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The Merida Debate

Princess Merida of Pixar’s Brave is not your archetypal princess.  Hers is a coming-of-age story about familial love, defying gender roles, and dealing with expectations that may fly in the face of your true desires.

Merida as she appeared in Pixar's Brave.

Merida as she appeared in Pixar’s Brave.

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The Bear and the Bow

The original working title of Pixar’s Brave, which hit theaters this weekend, was The Bear and the Bow.  Losing that strong and memorable title for a buzz word is only the first hiccup and portends trouble to come in a pre-production schedule that was plagued by delays and disappointments.  The most glaring and possibly damning of which was the outright firing of the screenwriter and first-for-Pixar woman director, Brenda Chapman.

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Monsters University Teaser

It was only a teaser, so here is my short impression of the Monsters University: Ever since the original film dropped, I’ve been looking forward to a possible sequel. It is set up for a great sequel better than any Pixar film has been since the company’s inception, with the exception of maybe The Incredibles.

So, what we have here is a prequel, which is already disappointing. It is a cute idea to set them in their college years, and I am certain that Pixar will eventually release a quality product, but I’m still disappointed in the direction they decided to take with this film.

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