Frame of Mind: Pixar
The Golden Globes began awarding their Best Animated Feature category in 2007, and have continued each year to nominate three to five films (not the standard five as in other categories). Every year, beginning in 2007 (for the year 2006), a Pixar (or Disney-Pixar) film has been nominated; and every year wins the award. It began with Cars in 2007 (up against Monster House and Happy Feet), then Ratatouille in 2008 (up against The Simpsons Movie and Bee Movie); in 2009 WALL-E took home the prize and not Bolt or Kung Fu Panda. The year 2009 marked the first time five films were nominated, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, and Up. Even with two more films competing against them, Pixar was victorious with Up. Now, 2010 was a tough year for Pixar at The Golden Globes competition wise and the winner was not clear going into the award show. Dreamworks Animation had finally produced an equally good product as Pixar with How To Train Your Dragon and it was anyone's guess whether Toy Story 3 would reign victorious (the other films nominated were Tangled, The Illusionist, and Despicable Me although none had a chance). Dreamworks may have been hopeful but Pixar reigned King once again as Toy Story 3 won--I myself think it had to do with the instantaneous weeping the film caused a viewer, beginning with the incinerator scene.
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Pixar has a brand-new short film debuting with Monster's University in 2013, "The Blue Umbrella". It is a love story about two umbrellas, one blue, one not, who meet one evening in the city. A clip has been released for the short to get you excited about what more is to come on June 21, 2013 when it arrives in theatres with Monster's University.
For the Summer 2012 season Disney/Pixar are releasing their newest Pixar animated feature, Brave. The story of a Scottish Princess, Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), who is determined to carve out her own path in life by casting out old traditions and thus she sets off on a journey that will require all of skills and bravery to defy an evil curse. The voice cast of the film includes Billy Connolly as King Fergus, Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor, Robbie Coltrane as Lord Dingwall, Craig Ferguson as Lord Macintosh, and Julie Walters as the eccentric Witch.
Walt Disney Pictures showcased a very large slate of movies coming to theatres in the next year, give or take, from Disney/Marvel/Pixar/DreamWorks. They also brought out the stars of the films to Cinemacon to join in the festivities. Johnny Depp was there for The Lone Ranger, John C. Reilly for Wreck It Ralph, Jennifer Garner showed up for The Odd Life of Timothy Green, James Franco for Oz the Great and Powerful, and Director Tim Burton for his animated film Frankenweenie. Each person took a moment to give a soundbite about their respective film, and the footage is right here for you to watch. It is going to be an eventful year for Disney/Marvel/Pixar/DreamWorks movie releases, and audiences can't wait--even though we have too.