional 3D graphics. They've also figured out how to use 3D scanners to capture real-world environments and then use their voxel renderer to create a real-time rendered facsimile of that environment. Continue reading for another mind-blowing video and more information.

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If the characters from Disney's Frozen used Facebook, this is probably what they would talk about, or so this designer thinks. According to Cinema Blend, "There was originally an intro for Kristoff that involved action and climbing with pick axes, mountain man-style but it was cut from the movie. Chris says there was a fun surprise there and it'll be on the DVD. Kristen added that there was a troll song about walking in other people's shoes, 'But it had this romantic music in the middle of it where Anna and Kristoff literally walked in each other's shoes and saw how each other saw the world. But it had a lot of lyrics about foot fungus.'" Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Aladdin Broadway cast.

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Not every fan will agree, but what if Carl Fredrickson's journey in "Up" actually began right after he is notified about needing to be move into a retirement home? That's right, everything that happens after is his journey into the afterlife, with people and things representing his attachment to the physical world. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Taekwondo quadruple kick.

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