Pixar’s ‘Brave’ revealed with concept art

Pixar’s 'Brave,' set it Scotland, will be released in 2012
Pixar’s ‘Brave,’ set it Scotland, will be released in 2012

Pixar’s 2012 project journeys to the lush green hills of Scotland, and if the concept art is any indication, could be a stunning production with some unique visuals as far as Pixar films go.

At least, that’s my hope. If the entire movie liked like these paintings, that would be about the coolest thing I could imagine for an animated project.

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Brad Bird makes Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ simply incredible

Pixar's 'The Incredibles'
Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’

[rating=4]Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Peña
Director(s): Brad Bird
Writer(s): Brad Bird

It would have been easy for this latest Pixar/Disney outing to pander to the cynical nature of a lowest common denominator movie audience. Easy to poke fun at its source material with an air of hindsight superiority. Easy to look down on the super hero/spy-fi efforts and styles of generations past. Easy to present us with a dysfunctional family that derides rather than supports, bickers rather than communicates. All for the sake of comedy. But this would have been the cheap and easy laugh. And there isn’t a mocking bone in this whole film.

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