A few days ago, character images from Brave were leaked online. I chose not to post them at the time because they were not meant to be out in the wild just yet (perhaps we would have seen them in an “Art of Brave” book?). Those images have now made the rounds online, and it looks like they are here to stay. Take a look at them here and see why I consider the release of these images to be such a big deal. Read on to check out my rant! [Read more...]
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the popular magazine has debuted the first official still from Pixar’s 2012 film, Brave. Prior to this, we had only seen concept art and a poster, which EW has all debuted in the past. However, the poster only gave us a look at Princess Merida from the back. Now, without further ado, here it is – the first official look at the main character.
Disney has launched the official website for Brave, the next great Pixar film that is due in 2012. The only two sections that are available to view right now are “Story” and “Gallery.” The gallery collects previously-released concept art and the poster that was just revealed yesterday. The story section once again lists the official synopsis for the film. When EW debuted the stunning new one-sheet, director Mark Andrews commented on how the film would be a dark take on a fairy tale. With that in mind, read on to view the synopsis in full! [Read more...]
Sometimes a question arises that is just too good not to discuss in a group. Today that question has to do with the Pizza Planet truck. Pixar has managed to have the truck appear in every one of its feature films (except for The Incredibles) and you can bet that it will once again grace the big screen in the vehicle-focused Cars 2. However, Brave is a fairy tale that takes place in a “rugged and mythic Scotland.” It might be a bit difficult to fit in a Pizza Planet truck, let alone references to other Pixar films. Do you think the famed truck will appear in the film? If so, then how would the film team squeeze it in? Comment below and discuss! [Read more...]
On Thursday evening, Disney Pixar France posted what it said was the first official image from Pixar’s 2012 film, Brave. It seems they picked up the image from The Art of Disney Animation Facebook Page, which somehow happened upon it. Previously, we had only seen concept art from the film, but with a teaser trailer coming with Cars 2 next month, we knew actual images would be right around the corner. However, the image you will see is a bit blurry, pretty much confirming that this was a leak.
EW.com has an exclusive first look at some concept art for Brave, Disney/Pixar’s 13th feature film, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters in the summer of 2012. A few years ago, there were a few pieces of artwork that were released when the film was first announced, but in a matter of a few years the look of a film can change. These new pieces of artwork remind us that while Brave is Pixar’s first fairytale, the studio is not looking to deliver your usual princess film. View the artwork (and an updated description of the film) below.
UPDATE: Added hi-res versions of the images. [Read more...]
The Wrap is reporting (and The Pixar Blog has confirmed) that there has been a shift in release date for Brave, which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012. No need to pout too much, as it is only being pushed back by a week. Originally slated to arrive on June 15, 2012, the film is now lighting up movie theaters on June 22. [Read more...]
On Monday, citing “reliable sources,” animation website Cartoon Brew reported exclusively that Brenda Chapman was not directing Brave any longer and had left Pixar. There has been no confirmation by Disney or Pixar, so details are not fully known. What we do know is that Pixar is going to do everything in its power to give us a great film. Read on for my full take on how I feel about all this. (UPDATE: The New York Times has confirmed Chapman’s removal as director, but she will remain at the studio.) [Read more...]
In an interview with MovieWeb posted earlier today, Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich, talks about the overwhelming success of his film:
It was very, very cool to see this little movie we made in Emeryville, California be embraced by so many different cultures around the world.
The interview then shifted to Pixar’s upcoming films. I have listed the highlights of the interview: [Read more...]