David Edelstein on Brave: “Brave is pure Pixar in its mischievousness and irreverence and the brilliantly delineated facial movements of its characters.”
Happy WEEKEND! Monday’s show is a two-parter
a) identical twins separated at birth
b) the mating habits of the insect world.
Catch ya then!
I’m playing Fresh Air book producer this week in addition to web/writing duties while our book producer is on vacation. This is what I feel like (except all of those coins are books.)
It turns out the rusty old tow truck that inspired the beloved Disney Pixar character, Mater, is on display in the tiny town of Galena, Kan., population 3,200. The more you know.
Pixar director Lee Unkrich accidentally threw out his wife’s childhood toys. And then it became the inspiration for Toy Story 3. “About a month after we moved, she asked me if I had seen her beloved stuffed animals, and I said, ‘What box were they in?’ And she said, ‘They weren’t in a box. They were in a garbage bag.’ And my blood instantly ran ice cold. I immediately realized what had happened: I had thrown all of her stuffed animals away in the Dumpster behind our building. I feel terrible to this day that that happened, but I do hope that by immortalizing that moment in the movie, that [her stuffed animals] have somehow been immortalized themselves.”
Fun Friday Flicks: What if Disney had produced Up in 1965?