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Banksy opens the doors to Dismaland bemusement park.
Via: dismaland
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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.

Disney Japan Twitter doesn't get national tragedies.
Via: Kotaku
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Either Disney Japan's Twitter has a pretty cruel sense of humor or some ignorant employees.

On Aug. 9, the official Japanese Twitter account for Disney tweeted out the following message to its 277,000 followers:



According to Kotaku the Japanese at the top reads "Congrats on a trifling day" before the Alice in Wonderland message.

Well, you see, Aug. 9 was also the 70th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing of Nagasaki. In that event, according to Wikipedia, "roughly 39,000–80,000 people were killed. About half of these died immediately, while the other half suffered lingering deaths."

Not exactly a "trifling day" for the country who marked the occasion with solemn ceremonies, commemorating all of those 'unbirthdays'.

Kotaku, through translating Japanese news site My Game News Flash, points out that this isn't the only time the Twitter account has made a less-than-sensitive post.

The account posted this, reading "Enjoying your summer vacation?" last year on Aug. 15.



Aug. 15 marks the date of the Japanese surrender in World War II.

Additionally, the account posted this, reading "Giving you mid-summer sympathy" on Aug. 6.



Aug. 6 is the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, in which some 70,000-80,000 people died.



As Kotaku says:


My Game News points out that Disney Japan's Twitter account typically does not post messages like this (instead, the tweets are typically PR, introducing movies, TV shows, events or products), making these questionable tweets stand out even more. Why were these dates selected, people wondered.



Disney Japan has since apologized for the tweet and deleted it off of its account.

That's why you always get a screen shot.



Instagram is a perfect place to discover the artists out there, some with talents you never thought possible.

User bernulia is a perfect example of this.

She uses spills and other food messes to create beautiful scenes and faces.

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Who would have thought that Gaston of all people would end up becoming the breakout viral star at Disney World?

Some tough guy recently decided it would be a good idea to challenge the buff "Beauty & The Beast" character to a friendly little push-up contest, but he was wrong.

Gaston may be sexist and arrogant, be he's got some pretty big muscles.

You might recognize the actor from another recent video where he goes head-to-head with a very pugnacious little girl..

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Via: NBC News
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Ahem… Is this the cat you're looking for?

A large, wild cat - initially thought to be a tiger - has been seen roaming around France near Disneyland Paris, and local city officials are telling people to stay indoors.

It was first spotted in the town of Montevrain near some tennis courts - a very bouncy surface (just saying) - and footprints have been spotted which resemble those of an adolescent tiger, according to a French news site.


Dozens of troops and police officers are on the hunt, and authorities are also using helicopters with thermal imaging to track down the beast.

EuroDisney says it has no big cats in its park, and a nearby wild cat animal park says all animals are accounted for.

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Via: Variety
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After the $170 million opening weekend Maleficent had, it's no wonder Disney's adapting another one of your childhood favorites into live-action. Beauty and the Beast is to be directed by Bill Condon, best known for his work on, wait for it, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts one and two.

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