Saturday, 2 June 2012

Disney Pixar Brave Trailer


In the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, stories of mystical legends and epic battles have been passed through the generations since ancient times. Disney Pixar’s “Brave” a new tale, joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. ”Brave” tells the story of Merida, 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.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Hawkfasts - Frankie's Review

Richard Ardizzone’s children’s fantasy “Hawkfasts” is inspired by English history and folklore, especially the Robin Hood tales, but it’s not a zillion miles away from the new Disney Pixar film BRAVE, which is steeped in Scottish myth and legend. I’m tempted to say that Hawfasts’ lead character, Ethanna Culpepper, is England’s answer to Princess Merida (the girl from Brave.) Having read and loved Hawkfasts, I just can’t wait to see the Brave movie!

Frankie's Review on Goodreads 

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Review - Ethanna Culpepper v Princess Merida

Richard Ardizzone's lead character, the feisty, fiery, flame-haired Ethanna Culpepper is very similar to the Princess Merida character in the Disney Pixar movie "Brave." But I'm sure this is just a coincidence, it's looking like 2012 will be the summer of sassy girl scrapper characters!  

Kyla Mowbray Review on Goodreads

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Disney Pixar's Brave: The Triplets


 

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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Disney Pixar's Brave - Sneak Peek Clip




This brand new trailer shows prospective husbands taking part in an archery competition to win Merida's hand in marriage.

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.

Directed by Mark Andrews ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "John Carter of Mars") and Brenda Chapman ("The Lion King," "Prince of Egypt"), and produced by Katherine Sarafian ("Lifted," "The Incredibles"), "Brave" is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Brave "The Prize" Trailer



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.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Guest Post by Hugh Muppets

THE MYSTERIOUS COBALT

This happened a few years ago in the city where I used to live. For many months the local police had been baffled by the activities of a master jewel thief named “Cobalt”. All the police knew about him was his name for the reason that, every time he blagged a jewellers or stately home, the only clue he left behind was a business card bearing one word – “Cobalt.”
The police became particularly concerned when the city museum borrowed, for a short time, one of India’s most priceless rubies. The cops were sure Cobalt would plan to steal it, for no other reason than to prove he could. So, precautions were taken. The main display room of the museum was patrolled by a ring of uniformed guards day and night. In the centre of the room itself was a display protected by bulletproof glass and laser beams linked to a state-of-the-art alarm system. Occupying pride of place within the display was the huge ruby and curled around it was a live snake, a prime example of one of the world’s most deadly cobras.
Then one night an unexpected disturbance somewhere in the museum distracted the guards for a few moments. When they returned to the main display room they noted that Cobalt had been and gone, finding a way past the laser beams before making a hasty departure. They knew this because, although the display was intact, he’d placed one of his calling cards beneath the bulletproof glass. He'd also left them in no doubt that he had a sense of humour. The ruby was still there but he’d stolen the snake.