Raise your hand if you think Pixar’s Brave is an under-appreciated effort in the animation studios’ oeuvre! It was a bit of a departure for the folks up in Emeryville, but just because the story is different, doesn’t mean it’s any less Pixar. At its… Read More »Behind the Scenes: Pixar’s Mother & Daughter Film – Brave
There is only so much loss and interference in one’s life one can take before they snap. When you live in the magical sleepy village of Storybrooke, that means major complications for Emma Swan and the rest of the citizens. At the end of last… Read More »Once Upon A Time season 5 preview: The Dark Swan
Leave it to a travel magazine to leave one dreaming about destinations other that a Disney theme park. This Conde Nast Traveler slide show features 8 real-world locations that inspired Disney movies. Here are a few of my favorites from the list: Mont Saint-Michel on… Read More »8 Examples of how Disney animators were inspired by real world locations
They say a film can be made into almost anything in the editing room. Mark Anthony Onzo has risen to that challenged and edited together a couple of trailers that re-imagine some recent Disney and Pixar animated classics as horror films. Take a look at… Read More »Pixar’s Brave or Disney’s Frozen, which makes the better horror movie?
Earlier this week famed photographer of the stars Annie Leibovitz added Jessica Chastain to the list of celebrities she has featured in her Disney Dream Portraits series. The famous redhead portrayed Pixar’s first princess, also a redhead, Merida from the hit animated feature Brave.
Today we get two exciting videos that take us behind the scenes of the photo shoot and reveal how the magic is made. (Love the fake horse in the shot above. Makes sense though.) Appropriately enough for the Scottish princess, the photo shoot took place in an area of Cold Spring, New York known as the Hudson Highlands.
Turns out Chastain is a fan of a certain activity enjoyed by many guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World – Pin Trading. Below she shares her Pin Trading strategy:Read More »Behind the Scenes on Jessica Chastain’s Disney Dream Portrait Shoot with Annie Leibovitz
Well Ho Ho Ho there! It’s time for round 2 of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, this time featuring gifts for that animation fan in your life. Remember, each guide includes 5 items and a Toys for Tots item, something cheap that can be put… Read More »Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Disney Animation Presents
Over the weekend Merida became the 11th princess of Disney’s Royal Court and the first princess to come from a film not originating from the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Brave, of course, was a Pixar film and Merida was not just any Disney princess, but… Read More »Brave’s Merida Joined Disney’s Royal Princess Court in Special Coronation
There’s been a period of silence following Brave’s win at the Academy Awards, but now director Mark Andrews is talking about the prospects of a sequel. They’re pretty good, winning the Oscar certainly helped. Andrews was in Scotland working with students on a film project… Read More »Director of Pixar’s Brave Speaks About Potential Sequel