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Are you looking forward to Pixar's new movie "Brave"?

Asked by rockfan (8964points) June 27th, 2011

Pesonally, I think it looks fantastic and a great change of pace for Pixar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uG4mi17Ao

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

She fights a bear!! I might have to see this:))

ucme's avatar

Hey, it’s Pixar….whaddya fink? ;¬}

ragingloli's avatar

Meh. Looks not enticing.

Qingu's avatar

I like Pixar but I wish they would experiment with a new artistic style.

Even when their movies are about cars or fish, the characters look like they’re from Toy Story. The same can be said for basically every other CGI animation from other companies. (Wall-E is a partial exception).

Ajulutsikael's avatar

Well of course I will see it. Other than the Cars movie, I pretty much liked all their movies.

mrentropy's avatar

It’s a Disney movie. The bear will survive.
Unless it’s a momma bear; then she’s doomed.

rockfan's avatar

@Qingu You forgot The Incredibles. That has the most unique style out of any Pixar movie.

fundevogel's avatar

I like the look (omg subsurface scattering), but the lead character looks exactly how I imagine Boudicca so I’m disappointed it isn’t about her.

Qingu's avatar

I didnt’ think the Incredibles characters looked much different from Toy Story. Same big glassy eyes, same bulbous body structures. The backgrounds are also similarly styled (I would say style-less), pseudo-photorealistic settings.

I’d love to see a Pixar animation as stylized as the 3-D Zelda games (Wind Waker or Skyward Sword, but with all the added detail. Or better yet, a 3-D version of Yoshitako Amano’s style (something I’ve been wishing the new Final Fantasy games would do forever, in lieu of their photorealistic bent).

fundevogel's avatar

@Qingu I don’t see the similarity of major studio feature animations styles changing anytime soon. They were guilty of the same stylistic homogenization when they were all doing 2d. I suspect they don’t think mainstream audiences will like animation that doesn’t conform to what they are used to.

But you do still see unique things in shorts and the occasional indie or foreign animation. Take this for instance (warning! gore!).

erichw1504's avatar

Only if we see that bear get impaled by the arrow, with blood!

Plucky's avatar

From the small amount it showed, I think it looks interesting. I quite like Pixar animation style. I loathe the day they bring anime style to mainstream Pixar movies (sorry @Qingu :P).

mazingerz88's avatar

Maybe not. I thought Pixar was going away from Disney style storytelling but after seeing UP, I was disappointed. Wall-E was rather bland too imo. With regards to Toy Story 3, now that was a perfect animated movie for me but still, in was in the vein of Disney style moviemaking.

It’s surely is wishful thinking in my case but I hope Lasseter and his circle would take the risk and produce something for young teens and adults. I would like to see them adapt Bram Stoker’s Dracula or do an action sci-fi ala Akira or Bladerunner. If not, then at least pick from stories or buy scripts from outside their Pixar inner circle of directors and writers.

athenasgriffin's avatar

I loved Up, so I am really excited.

MilkyWay's avatar

Not really interested in movies so, no.

mrrich724's avatar

Looks awesome. And it’s Pixar… Can’t wait, thanks for making me aware of it!

trickface's avatar

I think Pixar are held back quite a bit due to the attachment with Disney. What would Disney 2000+ be without Pixar? Not good is the answer.

I reckon there is a lot of Disney’s money being pumped into begging Pixar to make more Disney movies. I have high hopes for Brave because Up and Wall-E were so fantastic.

…and I’m a massive Disney geek.

fundevogel's avatar

@trickface Really? I looks to me that Pixar has Disney animation by the balls. It’s Pixar people in charge of animation at Disney now. Of course what they can get out of that department is a whole ‘nother beast. I suspect that segment of Disney has been rejiggered quite a bit.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Omg yes! The Celtic (or “Celtic”) theme, the female protagonist, the idea that bravery counts more than landing a man does…. Mostly, I just think it’s cruel to make me wait a whole nother year to see it.

filmfann's avatar

How can we not trust Pixar?
As long as it isn’t A Bugs Life 2, I’m in.

trickface's avatar

@fundevogel yes, Disney are dependent on Pixar, but Disney are richer and still have a bigger audience. I’m not sure just how big Pixar wants to grow before it cuts the cord and jumps ship, allowing itself to create things wildly different. You must agree that there are more Disney conventions in all of the Disney/Pixar films than there are Pixar conventions. Pixar is in a powerful position but I still think they’re second best, even though their creativity is paramount.

Beulah's avatar

I don’t have to look forward to it as the kids will probably drag me to the movies on Day 1. Plus a whole new lot of Pixar movies must-have merchandise..

fundevogel's avatar

@trickface “yes, Disney are dependent on Pixar, but Disney are richer and still have a bigger audience. I’m not sure just how big Pixar wants to grow before it cuts the cord and jumps ship, allowing itself to create things wildly different. You must agree that there are more Disney conventions in all of the Disney/Pixar films than there are Pixar conventions. Pixar is in a powerful position but I still think they’re second best, even though their creativity is paramount.”

Why would they cut the cord? Pixar controls Disney and they get Disney funds. If you don’t like what they’re doing you can’t blame Disney. Pixar is calling the shots.

Disney was distributing Pixar. That was union was coming to an end originally after the release of Cars, most likely a consequence of the Michael Eisner’s fantastic dislike of the Pixar folks. But then the powers that be broke out their abacuses and gave Eisner the boot. With that stumbling block gone Pixar was bought up amicably by Disney and Disney gave creative control of Disney animation and Imaginaeering to Pixar’s John Lasseter and .Edwin Catmull.

Functionally, I’m not sure there is such a thing as “Disney animation” any more. It’s Pixar and John Lasseter trying to pull a Dr. Frankenstein on the corpse of Disney animation (we’ll see how that goes).

wiki
Cartoon Brew’s take on the merger

Ajulutsikael's avatar

@fundevogel I thought of Boudicca the first time I saw her as well.

mrrich724's avatar

@filmfann I wouldn’t be opposed to A Bug’s Life II !!!! LOL

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