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Pixar’s The Brave is about a young princess named Merida (Kelly Macdonald of Boardwalk Empire) who is determined to make her own path in life; she defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Like any Pixar movie, we have some delightful visuals to see; this time Scotland is our place of wonder.
Watch the trailer below, the film also features the voices of Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters.
Brave opens in 3D on June 22, 2012.
The Incredibles was released 7 years ago and grossed over $600M, the fact that there hasn’t been a sequel yet is shocking to me. We can thank the Disney-Pixar people for that, with them not rushing to make more money in a quick sequel we might be better off in the long run. Word from the director/writer of the original Brad Bird is that he welcomes the idea of a sequel, as long as the story is there.
Brad Bird is starting to promote his first live action movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and was asked about a possible Incredibles sequel and his answer is:
Movies.com talked to Bird, who said that he hasn’t really been pursuing a story for The Incredibles 2, but is gathering ideas and is open to the possibility:
I think the reason it hasn’t [happened] yet is because the studio would like me to do it, if there were another Incredibles. And I’ve told them that I’m not really friendly to have someone else take away my child. I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that.
I want to do it because I have something that will be as good or better than the original. Toy Story 2 was, to me, a perfect sequel, because it absolutely respected the first film but found new places to go without selling out its characters. So if I could come up with an idea that is to Incredibles that Toy Story 2 is to Toy Story, I would do it in a second. [movies.com]
I’ve always said that about Toy Story; it’s the best trilogy because each sequel is equal to or better than the original. That’s the only way they should do it and I hope Brad Bird returns when he’s good and ready to commit to a great story.
It was only a matter of time right? Finding Nemo is coming to Blu-ray and Disney has released an official teaser trailer for the high-definition home release for the Oscar-winner. There is no release date yet, and this trailer might be very premature as Disney is theatrically re-releasing several of their classic films in 3D, and Nemo is scheduled for September 14, 2012 so the Blu-ray should be out after. Check out the trailer below:
The Lion King 3D has surprised a lot of people (myself included) with the success it has been getting at the box office (over $80M domestic). So Disney noticed too and has announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D:
- Beauty and the Beast – January 13, 2012
- Finding Nemo – September 14, 2012
- Monsters, Inc. – January 18, 2013 (the prequel Monsters University opens in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013)
- The Little Mermaid – September 13, 2013
These are all good movies, classics really – and yes it would be nice to see them on the big screen again, but with 3D involved I can’t quite say I approve fully. Blu-ray releases in the mean time will be just fine for me.
- Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Box Office = $380.4 million worldwide.
- Finding Nemo won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Box Office = $867.6 million worldwide.
- Monsters, Inc. made history with 11 million DVD/VHS copies being sold during its first week of release. It won an Academy Award for Best Song. Box Office = $526.9 million worldwide.
- The Little Mermaid won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score, Best Song). Box Office =$228.9 million worldwide.
A new synopsis for Pixar’s Brave has arrived, it’s slightly different from the one posted before but adds a few things of interest. The film is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands and revolves around a young princess voiced by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), it also stars Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. Brave opens in 3D on June 22, 2012.
Read the synopsis and see the trailer we posted in June below:
- Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt are brothers in new comedy. [deadline]
- New Toy Story Toon “Small Fry” Plot Details. [pixartimes]
- Oblivion’ Writer Tackling ‘Viking’ movie. [thr]
- The Dark Knight Rises wraps in Pittsburgh, Christopher Nolan says “thank you”. [batmannews]
- Wachowskis Cloud Atlas Finally Taking Off In September. [mtv]
- Great new Poster For James McTeigue’s The Raven Starring John Cusack. [comicbookmovie]
- Pixar is making a dinosaur movie,it’s going to be awesome.. [latimes]
Kees van Dijkhuizen is back with another entry into his [the films of] series which usually focuses on one inspiring filmmaker every month, visualising their variety and progression through the years. Today we have [the films of] Pixar Animation Studios, not just one artist this time around. For why Kees van Dijkhuizen made this video and to watch his others (Sofia Coppola, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Baz Luhrmann) check out his tumblr site here.
Over the years Pixar Animation Studios has brought us some of the most beautiful, exciting, hilarious and touching films ever. Not just a company, Pixar is a promise: the hopping lamp you’ll see in front of each feature film is a guarantee for a good time. Pioneering in and continuously revolutionizing both the animation and film industry, Pixar deserves an episode more than any other studio. The seventh [the films of] focusses on their 12 feature films, highlighting the moments that made Pixar what it is today.
Watch [the films of] Michel Gondry below: