You know how some days you’re feeling a bit down and then a story comes along and picks you up. Well today I learned the story of a nine-year-old inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie “Brave” to go bald for childhood cancer research! When a child… Read More »One 9-year old is very Brave in the fight against Childhood Cancer
It’s been a few weeks since our last update and the construction at the Magic Kingdom has been moving at a quick pace. First, a little of the latest news:
- Guests have actually been invited to some limited soft testing of “Enchanted Tales with Belle,”
- the Fantasyland construction walls will be shifting this week changing traffic patterns significantly,
- we’re hearing that the Brave Wee Lads (aka the 3 bears) will soon be leaving the Merida meet and greet. They were cute, but like their counterparts in the movie, didn’t say much and pretty much were window dressing.
Okay, let’s get on with the first part of our tour. It’s in two parts this week since we have a lot of photos to share:
The walls that separate old Fantasyland from new are nearing completion. There’s still some detail work to be done, but already there are some incredible elements leaking through. We love these ‘Coat of Arms’ that highlight classic Disney fairytales, including some that will have attractions behind the wall.
Next time you’re at Disneyland wander back toward ‘It’s A Small World” for a chance to meet Princess Merida. The star of “Brave,” has taken over a corner of Fantasyland in the spirit of the Highland Games sequence from the film. Here, you can meet… Read More »Meeting Merida – A Brave Experience at Disneyland
Pixar has released another short clip from Brave to whet your appetite. This scene follows one of the most emotional moments in the film and marks a major moment of transition in Princess Merida’s journey. Obviously, don’t watch if you don’t want to be spoiled.… Read More »Will-O’-The-Wisp – Pixar Brave Extended Clip
Pixar took some lumps after Cars 2 was released. There were more than a few people that believed that it was not up to Pixar’s standards. I was one of them (all is forgiven thanks to Cars Land!). Don’t worry, Brave (and La Luna) has Pixar back on the pedestal where it belongs.
Brave is set in Scotland, and it follows the contention between Princess Merida and her mother, Queen Elinor, over the fate of the former — and it wasn’t something pulled from a previously existing fairy tale, but rather the real experience of story creator Brenda Chapman (except she isn’t Scottish royalty). According to Brave Director Mark Andrews (pictured below), “Brenda Chapman came up with the storyline and the characters, and it came out of her being a parent and her trials and tribulations with her daughter.”Read More »Be Brave and See It
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
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?