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Posted: June 07, 2003 4:26 am/pm Quote


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Disney's Brother Bear roars into theaters November 1

When you're finished creating Halloween this year, you'll still have one more treat to look forward to.

Brother Bear, the third feature produced entirely at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, premieres the Saturday after Halloween in theaters nationwide. The film marks a return to a true Disney specialty: animal stories rich in heart, humor, great songs and unforgettable characters.

"Disney classics like Bambi and The Lion King had emotion at their core," the film's Producer Chuck Williams told us. "In that tradition, Brother Bear is an intimate story told on a grand scale."

to create this tale of a boy who suddenly transforms into a bear and befriends a young cub, Disney artists visited breathtaking locales in Alaska, Wyoming and California. All of which resulted in magnificent artwork and unforgettable characters.

You'll appreciate why Chuck calls Brother Bear a "handcrafted, painterly" film. "We wanted you to be able to see the artists' hands in the final work," he says. "We went for warmth and humor rather than high-tech and 'edge.'"

When you see the film, we hope you'll share a bit of out pride for this stunning north-country animated adventure produced right here in Florida.

Copyright 2003. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.


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Posted: Aug. 22, 2003 12:39 am/pm Quote

:clapping: Hey everyone here is the link to the new disney movie, Brother Bear, it looks great, Disney, Bears, and music by Phil Collins, enjoy. Nick
http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/brotherbear/main.html?
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Posted: Aug. 22, 2003 2:08 am/pm Quote

Thanks for the link, Nick!

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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 7:13 am/pm Quote

I was fortunate enough to receive pre-screening tickets to Brother Bear for yesterday, October 25th through the Disney Club... so here's my review:

 I laughed out loud, I cried (twice), and walked out with a very up feeling that only Disney usually can deliver!   Overall I thought it was GREAT!

 On the other hand, my husband and 15 year old son thought it was only OK.   (Although they both were laughing out loud with the rest of us)!   My husband was actually dissapointed in the animation and felt it was more of video than theatre quality.  I personally did not make the same observation, I thought the ice scenes in particular were incredible!

 Spoiler Ahead:

  Small one really, but listen closely to at the end of the film as the moose are heading out, they are off for a BEER!  LOL!  Only an adult would catch it, something about a spread of barley and hops......


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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 9:01 am/pm Quote

Quote (Goofyteer @ July 03, 2003 8:43 am/pm)
Hardly anything is animated in house here in the USA anymore. What alternatives do all those people have to turn to after they're all laid off? What are they expected to do, move to Canada or Australia or all those other places where Disney sends their latest projects?


An older post I know, but still close to my heart.

Hate to tell you Goofyteer

ain't nothin moving up here to Canada either. The Disney Studios in Toronto and Vancouver were shut down years ago.

I know -- I worked for them.

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2d feature is a thing of the past for the mouse. The film industry in general seems to think that the only movies that can make any money are 3d digital films. Finding Nemo is their best example. In fact Pixar has yet to make a dud.

Imagine what a producer of an animation studio must think when he/she sees that a company that makes only 3d films breaks a box-office record with each and every film they put out.


:o

To sing an old song -- whether a film is 2d or 3d has very little to do with whether it is a good film.

It's like saying a colour film is better than a black and white film (Casablanca beats Porky's any day).

Almost any 2d Disney feature blows away ANTZ (a crummy 3d film by Dreamworks)

It all boils down to story. The Pixar films are great because they have characters you identify with in stories that are truly entertaining.

I'd have watched Toy Story 2 over and over again if it were made with paper cut-outs or sock puppets.

Pixar's next film the Incredibles will be just that. Incredible. With Brad Bird as the creative force behind it it can't be anything but. Brad Bird brought us Iron Giant and was an integral part of the Simpsons. He is a story telling master.

Unfortunately for all us animators who were trained in classical 2d animation, there isn't anyone willing to bankroll a traditional feature. It is a business after all, and I can't force studios to keep my choice of career alive for my sake. What gets made is what is perceived to be popular or a money maker. Maybe if the public went to see films like Iron Giant, Cat's Dont Dance or The Triplets of Belleville when they were in theaters, things would be a little different. ("triplets" is getting limited North American release again so please go see it)

The day will come again when 2d will see a resurgence -- I hope I remember how to draw when that day comes. Till then I'm connected to my computer with my Wacom Tablet

Here are some links to the films i mentioned:

http://movies.warnerbros.com/irongiant/cmp/video-fr.html
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0118829/
http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/thetripletsofbellville.html

My wife saw a good portion of Brother Bear while in L.A. this weekend and she says it is beautiful.


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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 2:07 am/pm Quote

I saw this movie yesterday morning!
(free passes  from work)
No  spoilers from me!

Just  GO SEE IT!

Its  great!!  

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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 5:28 am/pm Quote

Brother Bear has only opened in two theaters so far, which is why this news report calls it a limited release:

In the limited-release world, prospects seemed bullish for "Brother Bear," the Walt Disney Co. cartoon that opened in one theater each in New York and Los Angeles before its national rollout on Nov. 1. The film earned $285,000, for a per-theater average of $142,500. By contrast, "Scary Movie 3" averaged a sterling $14,100, easily the highest in the top 10.


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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 5:37 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

The U.S. Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting loves Brother Bear! You can see their review here.

In their positive review, they calls the film's spirituality almost Franciscan. (And that's a good thing after the "new age" / and mystical crystals of Disney's Atlantis.)
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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 6:02 am/pm Quote

USA TODAY gave it 3 stars here's the link to the review..
http://www.usatoday.com/life....w_x.htm
Can't wait to see it.... :nod:


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Posted: Oct. 26, 2003 6:11 am/pm Quote

Scene at End of "Brother Bear" Credits

Carol tells me that she's seen reports that you need to stay through the credits to the end of Brother Bear for the truly final scene of the movie that is reported to be very funny.
:bigsmile:

Also, among people who've actually seen it, BB is getting generally favorable reviews -- not loving it, but liking it seems to be the consensus.


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