Pixar has released yet another parody trailer for Brave. With the Summer Olympics on the horizon, this one appears to be gently spoofing the quadrennial event. (warning, contains spoilers). Okay, not the strongest of the parody trailers, but you do get to see just a bit… Read More »Brave Trailer from Pixar – Summer Games
I have reviewed a lot of movies for a lot of different media outlets, including, but not limited to, the majority of Pixar films. However, I’ve never written a whole article about a Pixar short, and it is time that changed. La Luna is the reason.
La Luna was created, written, and directed by Enrico Casarosa, who had previously worked on Cars, Up, and Ratatouille, and it was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Short Film). It deserved it.
If you have ever wondered what it is like to be nominated for an Oscar, here is how Casarosa described it:
I woke up and I let all my family sleep, but I made myself a coffee and I was in the dark in the kitchen, trying to figure out where they would put it because they don’t really mention us little guys in the show. You have to go look for it. But once you find out…I love that moment of that quiet, personal moment of me and a cup of coffee. Then it turned into text and then it’s a mess, and emails of all these people kind of congratulating me.
So I really felt great, the feeling of a nomination feels wonderful, but, the thing I remember the most is just the outpouring from all over the place, people coming through the woodwork to say hi and congratulations, which is really great, and that kind of strange quiet moment.
It was not a bad day.
The story of La Luna runs seven minutes and does not use any spoken language, aside from shrugs, looks, and some mumbling that only the characters can understand. It’s a family thing.
The film covers the first night on the job for a little boy entering the family business with his father and grandfather. The men do not get along and the boy is forever stuck between them.
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EPCOT was able to extend a few elements of the Flower & Garden festival thanks to the kind folks promoting Pixar’s Brave. One of the play areas and a giant pile of sand was transformed into the Highland Games – a kid-focused offering that will… Read More »EPCOT hosts Highland Games to promote Pixar’s Brave
Disney marketing made quite a few viral splashes with their parody trailers for The Muppets (I’d rather watch a few of those instead of the movie itself). That said, they don’t appear to be hitting quite the right note with the parody trailer attempts for… Read More »New Spoof Trailer for Pixar’s Brave – Witch’s Mystery Brew
On my recent visit to Pixar Studios I had the great pleasure of interviewing Katherine Sarafian, the producer of the highly anticipated film Brave. She shared some nuggets (seems like there should be a McNuggets joke in there somewhere) about working at Pixar and the story behind Brave, which, in case I haven’t made it clear, looks awesome.
On her career with Pixar:
Well, it has been a long road, but I think that Pixar is one of those places where you can work on lots of different films and have a different career on each film, so I try. On each film I grew into a new role. I started sort of entry level, at the bottom, and moved up. By the time I was on “A Bug’s Life” I was a first-time manager, and once I learned that I could manage people, and really enjoyed doing that, then there was a progression into marketing for a while.
… Pixar is very much about how you recover from your errors. Because I, you know, we, learned on the job. A lot of us did here.
Disney*Pixar has released the latest clip from its upcoming film “Brave.” In it the three clans present the suitors for Princess Merida’s hand. Definitely like this segment (even though we’ve already seen much of it). But I’m still interested in more behind the scenes sort… Read More »New Clip From Pixar’s Brave – The Suitors
A new clip from Yahoo! Movies provides us a moment from the film in which Elinor struggles to talk about her problems to King Fergus. I like the comic relief from Fergus which helps to lighten up an otherwise emotional scene. I like learning more… Read More »New Brave Clip – Speak To Her
Disney*Pixar has released a new clip from “Brave” titled ‘Cutting Class.’ In it King Fergus and his daughter Merida spar with swords while reciting the clan’s history. What do you think?