Following a barrage of criticism over its “Princess makeover” of Brave heroine Merida, Disney pulled the images from the franchise website. However, the media giant may not grasp the importance of strong female role models to girls and boys.
2012 was a busy year for genre movies, with long-awaited movies that may have disappointed (John Carter, Prometheus), franchises making new bids of life (Men in Black 3, Total Recall) and the superhero movies that ruled them all (The Dark Knight Rises and, of course, The Avengers). But what was your favorite movie of the year? Tell all in our poll.
The Amazing Spider-Man, director Marc Webb’s Columbia Pictures franchise reboot, topped the North American box office this weekend, bringing its six-day forth of July total to $140 million. Worldwide, the movie has brought in $341.2 million.
Universal’s Ted outdoes Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Brave and all the rest at the box office last weekend.
Pixar’s Brave easily snagged the top box-office spot over the weekend, with DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 coming in second and Fox’s new release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter landing in third place.
Disney-Pixar has released a new clip from its epic Highland fantasy adventure Brave focusing on King Fergus (voiced by Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) as they grapple with parenting their unruly daughter Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald). The film opens June 22.
Disney’s CinemaCon 2012 presentation featured lots of new footage and announcements, including details on Iron Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, Frankenweenie, The Muppets 2 and The Lone Ranger.
Disney-Pixar has released the third trailer for Brave, the epic Highland fantasy-adventure directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. The film, which features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane, opens June 22.