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The Bear and the Bow - A Princess of...Scotland?

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Postby Elikrotupos » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:14 pm

I don't know if this thread is the "official" thread for The Bear and the Bow... anyway, if you need, please move my post. thanks-

Wikipedia (I know, I know...) lists two unheard characters for the 2011 Pixar film The Bear and the Bow, without giving any source:
* Reese Witherspoon as Princess Merida
* Billy Connolly as King Fergus
* Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor
* Julie Walters as the witch
* Hector Thompson as Timon Princ
* Jordan Douglas as Craune

* John Ratzenberger


Given that Hector Thompson and Jordan Douglas are unknown, maybe they're kids... and maybe they are the voices of two of the three brothers of Merida... and given that they are triplets and we know only two voice actor, maybe the third is voiceless (like WALL-E!).
Ok, it's a lot of speculation... can somebody find some reliable source?
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Postby Al-Bob » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:36 am

Yah it is "The Bear and The Bow" (Sorry A113 Wiki)

but it doesn't ahve anything to do with a bear... :?

But it does have to do with a girl and her choices to pick up her arms or something....
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Postby Elikrotupos » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:13 am

actually there's a bear:

from http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36333
Ain't it cool News wrote:The film is set for a Christmas 2011 release, so there wasn’t much done. I saw some pre-production art of a witch (short and squat, one eye squeezed shut… very Disney inspired, warts and all), her hut… which was hobbit-hole like, not evil. Saw some art for the fiery haired princess character and a cursed creature, a 15 foot bear.
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Postby Al-Bob » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:48 pm

okay so there is a bear of some sort. but we don't know why?
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Postby Elikrotupos » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:22 pm

we don't know quite anything, not only about the bear :P
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Postby lennonluvr9 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:17 pm

Wow and Billy Connelly will voice one of the characters? Neat. I sometimes find him amusing. That would make sense that they'd have him in a movie set in Scotland.
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:47 pm

That's quite a star filled cast. And yay for Billy Connolly! He's the only guy on the planet who can make a purple beard look cool. :lol:
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Postby doctorossi » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:32 pm

A Disney-style princess in a Pixar movie would be a whole new kind of money-printing machine! :shock:
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Postby Killler123 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:43 am

Money-printing machine?!?!?!
Come on, Pixar movies are all about quality. Money and awards are secondary, but anyway, they did get what they deserved.
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Postby doctorossi » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:27 pm

Killler123 wrote:Money-printing machine?!?!?!
Come on, Pixar movies are all about quality. Money and awards are secondary, but anyway, they did get what they deserved.


Did I indicate otherwise? I think Pixar's massive box-office take is a symptom of their quality. All I'm saying is that:

1. There's a huge audience out there that loves Pixar movies.

2. There's a huge audience out there that loves Disney princesses.

3. There's a lot of crossover between these two audiences.

Put the two together well and I think you'll have the potential for monumental financial success. Nothing derogatory about it; just an opportunity to rake it in that might look so mind-blowing to a Disney accountant that they might feel compelled to make like a little bird and whisper (like a jet engine) in the ears of certain folks like, say, John Lasseter.
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Postby Killler123 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:58 am

Yeah, cool! :D

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Postby doctorossi » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:53 pm

After seeing the character-art image for this movie, it has jumped to neck-and-neck with Toy Story 3 at the top of my personal most-anticipated-Pixar list.


The Bear and the Bow - Toy Story 3
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Postby Sky » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:38 am

I think this is some new info:

The Bear and the Bow: An animated feature from Pixar planned for Christmas 2011. Directed by Brenda Chapman. In rugged and mythic Scotland, the impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father's kingdom and her mother's life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic, and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. Voices include Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson.

http://adisney.go.com/vault/supplement.pdf
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Postby lizardgirl » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:12 pm

Very interesting! I can't remember what we've been told before about The Bear and the Bow, but there's definitely some new information there. It sounds even more magical than I thought it'd be, and it'll probably end up being a very beautiful film. Thanks for the link, Rachel.
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Postby JD » Tue May 12, 2009 7:56 am

As long as they don't make a Scottish version of Beauty and the Beast it'll be fine.

I mean, they're Pixar, they shouldn't do musical. Remember what JL said about Toy Story, they made it because they wanted to do different thing. Now a princess movie with musical numbers, no, no and no.

They have to find ways to make it fresh and interesting, it's their first fairy tale and fantasy film, the first original story since Up, BUT it comes after 2 back-to-back Disney princess movies: Princess and the Frog & Rapunzel. If it turns out to be a rehash of Disney's 101 princess movies and sequels and prequels and whatnots, I'll be severely disappointed. I won't love Pixar anymore. :twisted:

Anyway, I've realized that The Bear and the Bow is Pixar 13th film.

And sequels asides, exactly their 10th original story.

Cool, eh? And definitely NOT a film with time and place to be screwed up.
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