Disney‘s got a new princess on their hands and her name isn’t Leia. Last year’s animated blockbuster Brave introduced the tiny red headed Merida to the Disney lineup of royal personages.

Merida will be officially coronated as the 11th Disney Princess in a ceremony on May 11th at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. The creative team has come up with a new look below for the newly crowned princess.


Merida will be joining the other Disney Princess’s, Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel in an event that will undoubtedly be magical.

There should be some video coming, both official and from the attending fans when the ceremony takes place. We’ll keep our eyes out and bring it to you when it hits the Internet.

Via: /Film


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Above: It’s good to see Disney is putting their ownership of the Star Wars franchise to good use, like making their princesses jedi knights. Ok, they didn’t, but Ralph Sevelius did. [Nerrrding]

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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Hollywood by future Oscar host Seth McFarlane and sidekick Emma Stone, and surprise, surprise, there wasn’t much love for nerdy movies outside the technical categories.

One nerd came out very well though. Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln got the most nominations with an even dozen, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis. Following closely behind Lincoln is Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi with 11 nominations, among them Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and several technical award nominations.

For the more nerdy minded fair, two movies tied for the most nominations. The more prestigious was Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, which scored five nominations for Best Picture, Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz, who won the award in the same category for Inglourious Basterds three years ago. The latest James Bond film Skyfall was also nominated for five Oscars including Best Cinematography, Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Best Song for Adele‘s theme song.

The once mighty Oscar force of Middle Earth and Peter Jackson proved not to so powerful in the case of The Hobbit. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which received only three nominations for Best Make-Up, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, a far cry from the 11 awards that the final chapter of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, won in 2004. Snow White and the Huntsman won two nominations, one for Best Costume Design and one for Best Visual Effects.

As for the biggest film of the year, box office-wise speaking, The Avengers, Marvel’s heroes received only one, singular nomination for Best Visual Effects, an award it also shares with Prometheus, which is that film’s sole nomination. And to all Dark Knight Rises haters, you’ll be pleased to know that Christopher Nolan’s final Batman received none.

In the animation categories, Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Wreck-It Ralph were nominated for Best Feature, while Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head over Heels, Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, and Paperman were nominated for Best Short. So, for the record, in about a month its possible that The Simpsons might have an Oscar to their credit. (Possible, not likely. But I guess we’ll see.)

The Oscars will air on ABC on Sunday February 24, 2013.

Source: EW


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New TV Spot For Pixar’s ‘Brave’

A new TV spot for Disney-Pixar‘s upcoming animated film, Brave, has surfaced.  It alludes to some new things that weren’t shared with us in the official trailer, giving us a pretty good idea what to expect in theaters.  And I enjoy the accents.

Official synopsis:

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

The official synopsis along with this new TV spot makes the plot fairly predictable… Even so, I have high hopes for this Pixar production. It’ll be released on June 22 (yes, it’s a Monday).

What do you guys think?  Does this seem to be on par with the quality of movies we’ve come to expect from Pixar?

Source: Bleeding Cool

Four New Promos From Pixar’s ‘Brave’

Pixar’s track record is practically spotless (*cough* Cars 2), but I do wonder how a feature film with a (ginger) female protagonist will fair. It may sound incredibly sexist for me to say this, but female hero driven stories typically don’t succeed. Do I even need to mention Aeon Flux, Ultra Violet, or Catwoman? However, this is Pixar we’re talking about. They always delivered great stories. Plus seeing as The Hunger Games, a movie with a female protagonist as our hero, just raked in millions upon millions of dollars maybe the tired stereotype of women can’t lead an action-adventure story is dying. Still, it seems a bit of a gamble. I wish it well though.

Anyhow, Brave is about a rebellious princess named Merida who is so fed up with her mother, she makes a mistake that changes the fate of her kingdom. Featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane and others, Brave opens June 22.

After the jump we have four new videos from the ginger adventure.


Don’t know about you guys, but I’m a fiend for trailers. Sometimes I even like them more than the film! Today we’ve got three new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Sit back, grab some popcorn, maybe pick a DVD to follow these up with an pretend you’re at the movies. Unless you’re at work, in which case, I can sympathize.

First, it’s another trailer for Brave. It’s another in a long line of teases from Pixar. Seriously guys, can you just release it already! June 22nd feels too far away.

In addition to the new trailer there’s also another clip,

I’ve got real high hopes for Brave. Pixar’s track record is practically spotless so I hope for their first feature film with a female protagonist they deliver their best. I mean, it can’t be worse than Cars 2, can it?

Hit the jump for more trailers and clips!


Coming from Disney‘s French Youtube channel is the first of what I’m suspecting will be many, “Brave Stories” featurettes. It’s a primer for Pixar’s next film and in particular the leading lady, Merida. The video also contains new footage with plenty shots of Merida’s beautiful, bushy and bouncy red hair.

This film can’t release soon enough! Stay tuned as more clips and short featurettes will surely be shared in the coming weeks leading up to Brave‘s June 22nd release date.

Source: Bleeding Cool

This year is turning out to be pretty fan-fuckin-tastic for movies, isn’t it? We’ve got big comic book flicks like The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, but we’re also looking forward to another Pixar movie (And those are ALWAYS hits. Well, unless you’re Cars 2.) and a new documentary from Morgan Spurlock about San Diego Comic-Con. It’s gonna be a great year.

First up, above you’ll see the new poster for Brave, Pixar’s latest film about an impetuous, Scottish princess, Merida, who defies her kingdom’s customs and goes on adventure proving her bravery as well as her badass archery skills. With this movie and The Hunger Games, archery’s going to be big this year, I can tell.

The new trailer is actually more than trailer, it’s a full two minute clip from the movie! Feast your eyes, and enjoy.

Awesome! She totally is a badass archer. I mean, I know she’s animated bu it is possible to be that amazing of an archer is real life, too.

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Brave opens June 22nd.

Next we’ve got an incredibly cool looking comic book poster for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. It’s the new documentary from Morgan Spurlock filmed at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

In addition to the poster the first trailer has also been released and this flick looks great. I was a little concerned this movie would be critical of our nerd mecca but it looks to done with much love and consideration for those  in the geek community.

I love how they’ll be following different types of fans throughout the con. You’ve got the toy collector, the aspiring comic book artist, and the professional cosplayer, all people we’ve met at cons before. I wonder if they’ll follow that dude who never bathes and is always standing in front of me in line. You know the guy!

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” – a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Comic-Con Episode IV was executive produced by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon and what a stamp of nerd-proval that is! The trailer also shows interviews with big nerd names like Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, and Seth Rogen, but I hope we don’t focus too much on these guys. The movie’s call A Fan’s Hope and I want to hear the stories from the fans.

Anyone at SDCC last year see them filming for this?

Also, if you like the sound of Comic-Con Episode IV I highly suggest you check out Comic Book: The Movie.

Sources: Coming Soon (2)

2012 is really starting to look like an awesome year for nerd cinema. The list of movies to get excited about just keeps growing and growing, and to add to the glee (but also double the torment of having to wait), USA Today posted a pile of pics from The Amazing SpidermanPrometheus, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers, Brave, Men In Black 3, Snow White and the Huntsman and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today.

There is not one picture here that doesn’t send me into geekgasms of bliss. Oh, before I forget, you’re also going to get your first look at Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy.

Contain your joy, and hit the jump for the pics.