by (@JordanRuntagh)

The Release Of Brave Reminds Us Of The 7 Most Traumatic Pixar Movie Moments Of All Time

Today  the latest Pixar epic Brave opens wide in theaters, and we fully expect it to earn the GNP of a first world country in its opening weekend alone. The film follows the story of Merida, a young archer from the hills of Scotland who struggles to undo a curse placed upon her family. Actress Kelly Macdonald recently sat down with Carrie Keagan on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live to discuss the pressure of voicing the very first female lead in Pixar history. “I felt it [the pressure] for a moment. Because also it’s film number 13. Lucky number 13. So at first I thought ‘Oh no! Too much pressure!’ But it’s Pixar. I think we can all rest easy.” In addition to the quality of the visuals, Kelly insists that the story is timeless. “It’s a mother and daughter story, so I feel like every female should be able to relate.”

We have to admit, we were pretty pumped to go see the film, because Pixar movies are unforgettable. But the more we thought about it, we realized that they’re unforgettable because of the emotional scars they carved on our psyche at a young age.  At least that’s what our therapists have said. Nemo losing his mother in Finding Nemo, those creepy mutant toys in Toy Story, the lonely old man in Up. This is some powerful stuff! And from what we’ve heard, Brave packs a few emotional punches too. So for the strong willed, we’ve compiled the 7 most traumatic Pixar movie moments of all time. Full disclosure: At one point we  sobbed a bit while compiling this post.

 7. Toy Story: Revenge of the Toys

This scene is basically an animated Child’s Play, with a touch of The Exorcist thrown in for good measure. For years we made sure our toys were always neat and tidy, for fear of pissing them off. Also, for reasons we can’t fully explain, this kid Sid reminds us of a pre-fame Justin Bieber.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Pixar Has A Brave New Heroine, Toy Story 4 In The Works

They went from toys to cars to forgetful fish; the next step was clearly Scottish royalty. Pixar’s Brave teaser trailer follows the adventures of Princess Merida (voiced by Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s Kelly MacDonald), a headstrong tomboy who’s adventures inevitably end up endangering her kingdom. A little bit of Mulan, a little dash of Little Mermaid and a big scoop of The Incredibles: Brave might not be Disney, but she sounds like the next in the very prestigious princess tradition.

In other good news for children, both inner and standard issue, Pixar is also primed to bring back Woody and the gang for Toy Story 4. When asked about a potential fourth in an interview, Tom Hanks told the BBC, “I think there will be, yeah. I think they’re working on it now.” The cast is currently starring in the shore Hawaiian Vacation airing before Cars 2; a second short is being planned to air before The Muppets, which will be just enough time for us to forget all about Cars 2.