2011 will probably mark the first year where Pixar is not the lock for the best animated Oscar category seeing how Cars 2 got ripped apart (German speaking countries have to wait until 27th July to judge for themselves if those reviews are accurate). Maybe people were too harsh on Cars 2 because it is made by Pixar and looking at the trailers it seems more like a Dreamworks cashgrab instead of a sequel like Toy Story 2 and 3 – but then again Pixar has set the bar so high they are bound to get measured differently.
Thankfully 2012 will mark Pixar’s return to original stories with Brave:
First I must say the animation is absolutely gorgeous and why I have no idea what this movie might be about as with all Pixar films based on original material I put my trust in them to enchant us once more.
For concept arts and a bizarre storysynopsis head over to the Pixar wiki and maybe you understand the namegivings (Lord MacIntosh?). Let’s hope Cars 2 was a necessary evil for Disney to ruthlessly exploit merchandising and that Brave will be more of the likes of Toy Story, Up, The Incredibles and all the great stories Pixar has given us.