A Comparison of Merida and Rapunzel

It struck me there just last week that we’ve seen two major princess movies from the Disney umbrella in the last few years, although despite claims that we’ll see no more, one is already well under way. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the two already released […]

Twitter Responds To Finding Nemo 2

Twitter is a fun service to use and also to read (@Charles_Kenny is where you’ll find me). This is especially so when news breaks and everyone responds. Witness yesterday when Twitter users responded to the (sadly unsurprising) news that Andrew Stanton has started work on a sequel to Finding Nemo. First there was my take: […]

Brave Review: Merida is Not The Feminist Heroine Many Were Expecting

Via: Nerdy Feminist “You’d better say it was excellent.” Such was the direction I received from the fiancée for this review. However it is something I simply cannot do for the entire film. For parts? Sure, we’ll get to those in a minute, but as a whole film, Brave is very good, but it isn’t […]

ReelGirl Sums Up What Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Really Signifies

The ReelGirl blog, written by Margot Magowan, recently featured a post that discusses Pixar’s upcoming film ‘Brave’ in the context of Pixar ‘firsts’; this case being their first lead female protagonist. Margot sums it up thusly: Wow, a female hero is as rare and remarkable as a rat who can cook. Which is basically the […]

The Atlanta Braves Oppose Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Trademark Application

Hilarious image shamelessly yoinked from Filmdrunk I’m really not quite sure what to make of this. According to /film (who got it from Stitch Kingdom), the Atlanta Braves baseball team have filed an objection to Disney/Pixar’s use of the word “Brave” as a trademark for the upcoming film, Brave. Trademark law make a distinction between […]

The F**k Yeah John Lasseter Tumblr

Is well worth a look if you like your funny bone tickled and don’t mind some sardonic humour at the expense of one of the best directors around at the moment. And just remember: “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.” – […]

Has Pixar Aligned With Intelligent Design In the ‘Cars’ Universe?

Josh Berta (of P*rtty Sh*tty fame) seems to think so in his piece from yesterday over on Observatory. The article itself is firmly tounge-in-cheek as evidenced by the following quote: But there are a couple of crucial elements in the design of this world that point not to a human overlord, but an all-powerful Designer […]

Cars 2 Currently ‘Rotten’

As of this morning (June 22nd), with release just two days away and with 20 of the top critics reporting, Cars 2 is currently sitting at 55% (EDIT: has dropped to 52% as of the afternoon), which is considered ‘rotten’ over a the movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes. While it is still far too early […]