Thanks to Brave, Each Pixar Movie Is a Chapter in One Huge Story

The Pixar animation magicians have created a vast and sprawling universe of characters, from humans, to animals, to machines, and even, please save us Baby WALL-E Jesus, to monsters. You might think that, with the exception of some Easter eggs (like the Planet Pizza Delivery truck from Toy Story) that keep popping up… » 7/13/13 2:30pm 7/13/13 2:30pm

Ugh, Disney Gave Brave's Merida A Pretty Pretty Princess Makeover

Merida, the boundary-breaking heroine of Pixar's Brave, officially gains the title of Disney's eleventh Princess today — one which, ironically, she would not give a crap about. But she appears to have stopped into a Sephora, a Weight Watchers, and a BCBG on the way to her coronation. And they took away her bow and… » 5/11/13 1:30pm 5/11/13 1:30pm

Brave's Female Director Says She Was Hired for First Job Because of Her…

Brenda Chapman, the original director of Pixar's Brave » 10/23/12 11:55pm 10/23/12 11:55pm, claims she got her first job at Disney in 1987, because she's a woman. In fact, she writes that she was told in no uncertain terms that she was hired straight out of CalArts to be their first ever female story artist — it was some . Dang! I think it's rad that…

The Croods Looks Just Like Brave Except With Cavemen and Nicholas Cage

Look, it's Dreamworks' The Croods, a new animated flick that will absolutely be compared to Brave because it's about a female protagonist with frizzy red hair who makes her parents' lives' hell. The animation looks lovely, and I'm excited for another strong lady lead. Plus, The Croods has a secret weapon: Nicholas… » 10/05/12 12:15am 10/05/12 12:15am

Brave Is the Latest Movie About Adolescent Female Archers to Become…

Brave, the movie about a parasitic clump of red hair and the young Scottish girl it's chosen as a host, has grabbed the number one box office spot with a $66.7 million haul this weekend, making it the fifth best debut ever for a Pixar movie. It's also the second movie this year featuring an adolescent female archer as… » 6/24/12 2:00pm 6/24/12 2:00pm

Beauty Comes Before Bravery for Target Girls

Pixar's upcoming movie, Brave, is the studio's first film with a female lead: Merida, a "skilled archer" who is "determined to carve her own path in life" even though she's a princess in an ancient Scottish Kingdom. Awesome, right? Target thinks so, too; the store already has a ton of Brave merchandise for little… » 5/29/12 3:40pm 5/29/12 3:40pm

Atlanta Braves Concerned That Pixar's Brave Will Confuse Morons

When you first heard that Pixar is releasing a film called Brave you were probably surprised to learn that it's about a feisty Scottish girl, not one of the Atlanta Braves. Now it's emerged that the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, which owns the team, has been working for months to save other moviegoers from… » 12/20/11 9:30am 12/20/11 9:30am

The Trailer For Pixar's First Lady-Led Film, Brave

Of the 13 feature-length films in its 16-year history, Pixar's Brave—a story about a Scottish princess/aspiring archer who defies her parents—is the animation company's first original fairytale, first movie co-directed by a woman, and first narrative with a female lead character. It's expected to hit theaters next… » 6/29/11 4:10pm 6/29/11 4:10pm

First Images Of Pixar's Brave New Heroine

Pixar's Brave is a multitude of firsts for the animation company: it's their first original fairytale, the first Pixar movie to be co-directed by a woman, and the first female-led narrative. The movie, which takes place in Scotland, tells the tale of Princess Merida's coming of age and eventual defiance of her… » 5/27/11 3:08pm 5/27/11 3:08pm