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 (@JordanRuntagh)

The 10 Fab-est Things We Owe To Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Speech, 2005

The world lost one of its most original visionaries, as Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Like Edison, Gutenberg and Henry Ford all rolled into one, Jobs and his Apple Inc. gave us so many tools that we’ve almost come to take for granted in our everyday existence. The man improved our lives immeasurably and changed the way we think. His devices made the world a little smaller and a little closer. In Steve’s memory, we’d like to give a FabLife salute and take a look at some of the many gifts he gave us in his much-too-short lifetime.

And yes, this is sent from our MacBook Pro.

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