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 […]
Way back in 2007, when I reviewed the Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 1, our own staffer Duke asked: “Does Pixar even have enough short films for a second volume? Or will that second volume come out in 2011?” Duke, wherever you are, you were only off by a year. The second collection of Pixar […]
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 […]
Disney/Pixar has released the following new video clip from “Partysaurus Rex,” the next new “Toy Story Toon” short to screen before Finding Nemo 3D, coming to theaters on September 14, 2012. For more details, visit the Toy Story Facebook page or the Finding Nemo 3D Facebook page.
The Walt Disney Company is moving the release date of Monsters Inc. 3D to take advantage of the Christmas holiday season, Deadline.com reports. The Pixar film was originally scheduled to go into release on January 18, 2013, but the studio has shifted the date to December 19, 2012.
Andrew Stanton will return to his Pixar roots by directing a sequel to Finding Nemo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stanton wrote and directed the first film, which is one of the most successful movies ever released by the Walt Disney Company. Earlier this year he bookended that record with the live-action film John Carter, […]
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 […]
Disney/Pixar’s Brave led the box office in its debut weekend with an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales, bringing it on par with 2008’s WALL-E (which went on to a $521 million take worldwide). In second place was DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, with an estimated $20 million in ticket sales for a […]
Recently, Pixar President Ed Catmull was quoted as saying Disney Feature Animation would not be doing fairy-tale movies, to the outcry of many fans of Disney and animation everywhere. After watching Pixar’s Brave, I have to wonder whether Catmull’s directive was to avoid showing Disney up at their own game. Brave is a very well-done, […]
Several articles are making the rounds now about Brave, the upcoming new release from Disney/Pixar coming to theaters this Friday, June 22, 2012: The Boston Globe covers the development of the movie overall, examining how the story was originally inspired by co-director Brenda Chapman’s relationship with her daughter and how the movie aspired to separate […]