With Cars 2 handily winning the weekend's top box office spot, Disney/Pixar is already looking to the future by offering the teaser trailer for their upcoming movie, Brave.
Set in medieval Scotland, Brave (formerly titled The Bear and the Bow) is Pixar's first foray into the genre of fantasy and fairy tales, with the 3-D animated tale utilizing Hollywood's most well-known Scottish actors (outside of Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor), as illustrated in the movie's synopsis. read the synopsis and watch the trailer >> Posted 06.27.11 by Ryan
After the record-breaking success of Toy Story 3 and this summer's Cars 2, Pixar is returning to the art of telling original stories with Brave, it's 13th full-length feature film, set to hit theaters June 22, 2012.
EW posted a first look of the Scotland-based adventure, which will be Pixar's first fairy tale story with a female protagonist. According to EW, Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida's quest -- and serving as comic relief -- are the kingdom's three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).
Reese Witherspoon was set to voice the lead character but had to pull out because of scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Kelly Macdonald.
Brave was originally going to be directed by Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt), who conceived of the project but she was replaced by Mark Andrews (One Man Band). Disney said the two will be credited as co-directors. Posted 03.28.11 by reelz
When the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens next year on July 15, is there any other movie that dares to compete against it? Disney thinks Winnie the Pooh is up for the challenge, despite the poor box office for 2005's Pooh's Heffalump Movie (only $18 million domestically). Disney has embarked on a brave new strategy: adapting five previously unadapted stories from the original A.A. Milne books that ultimately revolves around the Hundred Acre Wood gang trying to save Christopher Robin; returning to the classic, hand-drawn animation-style of the early Pooh movies, and releasing the movie in (the now-retro) 2-D. Disney has premiered their crazy strategy in the first trailer for the movie, and the results show that Disney's strategy might be crazy enough to work. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.13.10 by Ryan
DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens) is teasing its next project — and second digital 3-D movie — with a quick-glimpse trailer. How to Train Your Dragon tells the story of an unlikely hero, Hiccup, heir of a Viking chiefdom.
To pass an initiation into manhood, Hiccup embarks on a quest to hunt down and bring into submission the fiercest dragon. Voice-over actors in the movie include Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, and America Ferrera. How to Train Your Dragon is due in theaters on March 26, 2010. Posted 09.14.09 by reelz