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Pixar President Ed Catmull on Sequels and Grooming New Talent

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Buzzfeed.com has spoken with Pixar President Ed Catmull, who stated the studio’s strategy of releasing “one and a half” films per year, with one original film per year and a follow-up to an earlier film every other year (including the upcoming Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo). While Pixar’s first 10 films were all […]

Disney Backpedals on Merida Redesign, "Dia de los Muertos" Trademark Application

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A report on Deadline.com cites anonymous Disney sources that a proposed redesign of Brave‘s Princess Merida does not match a widely publicized image that has drawn a firestorm of controversy, including sharply critical comments from Brave co-director Brenda Chapman (who was replaced as director late in the development process and is currently working for DreamWorks […]

"Brave" Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar, "Paperman" Wins Best Animated Short

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The Walt Disney Company won big in the animated sector of the 55th Academy Awards, with Disney/Pixar’s Brave taking the Best Animated Feature Academy Award and Disney’s short “Paperman” winning the Best Animated Short Oscar. Co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award for Brave, marking the first Oscar win for each and the […]

Pixar's "Brave" Wins Golden Globe For Best Animated Feature

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At the award ceremony for the 70th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, the award for Best Animated Feature Film was won by Pixar’s 2012 film Brave. The award was accepted on stage by Mark Andrews, who succeeded story creator Brenda Chapman as the film’s director in 2010. Brave‘s competition for the Golden Globe award was […]

2013 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The only category with an animated feature in contention is the Best Animated Feature Film award, with the nominees being: Brave (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures) Frankenweenie 
(Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures) Hotel […]

40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are: Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features Rise of the […]

Review: "Brave" Blu-ray: Not Top Tier Pixar

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It was only a matter of time. Pixar had been on a hot streak for well over a decade, and for me personally, that streak (sadly) ended with the admittedly well-directed and action-packed, but soulless and suspension-of-disbelief stretching Cars 2. Now we have Brave, which is an improvement over Cars 2, but doesn’t reach the […]

Disney Threatens Legal Action Over "Misleading" DVD Releases

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The Guardian reports that Disney is threatening legal action against Brightspark Entertainment over what Disney terms “misleading” budget DVD releases that are packaged to look like animated films from Disney or Pixar. Disney specifically cited Braver, whose DVD cover shares a red-haired princess in a green dress with Disney/Pixar’s Brave movie posters. Other titles released […]

PR: Disney•Pixar's "Brave" Comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on November 13, 2012

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A heroic fantasy, it also realistically captures the complex shadings of familial relationships,   particularly those between a mother and her teenage daughter. And for that, it’s brave indeed. -        USA Today, Claudia Puig  THE #1 ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR! Debuts November 13, 2012 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack   Featuring Hours of Exciting All-New Bonus Material Including the […]

Review: "Kiara the Brave" Is Not the Gutsy Princess You Are Looking For

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There’s a concept in the film industry called drafting. It’s a simple but profitable one. Whenever there’s a hugely anticipated blockbuster with a big marketing push, low-budget film companies will rush out a quick, cheap movie that’s sorta kinda similar in title or theme. The people who make these are betting that their low-budget offering […]

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