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Post by Ben » July 9th, 2011, 1:35 pm

With the bow? Or the other bow? ;)

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Post by Bill1978 » July 9th, 2011, 10:51 pm

With the bow. I thought it was obvious :-P

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Post by Ben » July 14th, 2011, 6:55 am

Yep, gotcha. You can take a bow now.

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Post by flyngryter711 » July 18th, 2011, 2:42 am

I think the trailer looks great and represents a new direction for Pixar. It's dark and moody instead of colorful and syrupy.
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Post by Tristy » July 18th, 2011, 12:14 pm

Yeah. I am actually curious to see how Merida's going to look on one of those Pixar collections if she's placed alongside the likes of Woody and Remy.

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Post by ShyViolet » November 16th, 2011, 5:41 pm

I found the trailer very intriguing (really interesting to see Pixar take on princesses and kingdoms) and I love her hair! :)
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Post by ShyViolet » November 20th, 2011, 4:50 pm

Interesting info via the TAG blog: description of longer trailer (which according to the blog will be out Tuesday)

http://www.htrnews.com/article/20111120 ... ess-Brave-




Interview with Brenda Chapman:

http://www.animationinsider.com/2011/10/brenda-chapman/


Article on women and animation:

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/25 ... r-20110525
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Post by Vernadyn » November 25th, 2011, 8:14 pm

I wonder if Brenda Chapman is still at Pixar and, if not, where she'll end up. The LA Times article says that she's on a leave of absence from Pixar (as of May), but the Animation Insider article (dated October) makes it seem like she's still there in some capacity. Though I'm really looking forward to Brave, I still want to see what Chapman can do on her own.

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Post by Bill1978 » November 27th, 2011, 9:30 pm

A bit late I know, but while the trailer didn't have be gushing over the film at least it still looked like an animated film and not an animated film pretending to be live action. One thing I do like about Pixar is they are happy to have cartoony humans, Dreamworks prefer their humans to look real.

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Post by droosan » November 28th, 2011, 3:06 am

I know, right..? It's like looking in a mirror, sometimes:

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With this level of hyper-realism, one wonders why they don't just slap some costumes onto the voice actors, and shoot their movies in live-action ..

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Post by Bill1978 » November 28th, 2011, 3:20 am

It's hard to explain but when I see a Pixar human I see a cartoon character and when I see a Dreamworks human I see a cartoon character asking me to look at how real it appears. But thanks for your sarcasm.

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Post by droosan » November 28th, 2011, 4:00 am

Well, it was more in the line of teasing. I did not mean to offend. :|


IMO, the only Dreamworks films truly guilty of 'Realistic Human Syndrome' are the Shrek movies. But even there, they push the designs into 'semi-cartoony' directions, once in awhile (Farquaad or Rumpelstiltsken come to mind).

But most of the other Dreamworks movies -- such as the ones I've posted stills from above, and even the few humans seen in the Madagascar films and TV series -- are anything but realistic in their designs.

In their textures .. yes, sometimes.

But most CG animation is rather guilty of that (Pixar included, on occasion).

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Post by Bill1978 » November 28th, 2011, 4:29 am

I must mean textures then. Sorry even though I'm an animation nut I'm not that clued in with specifics :) Cause it's not so much the design per se but the feel. For Dreamworks movies though I think the fact they try so hard for the environment to look real that it rubs off. eg the grass looks so real thatthe people walking around it must be real. Whereas in othe CG movies, the environment still feels cartoony. Sometimes I find Pixar movies too colourful for my liking and I get sensory overload.

On a different note, they keep promoting this as bening Pixar's first Princess movie. After watching an early Pixar movie with a class the other day I discovered this to be false. Has everyone forgotten Princess Atta? It wouldn't surprise me as you rarely see the promotion team use 'From the creators of A Bug's Life' as a selling point. Poor Bug's, it's one of my fav PIxar movies.

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Post by droosan » November 28th, 2011, 4:45 am

Bill1978 wrote:Poor Bug's, it's one of my fav PIxar movies.
On this, I agree with you 100% :mrgreen:

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